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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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Dr. Mark Pack
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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 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.

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?

What is a gallbladder attack?

Gallbladder attack: A gallbladder attack occurs when a stone blocks the exit from the gallbladder. The gallbladder continues to squeeze and that is what causes pain. Treatment is to remove the gallbladder. ...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: Possible to have gall stones at the age of 16 or even younger , but not a frequent problem ( rare ) ...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

Dr. Ronen Elefant
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Acute Cholecystitis (Definition)

Acute cholecystitis is an abrupt onset of gallbaldder inflammation most commonly caused by obstruction of the gallbladder duct by stones. Most are inflammatory rather than infectious. Bacteria are present only about ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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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