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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
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
Gall Bladder: Please refer to my response above. Thanks. ...Read more
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
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
I have been told I have a callapsed gallbladder and have symptoms of gallbladder problems should have more tests done?
Biliary colic: Gallstones can remain asymptomatic or cause gallbladder infection, obstruction of pancreas and/or liver. The last two can be life-threatening. Docs recommend gallbladder removal when gallstones are diagnosed and patient is symptomatic, with bloating, belching, pain after eating, worsening with time and fatty foods. The risk/benefit analysis favors laprascopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more
Typically: Epigastric and right upper quadrant post prandial pain after heavy or fatty meals. If it progresses to complications, it can also cause fever, jaundice, peritonitis, or pancreatitis. Your doctor will probably order an abdominal ultrasound and blood tests to investigate this matter further. ...Read more
Yes: Its important to talk to your doctor about thse symptoms. He/she will do a history and physical examination, run tests and will be able to tell you what is going on and what to do to fix it. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a gallbladder problem? And how can I help it with at home remedies? If coffee really good to clean it out?
Pain after fats, yes: The most common symptom is pain/cramping near bottom of right ribcage after eating fats but it can cause many other symptoms. I've had many patients have great success with natural therapies to dissolve gallstones ; flush them out of the liver/gallbladder. See http://gallbladderattack. Com/gallbladdersymptoms. Shtml ; http://bit. Ly/16m9ire ; the amazing liver and gallbladder flush by andreas moritz. ...Read more
Yes, but: Not usually. Gb problems generally cause post prandial pain. ...Read more
Biliary dyskinesia?: This is a functional problem with the gallbladder and can occur without stones. Ask your doctor if it is appropriate to do a CCK-HIDA scan (nuclear medicine), and pay particular attention as to whether or not the injection of the CCK reproduces your pain. Treatment is gallbladder removal or observation if not severe. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes.: Traditionally right side but many things can give you this. When does it happen? Are there certain things that trigger it? How long does it last? See an MD if persisting longer than a day or two or if severe./ ...Read more
Pain, gas, bloating: Unhappy gallbladders can cause digestive upsets, pain in the right upper abdomen that goes through to the back, gas, bloating. You can get very sick sometimes. No "natural" products have been shown to help sick gallbladders. Save your money. ...Read more
I have all the classic symptoms of a gallbladder problem. But my ultrasound and HIDA scan were normal. HIDA scan 94 percent. What else can cause?
Ultrasound & hida scan results are normal but classic gallbladder issue signs persist. Could there still be a problem w/ gb....Any tests left to try?
Is dizziness and bad stomachs related to gallbladder problems because I have been experiencing these symptoms even though I have a very healthy life.
What is the difference between gallstones and other gallbladder problems? What are the difference in symptoms and treatments also?
Gallbladder symptoms: "biliary" symptoms are sub-acute onset of right upper quadrant abdominal discomfort (radiates to right shoulder blade, crescendoing over several minutes, resolving over 6-8 hours +/-nausea/vomit. This typically occurs after a fatty meal due to a gallstone becoming impacted in the cystic duct (connection of gallbladder to biliary tree). Acalculous cholecystitis is a sick gallbladder without stones. ...Read more
Can skin burning/ flushing be a sign of liver, gallbladder or some other problem? Had a baby 3 months ago and I'm experiencing burning/ flushing skin.
Yes, late stages:
Liver dysfunction in advance stages can cause your eyes to turn yellow, skin to change hue and be associated with significant itching.
See your primary care physician to get some preliminary test and exams to assess the reason behind your skin condition. It may not be due to a liver cause.
Dr M ...Read more
Gallbladder disease symptoms, inflamed, free fluid around gallbladder but no gallstones what could this problem?
Gallbladder.: If your gallbladder appears inflamed on ultrasound and has free fluid around it, associated with symptoms which sound like gallbladder symptoms, I would say the most likely cause of your symptoms is your gallbladder. It is certainly possible to have cholecystitis without gallstones. You should be evaluated by your doctor or a surgeon ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more
Ex heavy drinker. Got gallbladder symptoms for 1yr. 3 sets of blood normal with US and abdo X-ray. Could alcohol have triggered gallbladder problems?
Bad gallbladder: Fever, vomiting, pain in upper belly, usually right sided, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, several weeks to months, and family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods, if initial imaging is negative ask for nuclear TECH HIDA scan and surgery consult. Take friend with you. Be well. ...Read more
Black stool: Could be melena, or occult blood in the stool. Blood changes color from red to black when it is exposed to enzymes in the GI tract. The bleeding could be coming from ulcerations in stomach or elsewhere, or even a tumor, in the upper GI tract, Have your doctor take a look at you. ...Read more
No: Tingling of feet and back pain usually neurologic due to lumbar/sacral nerve roots entraped to give symptoms. Cervix Ca would start with vaginal bleeding and eventual ulceration thru anterior/posterior vagina to invade bladderand rectum. GB would produce rt. upper abdominal pain. Neurologic exam in order ...Read more
Symptoms and tests: Pain after you eat that is in right or middle upper abdomen with radiation to right shoulder blade are classic symptoms, with fatty food intolerance. An ultrasound of abdomen can show stones or infection. Blood tests can show abnormal liver test too. Go see a doctor. ...Read more
Biliary colic: Pain from the gallbladder or biliary colic typically presents as epigastric and right upper abdominal pain that radiates around to the back and shoulder region position with nausea and vomiting. Sometimes jaundice, and dark tea-colored urine can also be present. Symptomatic stones typically presents with 30 minutes of eating and resolves within an hour while cholecystitis or inflammation of the gallbladder lasts longer. ...Read more
Here you go.: Increased flatulence, with the associated flatus and belching, and right upper quadrant pain are both symptoms of gall bladder disease, but not absolute. If your symptoms are worse with fatty or greasy foods, and if you have some back pain and nausea, it would be quite probable this was gall bladder trouble. Your primary physician could help make your diagnosis, and refer you if needed. ...Read more
Pain: Fifty % of persons with g.B. Stones are asymptomatic, main sx. Are pain in upper belly, or toward the right side with irradiation to the back, pain can be severe, biliary colic, or moderate, fullness, intolerance to fatty food, the best test is an ultrasound and the operation resolves all the symptoms secondaries to the diseased g.B. Because the sx. Could be from gastric, duodenal or pancreas. ...Read more
Pain sometimes: Gallstone disease can cause pain in the middle and right upper abdomen. Many people only have mild to moderate discomfort for an hour or so after consuming a meal high in fat. Sometimes pain severe. This condition is called biliary colic. The pain of acute cholecystitis is usually steady and severe and may radiate to the right shoulder or back. It usually does not go away. ...Read more
Help us with gall bladder problems? My wife has had gall bladder problems in the past. She is feeling nauseated, belches and she says it tastes sweet. Is this a symptom?
Gallstones,: Gallstones, which are found in the gallbladder can cause obstruction and inflammation. Typically, the pain is usually very severe, located in the right upper quadrant, and worse after a fatty meal. The symptoms your wife described sound more like acid reflux or even an ulcer. Regardless, she should follow up with her doctor for a complete evaluation and treatment as deemed necessary. ...Read more
Cholecystectomy clips seen in right upper abdomen in lumber X ray taken 4 years after gall bladder removal. No symptoms. Any problem?
See below: Some symptoms can be similar such as upper abdominal pressure discomfort, sometimes nausea & yellow jaundice can occur with both. Painful jaundice is likely from gallstones & painless jaundice more toward pacreatic cancer. Gallbladder issues more common than pancreatic cancer. Gallbladder pains in abdomen & nausea mostly occur after eating. Pancreatic pain more in the mid back with weight loss. ...Read more
When should you go to the emergency room for possible gallbladder issues? I’ve had problems for months and it’s just getting worse
If: Severe pain not responding to pain relief, persistent vomiting not stopping, or fevers then need to rapidly exclude serious complications and as a dr who works in a rural emergency department I would not begrudge such an attendance. If possible referral to a surgeon should be made to consider operation if appropriate to sort the problem longterm. ...Read more
If you had a gallbladder problem how would you know? Would you feel generally ill? Normal u/s normal lft. But still get pain right upper?
Malfunction?: You certainly can have gb problems without stones. The classic presentation is RUQ pain, radiating to the back, associated with bloating and nauseas. Most common after fatty and greasy foods. If this sounds like your issues, ask your doctor about a functional test, called a hida scan with cck injection. This may help clarify your problem. Good luck. ...Read more