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Can virus cause gallbladder attack? Spouse + myself had attack within weeks. Gallbladder pain followed 10 days of flu symptoms (body pain + fatigue)?

Can virus cause gallbladder attack?  Spouse + myself had attack within weeks. Gallbladder pain followed 10 days of flu symptoms (body pain + fatigue)?

Gall bladder pain: Are you sure it is your gall bladder? After you eat a greasy meal, are you having right upper abdominal pains about an hour afterwards? If so, better see your PCP for u/s of your gall bladder. If not, better go see him anyhow for work up. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia 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


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How can you tell if you have stomach bug or something more? Been sick since friday .Roomie who's surg tech says virus.I think gallbladder who's right?

How can you tell if you have stomach bug or something more? Been sick since friday .Roomie who's surg tech says virus.I think gallbladder who's right?

All or none: As you are not getting better 'since friday' it could be a simple problem as you mentioned or that will cause harm to you if you do not take care of yourself , call your doctor or go to nearest er , then you will be fine ...Read more

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Having my gallbladder removed I have had temps of 99.5-99.7 for 2 months I have past epstein barr virus. So dr is doing liver biopsy. Why?

Having my gallbladder removed I have had temps of 99.5-99.7 for 2 months I have past epstein barr virus. So dr is doing liver biopsy. Why?

Liver biopsy: Your body temperatures are normal. The majority of the population has had ebv infection in the past. What we have here is a failure to communicate. You need to talk to your doctor and have them explain in detail what they think you have and how the liver biopsy will help them manage your condition. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Fat intolerant after inflamed gallbladder. On low fat/high fibre diet. Lost 20lb. Could this be the reason I've had constant bouts of colds/virus/flu for 2mths? (i hydrate/rest/exercise/eat healthy?)

Fat intolerant after inflamed gallbladder. On low fat/high fibre diet. Lost 20lb. Could this be the reason I've had constant bouts of colds/virus/flu for 2mths? (i hydrate/rest/exercise/eat healthy?)

Yes it can: Any gallbladder issues from gallstones to gallbladder infections are said to bring about flu like symptoms. Your best response to make sure your treatment is working and the gallbladder issues are correctly diagnosed. If you have a doubt about treatment or diagnosis then call the treating doctor or get a second opinion.
Congratulations on the weight loss and healthier lifestyle! ...Read more

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Could your gallbladder cause nausea and pain in waves? And be aggravated by a stomach virus

Possibly: Classic symptoms of gall bladder disease occur after eating a greasy meal precipitating right upper abdominal pain radiating around the right side to the back. Nausea and vomiting may also occur. However atypical symptoms may include nausea, belching,fullness in the front of the chest. An intestinal viral infection classically doesn't stir up gall bladder symptoms. ...Read more

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I have no gallbladder and I've had a stomach virus for 6 days now. My diarrhea is clay color what is wrong with me?

I have no gallbladder and I've had a stomach virus for 6 days now. My diarrhea is clay color what is wrong with me?

Gastroenteritis: When you have a stomach bug (gastroenteritis, usually caused by a virus) your stools can take on a wide variety of colors and textures. As your gut recovers, it will gradually resume your prior normal color and consistency. Replenishing your "good" gut bacteria with probiotic supplements and/or foods, such as yogurt or naturally fermented pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, or kombucha may help. ...Read more

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2mths post gallbladder removal today dark green slimy diarrhea first time ever with nausea yesterday based vomited once with sour stomach virus? Gall?

2mths post gallbladder removal today dark green slimy diarrhea first time ever with nausea yesterday based vomited once with sour stomach virus? Gall?

Not related: Post cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) symptoms, if you get them at all, usually start soon after the operation. 2 months later, they are more likely to be due to something you ate or a a GI bug. If they don't get better in a day or two, see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having lower right back pain and nausea. I went to the er last month and was told I had a stomach virus but more liquid in my gallbladder.

R back pain /nausea: Did they check a urine as may be stone?. Always check HCG of sexually active. Regarding gallbladder they are most likely referring to sludge,if it is persisting would f/u with GI as may dyskinenetic bile duct . Also could be retrocecal appendix, did they do a CT scan? At this point with continuing pain a CT may help clarify the anatomy. f/u w/ doc /urgent care or ER ...Read more

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How heavy is the gallbladder?

See below: A normal gallbladder is about 3 to 4 inches long and about 1.5 to 2 inches wide. Normal capacity is up to 100 cc of bile so it is very light in weight. ...Read more

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What side is the gallbladder on?

What side is the gallbladder on?

Right: The gallbladder lies underneath the liver and is usually on the right side. Since the liver can have anomalies to it, the gb can lie more in the midline in some patients, making symptoms of gb disease overlap with symptoms of heartburn. ...Read more

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Is a gallbladder ok only at 53%?

Ans: Depend what symptoms you are experiencing. If you feel great then be sure to eT correct avoid fatty greasy foods etc. if you have discomfort go see your doctor ...Read more

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How to cure contracted gallbladder ?

How to cure contracted gallbladder ?

Normal: A contracted gallbladder without gallstones is a normal finding after eating ; needs no treatment or "cure." if you also have gallstones then ask your doctor for a referral to a surgeon for possible gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Is the gallbladder necessary for my live?

Is the gallbladder necessary for my live?

No: The gall bladder is a muscular sac that stores digestive enzymes (bile). Many individuals under go a procedure known as a cholecystectomy, which is a removal of the gall bladder due to gall bladder disease and live normal lives. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gallbladder attacks?

What are symptoms of gallbladder attacks?

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 would a gallbladder need to be removed?

Why would a gallbladder need to be removed?

When it is diseased: When it is diseased or not functioning properly.N you will have pain in your rt. Upper abdomin. ...Read more

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What happens to a person without a gallbladder?

Not much: Sometimes after people have their gallbladder removed they can have loose stools after eating fatty foods. This can occur in about 40% of people. It usually gets better in a few weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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My gallbladder is collapsed, Why did this happen?

My gallbladder is collapsed, Why did this happen?

This is normal: the GB stores bile that is made by the liver. In response to a fatty meal, the GB squeezes and empties the bile into the intestines to help digest your food. A collapsed GB just means that it has recently emptied, probably after a meal. Conversely, a distended or full GB is common when fasting. ...Read more

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What tests are there for examining the gallbladder?

What tests are there for examining the gallbladder?

See below: The most common and best tests are ultrasound for the diagnosis of gallstones, and to examine the surrounding bile ducts and pancreas, and HIDA scan, which is a nuclear medicine study to diagnose gallbladder dysfunction without stones (biliary dyskinesia) or gallbladder duct blockage. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a non-efficient gallbladder?

What are the effects of a non-efficient gallbladder?

Variable: I guess you are asking about a low gallbladder ejection fraction on a hida scale. Depends on your symptoms. Gallbladder surgery if there are gallstoes. If a lot of discomfort & nausea from biliary dyskinesia without stones, then may get relief with gallbladder surgery. Just leave alone if there are no gallstones & little or no symptoms. ...Read more

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I think i have gallbladder problem. What are symotoms?

I think i have gallbladder problem. What are symotoms?

Typically: epigastric and right upper quadrant post prandial pain after heavy or fatty meals. If it progresses to complications, it can also cause fever, jaundice, peritonitis, or pancreatitis. Your doctor will probably order an abdominal ultrasound and blood tests to investigate this matter further. ...Read more

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What are the causes of your gallbladder to be inflamed?

What are the causes of your gallbladder to be inflamed?

Stasis: Problems with the gb emptying whether it is due to obstruction from stones or lack of inherent contractility, it is bile sitting in the gb and not draining properly that can set a patient up for inflammation. Stones sitting in the gb will also cause bile to build up in the gb and can contribute to stasis without causing overt obstruction. ...Read more

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Signs the gallbladder is acting up?

Signs the gallbladder is acting up?

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 too. ...Read more

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What is gallbladder adenomyomatosis?

Adenomyomatosis: This is an overgrowth of the mucosa of the gallbladder that is likely associated with gallstones. There is no clear association with cancer though it is commonly found in the gallbladder of patients with gallbladder cancer. ...Read more

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What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

It's empty: The gallbladder largely functions as a bag that concentrates bile made in the liver. Between meals, bile flows from the liver into the bile duct, and it is "sucked" into the gallbladder where it is concentrated between 8-20 x. When you eat, various stimuli including cck release stimulate gallbladder contaction, and the concentrated bile is then emptied into the small intestine to mix with food. ...Read more

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What causes gallbladder/diahrrea problems?

What causes gallbladder/diahrrea problems?

Not sure...: ..If i understand your question. Gallbladder disease itself is not associated with bowel changes or diarrhea. If you mean diarrhea after gallbladder surgery, then that is due to excess bile reaching the large intestine or colon causing the diarrhea. That usually resolves with time as the small bowel learns to absorb the bile better, or with medication like actigall (ursodiol) to absorb the excess bile. ...Read more

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Is the gallbladder necessary for digestion?

No: The function of the gallbladder is to store and concentrate the bile that is created by the liver and secreted into your intestines. Its presence is not necessary for digestion. ...Read more

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What will happen if my gallbladder ruptures?

What will happen if my gallbladder ruptures?

Very sick: Leakage of bile into peritoneum is quite toxic, peritonitis, shock, sepsis , death.
Even high risk with early operation. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


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