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Natural Gallbladder Flush
Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?
Yes but will resolve: After gallbladder surgery, some people have ongoing abdominal symptoms, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea (postcholecystectomy syndrome). Following cholecystectomy, bile which was once stored in the gallbladder and released only after meals, now flows continuously into the intestines and cause irritation. Cholestyramine absorbs bile, but these symptoms will often resolve over time. ...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
F, 63, what is the alternative to remove stone instead of removing gallbladder?(remove 1 stone from bile duct through ercp) any risk?
Without proper secretion of cholecystokinin, your gallbladder won't contract. What causes low cholecystokinin secretion? Alkaline stomach ph?
Is their any meds u can take to dissolve gallstones?Can gallstones b removed without removing the entire gallbladder?
Gallbladder sludge with cholelithiasis, lots of inflammation..Diseased gallbladder. Cholecytomy monday. What's some issues that con from lap 2open sur?
More info: A little more information would be useful. Generally the difficulties of inflammation will get worse by delaying the entire weekend. Thickened, firm, "woody edema" from prolonged inflammation can obscure what is called critical view and make laparoscopy difficult. If your surgical team is waiting, usually more details. Encourage you ask for additional information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really : Weight loss, exercise and some meds may help to disolve stones but it can take months and the meds are expensive. Further, the stones tend to recur when you stop the meds. See nih or mayo clinic website on gallstones. Still, it is important to remember that it is not necessary to remove all gallstones. If you watch your diet and it doesn't hurt you it can be followed without surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Losing weight. Want to protect gallbladder. Had sand in gb before. Besides slow loss, are there foods or safe remedies to help gallblader?
Sand will grow : There is no way to get rid of the sand or sludge in the gallbladder. Although a medicine exists to help dissolve stones, it only works 50% of time and doesn't work well on multiple stones. Sand will likely grow w time to become multiple stones. Best overall management is well balanced diet with good control of fats and cholesterol. ...Read more
My bro has 16mm gall stone and doctor wants to remove gallbladder, i heared of 3 types of stones, cholstrol, salt, blood stones. Any medications?
Gall stones: Diet can help avoid certain stone formation, but the size of the stone put a person at risk of duct blockage, causing a possible emergent situation of gall bladder distension and possible rupture, hence the recommendation to have his gb removed. Best to listen to the treating dr. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Warm compresses: Warm, moist compresses can help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you explain?: "zits" in the kidney? You won't get acne in your kidneys, but pustules can form in acute pyelonephritis, a medical emergency. In some cases, the kidneys actually do look like they have developed acne. Dr. Fowler reminds me you may mean "cysts" -- if there are only a few, they are almost always harmless. ...Read more
Diagnose vs. therapy: Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) or eus (endoscopic ultrasound) are sensitive alternatives to finding biliary stones. However, when it comes to removing stones in the bile ducts, a procedure is needed: ERCP (as you already know), percutaneous techniques via interventional radiology, or surgical duct exploration & stone extraction. When choosing, consider your age & comorbidities. ...Read more
No.: There is no evidence say so.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not possible: Sorry, this is not possible, despite what you may have read on various websites or holistic manuals. If gallstones, which are quite common, are not symptomatic, nothing needs to be done. If they are symptomatic, a low fat diet can help reduce the symptoms, but , usually, surgery will be necessary. ...Read more
Is there a natural way to pass gallstones or is best recommended to have surgery? Do these gallbladder flushes really work?
Gallstones: Once your biliary system makes gallstones it is ongoing. Passing the gallstones can be dangerous, if the stones get stuck in the duct system. I am not sure if "flushes" really work. However, avoiding fatty foods, increasing your hydration does help to control symptoms. Gallbladder removal with surgery is nearly always curative, as the stones originate in the gallbladder. Take friend to consult. ...Read more
Does bathing in Epsom salts Have any effect on the body? Or is this another natural 'medicine' piece of fiction like the gallbladder "flush"
Flushes R worthless: If you have symptomatic gallbladder disease, your best approach is a low fat diet until such time that surgical of the gallbladder can be arranged. "flushes" are useless and worthless. If you could "flush" the gallbladder and push stones into the bile ducts, it would be very harmful. So skip the olive oil and lemon juice , and see a capable general surgeon. Asymptomatic stones need no attention. ...Read more
Is there any cleanse or natural herb to make my gallbladder only functioning at 15% work better? Or is surgery the only option?
No: Studies have been done to try to 'dissolve'gallstones. Limited success seen can be seen with certain small stones while on the medication, but the stones recur off the medicine. No long term success naturally. ...Read more
Common: About 20% of people will have diarrhea (early on) especially after eating fatty food. The gallbladder's function is to store bile and deliver it to the intestine to absorb fats. Most people w/stones have lost this storage function prior to its removal and don't miss this function. For those that do develop diarrhea, many eventually adjust or they may take bile salts by mouth to compensate. ...Read more
Pain,gas,bloating: Unhappy gallbladders can cause digestive upsets, pain in the right upper abdomen that goes through to the back, gas, bloating. You can get very sick sometimes. No "natural" products have been shown to help sick gallbladders. Save your money. ...Read more
Aside from surgery, what are some of the other ways to flush your gallbladder of sludge? I have a minor amount showing up on an ultrasound.
Had troubles with gallbladder since 13, when flushing the bile feel better temporarily, will the removal surgery help?Or that means diet for life?
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Are there foods that naturally concentrate the bile produced by the liver in the absence of gallbladder?
My wife have stone in gallbladder.Doc said its fine & not necessary to take it out.Any natural way to break & make this stone go?
Gallbladder disease: Before surgery to remove gallbladder, hydrate to keep the bile thin and flowing and go on low fat diet. Remember the gallbladder does have the blood supply or anatomy to support repair. It is a non-essential organ, best handled by removal when it becomes diseased. Prior to elective surgery (1940), death from gallbladder disease was common. ...Read more
My wife have a stone in gallbladder.Doctor says its not necessary to take it out.Its not so big.But is there any way to break or make it go naturally?
Can skin burning/ flushing be a sign of liver, gallbladder or some other problem? Had a baby 3 months ago and I'm experiencing burning/ flushing skin.
Yes, late stages: Liver dysfunction in advance stages can cause your eyes to turn yellow, skin to change hue and be associated with significant itching. See your primary care physician to get some preliminary test and exams to assess the reason behind your skin condition. It may not be due to a liver cause. Regards Dr M ...Read more
Back in May I went to the ED for a gallbladder attack, naturally they did blood work. My Cr was .82. BUN 14 and GFR 60. I am schedule to have a cholec?
Question cut off: Sorry, don't know what your actual question was. Please consider resubmitting. ...Read more
Had my gallbladder removed 1 yr ago and am having trouble with diarreha after eating. Any ways to help prevent it with meds or naturally?
No such thing: Don't believe everything you read, and don't take any supplements, herbs, otc products, or vitamins without a specific recommendation by your doctor. You often hear also about colon flush or bowel cleansing - i had a patient almost die from this. The body mostly takes care of itself, and interfering with that process is dangerous unless under a doctor's management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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