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What can I do for a gallbladder attack?

What can I do for a gallbladder attack?

Pain meds, time.: Gallbladder pain is almost always due to blockage of the outflow of bile from the gallbladder due to a stone. Usually, the obstructing stone will "fall back" into the gallbladder within an hour or so, leading to complete resolution of the pain. If the attack lasts for hours, it is advisable to go to an er to receive pain meds (which may "break" an attack) +/- admission for definitive care-surgery. ...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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Please tell me what can I do for the pain when I have a gallstone attack?

Please tell me what can I do for the pain when I have a gallstone attack?

Gallbladder out.: The best and safest thing to do for symptomatic gallstones is to remove the gallbladder. If you are having pain from gallstones, it implies that the stones are blocking the opening of the gallbladder. This can proceed to an inflammation and even infection that can make you very sick. Find an experienced general surgeon and fix this once and for all. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I do for the pain when I have a gallstone attack?

Can anyone tell me what can I do for the pain when I have a gallstone attack?

Varies: Most people who have gallstones do not have symptoms. If you have symptoms, you most likely will have mild pain in upper mid abdomen or in the upper right part of your belly. Pain may spread to your right upper back or shoulder blade area. Sometimes the pain is more severe. It may be steady, or it may come and go. Or it may get worse when you eat.When gallstones keep blocking a bile duct, you may have pain with fever and chills. ...Read more

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What to do if i can't tell if I am having a panic attack or a heart attack! how do I find out?

What to do if i can't tell if I am having a panic attack or a heart attack! how do I find out?

Panic attacks: See your dr, get an ekg and workup as he recommends. Panic attacks are a diagnosis of exclusion, that is when all other causes have been investigated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i found out I have gallstones and a bad gallblader and?

Can you tell me what to do if i found out I have gallstones and a bad gallblader and?

Surgery: Gallbladders continue to get worse so you should seek a surgical removal. Contact a local surgeon. ...Read more

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I just had a heart attack. What can I do to prevent another attack?

I just had a heart attack. What can I do to prevent another attack?

Address risk factors: The first thing to do is control the risk factors that you can: if you smoke, stop. Control cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes. Exercise or cardiac rehab if you currently don't. Address your diet and weight, if needed. Continue medications prescribed by your physician and follow-up as directed.Also consider adjunctive therapies that can help reduce stress levels, whatever tthose may be for you. ...Read more

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I suffer panic attacks, if I need surgery for an ovarian cyst is there anything I can do to control the panic? Thanks

I suffer panic attacks, if I need surgery for an ovarian cyst is there anything I can do to control the panic? Thanks

Let the medical: team know beforehand so that they can help you through this. Sometimes a mild anti- anxiety medication can be taken. Hypnosis and auricular acupuncture are two other good options for decreasing your anxiety. Take care. ...Read more

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What can someone do for the pain when they have a gallstone attack?

What can someone do for the pain when they have a gallstone attack?

Time or meds: Most episodes of pain from a gallbladder source are over within minutes to hours, but sometimes they last for days or until your gallbladder is out. You can try pain meds, which help sometimes. If you have an infection, though, you need different meds. The ultimate cure though is remove the gallbladder. If you haven't already seen a doctor, make an appointment now. ...Read more

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What can I do for intestinal blockage?

What can I do for intestinal blockage?

Get to the hospital: An intestinal blockage can be a life-threatening condition, particularly if the loop of bowel that is blocked becomes gangrenous because its blood supply is blocked off. Often, surgery is urgently required, although, in some cases, patients can be observed carefully for a while on IV fluids and a nasogastric tube (tube that is inserted in the nose that drains the secretions from the stomach). ...Read more

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What can I do for a weak bladder?

What can I do for a weak bladder?

Here are some...: A weak bladder means different things to different laypersons, which may be inability to hold the urine, or inability to empty the bladder. To sort things out, it's a good idea to bring the information on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of voiding symptoms and their related discomforts to the doctor for analysis, examination, & test so to deduce possible diagnosis for Rx. ...Read more

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What can I do for severe IBS attacks?

What can I do for severe IBS attacks?

Confirm diagnosis...: Ibs can mimick many conditions, & vice versa. At 69 years old your risk factors are significant for systemic disease--particularly ischemia. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. Will clarify your treatment course. Talk with your doctor please. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have costochondritis pain and not a heart attack?

How do I know if I have costochondritis pain and not a heart attack?

Character of pain: If pain is alongside your breast bone (sternum) and is worsened by pressing along the ribs there, or worsened by coughing or deep breathing, more likely costochondritis and less likely heart attack ... If worsened by activity, and associated with nausea, sweating, arm or neck pain, lightheadedness, shortness of breath and not with touching the ribs near the sternum, then possibly angina. ...Read more

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What should I do at home to treat an attack of diverticulitis?

What should I do at home to treat an attack of diverticulitis?

See your doctor.: First and foremost, if you suspect that you are having an episode of diverticulitis, you need to see your doctor to determine if you are a candidate for outpatient treatment. If so, oral antibiotics and a liquid diet are advisable until the pain +/- fever resolves. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a non functioning gallbladder?

What can I do if I have a non functioning gallbladder?

Liver sludge: The problem that caused gall stones is still there. Liver produces the bile which needs b6 as pyridoxal 5 phosphate and phosphatidyl choline. Once the bile flow normalizes pain will stop. ...Read more

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What can I do for have a healthy kidney?.

What can I do for have a healthy kidney?.

Treatment: Keep your BP controlled, if you are diabetic, control your sugars, etc. Here is a full list: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/05/is-it-possible-to-reverse-and-cure.Html. ...Read more

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What can you do for an aniexty attack?

What can you do for an aniexty attack?

EFT: A really effective treatment for anxiety is "tapping" or eft (emotional freedom technique), which involves the (gentle) sequential tapping of acupressure points on the face and trunk of the body. Some suggest that tapping activates the parasympathetic nervous system ("rest and digest"), but the exact mechanism of action is not really known. There are lots of online videos demonstrating "how.". ...Read more

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What to do if i may have had a heart attack?

What to do if i may have had a heart attack?

Heart Attack: If you think that you may have a heart attack, you need to call 911 right away, it is something that we need to deal with right away. ...Read more

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What can I do for a gallbladder attack?

Pain meds, time.: Gallbladder pain is almost always due to blockage of the outflow of bile from the gallbladder due to a stone. Usually, the obstructing stone will "fall back" into the gallbladder within an hour or so, leading to complete resolution of the pain. If the attack lasts for hours, it is advisable to go to an er to receive pain meds (which may "break" an attack) +/- admission for definitive care-surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve pain from gallbladder attack? Ultasound soon, but in pain now.

What can I do to relieve pain from gallbladder attack? Ultasound soon, but in pain now.

ANTI INFLAMMATORIES: If the attack is severe and unrelenting, you may need to get some pain relief at an urgent care or priority care center. You can try anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen). Hydrate, and avoid any fatty food. That's about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best relief for a gallbladder attack?

What is the best relief for a gallbladder attack?

Avoidance: Best to treat the problem & avoid the attacks. Avoid fried fatty greasy foods. Take something like Ibuprofen if having discomfort. If the pains continue and you have gallstones, see your doctor for a referral to a general surgeon for laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder & gallstones. If the pain is bad and having a lot of vomiting, you may need to go to an er for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it bad to go to the ER for a gallbladder attack? It's been carrying on for days now, and i can't take it. My doc appt isn't for another week.

Why wait...: If you have not yet been evaluated, go now. If you have been and symptoms are getting worse, go now get checked that you don't have complications from gallstones, such as inflammation of the pancreas, or blockage of the bile ducts which can become infected. ...Read more

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What is a gallbladder attack?

Pain! : Right abdominal pain under your ribs, fevers , nausea bloating, vomiting. Tender to the touch. If concerned, see your doctor. If really bad, go to ER ...Read more

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What are gallbladder attack symptoms?

What are gallbladder attack symptoms?

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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Can you get a gallbladder attack at 16?

Can you get a gallbladder attack at 16?

Yes: Quite possible. How was a gallbladder attack diagnosed and what symptoms are you having? ...Read more

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How long does a gallbladder attack last?

Usually about : Six to eight hours, but it can be shorter or longer, depending on many factors. If you go on to develop acute cholecystitis, it might not go away until you have an emergency operation. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a gallbladder attack at home?

Time: Time. There is a medication called Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) however, that can help. This is only a temporary solution. Definitive treatment is surgical removal of the gallbladder, typically done with a technique known as laparoscopy, using small incisions and a camera. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a gallbladder attack?

What are some symptoms of a gallbladder attack?

Usually : Right upper or mid upper abdominal pain following a large or fatty meal, accompanied by nausea or vomiting, with sometimes radiation to tip of shoulder blade bone. These care classic symptoms but other symptoms can appear too. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a gallbladder attack in man?

What are the signs of a gallbladder attack in man?

Varies: The most common symptom is right upper quadrant pain, which can radiate to the back. There can be associated nausea, bloating, and increased flatulence. Eating triggers the symptoms, especially fatty and greasy foods. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have a gallbladder attack?

What does it feel like to have a gallbladder attack?

Varies: The most common symptom is right upper quadrant pain, which can radiate to the back. There can be associated nausea, bloating, and increased flatulence. Eating triggers the symptoms, especially fatty and greasy foods. ...Read more

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How do you if you are having gallbladder attack symptoms?

Right upper : Or mid upper abdominal pain, after large or fatty meals, lasting 6-8hrs, with radiation to tip of scapula, nausea, and vomiting are classic symptoms. But not every gallbladder attack exhibit classic symptoms. Your doctor will run some tests to make sure. ...Read more

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Why always 2:00am for gallbladder attack? I eat at 7:00pm.

Fat in meals: Gallbladder attacks often follow eating a fatty meal, pizza, fried chicken, french fries, that sort of thing. The fat has to be absorbed into the bloodstream first, which accounts for the time delay. Fat stimulates the gallbladder to contract and force bile into the GI tract, bile helps the body to absorb fat, and therefore digest the food. Unfortunately this triggers the gallbladder attack ...Read more

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What is the best way to get through a mild gallbladder attack?

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What is the best way to get through a mild gallbladder attack?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) rest, MD: The gallbladder normally stores bile made in the liver, for use during digestion, where the bile assists in absorption of fats. A gallbladder "attack" is related to gallstones that block the expulsion of bile from the gallbladder. The pain is usually shortly after meals, worse with fatty foods, and lasts about an hour or so, right upper abdomen sometimes radiating to back. Removal is recommended ...Read more

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Other than pain what are the effects/symptoms of a gallbladder attack?

Other than pain what are the effects/symptoms of a gallbladder attack?

NAUSEA, SOMETIMES: Vomiting, poor digestion, bloating, diarrhea and discolored stools. If infection sets in, fever and chills are possible. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to get through a mild gallbladder attack?

Surgery: Biliary colic is due to stones in the gallbladder that obstruct the duct. It is extremely painful. Sometimes a lowfat diet and nothing to eat except liquids can mitigate the pain, but in general to prevent acute cholecystitis, and pancreatitis, the gallbladder needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Will i be ok if i'm having a gallbladder attack and take good care of myself?

Will i be ok if i'm having a gallbladder attack and take good care of myself?

How bad?: Transient obstruction of the gb will cause "biliary colic"-an attack of ~hour duration that resolves on its own. Persistent obstruction (>24hrs) leads to inflammation+/-infection that should be managed in the hospital, often culminating in urgent surgery. ...Read more

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Can you still have a gallbladder attack, after your gallbladder has been removed?

Depends : What you mean by attack. You will not get cholecystitis after cholecystectomy, but you can get things such as biliary dyskinesia and common duct stones. Ask your doctor for specific advice. ...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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Acute Cholecystitis (Definition)

Infection and inflammation of the gallbladder, most ...Read more