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What are symptoms of an Infected gallbladder?

What are symptoms of an Infected gallbladder?

Fever and pain: Usually present with abdominal pain, fever and possibly abdominal tenderness on examination. ...Read more

Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
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Cholecystitis (Definition)

Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder causing epigastric and/or right upper quadrant abdominal pain occasionally radiating to the right flank and back. This is usually caused by gallstones, and ranges in severity from ...Read more


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Will an infected gallbladder keep you from losing weight?

Will an infected gallbladder keep you from losing weight?

No: Gallbladder disease causes the opposite by interfering with eating. Patients with gallbladder disease and pain with eating, usually eat less and if anything, loose weight. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with chronic cholecystitis and i had the HIDA scan that showed my gallbladder is infected.How soon i should opt out for a surgery?

Soon: Please contact your doctor/ surgeon as soon as you can. They will need to take everything in account - symptoms , studies, blood work and ofcourse talk with you. After which a decision will be made. On the other hand, if you have fevers, pain , nausea vomiting - which are ongoing- please go to the er. ...Read more

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How would the ER test for an infected gallbladder?

Ultrasound, lab test: an acutely inflamed gall balder has a characteristic finding on ultrasound. The Inflamation can also cause an elevated white count. The diagnosis can be made easily in the ER and appropriate referral for surgical consultation can be made. ...Read more

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Is the dumping syndrome from gastric bypass pain similar to pain from an infected gallbladder?

Is the dumping syndrome from gastric bypass pain similar to pain from an infected gallbladder?

Dumping syndrome: Not quite the same. Gallbladder pain is usually in the right upper quadrant, right under your ribcage. Dumping is more of a generalized abdominal cramping, plus cold sweats, heart palpitations, maybe diarrhea. ...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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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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