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Can a low functioning gallbladder only cause noises, and no other symptoms?

Can a low functioning gallbladder only cause noises, and no other symptoms?

No: Noises (i am presuming gas noises) in the abdomen with "no other symptoms" is not a gallbladder condition. Gallstones cause abdominal pressure pain ; nausea after eating. Review your test results and your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Can extreme anxiety (working on it!) contribute to low gallbladder function? Symptoms = nausea & very minor intermittent pain upper right. No stones

Can extreme anxiety (working on it!) contribute to low gallbladder function?  Symptoms = nausea & very minor intermittent pain upper right.  No stones

Sure: your med list make it seem you are modulating hormones that can have effects throughout the GI tract. I don't think there is any specific pathway, but so many factors contribute to gall bladder function. Sometimes simplifying diet (usually some version of 'no wheat, no sweet, no full milk, full milk products, or milk fed meat' is helpful. ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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I have been diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia - low functioning gallbladder. The doctor suggests removing my gallbladder only as a last resort. Any advice to alleviate symptoms? I am lowfat vegan now.

I have been diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia - low functioning gallbladder. The doctor suggests removing my gallbladder only as a last resort. Any advice to alleviate symptoms? I am lowfat vegan now.

Biliary Dyskinesia: Cholecystectomy is rapidly becoming the treatment of choice. A meta-analysis examined five studies, with cumulative data in 274 patients showing 90% symptomatic relief with operative treatment vs. 32% symptomatic relief in nonoperative treatment arms. If you are, however, willing to try a lifestyle approach, start with this: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/546563-gallbladder-dyskinesia-diet/. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a non functioning gallbladder?

Liver sludge: The problem that caused gall stones is still there. Liver produces the bile which needs b6 as pyridoxal 5 phosphate and phosphatidyl choline. Once the bile flow normalizes pain will stop. ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Do no avoid fluids. Concentrated urine can worsen OAB
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Try avoiding acidic foods, caffeine
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Kegel Exercises
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Timed voiding. Urinate on a schedule,
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What can be done for a non functioning gallbladder?

DIET OR SURGERY: If your gallbladder is malfunctioning or non-functioning, and is symptomatic, it would best to have it removed. This is done laparoscopically as an outpatient in most situations. A low fat diet can moderate or eliminate the symptoms, but once the gallbladder is removed there is no restrictions. If you have no symptoms, nothing needs to be done, but the gb can't be revitalized. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a non functioning gallbladder is not taken out, what could result?

If a non functioning gallbladder is not taken out, what could result?

Pain & nausea: If the gallbladder is blocked from gallstones & not functioning then abdominal pains with nausea & vomiting may occur. If the gallbladder has no gallstones and fills on nuclear scan without emptying, then depends on the person's symptoms which could be pain & nausea. If no symptoms then the diagnosis of non functioning gb is suspect. ...Read more

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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

avoid caffeine, alcohol, carbonated drinks, spicy food
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empty bladder
every other hours, while awake
do kegel exercises
every other hours, while awake
get sufficient rest
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I have been diagnosed with a non functioning gallbladder. I am i extreme pain almost constantly. Will this pain stop if the gallbladder is removed?

I have been diagnosed with a non functioning  gallbladder.  I am i  extreme pain almost constantly.  Will this pain stop if the gallbladder is removed?

Gallbladder pain: There is a good possibility that the pain will go away. If there is blockage along any of the ducts in that area then they need to be unblocked as well to relieve your pain. ...Read more

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