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Can bile leak through belly button if gallstone has cut gallbladder open? Green crusty discharge only one day, tons of pain, gallstones enlarg spleen

Can bile leak through belly button if gallstone has cut gallbladder open? Green crusty discharge only one day, tons of pain,  gallstones enlarg spleen

No: A gallbaldder condition would not "leak" through the belly button. If you are having pain and problems from gsllstones see a doctor for a referral to a general surgeon to discuss gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Past 4 days fatigue, nausea and loose stools in the morning, ok in afternoon, but no appetite. Blood work is fine, abdominal ultrasound showed gallstone. Not pregnant (tested). No urq pain. Gallstone?

Past 4 days fatigue, nausea and loose stools in the morning, ok in afternoon, but no appetite. Blood work is fine, abdominal ultrasound showed gallstone. Not pregnant (tested). No urq pain. Gallstone?

nausea fatigue: If you skipped a period, then do urine pregnancy test again. Maybe some type of infection. Keep seeing your doctor. If loose stools persist then do stool test for infection and parasites. Be sure you are not taking medicine or drugs that are working against you. ...Read more

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Pain of gallstones?

Pain of gallstones?

Pain: Gallbladder pain from gallstones is usually in the abdomen right under the lower tip of the breast bone and/ or under the right rib cage. It can radiate to the back, and is sometimes associated with nausea or vomiting. It can also be brought on 30-60 minutes after eating. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How you could ease the pain of gallstones or gallbladder problems?

How you could ease the pain of gallstones or gallbladder problems?

Narcotics: Unfortunately, once you start having gallbladder attacks, the only definitive treatment is surgery. Thankfully, this is a very simple, straightforward operation that can get you back to normal activity in 1-2 weeks. There are some ways to dissolve stones but they are ineffective in the long run: the gallbladder is the gallstone factory and new ones will form. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have pain from gallstones after having your gallbladder removed?

? retained stone: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are clear an ERCP may help. Ulcers, gastritis, constipation can also cause this type of pain. Pulled muscles, neuromas can cause pain. see your surgeon to evaluate ...Read more

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I'm in real bad pain with gallstones what will my doctor do?

I'm in real bad pain with gallstones what will my doctor do?

Gallstones: If you are experiencing severe pain, pain medication, blood work, an ultrasound and if indicated removal. All the best and see him today. ...Read more

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Pain from gallstone becoming unbearable & starting to vomit Still waiting for endoscopy What should I do?

Pain from gallstone becoming unbearable & starting to vomit Still waiting for endoscopy What should I do?

See doctor: Advise your doctor about your pain. In addition to pain relief with meds, avoid foods that cause your gallbladder to contract, such as fatty/oily/greasy foods. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Abdominal pain after gallstones have supposedly 'passed', what to do?

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Abdominal pain after gallstones have supposedly 'passed', what to do?

See your MD: "passing" a gallstone may have consequences such as developing acute pancreatitis, a painful, sometimes serious and occasional fatal inflammation of the pancreas. Many times, the gallbladder has multiple stones, so that even if one were to pass, others may reside or hide. In general, after one attack of gallstones, the recommendation is to have the gallbladder removed. See your md for testing. ...Read more

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Nausea 9% functioning of gallbladder after hida scan otherwise no pain or gallstones. Endoscopy, MRI, Colonoscopy (l 1/2 yrs. ago ) Ultrasound all OK. Diagnosis is to remove GB...unsure?

Nausea 9% functioning of gallbladder after hida scan otherwise no pain or gallstones.  Endoscopy, MRI, Colonoscopy (l 1/2 yrs. ago )  Ultrasound all OK.  Diagnosis is to remove GB...unsure?

Sick GB: Nausea and only 9% function on a hida scan? Sounds like a sick gallbladder is a distinct possibility. Now whether you want surgery or not is up to you. Depends on how miserable you are. You may be able to keep symptoms under control with dietary changes. The risk of not treating it, is that you might find that you need it removed emergently later. Not optimal. ...Read more

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Stopping gallstone pain?

Stopping gallstone pain?

Surgery: Have your gallbladder removed. In the meantime, avoid fatty and very rich foods and see your doctor soon for treatment. ...Read more

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Can not eating help gallstone pain?

Can not eating help gallstone pain?

Not the best: choice, especially after childbirth. Starvation is a very poor option. Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods. Eat healthy fruits & vegetables and small amounts of lean meats. That should help the discomfort. See a doctor or a General Surgeon regarding gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Is gallstone pain always strong or no !?

Is gallstone pain always strong or no !?

Gallstone pain.: Gallstone pain does not have to be severe to be consistent with gallstone pain. But it does have to be colicky, which means it would feel like something is intermittently squeezing-and-releasing in your right upper abdominal quadrant. Hence the term biliary colic. ...Read more

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What exactly does gallstone 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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Can gallstone pain be felt on your left side?

No: Not likely. Gallbladder symptoms are upper and right upper abdominal discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the best way of treating pain due to gallstones?

Cholecystectomy: The most definitive way to treat the pain of gallbladder disease is to have one's gallbladder removed. This is a very safe, straightforward operation with few side effects. During an actual gallbladder attack, taking a narcotic pain medication may actually "break" an attack; we see this quite often in people who are seen in the er. ...Read more

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Is gallstone pain typically only on the right side/back?

Yes typical: Right upper abdomen and flank but can be central and and rlq commonly also. ...Read more

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What position should I get into to stop gallstone pain? I had it a few weeks ago and it's come back

Gallstone pain: hi ~ if you are having "gallstone pain", the best position to be in is on your back on an OR table. Gallstones that are asymptomatic, theres no RUSH to get them out. If you are getting pain from it, a BIG pain with obstruction is almost a certainty, and can be complicated by gangrene of the GB fundus and you ll be 6 weeks sick iso 6 days. The grumbling GB should be given no slack. Have it out ! tx ...Read more

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Is pain because of gallstone attack that stays a few days a symptom of cholecystitis or not necessarily?

Is pain because of gallstone attack that stays a few days a symptom of cholecystitis or not necessarily?

Not necessarily...: Recurring symptomatology as you describe is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong, and not necessarily confined to inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is, or to fix it early before serious harm occurs. Get checked please. ...Read more

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3 years since having gallbladder out and keep getting the exact same pain like a gallstone attack why is this and how can I stop it?

3 years since having gallbladder out and keep getting the exact same pain like a gallstone attack why is this and how can I stop it?

Does your GI know?: there are a number of possibilities. with your age and medical conditions, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is most likely - but could also still be gallstones (now just in the biliary tree) or smth in your stomach (heartburn, gastritis, etc). Too frequently are the gallbladders taken out for pain when it never was that to begin with... ...Read more

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