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Doctor insights on: Ulcer Vs Gallbladder Symptoms

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Cleared heart, endo/colon, gallbladder tests. Upper abdomen squeezing sev hrs after eat, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, up at night. Ulcer symptoms?

Cleared heart, endo/colon, gallbladder tests. Upper abdomen squeezing sev hrs after eat, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, up at night. Ulcer symptoms?

Pain: It could be due to a variety of things including IBS. I would see a good gastroenterologist, he should be able to help. It does not sound like ulcer disease

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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How to tell if I have an ulcer or gallbladder problems?

How to tell if I have an ulcer or gallbladder problems?

In general,: For accurate diagnosis, endoscopy is necessary for ulcer and ultrasound is necessary for gallstones. If these are not helpful, there are even more tests. So, ask your doctor if you need any of them.

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What's the differnece between the pain of an ulcer and that of a gallbladder problem?

What's the differnece between the pain of an ulcer and that of a gallbladder problem?

Sometimes: Its hard to tell. In general, ulcer pain gets better when you eat something, whereas gallbladder pain gets worse. But even doctors can't know for sure unless they run some tests.

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When I'm hungry I also get pains like a gnawing feeling I have had my gallbladder out and wondered if it could be an ulcer due to excess bile??

Gastric irritation: indigestion, abdominal pain, and/or gnawing feeling despite gallbladder removal could very likely be due to either gastritis, gastric ulcer, or even reflux. An evaluation by a gastroenterologist would be helpful.

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I don't have ulcers, but possibly gallbladder problems. Should I get a CT scan?

I don't have ulcers, but possibly gallbladder problems. Should I get a CT scan?

Not necessarily: Why do you think you have gallbladder problems? Pain after you eat a fatty meal? The easiest, fastest, safest, cheapest way to evaluate the gallbladder is with ultrasound.

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Every time I eat, My stomach aches and twisted and rumbles! I don't have my gallbladder anymore! And I been tested for ulcers and I have none! Help!!

Every time I eat, My stomach aches and twisted and rumbles! I don't have my gallbladder anymore! And I been tested for ulcers and I have none! Help!!

GB removal.: When the gallbladder is removed, we become intolerant of fats in the diet (long story), so after more fatty meals we can feel bloated and cramps and get diarrhea. The key would generally be to reduce the amount of fats in your diet.

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I diagnosed gastroparesis, pyloric stenosis &nsaid induced ulcers. Had appendix/ gallbladder removed 7 days ago. New pain upper RT side abdomen why?

Ruq pain: You have many different gastrointestinal issues. Has your gall bladder been checked? Are you taking ulcer medicine? It sounds like you have to see your gastroenterologist again.

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Pain in pit of stomach & hurts towards the right of my ribs. Hurting for 5mnths. Already have had gallbladder out. Negative h. Pylori & no ulcers.?

Pain in pit of stomach & hurts towards the right of my ribs. Hurting for 5mnths. Already have had gallbladder out. Negative h. Pylori & no ulcers.?

Gastritis? IBS?: Multiple possibilities. Gastritis without ulcers, common bile duct stones, pancreatitis, ibs depending on your associated symptoms, timing after eating, and some targeted exams your doctor may help you elucidate the problem.

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Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool? What about diet?

Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool? What about diet?

Diet is possible: I had a young patient whose stool was light yellow, he did not feel ill, and his mood was quite mellow, and after much testing and wringing of hands, we found he ate way too much crackers of graham! True story.

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I have a stomach ulcer and a gallbladder stone. Is there anyway to get rid of it without going to the doctors. I don't have insurance.

I have a stomach ulcer and a gallbladder stone. Is there anyway to get rid of it without going to the doctors. I don't have insurance.

Healthy diet: How do you know it is an ulcer? Gallstones hurt usually after a fatty heavy meal, while ulcers usually feel better after milk or bland meal. Sign up for obamacare this fall and get treatment because an emergency surgery is much more dangerous and expensive with longer hospital stays.

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Am waiting to have gallbladder removed & also have stomach ulcer Have been really sick lately & today had a black smelly stool & blood when wiped?

Am waiting to have gallbladder removed & also have stomach ulcer Have been really sick lately & today had a black smelly stool & blood when wiped?

Call your doctor now: You may be bleeding from your "stomach ulcer". That's the first priority. Go to ER. You may have to postpone gall bladder surgery for a while

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Is it true that upper abdominal pain indicative of stomach ulcer or gallbladder problems in pregnancy?

Many things: Can cause abdominal pains. Gas, constipation, gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, gallbladder, kidney, etc. Just because someone has discomfort does not mean that there is always a physical description as to why the discomfort is there. Sometimes pain occurs with no medical reason.

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Fam hx of stomach cancers, ulcers, gallstones). I'm 50, gallbladder out 20 yrs ago, 2 ulcers. Now dx with IBS. Taking natural supplements. Any advice?

Fam hx of stomach cancers, ulcers, gallstones). I'm 50, gallbladder out 20 yrs ago, 2 ulcers. Now dx with IBS. Taking natural supplements. Any advice?

Stay with GI doc: You really need to maintain a strong, active rapport with your Gastroenterologist. You are at an age at which monitoring is essential, especially with a new IBS diagnosis. You need regular colonoscopy and EGD at least. For new IBS diagnosis, consider ultrasound, MRCP, CT and testing for gluten sensitivity.

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I have bad stomach cramps and belching after eating. I take omeprazole daily for reflux but this is newer. Gallbladder? Ulcer? Thanks!

I have bad stomach cramps and belching after eating. I take omeprazole daily for reflux but this is newer. Gallbladder? Ulcer? Thanks!

Cramps after eating: The most common condition causing cramps and urgency about having a bowel movement after eating is the irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), characterized by excessive tightening of the smooth muscles of the large intestines, which causes the cramps. This reaction is usually triggered by stress in the invidividual. The cramps are often relieved by having a bm. There is no med for this. Reduce stress.

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more