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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...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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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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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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Gallstones: what to eat and what not to eat?

Gallstones: what to eat and what not to eat?

Some: Find avoiding fatty foods helps with gallbladder symptoms. No diet will make the stones go away. The only viable solution to significant gallbladder pain is removing the gallbladder. ...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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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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What foods should be avoided by someone with gallstones?

What foods should be avoided by someone with gallstones?

Avoid: Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods. Drink plenty of liquids. Eat healthy fruits & vegetables and smaller amounts of non-fatty meat or chicken. See a doctor or general surgeon if the gallstones are causing recurrent upper abdominal pain or nausea. ...Read more

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Which types of food can be eaten when you have gallstones?

Low fat: 10 gram low fat diet is recommended. Avoid excess dairy products, fried foods, and fast foods as they are higher in fat content. Fat is the stimulus to the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should I avoid if I have gallstones?

Please suggest what foods should I avoid if I have gallstones?

Fatty and: Fried foods. Sometimes diary bothers people too. But these are just temporary fixes. Definitive solution is cholecystectomy. You will feel a lot better after surgery. ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have gallstones that doesn't cause pain?

Anything you want: If you have no symptoms then carry on. Just know that there may be a time when a stone gets stuck where the gallbladder empties and it may then cause severe pain and possible infection. In that setting you should see a doctor and see if the gallbladder needs removing. There is no diet that will make the stones go away. ...Read more

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My wife has gallstones . What foods should she avoid so not to irritate them and what medication is best to help the pain? Thank you .

Gallstones : Classically, a low fat diet is used, but in reality, trial and error will allow her to determine which foods make her symptoms worse. Many docs prescribe narcotics, but I have found Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) works well. Medications are not a long term solution however. Consider a consultation with a general surgeon to find out more. Hope this helps! ...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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Need docs answers! what foods should I be eating if I have gallstones?

Need docs answers! what foods should I be eating if I have gallstones?

You should be: On a low fat diet. Dairy products also bother some people with gallstones. But if you are having symptoms, definitive solution is cholecystectomy. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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If i eat more fat would that empty my gallbladder more completely so that i would have less chance of getting gallstones?

If i eat more fat would that empty my gallbladder more completely so that i would have less chance of getting gallstones?

No but : A interesting though , formation of gall astones involves several factors , from genetic , composition of bile , repeated infections in the gall bladder causing damage to mucosa and muscle wall of gall bladder, when damaged your suggestion will not work , will not be contracting so not going to help ...Read more

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What can a person with gallbladder stones eat ?

What can a person with gallbladder stones eat ?

Low fat diet: A diet low in fat is a must. The gall bladder stores fluid that helps absorb fat. The more fat you eat, the more the gall bladder has to work and the more likely those stones may cause a problem. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid if I have gallstones and a fatty liver?

What foods should I avoid if I have gallstones and a fatty liver?

Modify lifestyle: Fatty liver occurs thru delivery of dietary fat/fatty acids to liver, excess carbohydrate, impaired export of triglyceride from liver cells, & augmented trigylceride production. Fix it by controlling diabetes, obesity, cholesterol, & avoid alcohol. Gallstones (usually cholesterol) are less diet responsive, but low fiber, high refined carbohydrate diets are associated; vegetarians get fewer stones. ...Read more

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Could I eat ice cream if I have gallstones?

Yes: If you only have gallstones without symptoms, you can eat whatever you like. If you get pain under your right rib cage with eating, you should avoid fatty meals. Non-fat ice cream should be fine. ...Read more

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I am suffering gallstone in the gallbladder any type of food should I avoid?

Not really.: Just having gallstones does not mean that they are causing your pain. You need a hepato-biliary scan, with gb ejection fraction, correlated with symptoms. ...Read more

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What should the person with gallstones eat and not to eat?Some say coffee and grapefruit is good and some say to avoid.What is the verdict?

Spicy and fried: Spicy, greasy, and fried foods can more likely bring on a gallbladder attack. Still, any food can precipitate a gallbladder attack. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods to avoid if I have gallstones and a fatty liver?

Please suggest what foods to avoid if I have gallstones and a fatty liver?

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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How soon after eating greasy foods would troublesome gallstones become painful? ?

How soon after eating greasy foods would troublesome gallstones become painful? ?

biliary colic: Dietary fat causes release of gut hormones that stimulate the gallbladder to empty its stash of extra bile. Bile aids digestion. It takes about 20 minutes for this stimulation to occur. Many gallbladder patients give a range of 5 to 60 minutes after eating, that the pain, biliary colic, starts. Of course if gallstones attempt to pass, get stuck, it can become very serious health risk. Be well. ...Read more