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What are some symptoms of gall bladder disease?

What are some symptoms of gall bladder disease?

Pain with food: Many patients report pain in their upper abdomen that runs along their rib margin on the right with occasional upper back pain - mostly with fatty/rich food (fried food, ice cream, even creamy salad dressing...). In more severe cases, you can have yellow eyes, darkened urine, light colored stool that floats in the toilet... Time to see a doc if you have some of the sx listed. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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How come I have all the symptoms of gall bladder disease, but have the test results come back normal?

How come I have all the symptoms of gall bladder disease, but have the test results come back normal?

3 Possibilities: 1-your stones are too small to be seen by ultrasound 2-you have gallbladder dz in the absence of stones (dyskinesia)--dx'd by cck-hida scan 3- you don't have gallbladder disease (irritable bowel can cause similar symptoms). Have you seen a gastroenterologist or general surgeon? Either can help you navigate thru this and, hopefully, get you better. Good luck! ...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 the symptoms of gall bladder diease?

What are the symptoms of gall bladder diease?

Usually: The symptoms are: Right upper quadrant pain that worsens with meals. Sometimes the pain radiates to the right shoulder ...Read more

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What are the different types of gall bladder disease?

What are the different types of gall bladder disease?

See below: Mainly two conditions can cause gallbladder problems. First and most common is gallstones causing upper abdominal discomfort & nausea. Second can be a poorly functioning gallbladder called biliary dyskinesia. Gallstones are diagnosed with ultrasound. Dyskinesia diagnosed with a nuclear scan. Gallbladder cancer is another rare condition. ...Read more

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Which type of diet may contribute to gall bladder disease?

Which type of diet may contribute to gall bladder disease?

Gallbladder symptoms: Are made worse by intake of fatty or fried foods. Also some patients are affected by dairy products. If you have symptomatic gallstones, dietary adjustment is just a temporary fix. Definitive treatment is surgery. ...Read more

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Can gall bladder disease cause other possible complications?

Can gall bladder disease cause other possible complications?

Yes: Gallstones can cause infection of the gallbladder, blockage of the bile ducts with infection or jaundice, and pancreatitis. ...Read more

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How long can you live with gall bladder disease before it absolutely has to be removed?

How long can you live with gall bladder disease before it absolutely has to be removed?

Depends: What are your symptoms? If you have persistent nausea & vomiting with pain & inability to eat then do not wait. If you are having fevers or infection, do not delay care. If you are having blood test abnormalities or liver disease from gallstones, do not wait for care. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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


Dr. Adam Lewis
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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