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What can I eat while having liver and gallbladder pain?

What can I eat while having liver and gallbladder pain?

Nothing fatty: You want to avoid greasy, fried, fatty meals. Usually if you stick to a bland diet you will have less pain, but it may not be possible to completely avoid the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Liver (Definition)

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


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How can you determine the difference between muscle or cartilidge pain vs liver or gallbladder pain? Have heard can feel liver pain under ribs ?

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

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How tp differentiate between gallbladder and liver pain?

How tp differentiate between gallbladder and liver pain?

See an MD: Labs, imaging, a good history and physical will help your md differentiate between a hepatic (liver) cause for your symptoms and a biliary (gallbladder) cause for your symptoms. The treatments are obviously different. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between gallbladder and liver pain?

How to differentiate between gallbladder and liver pain?

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

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How can you differentiate between gallbladder and liver pain?

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

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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?

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?

Depends: Depends on your symptoms. Vomiting? Eating alright? See your doctor or call your doctor first to determine if it is an emergency. Go to an er if you feel it is an emergency. Yellow jaundice, fever, unrelenting vomiting, unable to eat = go to er. ...Read more

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How does gallbladder pain feel?

How does gallbladder pain feel?

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 more

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What does gallbladder pain feel like?

What does gallbladder pain feel like?

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

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What are symptoms of gallbladder pain?

What are symptoms of gallbladder pain?

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 more

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What could be causing gallbladder pain?

What could be causing gallbladder pain?

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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Gallbladder (Definition)

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


Dr. Tracy Berg
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Biliary Colic (Definition)

Biliary colic is a symptom in which a person has abdominal aches and pains due to gall stones or other obstructions to the flow of bile out of his liver and into his intestine. Bile is a green liquid necessary for ...Read more