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What are systems that your gallbladder is not working right?

What are systems that your gallbladder is not working right?

Gallbladder attacks: The gallbladder concentrates bile from the liver and mixes it with food to digest fats in your diet. When the gallbladder is sick, you may feel right sided abdominal and/or back pain with meals, and have tenderness in the right upper abdomen. Worst case is obstruction of the bile ducts when you may become jaundiced (yellow color), have dark urine, tan stools and/or the pancreas may inflame. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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If your gallbladder is not working right could it cause your bilirubin level to go up?

If your gallbladder is not working right could it cause your bilirubin level to go up?

Seldom: The stone must be in the common bile duct that leads from the liver to the gut. This will raise the conjugated bilirubin. It is a common mistake to think that a gallstone blocking the gall bladder will raise the serum bilirubin. Worth knowing is that maybe 5% of people normally run a high indirect bilirubin (gilbert's) which increased when they get hungry. Causes lots of confusion. ...Read more

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Is it wise to exercise, jog when your gallbladder is not working?

Is it wise to exercise, jog when your gallbladder is not working?

Exercise is good: Exercise as a routine is excellent. You are concerned that your gallbladder is not working. Unless you are having pain from your gallbladder that prevents you from exercising it should be fine. Most likely your gallbladder may have decreased function. Eating a healthy diet and exercising may help. ...Read more

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Can a bad gallbladder have a connection to an enlarged spleen? Hida: gallbladder is not working and u/s says that my spleen index is 900 too.CBC OK.

Can a bad gallbladder have a connection to an enlarged spleen? Hida: gallbladder is not working and u/s says that my spleen index is 900 too.CBC OK.

Not usually,: but there are uncommon conditions such as hereditary spherocytosis which can result in gallstones and splenomegaly. Also, viral inflammatory processes could potentially affect gallbladder function and also cause an enlarged spleen. But in any case, it is not the gallbladder problem that is causing the enlarged spleen, it is a separate process causing both. Of course, they may also be unrelated. ...Read more

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I had a Hida scan about three years ago. It showed my gallbladder was not working at all. The surgeon did not trust the test and felt it Wasn't my gallbladder. Can I have a gallbladder that doesn't work at all for over three years with only minor discomfo

I had a Hida scan about three years ago. It showed my gallbladder was not working at all. The surgeon did not trust the test and felt it Wasn't my gallbladder. Can I have a gallbladder that doesn't work at all for over three years with only minor discomfo

Yes: Hida scan has a high false positive rate, and is often unreliable. Therefore, it should be viewed in the context of other findings like ultrasound, liver tests and physical exam. And yes you could have a nonfunctional gallbladder for long period of time with minor symptoms and possible future infection with acute cholecystitis. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder out 1 week ago. Left outer thigh is constantly numb, tingling, & painful! more pain at night. What can I do? Heat, pills not working

Had gallbladder out 1 week ago. Left outer thigh is constantly numb, tingling, & painful! more pain at night.  What can I do? Heat, pills not working

Talk to your surgeon: This sounds like a positioning issue. In a laparoscopic cholecystectomy the surgeon stands on the left and the patient is tilted to the left. Safety belts are used to keep you in place. It probably irritated a nerve in your thigh that will most likely get better over time. ...Read more

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I read that antidepressants can be the cause of my gallbladder not working right is Zoloft (sertraline) one of them is this even something right I read?

I read that antidepressants can be the cause of my gallbladder not working right is Zoloft (sertraline) one of them is this even something right I read?

Yes it can : Yes. Please have your primary care physician review your medications to rule out possible drug:drug interactions. In particular, if your taking oral contraceptives, pain medications, or cholesterol medications, e.g., statins ...Read more

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Should I go to a and e or gp with gallbladder pain and fever?panadol (acetaminophen) and neurofen not working.

Should I go to a and e or gp with gallbladder pain and fever?panadol (acetaminophen) and neurofen not working.

Cholecystitis: If you have pain in the right upper section of your abdomen, particularly after a high fat meal..then yes go to your primary or ER. Other signs are pain with deep inspiration (because the diaphram pushes down on the liver and the gallbladder lies under that). Also if your eyes or skin are a bit yellow. ...Read more

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Doc said I have protein in my pee and have a gallbladder infection. Antibiotics not working in so much pain with my back and peeing blood what to do?

Doc said I have protein in my pee and have a gallbladder infection. Antibiotics not working in so much pain with my back and peeing blood what to do?

Here are some ...: Backache on one side + bloody urine should warrant an evaluation for possible ureteral stone. Slight protein in urinalysis may not be significant. Gallbladder belongs to GI system, not urinary. How to tie all these together? Bring the info stressing the quality, quantity, and sequence of events of all symptoms over time to Doc for analysis + physicals + tests so to deduce right Dx for right Rx... ...Read more

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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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