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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)?
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
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
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
Upper abdom. Pain for 3 weeks GP diagnosed inflamma. Now watery yellow diarrehea. Is it a virus that cause this inflamm. Gallbladder surgery year ago?
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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?)
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
I have been sick with sinus infection and stomach virus...Got tested on gallbladder, still hurting on right backside? What's the deal?
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
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
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
2mths post gallbladder removal today dark green slimy diarrhea first time ever with nausea yesterday based vomited once with sour stomach virus? Gall?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gallbladder: Avoid fatty foods.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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