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What are the symptoms of a bad gallbladder?

What are the symptoms of a bad gallbladder?

Upper abdominal pain: Pain in the right or middle of the upper abdomen, often radiating to the back, is the most common symptom. This is often worse after eating, especially fatty meals. Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal bloating are other common symptoms. Read more

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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 are the symptoms your gallbladder going bad?

What are the symptoms your gallbladder going bad?

Going bad: Can mean acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis, cholangitis. Symptoms are pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, jaundice, change in color of urine or stool. If you have gallstones, these things are bound to happen. Read more

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Symptoms of a bad gallbladder?

Symptoms of a bad gallbladder?

Gall Bladder Attack: Pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, worse after eating fatty food, low grade fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. If symptoms are more than intermittent, you need to see your doctor right away, to prevent complications. Read more

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So how serious is a bad gallbladder? Have most of the symptoms but have no insurance. Need to know what to do?

So how serious is a bad gallbladder? Have most of the symptoms but have no insurance. Need to know what to do?

Gallbladder issues: A bad gallbladder can be serious if it becomes infected, ruptures and the common bile duct becomes obstructed with a gallstone. IF symtpoms worsen or you develop juandice, increased pain and fever, go directly to ER. Read more

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Can you have a bad gallbladder with no symptoms?

Can you have a bad gallbladder with no symptoms?

Rare: It's would be unusual. Most people have symptoms from "bad gallbladder." some people have bad gallbladder on us but its from other sources (hepatitis, heart failure, ascites, hepatic flexure diverticulitis etc). Sometimes, diabetics and pts with severe vascular diseases can have bad gallbladder that can cause gangrene but with min to no symptoms. This is very uncommon. Read more

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Is it possible to hav normal hida scan & ultrasound for gallbladder, but hav false results? Hav all symptoms of bad gallbladder for 2 yrs but norm tests

Is it possible to hav normal hida scan & ultrasound for gallbladder, but hav false results? Hav all symptoms of bad gallbladder for 2 yrs but norm tests

Tough situation: Unusual but possible. There are people who have problems with gb or bile ducts that don't show up on the usual tests. A sphincter at end of your main bile duct that could be too tight. If so could give typical gb symptoms. Need special manometry test to be sure. But also need to be sure not something else like ulcer disease. I have had few patients with all neg tests that got better after gb surg. Read more

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Can I exercise with a bad gallbladder?

Can I exercise with a bad gallbladder?

Yes: Exercise and physical activity should have no direct negative effect on your gallbladder disease. Read more

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I had a very painful hida scan today is this a sign of a bad gallbladder?

I had a very painful hida scan today is this a sign of a bad gallbladder?

Possibly: It is definitely a pretty good sign for gallbladder disease. If the HIDA scan was negative, but all your other symptoms match gallbladder disease, some surgeons (but definitely not all) would consider removing your gall bladder. This really is a risk-benefit analysis that you will need to have with your own doctor. Read more

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How frequently does a bad gallbladder come back with tests saying it is fine?

How frequently does a bad gallbladder come back with tests saying it is fine?

Not uncommon: I frequently see people with normal lab and X-ray tests who still have GB disease. Many of these people with typical GB symptoms get better after GB removal. Read more

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I'm getting my gallbladder out in a couple weeks. Can having a bad gallbladder give you headaches?

I'm getting my gallbladder out in a couple weeks. Can having a bad gallbladder give you headaches?

Not usually: Gallstone symptoms include pain in the upper abdomen, usually on the right side, pain with eating a fatty meal, occasional nausea and vomiting, and possible jaundice (yellow discoloration of skin/eyes. If an attack causes considerable stress it is possible you could develop a tension headache, but this is not a classic symptom. Read more

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Will there be clues in LFTs if you have a bad gallbladder? Or LFTs are not accurate enough to defect this? . Thank u

Will there be clues in LFTs if you have a bad gallbladder? Or LFTs are not accurate enough to defect this? . Thank u

Sometimes.: Sometimes there will be clues in the liver profile that will point to a potential gallbladder or bile duct problem. However, it is possible to have even a severe gallbladder attack and still have normal liver tests. Other tests, such as an ultrasound or other x-ray tests are often necessary to sort this help. Good luck. Read more

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I got my gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago. Why do I get bad gallbladder attack-like pains in the mornings that go away when I stand up?

I got my gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago. Why do I get bad gallbladder attack-like pains in the mornings that go away when I stand up?

Incision pain: Could be incisonal pain or muscular pain where the cuts were made to go into the body. There could be left over stones in the main canal that are not passing through (unlikely, given that pain gets better when you stand up). See your surgeon if pain persists. Read more

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Last few days I have been chilling of the evening and woke up last 2 nights sweaty. I started metroprol 2 weeks ago. Also I have bad gallbladder?

Last few days I have been chilling of the evening and woke up last 2 nights sweaty. I started metroprol 2 weeks ago. Also I have bad gallbladder?

Chills and fever: Take your temperature during the chills/fever to see how high it is. Could be the flu. Metoprolol is for blood pressure and lowers heart rate, a bad gallbladder can cause fever, vomiting and pain in the right side. Okay to check in with your doc. Read more

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Could a bad gallbladder cause soreness up under right rib?

Could a bad gallbladder cause soreness up under right rib?

Yes: The gallbladder often causes pain under the right ribs, breast bone and radiates to the back. Read more

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Can a bad gallbladder cause diabetes and/or high blood sugars?

Possibly: Any chronic infection/inflammation can cause high sugars in diabetics. If you have inflammation of your gallbladder, that can contribute to high sugars in diabetics or pre-diabetics. A bad gallbladder will not cause diabetes by itself. You need to have an underlying predisposition to diabetes. Read more

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If you've been diagnosed with a fatty liver could that possibly mean you could have a bad gallbladder? Have back pains. Day to day.

If you've been diagnosed with a fatty liver could that possibly mean you could have a bad gallbladder? Have back pains. Day to day.

Fatty liver: Fatty liver does not always associated with gall stones. Ultrasound which assume revealed the fatty liver would have revealed the gall stone also. Backpain may have a different cause. Read more

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Fingers and palms peeling fingertip pain and bad gallbladder. What should I do?

You have a complex: Symptoms issue. This will not be addressable over the internet. Additionally you appear to have had a complex medical history and are on significant medications. You need to address your current complaints with your primary health care professional who is familiar with your health issues and has all of your information. He/she can best advise you. 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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Cholecystitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the gallbladder, a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, beneath your liver. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid that's released into ...Read more


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