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Liver Gallbladder Pain
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
How can you determine the difference between muscle or cartilidge pain vs liver or gallbladder pain? Have heard can feel liver pain under ribs ?
A good history: There are some different nuances with each type of pain. If you speak with your doctor, between a good history and a physical exam, your doctor can usually figure it out. An ultrasound or some blood tests may be helpful as well. ...Read more
Gallbladder pain: is USUALLY epigastric and right upper quadrant, after fatty meals, and last 6-8 hours. Liver pain is USUALLY more diffuse in right upper quadrant and lower chest, constant, and not related to meals. But frequently it is impossible to tell the difference. See your doctor for specific advice in your case. ...Read more
Tough to tell some: Time. Gallstone pain is typically right upper quadrant and epigastric, following large or fatty meal, lasting 4-6 hours, with radiation to tip of right scapula. Liver pain is typically constant and located in right upper abdomen and lower chest. But usually patients don't have typical symptoms, and these are textbook symptoms. Consult your doctor, because it is difficult to tell the difference. ...Read more
Been told to go ED for an urg ultrasound re intense to pain liver/gallbladder & can't get apt sooner at radiologist. Can i postpone ed?
Pressure Pain: Gallbladder attacks will typically cause severe, pressure-like, non-cramping, non-burning pain, well-localized to the right upper or midline upper abdomen. The pain does not wax-and-wane: it is usually steady and unrelenting, and may go away as quickly as it started, typically within 1 hour. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Gallstones can cause mild symptoms such as upper abdominal gas bloating and pressure discomfort after eating. Sometimes there can be more pain in the right upper and middle upper abdomen with nausea and vomiting, worse after eating fatty foods. Sometimes the pain will go into the upper back. Sometimes yellow jaundice with abdominal pain could happen if the gallstones move into the bile ducts. ...Read more
Gallbladder symptoms: "biliary" symptoms are sub-acute onset of right upper quadrant abdominal discomfort (radiates to right shoulder blade, crescendoing over several minutes, resolving over 6-8 hours +/-nausea/vomit. This typically occurs after a fatty meal due to a gallstone becoming impacted in the cystic duct (connection of gallbladder to biliary tree). Acalculous cholecystitis is a sick gallbladder without stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gall bladder: Inflammation of gall bladder such as in gall stones or in anorexia nervosa. Should be differentiated from liver disease, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, hiatus hernia, colitis, kidney stones, appendicitis. Your doctor can run thorough workup & give advise. ...Read more
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
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