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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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


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Gallbladder pain, 2 polyp's found but ultrasound detected no stones so why would my gallbladder be having mild spasms and sharp pains, what to do?

Gallbladder pain, 2 polyp's found but ultrasound detected no stones so why would my gallbladder be having mild spasms and sharp pains, what to do?

Gallbladder: Functional gallbladder disorder/gallbladder dyskinesia can produce symptoms similar to gallstones. It can be diagnosed with a nuclear medicine scan(HIDA/CCK scan). Talk with your doctor about the next steps. ...Read more

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Is it possible for gallbladder pain be a constant but mild pain under the right ribcage, more toward the back than the belly?

Is it possible for gallbladder pain be a constant but mild pain under the right ribcage, more toward the back than the belly?

Yes: Gallbladder pain can be sudden- usually associated with eating- but can also leave a constant pain. It is common for the pain to radiate to the back on the right side. If pain is worse with eating or vomiting starts- you need to call your physician as you will most likely need an ultrasound. ...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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Does gallbladder pain last for weeks?

Does gallbladder pain last for weeks?

Usually, biliary: Colic last about 6 hours. If it is acute cholecystitis, pain can be more severe and last longer. But it should not last weeks. Consult your doctor to look for other possible causes of pain if it persists this long. ...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. Tracy Berg
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Biliary Colic (Definition)

Biliary colic or gallbladder attack pain occurs when a gallstone temporarily gets stuck in the bile duct. The pain is mainly in the right upper abdomen and can radiate to the shoulder. Biliary colic occurs with fatty meals. Pain can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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