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My Side Hurts Because Of Gall Bladder
Possible: Pain from the gallbladder is usually localized to the right upper abdomen just deep to the rib cage, or in the upper midline. The pain often radiates around into the back, is steady/noncramping/nonburning and often begins after eating(esp rich foods).; nausea, bloating, and/or vomiting may be present. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor; they will order an ultrasound to look for stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have been having pain on the upper right side just under the edge of my ribcage. At times it hurts through to my back. Could it be my gall bladder?
No painless surgery: No surgery is without pain. But laparoscopic cholecystectomy is done through small holes, biggest one is usually 10mm or about 1/3 inch. You are under general anesthesia, go home same day or next day, and oral pain meds is all you need. Nothing like the old style open surgery. So, yes, it does hurt, but not much. Go for it. ...Read more
Not usually: Gallbladder pain(biliary colic) is a noncramping, nonburning, steady pain, typically in the right upper-or upper middle abdomen. It typically lasts for an hour and then goes away completely; it often occurs after eating (esp fried/fatty foods). The pain is unrelated to activity or position, although people often try to "walk off" the pain. It is often made worse by taking deep breaths. ...Read more
Depends: We do not remove normal functioning gallbladders as there can be a lot of indegestion, fatty food intolerance, abdominal cramping & diarrhea. But, surgery to remove abnormal gallbladders can relieve painful problems from gallstones usually with little or no intestinal side effects. This is likely because the body has been adjusting for a long time to a gallbladder that has not been working. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my gall bladder removed a year ago. Now I am having pain, in my right side again. What could this be?
Im having pain on right side on the side. Just near edge ribs and goes under ribs inside. I have no gall bladder. Dont know what to do?
See your doctor: Right upper quadrant abdominal pain can be caused by a number of conditions. Musculoskeletal strain, liver conditions, stomach ulcers or gastritis, bile duct and gallbladder disease, among the myriad possibilities. Your doctor would take a good history and perform a physical exam, ordering blood tests and ultrasound or xrays if necessary. Sometimes even upper endoscopy (egd) may be performed. ...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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