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Gallbladder disease symptoms, inflamed, free fluid around gallbladder but no gallstones what could this problem?

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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What are symptoms of gallstones?

What are symptoms of gallstones?

Gallstones: Gallstones are made of various crystal that grow into stones in the gallbladder. They can be from bile (bilirubin) or cholesterol origin. They grow in the gallbladder, may be present without any symptoms, or may cause upper abdominal pressure, bloating, discomfort, nausea, or vomiting. Often eating fatty foods may aggravate the discomfort from gallstones. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gallstones?

What are the symptoms of gallstones?

Pain with fatty food: Many patients report sharp right upper abdominal pain following a rich meal that can "wrap around" the right side with occasional pain between shoulder blades. More severe attack can cause your urine to turn dark and give you pale color loose bm. If you don't get treated in time, your eyes may turn yellow, run a fever and really get into a bad shape... Get checked, don't take a chance. ...Read more

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What are signs/symptoms of gallstones?

What are signs/symptoms of gallstones?

May be none: Gallstones may be present for years and never cause symptoms. The gall bladder is a storage compartment for bile. The gall bladder is signaled to contract after a fat containing meal to aid digestion. If a gall stone is caught in the duct system leading to the bowel, it can become lodged in the duct and cause pain under the right rib cage in the abdomen. Ask your doctor if this fits your complaint. ...Read more

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Can gallstone symptoms be intermittent?

Can gallstone symptoms be intermittent?

YES!!: It all depends on intermittent obstruction of the bile duct... when it is obstructed it will give symptoms... and the gallstones move.
maybe you should consider surgery...
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What are symptoms of having gallstones?

What are symptoms of having gallstones?

Cholelithiasis: Pain in right upper belly associated with nausea/vomiting which usually worsens with greasy/fatty food. If sever may cause jaundice. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a gallstone problem?

What sort of disease is a gallstone problem?

Gallstones: Gallstones are small cholesterol stones that can form in the gallbladder. Stones can be asymptomatic, meaning they do not cause symptoms, and, thus, do not need to be removed. When gallstones cause symptoms, the gallbladder needs to be removed. Symptoms from gallstones can be: nausea after eating, bloating, pain under the right rib cage. Symtpoms are usually worse after eating greasy food. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a gallstone attack?

What are the symptoms of a gallstone attack?

Biliary Colic: Gallbladder attacks cause a very classic constant, noncramping pressure like pain in the right upper abdomen or mid-abdomen. The pain often radiates around into the right back +/-shoulder; nausea+/-vomiting+/-fever+/-chills may occur, as well. Typically the pain is precipitated by food, especially fatty/fried ones. Typical attacks may last hour (s) and often resolve as quickly as they begin. ...Read more

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What are gallstones and what are the symptoms?

Gallstones are: Precipitants that form when the bile is supersaturated. It can form from any combination of cholesterol, bilirubinate, lecithin, and bile salts. It can cause biliary colic or acute cholecystitis. Classic symptoms are right upper quadrant postprandial pain with radiation to tip of scapula. But they can cause other symptoms too, so check with your doctor, he'll get tests to find out for sure. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms for gallstones?

What are the most common symptoms for gallstones?

Right upper abd Pain: Gallstones can be asymptomatic for years and require no therapy. If symptomatic you may experience characteristic symptom of intense pain in the upper right side of the abdomen, often accompanied by nausea and vomiting, and possibly referred pain in between shoulder blades or below right shoulder. If gallstones are symptomatic you may need to remove your gallbladder surgically (cholecystectomy). ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of gallstones?

Please explain what are some symptoms of gallstones?

Gallstones: There are many causes for gallstones some are even congenital
you should schedule an appt with your pcp or GI md to help with the cause for your symptoms which can be RUQ belly or right sided back pain, nausea, vomiting, and even atypical chest pain or jaundice. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of gallstones or sludge?

What are the common symptoms of gallstones or sludge?

Gallstones are: Precipitants that form when the bile is supersaturated. It can form from any combination of cholesterol, bilirubinate, lecithin, and bile salts. It can cause biliary colic or acute cholecystitis. Classic symptoms are right upper quadrant postprandial pain with radiation to tip of scapula. But they can cause other symptoms too, so check with your doctor, he'll get tests to find out for sure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gallstones and what causes them?

What are the symptoms of gallstones and what causes them?

Biliary Colic: Gallbladder attacks cause a very classic constant, noncramping pressure like pain in the right upper abdomen or mid-abdomen (duration: hour[s], not minutes). The pain often radiates around into the right back +/-shoulder; nausea+/-vomiting+/-fever+/-chills may occur. Typically the pain is precipitated by food, especially fatty/fried ones. Diet & heredity both play a role in gallstone formation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that are unique to a gallstone attack?

What are the symptoms that are unique to a gallstone attack?

Characteristically: The pain is steady, starts rapidly, becomes intense and lasts at least 30 minutes and up to several hours. Many patients complain of right upper quadrant pain, right flank pain, or even mid chest pain with cholelithiasis. There may be radiation to the back and shoulders and other concomitant symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. Fatty foods can sometimes provoke biliary pain. ...Read more

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Had scan 6 months ago unrelated to gallstones. No gallstones. Now have all symptoms of gallstones. Could they develop in 6 months?

Had scan 6 months ago unrelated to gallstones. No gallstones. Now have all symptoms of gallstones. Could they develop in 6 months?

Possible: Get a new ultrasound to see if there are changes. Gallstones do not cause groin pain, and there can be several other causes for pancreatitis as listed on your "conditions." ...Read more

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Can I delay gallstone symptoms?

Somewhat: A low fat diet may reduce the frequency of symptoms caused by gallstones. For small stones, using a drug called ursodiol, might reduce the frequency of symptoms, and may actually dissolve the stones (although the stones frequently recur when the drug is stopped). ...Read more

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Could gallbladder stones/disease radiate to back?

Could gallbladder stones/disease radiate to back?

Yes: It can radiate to right back (wrapping around front to back), right shoulder blade and in between shoulder blades. ...Read more

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Gallbladder stones symptoms and solutions for the problem?

Gallbladder stones symptoms and solutions for the problem?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant usually. Can radiate to the back. Usually made worse after eating but not always. Treatment: avoid fatty foods which make symptoms worse, cholecysectomy (gall bladder removal). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gallstone blockage?

What are the symptoms of gallstone blockage?

Usually pain: The most common problem is pain in the right upper abdomen after eating and commonly in the middle of the night. It is described as a "balloon" pressure spreading into the back. It lasts hour to days and often causes vomiting or nausea. Attacks can be mild with an upset stomach or nausea or so severe that you think you will die. It often goes into the chest. You need an ultrasound to know. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of gallstone disease?

Risk of gallstones: Gallstones can remain asymptomatic. They can also cause gallbladder infection, obstruction of pancreas and/or obstruction of liver. The last two can be life-threatening. Surgeons and docs recommend gallbladder removal when the stones are diagnosed and the patient is symptomatic, with bloating, belching, pain. The risk/benefit analysis is typically in favor of laprascopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back as well. Could it be a symptom of gallstones?

I have pain in my lower back as well. Could it be a symptom of gallstones?

Not lower back: Usually not pain in lower back. Moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage. Pain may radiate through to the back around waist or to the right shoulder, severe upper abdminal pain (biliary colic) ...Read more

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What to do if I have gallstone type symptoms but no gallstones, anyone know what could be wrong?

What to do if I have gallstone type symptoms but no gallstones, anyone know what could be wrong?

Don't need gallstone: Gallstones can be present and patient asymptomatic. If have symptoms of biliary colic or abdominal pain related to foods you should consult physician. Some times diagnosis is dyskinesia with no stones producing similar symptoms due to dysmotility. Conservative therapy with adherence to gb diet may be of benefit. Diets are available on line. ...Read more

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Is pain because of gallstone attack that stays a few days a symptom of cholecystitis or not necessarily?

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

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Are there many 18 year old males that get gallstones? If not, why not? Because I am concerned that I have the symptoms for them.

Are there many 18 year old males that get gallstones? If not, why not? Because I am concerned that I have the symptoms for them.

Get sonogram: See your doctor after examination will order sonogram if indicated, gall stones can form at your age but it is not very common. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gallbladder stones like?

What are the symptoms of gallbladder stones like?

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. ...Read more

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I was wondering are deranged lfts a symptom of gallstones?

I was wondering are deranged lfts a symptom of gallstones?

Partial blockage: If gallstones are passing from the gallbladder, down the cystic duct into the common duct and eventually into the duodenum there is risk. The risk of serious health consequence comes from partial or complete blockage of these ducts by the stone/stones. When the common duct is blocked, the lft lab test elevate. If the blockage is relieved, the lft return to normal. Get a right upper ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gallbladder stones and do I need surgery?

What are symptoms of gallbladder stones and do I need surgery?

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. ...Read more

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Why is it that jaundice is a symptom of gallstones?

Why is it that jaundice is a symptom of gallstones?

Liver Blockage: On occasion, gallstones may exit the gallbladder and get stuck in the tube that connects the liver to the intestinal tract, called the bile duct. Obstruction of the bile duct may impair liver function, leading to jaundice and abnormal elevation of the liver enzymes. Stones in the bile duct can be much more serious than gallbladder stones and should be addressed urgently. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having gallstoned?

Pain: Often intermittent pain in the right upper abdomen especially after a fatty meal. There may be waves of crescendo type pain and nausea/ vomiting. If things get really ugly you may develop systemic signs of infection with fever. ...Read more

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What can I do to help the symptoms of my gallstones? Especially the pain n nausea

What can I do to help the symptoms of my gallstones? Especially the pain n nausea

See a doctor: Medical treatments can offer pain medications for limited pain relief & nausea medication. Avoid fried fatty & greasy foods. See a general surgeon to discuss gallbladder surgery & see if it is right for you. ...Read more