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Abdominal pain remains after gallbladder removal just diagnosied with h. Pylori infection is this why I am still experiencing pain?

Abdominal pain remains after gallbladder removal just diagnosied with h. Pylori infection is this why I am still experiencing pain?

Probably not: H. Pylori infection by itself doesn't cause pain, unless you have developed an ulcer. If your pain is persistent, you should return to your doctor for further workup and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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What if I had my gallbladder removed and still experiencing same upper abdominal pain?

What if I had my gallbladder removed and still experiencing same upper abdominal pain?

Other problem?: Retained stones in the duct can cause similar pain as prior to gallbladder removal. Stomach problems such as ulcers or gastritis can also be the cause. See your doctor/surgeon. You obviously need further evaluation if you still have the pain after surgery. You may need an upper endoscopy to evaluate the stomach for ulcers. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 6 yrs ago along with stones (basket, scope) I have since had severe center upper abdominal pain that lasts for days???

I had my gallbladder removed 6 yrs ago along with stones (basket, scope) I have since had severe center upper abdominal pain that lasts for days???

Other causes: Pain may be due to several other causes, like retained stones, spinctor dysfunction, attacks of pancreatic inflation, need tests (work up) to find the cause speak to your doctor, and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain with nausea. Came on suddenly and very sharp. Comes and goes. Gallbladder removed nov 2013. Cholangitis? Er?

Right upper abdominal pain with nausea. Came on suddenly and very sharp. Comes and goes. Gallbladder removed nov 2013. Cholangitis? Er?

Could be related: This could be a "retained stone" and when you have one of these you should get it checked out. Tell your doc about it, and he/she can schedule some tests to determine if this is the case. Hope this helps. If this is the case, a simple procedure called ERCP can usually fix the problem. ...Read more

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My absolute eosinophils is 800. What should I do now? I have sharp upper abdominal pain. I had my gallbladder removed pain feels like gallstones

My absolute eosinophils is 800. What should I do now? I have sharp upper abdominal pain. I had my gallbladder removed pain feels like gallstones

Stone or ulcer: You could have passed a stone into the common bile duct which would cause similar symptoms. Ulcer disease or functional dyspepsia are possible. Not sure that eosinophil count is relevant. See your doctor or GI specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. What could it be?

Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. What could it be?

Too complex: That situation is too complex to analyzing analyze in 400 characters. If you'd like, set up a consult on Healthtap concierge, and I will be happy to work through things for you, to see if I can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having right upper abdominal pain near flank no gallbladder removed last year mris CT xrays all neg so is bloodwrk/what is it? Er said muscle in 2013

Having right upper abdominal pain near flank no gallbladder removed last year mris CT xrays all neg so is bloodwrk/what is it? Er said muscle in 2013

Not sure but: Possibilities may include stagnant or slow flow of bile in d duct/cholestasis, ibs, pinched phrenic nerve underneath rib cage, muscle strain etc. Follow up with ur dr. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Gallbladderattack. Com/aftergallbladderremoval. Shtml http://ibs. About. Com/od/relatedconditions/a/ibs-after-gallbladder-removal. Html. ...Read more

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My absolute eosinophils is 883. I have upper abdominal pain, right shoulder pain. Gallbladder removed 2 years ago. Abdominal an shoulder pain same as gallstone pain. No fever?

My absolute eosinophils is 883. I have upper abdominal pain, right shoulder pain. Gallbladder removed 2 years ago. Abdominal an shoulder pain same as gallstone pain. No fever?

Bile duct stone: You could have passed a stone into the common bile duct which would cause similar symptoms. Ulcer disease or functional dyspepsia are possible. Not sure that eosinophil count is relevant. See your doctor or GI specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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WBC & protein in urine, no bacteria. Severe upper abdominal pain and nausea. Had gallbladder removed lap 4/1/15?

WBC & protein in urine, no bacteria. Severe upper abdominal pain and nausea. Had gallbladder removed lap 4/1/15?

Here are some...: Before ascertaining the significance of WBC & protein in urine, one needs to assure the UA is done with properly collected urine. As to severe upper abd pain & nausea, more info is needed so to define their cause if related or not with gallbladder surgery. To do things right, follow instructions as described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby you gain insight on how-to... ...Read more

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I have acid reflux, gastritis, hiatal hernia, IBS and had my gall bladder removed a year ago. I have right upper abdominal pain what is causing this?

I have acid reflux, gastritis, hiatal hernia, IBS and had my gall bladder removed a year ago. I have right upper abdominal pain what is causing this?

Gastritis? Ulcer Ds?: Ruq pain is possible from an irritated, inflamed stomach such as ulcer disease can cause or gastritis from something like h pylori infection. To get a true answer, see your doctor, fill in the full details about the pain and determine the best tests to work out the details. ...Read more

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I'm having recurrent stomach pain after gallbladder removal, is this normal and what can I do?

I'm having recurrent stomach pain after gallbladder removal, is this normal and what can I do?

How long ago?: If it is recent may be due to healing process other wise you need to be investigated to find the cause. Forst see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Are dysentery and stomach pain common after gallbladder removal? Is there is any medication that can help?

Are dysentery and stomach pain common after gallbladder removal? Is there is any medication that can help?

No dysentery: Abdominal pain can be normal after surgey due to the incisions or can be abnormal like a fluid collection in area of surgery or damage to surrounding structures including bowel. So best thing is follow up with your surgeon soon. ...Read more

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I get nasty keloids after surgeries. Can they show up in my abdomen years after gallbladder removal and cause vomiting and pain?

I get nasty keloids after surgeries. Can they show up in my abdomen years after gallbladder removal and cause vomiting and pain?

Keloids: Don't ever cause vomiting. Something else is causing that - best to get evaluated by your family physician. ...Read more

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What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

Retained duct stone: Go back 2r surgeon & have it re-evaluated. If the ssx r close 2 what u had b4 u may have a retained common duct stone. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I have right upper abdominal pain, right below my ribs. No gallbladder. It has been an ache for about 4 or 5 days. Palpating it, I feel a pulse there.

I have right upper abdominal pain, right below my ribs. No gallbladder. It has been an ache for about 4 or 5 days. Palpating it, I feel a pulse there.

Some of us can feel: ...a pulse anywhere in the abdomen if we push hard; that could be normal. But the liver and hepatic & pancreatic ducts that transport bile to your intestine are also in that area. Your large bowel takes a sharp bend at both the left & right upper abdomen. Abnormality or dysfunction of any of these structures, or a gall stone left behind after surgery, can cause pain. See your doctor! Please! ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain sharp stabbg pain under right rib cage when I sit up no appetite for 5 days extreme nausea no appendix gallbladder what can I do?

RUQ pain: It sounds from your history that your gallbladder has been removed. It could be adhesions from the previous surgery that is causing a partial bowel obstruction, it seems less likely but possible to be an inflammation of the small bowel. A CT scan of the abdomen with oral and IV contrast may help to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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It's been at least 5 yrs. Since I've had my gallbladder taken out and I am constantly bloating no matter what I eat and upper abdominal pain. I've had an endoscopy done a few years ago and found nothing. I've been told it could be ibs, gluten, or lactose

It's been at least 5 yrs. Since I've had my gallbladder taken out and I am constantly bloating no matter what I eat and upper abdominal pain. I've had an endoscopy done a few years ago and found nothing. I've been told it could be ibs, gluten, or lactose

IBS: Most likely it is IBS. In one hand your digestive system telling you there is food I do not like and that why I am acting this way. You jerk ignoring the message and keep going from doctor to doctor for medicine to force your body to accept what you like. Listen to your body and avoid eating the food that it does not like even if you like it. Listen to your body ...Read more

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I am experiencing upper abdominal pain. That is releved if I drink hot water or put a warm cloth on my abdomen. Which then causes me to burp which then releves the pain. Several years ago I did have two big gallbladder attacks.

I am experiencing upper abdominal pain. That is releved if I drink hot water or put a warm cloth on my abdomen. Which then causes me to burp which then releves the pain. Several years ago I did have two big gallbladder attacks.

Here are some...: Your well described symptoms seem centering on gastrointestinal tract, for which you should be evaluated by GI-specialist timely. How to put all the related things together correctly for good care? Follow instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Thereby you can work better with doctor so to reach most reasonable diagnosis / care. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain left/ middle/right and kidneys. Hida scan normal, ultrasound normal for gallbladder. Still in pain and now colon pain fever 101?

Upper abdominal pain left/ middle/right and kidneys. Hida scan normal, ultrasound normal for gallbladder. Still in pain and now colon pain fever 101?

ABD PAIN & FEVER: It is very important to separate the location of the pain from its cause. Abd pain & fever may arise from many, many different diseases, not just limited to the gallbladder, kidney, or colon. Rx hinges upon finding the cause, which requires a thorough medical history and exam +/- labs +/- ct scan +/- colonoscopy. Please see a primary care doctor or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My husband has been very ill for 4 days now with non stop vomiting upper abdominal pain and burning stomach hospital said gallbladder is ok on antacid?

See a doctor: I assume you have taken your husband to an emergency room for an evaluation and no emergency problem with the gallbladder was identified. Usually they give you a referral to follow up and see a doctor. Other possibilities are food poisoning, gastritis, stomach ulcer, etc. Please see a doctor, as an er visit may not evaluate all medical possibilities. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fever (mild), upper abdominal pain, constipation, mucus in stool, nausea and vomiting, fatigue and tender abdomen. I don't have a gallbladder. Endoscope and colonoscopy done and no findings. What might it be.?

I am experiencing fever (mild), upper abdominal pain, constipation, mucus in stool, nausea and vomiting, fatigue and tender abdomen. I don't have a gallbladder. Endoscope and colonoscopy done and no findings. What might it be.?

Not sure.: From your description of one, it is not clear what is causing the problem. Assuming that your laboratory a valuation is all normal, I think my next step might be a CAT scan of the abdomen. If you have your results, that you could upload, I would be happy to look them over in a healthtap concierge consult. Good work. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain when juicing replicates severe gall bladder attack, however mine was removed some 30 yes ago. Can lack of gall bladder cause this?

Not exactly: Your pain could rarely be due to a primary stone of the bile duct. Evaluation includes ultrasound and labs. Treatment would be ERCP with stone extraction and stenting. Also consider duodenal or gastric ulcer. These are all treatable, so seek evaluation. Past other surgeries might matter. ...Read more

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I've had severe upper abdominal pain, comes and goes. I'm 24 male and paranoid that the doctor will tell me its cancer. I'm hoping its gall bladder?

I've had severe upper abdominal pain, comes and goes. I'm 24 male and paranoid that the doctor will tell me its cancer. I'm hoping its gall bladder?

Consult: If you do not talk to your doctor about this you will cause yourself to suffer. Even if it is the worst, at least by knowing, you can take appropriate action to maximize your health. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain, took gall bladder out, now different pain in same area, doppler scan shows 60-90 percent block in superior mesenteric artery, ?

Upper abdominal pain, took gall bladder out, now different pain in same area, doppler scan shows 60-90 percent block in superior mesenteric artery, ?

Many possible causes: There are many possibilities but severe blockage of abdominal arteries certainly can cause pain and other symptoms. You need more workup and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 11 months ago. I have been having epigastric pain for several weeks now and severe pain and nausea under the right rib cage after?

Gallbladder removed 11 months ago. I have been having epigastric pain for several weeks now and severe pain and nausea under the right rib cage after?

Bile duct stone?: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are clear an EGD/ERCP may help. IF negative you may need additional testing. If it is not a stone then review your meds. Many things can cause right sided pain. See a surgeon or GI doc ...Read more

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Stomach aches diarrhea had my gallbladder removed 4 months ago constant pain in the abdomen area have to go to the restroom everytime I eat?

Stomach aches diarrhea had my gallbladder removed 4 months ago constant pain in the abdomen area have to go to the restroom everytime I eat?

Post op gallbladder: Diarrhea is an extremely rare side effect of gallbladder surgery. This is due to inadequate amount of bile to digest food. Medical supplementation of bile salts is always the answer but you need to see you doctor and rule out any other source of you pain such as a surgical complication. ...Read more

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Right flank muscle pain after gallbladder removal, why?

Could be serious: If you had recent surgery. Without further details, impossible to tell anything further. See a doctor for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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