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Doctor insights on: Living Without A Gall Bladder

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How can the body break down and assimilate fats without a gall bladder?

How can  the body break down and assimilate fats without a gall bladder?

Problem with fat: Without a gallbladder having a diet high in fat can be a problem. If you take in too much fat and there is no stored bile, the fat may run thru your intestines undigested and give you diarrhea. Eating smaller meals, with less fat would be helpful. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Please describe a good diet for someone without a gall bladder who is trying to lose weight?

Please describe a good diet for someone without a gall bladder who is trying to lose weight?

Healthy: Healthy diet & exercise. Should be able to eat most anything. Ideal is a near vegetarian diet, smaller amounts of red meat, healthy proteins (beans, lentils, lean chicken or fish), plenty of fruits and vegetables. Smaller quantities of food, very few empty calories (sugar, pasta, white rice, white bread) & drink more water. ...Read more

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What is ur gall bladder?

What is ur gall bladder?

Storage site of bile: Bile is made by the liver on a continuous basis. Bile is not needed in your intestine continuously, only when you eat certain foods. The gallbladder stores the bile whenever you dont eat foods needing it for digestion. When you do eat those foods, the gallbladder is stimulated to empty and push the bile into the intestine. (symptoms from the gallbladder may start when gallstones block this action). ...Read more

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What's the gall bladder for?

What's the gall bladder for?

Stores bile: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile that is made in the liver. It also secretes some mucus from its internal lining. The gallbladder responds to fats entering the duodenum by squeezing bile out into the dodenum to emulsify the fats and aid in their digestion and absorption. ...Read more

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What does a gall bladder do?

What does a gall bladder do?

Gallbladder purpose: The gallbladder is a "bag" that fills between meals with bile made in the liver. The bile is then concentrated and injected into the duodenum during a meal. When the gallbladder does not empty completely, sludge and debris may accumulate and initiate gallstone formation. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bad gall bladder?

Bad gallbladder: Symptoms include nausea, bloating, left shoulder pain, right upper abdominal pain, light colored stool, or yellow colored skin. In worse cases, fever, intense abdominal pain, and sepsis may occur. ...Read more

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What are gall bladder symptoms?

Abdomnal pain: Gallbladder attacks often follow fatty meals, and they may occur during the night. A typical attack can cause ?steady pain in the right upper abdomen that increases rapidly and lasts from 30 minutes to several hours ?pain in the back between the shoulder blades ?pain under the right shoulder. ...Read more

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Corn cause gall bladder attack?

Corn cause gall bladder attack?

It can: Any food can cause an attack in patients with gallbladder disease. Usually, patients report that fried or fatty foods cause the most symptoms. Are you using butter on your corn? ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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. Debra Rosenblatt
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more