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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain from gallstone becoming unbearable & starting to vomit Still waiting for endoscopy What should I 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer