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Doctor insights on: Turmeric And Gallbladder Problems

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Temp is 96.8. Pounding headache, pain in ab on right, gallbladder removed 1 yr ago. Been taking turmeric 1 tsp 2x day. Is cause of sym or just a bug?

Temp is 96.8. Pounding headache, pain in ab on right, gallbladder removed 1 yr ago. Been taking turmeric 1 tsp 2x day. Is cause of sym or just a bug?

Tumeric not likely: There is obviously something else going on not related to your gallbladder. I suggest you contact your Dr. You might want to tell him why you are on turmeric. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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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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Why does my mid back hurt to the right of my spine when I eat turmeric? I don't have a gallbladder...so it's not that.

Why does my mid back hurt to the right of my spine when I eat turmeric?  I don't have a gallbladder...so it's not that.

Turmeric: Is more hopeful than helpful--extremely little of this big complex spice actually gets in.

Direct GI irritation from spicey food is pretty common. I'm not sure there are other possibilities given that most say it's not absorbed.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21413691
(one of many articles)
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more

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I have a digestive problem and suspect it’s the gallbladder. What should I do as a first step?

I have a digestive problem and suspect it’s the gallbladder. What should I do as a first step?

Avoid fat: Fats in the diet activate the Gall Bladder. Try to avoid french fries, fried chicken, milk, cheese, bacon to name a few. Foods with concentrated fat. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Could gallbladder problems be a symptom of something else?

Could gallbladder problems be a symptom of something else?

Yes: It's 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

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What are the problems having the gallbladder removed?

What are the problems having the gallbladder removed?

Benefits v. Risks: Most people do very, very well after having their gallbladder removed. Like any operation, there are risks associated with the surgery, yet these are rare. App. 20% may develop diarrhea after surgery, especially with fatty foods; however, this usually resolves in time. More importantly, the pain from gallbladder attacks that prompted the need for surgery will never return. ...Read more

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How serious is gallbladder pain/ problems?

How serious is gallbladder pain/ problems?

Hurts: Varying degree of pain with stone or inflammation, or gangrene and peritonitis- from minimal to maximal pain.
Cholecystectomy is well tolerated for most with significant symptoms. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder problems cause tiredness?

Does gallbladder problems cause tiredness?

Here are some ...: Gallbladder stone remains the most common condition related with its inflammation / infection. Itself if asymptomatic may not be a serious health issue, but its common underlying conditions such as metabolic syndromes with obesity, DM, hypertension, poor circulation, etc. with multiple drug use / inactivity are the real problem affecting the patients' general well-being and vitality. So, see Doc. ...Read more

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Could a gallbladder problem make your body itchy?

Could a gallbladder problem make your body itchy?

Yes, gallbladder: Problems could cause elevated serum bilirubin levels, which in turn can cause itchy skin. ...Read more

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No spleen no gallbladder cause problem later in life?

No spleen no gallbladder cause problem later in life?

Usually not: 700, 000 americans have their gallbladders removed each year. While there may be some side effects after removal, these are generally easily managed. You did not say why your spleen was removed, but here the only that you should know is there is a very small risk for overwhelming bacterial infection, known as post-splenectomy sepsis. You can speak with your family doctor about this. ...Read more

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Reasons for breathig problem from gallbladder removal?

Reasons for breathig problem from gallbladder removal?

Not sure what u mean: "Breathing problems" can b from so many reasons after any surgery. It could b from lung (pneumonia, embolus), heart (fluid overload), or admonish issues (abscess, bile leak, incisional pain etc) etc. U need to be assessed in person to figure out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

Ask your surgeon: "Problems" is a very broad and vague word. Covers constipation to blood clots to infection to urgency. Ask your surgeon about any concerns. ...Read more

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Which gallbladder problems can put someone in the hospital?

Which gallbladder problems can put someone in the hospital?

Pain, Pancreatitis: A gallstone may persistently obstruct the opening of the gallbladder, leading to constant, unrelenting pain for more than 24hrs. This may improve on its own, but often requires urgent surgery. A stone may also exit the gallbladder and get stuck in the bile duct; this can lead to pancreatitis or cholangitis, both of which require hospitalization. ...Read more

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Is an elevated sed rate associated with gallbladder problems?

Is an elevated sed rate associated with gallbladder problems?

Gall bladder at 12: Very rare to have gall bladder issues at this age. ESR is not associated with fall bladder problems.

Take her to see her family Dr. ...Read more

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Is it possible that nausea only symptom of gallbladder problem?

Yes, but : Not usually. Gb problems generally cause post prandial pain. ...Read more

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What does the back pain from problems with a gallbladder feel like?

What does the back pain from problems with a gallbladder feel like?

Sharp pain: Could be stabbing intermittent pain... Usually in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen that radiates to your mid spine. See your internist to verify your gall bladder. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder problems cause brown hyperpigmentation — even rarely?

Very unlikely.: Doubtful from gall bladder disease alone. In the case of obstruction due to gallstones with the development of jaundice, which can cause itching, chronic scratching could cause hyperpigmentation. Other than that, by itself, it is unlikely to do so. However, other diseases can cause it so get a thorough checkup. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me, should a blood test show if my gallbladder has a problem?

Can you please tell me, should a blood test show if my gallbladder has a problem?

Blood tests : For gallbladder disease is at best an indirect indication. You need an imaging study such as ultrasound or ct scan, or a functional study such as hida scan. If your gallbladder is causing liver problems, your liver function tests will be abnormal. If it is causing pancreatitis, your amylase or lipase will be abnormal. If it is causing an infection, your WBC count will be high. ...Read more

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All my symptoms point to gallbladder problems, but ultrasound shows my gallbladder is fine.?

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 whether the injection of the CCK reproduces your pain. Treatment is gallbladder removal or observation if not severe. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Please help! Pain is in my stomachish area, like top of my abdomen. Is this gallbladder problems?

Please help! Pain is in my stomachish area, like top of my abdomen. Is this gallbladder problems?

Only blood tests: And ultrasound will tell for sure. Or it can be ulcers, gastritis, hepatitis, pancreatitis, any number of things. Your doctor can help you sort them out. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chemicals in synthetic weed and is gallbladder problems one of the effects from smoking?

Hard to say: There are literally hundreds of synthetic cannabinoids, which can be very different chemicals with different effects. There are about 5 common chemicals found in spice/k2, but the concentrations are uneven and some batches may be toxic while others have very little drug. It may be contaminated with other chemicals as well. There are reports of gallbladder problems with these drugs. Stop using them. ...Read more

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I have cut down my calories extremely and I work out constantly and still gain weight. What could be the problem? Is it my gallbladder?

I have cut down my calories extremely and I work out constantly and still gain weight. What could be the problem? Is it my gallbladder?

No: Weight gain is based on the laws of physics: calories in (diet) — calories out (basic metabolic rate + exercise) = either weight gain, loss or maintenance. This is simplified of course. Most people are surprised to find out just what they consume in calories. If you keep a diet/ exercise diary like the free app "my fitness pal" it will help you manage this, but enter data diligently. I use it! ...Read more

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I have an in flamed gallbladder and a dark shadow by the side which they don't now what it is i also have kidney cysts and bowl problems can you help.

I have an in flamed gallbladder and a dark shadow by the side which they don't now what it is i also have kidney cysts and bowl problems can you help.

Indication 4 surgery: Your risk/benefit analysis will include a focus on the timing of your gallbladder removal surgery with your insurance having an influence. The dark shadow will hopefully be included in the gallbladder specimen for exam by pathology. Okay to get in for surgery consult, take family/friend with you. ...Read more

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


Tumeric (Definition)

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of ...Read more