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Doctor insights on: Sharp Chest Pains Related To Non Functioning Gallbladder

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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Gallbladder (Definition)

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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Intermittent left side sternum and left breast pain. Sharp short pain. No other symptoms. Cannot be reproduced. Muscular? Cardiac? Esophagus?

Commonly: I see breast pain patients that turn out to have costochondritis. This is inflammation of the rib joint at the sternum. But you need to have an exam to determine the origin of the pain. ...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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Squeezing pain under right rib cage, also felt between shoulder blades. Ultrasound - no gallstones. PH test shows reflux. Reflux causing symptoms?

Squeezing pain under right rib cage, also felt between shoulder blades. Ultrasound - no gallstones. PH test shows reflux. Reflux causing symptoms?

Sounds like it: It sounds like it. I recommend you work with an integrative medicine doctor or functional medicine doctor to find the root cause(s) of your reflux. In the meantime, I recommend you try an elimination diet. At least stop gluten and dairy for a month and see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more

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Sharp, frequent stabbing pains in upper right abdomen, very uncomfortable. Have 3 flu hemangiomas for years, no prob. Related or something different?

Sharp, frequent stabbing pains in upper right abdomen, very uncomfortable. Have 3 flu hemangiomas for years, no prob. Related or something different?

Depends on size: and location of the hemangiomata. If it is getting larger, it could cause pain. Or it could be gallstones or some other cause, such as muscle strain caused by coughing from your bronchitis. Only way to know exact size of hemangiomata is with an imaging study. Ask your doctor for his/her recommendation. ...Read more

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35 M with clean echo stress and lipids. All cardiac factors fine. Acid reflux. EpigAstric and left jaw pain with left arm dull pain. Can it be heart?

Possible butUnlikely: If your pain is provoked by spicy foods, overeating, eating near bedtime, and NOT provoked by exercise / exertion, it is much more likely Reflux than from the heart. On the other hand, if the pain is caused by exertion, and/or you have a family history of heart disease at young age (in mom, dad, sister, brother), then you should be more concerned about the possibility of heart disease. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Pain right side under ribs front and back, no stones and 90% function, gallbladder disease cause pain? Ideas?

Nonspecific pain: This pain could be caused by a lot of things. If it's not your gallbladder, it could be an ulcer, gastritis, biliary system, kidney stone, or muscular pain. Your symptoms are very nonspecific and could be a variety of things. Consult a physician in your area. ...Read more

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Constant chest aches around xphyoid process that radiates all over chest and shoulder for 7 months gi blood ekg all good what could it be ?

Constant chest aches around xphyoid process that radiates all over chest and shoulder for 7 months gi blood ekg all good what could it be ?

COSTOCHONDRITIS: or inflammation of the chest cartilages is a painful and is often resistant to treatment (You HAVE to keep moving it ..can't "splint "it!!! Apply ICE ..HEAT....alternate between both and use therapeutic dosages of a NSAID (EXAMPLE Ibuprofen 600MGM 4x / day! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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Upper stomache pain which radiets to back.Hurts.To inhale stabbing pain but have no gallbladder.?

Upper stomache pain which radiets to back.Hurts.To inhale stabbing pain but have no gallbladder.?

Needs a work up : Stomach pain is actually a complex sx, that has many causes. With your description, a few entities come to mind: a stomach ulcer that penetrates causing pain radiation to the back; a problem with the pancreas, an organ tucked near the stomach area; a retained stone in the gall bladder duct (yes, after gb surgery). This may be a heart problem, like pericarditis, or angina. Get ye to a physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gallbladder disease w/50% ejection fraction? Hidascan w/cck caused same pain i have. Constant upper right quad pain, nausea increases with exercise, headaches above right eye

Is it possible to have gallbladder disease w/50% ejection fraction? Hidascan w/cck caused same pain i have.  Constant upper right quad pain, nausea increases with exercise, headaches above right eye

Maybe not...: Hida scans measure several things--uptake ; excretion of hida by liver, gallbladder function, ductal patency/ function. Cck is given to stimulate gallbladder contraction--mimicking food entering the duodenum from stomach. If the gallbladder has a sluggish ejection fraction (ef. ...Read more

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Constant dull pain left chest just left of breast radiarig to shulder then back with increased activity cardiac problem already ruled out?

Constant dull pain left chest just left of breast radiarig to shulder then back with increased activity cardiac problem already ruled out?

Many possibilities: It is good you had the heart as a cause ruled out, which is potentially life threatening. Another potentially life threatening condition that can cause chest pain is a pulmonary embolus. A pinched nerve in the thoracic spine from a bony spur or a disc herniation is probably a more common and less dangerous cause. An MRI can be done to evaluate you for that. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Constant chest burning mid chest somewhere between breastbone and neck. All cardiac workups good. Doesn't feel like heartburn. Is GERD possible?

Constant chest burning mid chest somewhere between breastbone and neck. All cardiac workups good. Doesn't feel like heartburn. Is GERD possible?

Yes: Burning chest pain with neg heart studies and no cardiovascular risk factor is gerd until proven otherwise. Change your diet and avoid food that trigger the chest pain like coffee, sodas, fatty fry food, spicy/hot food, acid fruits, broccoli, garlic, onions etc. Loose weight if overweight, avoid tight clothes, don't eat 2h before going to bed, eat 6 smaller meals a day, exercise. ...Read more

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GERD? Could GERD cause sensitive to touch chest pain on both l & r side of upper chest? All heart tests are normal. No pain in sternum.

GERD? Could GERD cause sensitive to touch chest pain on both l & r side of upper chest? All heart tests are normal. No pain in sternum.

Chest pain: GERD can cause chest pain but should not cause reproducible pain with palpation. This sounds more like inflammation of the muscles and cartilage around the ribs, costochondritis. Chest pain should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Left groin pain and pressure worse after cycle. Age 40. Severe bloating. New is scary shortness of breath . ? Breath from distention? Have cyst.

Left groin pain and pressure worse after cycle.  Age 40. Severe bloating. New is scary shortness of breath . ? Breath from distention? Have cyst.

See a doctor: There can be many causes for the symptoms you describe. The worst possibility that comes to mind is ovarian cancer. Bloating is a common symptom of ovarian cancer, and it's something you want to diagnose early. Get in to see a doctor as soon as possible. Hopefully it's something much less scary, but i don't want fear to keep you from being seen soon! ...Read more

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Can episodes right shoulder tip pain,intense sharp pain aggravated when moving my arm be hepatobiliary in origin ? Sporadic in nature no abd pain

Can episodes right shoulder tip pain,intense sharp pain aggravated when moving my arm be hepatobiliary in origin ? Sporadic in nature no abd pain

It can, but…: … But it also could be due to a lot of other things, including problems with the shoulder, lungs, stomach, and even the heart. If your pain has not yet been evaluated, you should see your doctor to begin the process. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the reason of severe sharp pain under right ribs, radiating to back and rib cage? Ultra sound = cleAr, 28 y female

What is the reason of severe sharp pain under right ribs, radiating to back and rib cage? Ultra sound = cleAr, 28 y female

Gallbladder??: Right upper quadrant pain suggests gallbladder disease, ulcers, liver problems... A normal GB US does not totally rule out GB DZ. Have you had a HIDA scan with ejection fraction? That would be the next test to run unless you have signs and symptoms of ulcer disease. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more