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I have gallstones. Im 18, weighs 44kg nd I don't eat much fatty foods. My dad had gallstones and I was on brth cntrl pill. Which caused my gallstones?

I have gallstones. Im 18, weighs 44kg nd I don't eat much fatty foods. My dad had gallstones and I was on brth cntrl pill. Which caused my gallstones?

Hard to know.: Both your family history and bcp use could have contributed to gallstone formation--it's hard to know which was more important. Regardless, you are joining a very large group of people who have gallstones. More important than the stones is whether they are causing any pain--"silent" gallstones require no further treatment. ...Read more

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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone can occur in the gallbladder by concentration of bile with precipitation of crystals ...Read more


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I think I have gallstones, pain in upper abdomen, bloating, gas, diarrhea, nausea, intolerance of fatty foods.It feels like a gamble on what I can eat now.?

I think I have gallstones, pain in upper abdomen, bloating, gas, diarrhea, nausea, intolerance of fatty foods.It feels like a gamble on what I can eat now.?

I agree: Most of your symptoms are consistent with gb attack however they can be reproduced by other causes such as gastric reflux irritable bowel syndrome. You probably require further evaluation. You can initially try to reduce fat intake. ...Read more

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Managing Gallstones (Checklist)

Have a gall bladder ultrasound
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See a general surgeon if symptomatic
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Please suggest what foods are safe to eat with gallstones?

Please suggest what foods are safe to eat with gallstones?

Low fat: Fatty foods cause the gallbladder to contract. They are not necessarily "unsafe" but may cause discomfort. If that is the case, you may want to consider treatment (surgery). ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are acceptable to eat when you have gallstones?

Please suggest what foods are acceptable to eat when you have gallstones?

Maybe everything...: If you're not having any symptoms, ( the vast majority of patients with gallstones do not, ) you do not need a special diet. Now, if you begin to have symptoms (bloating, dyspepsia, nausea, right upper quadrant or right upper back pain, ) then a lower fat diet may reduce your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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What foods should be avoided by someone with gallstones?

Maybe nothing: If you're not having any symptoms, ( the vast majority of patients with gallstones do not, ) you do not need a special diet. Now, if you begin to have symptoms (bloating, dyspepsia, nausea, right upper quadrant or right upper back pain, ) then a lower fat diet may reduce your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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What foods make you most likely to get gallstones?

What foods make you most likely to get gallstones?

Lifestyle & diet: Lifestyle & diet are important--10% incidence of gallstones in western world, much less in black africans & eastern world (unless adopt western diet). Highest with low serum hdl/high triglycerides (watch your fat intake!), higher age, sex (females 2x more), obesity, deficient fiber use. More stones also with cholesterol-lowering diets (high in unsaturated fats), Cholestyramine & Clofibrate use. ...Read more

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Which foods should I be eating with gallstones?

Which foods should I be eating with gallstones?

As tolerated : Low fat diets are often recommended, but the reality is you can eat whatever you can tolerate. If a particular food or beverage brings on right upper abdominal pain, nausea and/or vomiting, avoid the offending item. It's also important to consider moderation when consuming food in order to avoid over eating, if symptoms are progressive, may need to see a general surgeon for a consult re: surgery. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to eat if I have gallbladder/gallstone problems?

Please tell me what to eat if I have gallbladder/gallstone problems?

If known already: Stay away from fatty foods, i.e. Fried. When there's gallbladder disease with or without stones, my recommendation is to have it removed! ...Read more

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