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What are some symptoms of a gallbladder attack?

What are some symptoms of a gallbladder attack?

Usually: Right upper or mid upper abdominal pain following a large or fatty meal, accompanied by nausea or vomiting, with sometimes radiation to tip of shoulder blade bone. These care classic symptoms but other symptoms can appear too. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Other than pain what are the effects/symptoms of a gallbladder attack?

Other than pain what are the effects/symptoms of a gallbladder attack?

NAUSEA, SOMETIMES: Vomiting, poor digestion, bloating, diarrhea and discolored stools. If infection sets in, fever and chills are possible. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a gallbladder attack? Specifically, what does it feel like?

Pain: Typical symptoms of an "gallbladder attack" include pain in the abdomen. This pain is usually located at the bottom of the breastbone and under the right ribs and occasionally radiates to the back. Is often present about 30 to 60 minutes after food ingestion and sometimes associated with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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What are gallbladder attack symptoms?

What are gallbladder attack symptoms?

Upper abdominal pain: Pain in the right or middle of the upper abdomen, often radiating to the back, is the most common symptom. This is often worse after eating, especially fatty meals. Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal bloating are other common symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a gallbladder attack in man?

What are the signs of a gallbladder attack in man?

Varies: The most common symptom is right upper quadrant pain, which can radiate to the back. There can be associated nausea, bloating, and increased flatulence. Eating triggers the symptoms, especially fatty and greasy foods. ...Read more

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How do you if you are having gallbladder attack symptoms?

How do you if you are having gallbladder attack symptoms?

Right upper: Or mid upper abdominal pain, after large or fatty meals, lasting 6-8hrs, with radiation to tip of scapula, nausea, and vomiting are classic symptoms. But not every gallbladder attack exhibit classic symptoms. Your doctor will run some tests to make sure. ...Read more

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What can cause recurring gallbladder attack symptoms after gallbladder removal?

Retained stone: A retained bile duct stone. Need a ERCP perhaps.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007479.htm ...Read more

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Can alcohol destroy ur bladder, if so what's the symptoms of gallbladder attack?

Can alcohol destroy ur bladder, if so what's the symptoms of gallbladder attack?

No: Alcohol does not have direct relationship to gallbladder disease. However, alcohol can affect the composition of bile salts to cholesterols and fatty acids. This can lead to gallstone formation and subsequent gallbladder "attacks". This is usually manifested as right upper abdominal pain following meals.. Alcohol does have direct toxic affects to the liver and pancreas as well as the brain.. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gallbladder attack and do I need to see a doctor?

What are the symptoms of gallbladder attack and do I need to see a doctor?

Gall Bladder Attack: Pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, worse after eating fatty food, low grade fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. If symptoms are more than intermittent, you need to see your doctor right away, to prevent complications. ...Read more

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Having intermittent gallbladder attack symptoms, normal ultrasound (no stones), HIDA scan showed GBEF: 90%. Is this a high number? Problematic?

Having intermittent gallbladder attack symptoms, normal ultrasound (no stones), HIDA scan showed GBEF: 90%. Is this a high number? Problematic?

Gall bladder: The ultrasound and gbef are reassuring. Yes normal. Do your best to eliminate fatty foods. No chocolate either. You may have crystals forming. Achieve ideal wt. Eat smaller meals. ...Read more

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I am having joint issues on right side of body. Right kidney hurts sometimes. Have had gallbladder attack symptoms this year also. All the right side?

I am having joint issues on right side of body. Right kidney hurts sometimes. Have had gallbladder attack symptoms this year also. All the right side?

Coincidental: While I could understand your concern, these 3 diseases are unrelated. This would be no different than you flipping a coin 3 times in a row, and it coming up "heads" all 3 times. ...Read more

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If someone is having a gallbladder attack with symptoms of severe heartburn and sweating, does it always require medical attention or can it pass?

May not be gb: Well, you are assuming this is a gallbladder attack. What you're describing is not unlike cardiac pain. So, if you have not been evaluated, then do so. If it is confirmed, through testing and elimination, that this is a gb attack, if will probably pass, but it could take several hours. I suggest gb removal if it's the confirmed culprit. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would an ERCP show that in ultrasound HIDA scan and blood work would not? All my tests came back normal still having gallbladder attack symptoms

What would an ERCP show that in ultrasound HIDA scan and blood work would not? All my tests came back normal still having gallbladder attack symptoms

Why unexplained pain: ERCP a low risk procedure is needed some times to give additional information, like presence of stones in the bile and panceratic ducts, its architecture, abnormal location of its opening (like pancreatic divisim) Speak to your doctor about risks VS benefits. ...Read more

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Can virus cause gallbladder attack? Spouse + myself had attack within weeks. Gallbladder pain followed 10 days of flu symptoms (body pain + fatigue)?

Can virus cause gallbladder attack? Spouse + myself had attack within weeks. Gallbladder pain followed 10 days of flu symptoms (body pain + fatigue)?

Gall bladder pain: Are you sure it is your gall bladder? After you eat a greasy meal, are you having right upper abdominal pains about an hour afterwards? If so, better see your PCP for u/s of your gall bladder. If not, better go see him anyhow for work up. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems?

What are signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems?

Pain on right: Your liver is on your right side below the ribs. Gallbladder is tucked under the liver. Right side abdominal pain, above the belly button is usually where it hurts with a bad gallbladder. The pain occurs after eating, especially fatty foods, can be severe. If pain lasts more than an hour or if you vomit get to your doctor. Ultrasound can diagnose. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen too. ...Read more

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What are some early signs and symptoms of gall bladder disease/stones?

What are some early signs and symptoms of gall bladder disease/stones?

Pain: Gallstones may cause pain by blocking the outflow of bile from the gallbladder. This will cause non-cramping, non-burning, steady pain, localized to the right upper- or upper midline abdomen, +/- radiation into back. As abruptly as the pain begins, it tends to subside after an hour or so. It often follows meals, especially fatty, fried foods. It also may be associated with nausea +/- vomiting. ...Read more

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What are usual signs and symptoms of gall bladder problems?

What are usual signs and symptoms of gall bladder problems?

Gall Bladder: Please refer to my response above. Thanks. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms a gall bladder would need to be removed? Also, over production of acid in the stomach. Any overlap or relation?

Signs and symptoms a gall bladder would need to be removed? Also, over production of acid in the stomach. Any overlap or relation?

Gallstones: Gallstones and their symptoms can be highly variable from one person to another. Many people can walk around and feel normal with gallstones, and they do not need surgery. Other people with gallstones get upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts with nausea or vomiting. If you hare having gallstone pain and symptoms, which usually get worse with eating fatty or greasy foods, then you should see you family doctor to see if they recommend referral to a surgeon. Probably also not the best to wait for severe unrelenting abdominal pain and vomiting to occur. ...Read more

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What is a gallbladder attack?

Pain!: Right abdominal pain under your ribs, fevers, nausea bloating, vomiting. Tender to the touch. If concerned, see your doctor. If really bad, go to ER ...Read more

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Can you get a gallbladder attack at 16?

Can you get a gallbladder attack at 16?

Yes: Quite possible. How was a gallbladder attack diagnosed and what symptoms are you having? ...Read more

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What can I do for a gallbladder attack?

What can I do for a gallbladder attack?

Pain meds, time.: Gallbladder pain is almost always due to blockage of the outflow of bile from the gallbladder due to a stone. Usually, the obstructing stone will "fall back" into the gallbladder within an hour or so, leading to complete resolution of the pain. If the attack lasts for hours, it is advisable to go to an er to receive pain meds (which may "break" an attack) +/- admission for definitive care-surgery. ...Read more

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How long does a gallbladder attack last?

Usually about: Six to eight hours, but it can be shorter or longer, depending on many factors. If you go on to develop acute cholecystitis, it might not go away until you have an emergency operation. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a gallbladder attack at home?

How can I relieve a gallbladder attack at home?

Time: Time. There is a medication called Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) however, that can help. This is only a temporary solution. Definitive treatment is surgical removal of the gallbladder, typically done with a technique known as laparoscopy, using small incisions and a camera. ...Read more

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What is the best relief for a gallbladder attack?

What is the best relief for a gallbladder attack?

Avoidance: Best to treat the problem & avoid the attacks. Avoid fried fatty greasy foods. Take something like Ibuprofen if having discomfort. If the pains continue and you have gallstones, see your doctor for a referral to a general surgeon for laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder & gallstones. If the pain is bad and having a lot of vomiting, you may need to go to an er for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have a gallbladder attack?

What does it feel like to have a gallbladder attack?

Varies: The most common symptom is right upper quadrant pain, which can radiate to the back. There can be associated nausea, bloating, and increased flatulence. Eating triggers the symptoms, especially fatty and greasy foods. ...Read more

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Why always 2:00am for gallbladder attack? I eat at 7:00pm.

Fat in meals: Gallbladder attacks often follow eating a fatty meal, pizza, fried chicken, french fries, that sort of thing. The fat has to be absorbed into the bloodstream first, which accounts for the time delay. Fat stimulates the gallbladder to contract and force bile into the GI tract, bile helps the body to absorb fat, and therefore digest the food. Unfortunately this triggers the gallbladder attack ...Read more

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What is the best way to get through a mild gallbladder attack?

What is the best way to get through a mild gallbladder attack?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) rest, MD: The gallbladder normally stores bile made in the liver, for use during digestion, where the bile assists in absorption of fats. A gallbladder "attack" is related to gallstones that block the expulsion of bile from the gallbladder. The pain is usually shortly after meals, worse with fatty foods, and lasts about an hour or so, right upper abdomen sometimes radiating to back. Removal is recommended ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to get through a mild gallbladder attack?

Surgery: Biliary colic is due to stones in the gallbladder that obstruct the duct. It is extremely painful. Sometimes a lowfat diet and nothing to eat except liquids can mitigate the pain, but in general to prevent acute cholecystitis, and pancreatitis, the gallbladder needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Will I be ok if I'm having a gallbladder attack and take good care of myself?

Will I be ok if I'm having a gallbladder attack and take good care of myself?

How bad?: Transient obstruction of the gb will cause "biliary colic"-an attack of ~hour duration that resolves on its own. Persistent obstruction (>24hrs) leads to inflammation+/-infection that should be managed in the hospital, often culminating in urgent surgery. ...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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Acute Cholecystitis (Definition)

An abrupt onset of gallbaldder inflammation most commonly caused by obstruction of the gallbladder duct by stones. Most are ...Read more