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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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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 be done for a non functioning gallbladder?

DIET OR SURGERY: If your gallbladder is malfunctioning or non-functioning, and is symptomatic, it would best to have it removed. This is done laparoscopically as an outpatient in most situations. A low fat diet can moderate or eliminate the symptoms, but once the gallbladder is removed there is no restrictions. If you have no symptoms, nothing needs to be done, but the gb can't be revitalized. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a non functioning gallbladder is not taken out, what could result?

If a non functioning gallbladder is not taken out, what could result?

Pain & nausea: If the gallbladder is blocked from gallstones & not functioning then abdominal pains with nausea & vomiting may occur. If the gallbladder has no gallstones and fills on nuclear scan without emptying, then depends on the person's symptoms which could be pain & nausea. If no symptoms then the diagnosis of non functioning gb is suspect. ...Read more

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Can a non functioning gallbladder kill you?

Probably not: but it can be source of post prandial pain or other symptoms if you suffer from them. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a non functioning gallbladder. I am i extreme pain almost constantly. Will this pain stop if the gallbladder is removed?

I have been diagnosed with a non functioning  gallbladder.  I am i  extreme pain almost constantly.  Will this pain stop if the gallbladder is removed?

Gallbladder pain: There is a good possibility that the pain will go away. If there is blockage along any of the ducts in that area then they need to be unblocked as well to relieve your pain. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a non-functioning gallbladder cause pain in only upper middle abdomen?

Might it be possible that a a non-functioning gallbladder cause pain in only upper middle abdomen?

Maybe: Upper abdominal painful pressure discomfort occuring a few hours after eating could be gallbladder symptoms. If your gallbladder has already been shown to have poor function, and the test also recreated the same symptoms, then some patients feel improvement with gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder pain ever be on both left and right sides? Are there any signs of a non-functioning gallbladder to look out for?

Usually R, but can B: felt on the L. Signs that U may notice intolerance 2 fatty foods. That's a common complaint. Other than that U need studies 2 B done. ...Read more

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Can influenza or a non functioning gallbladder cause abnormal vaginal bleeding?

Can influenza or a non functioning gallbladder cause abnormal vaginal bleeding?

No: This is not the cause of your vaginal bleeding. Please see your doctor for an examination to figure out the cause. ...Read more

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What does 35% gallbladder function mean?

What does 35% gallbladder function mean?

Marginal function: Your gallbladder is functioning at the threshhold of abnormality. 35% or less is considered abnormal, and if you're symptomatic, i would recommend the gallbladder be removed. About 10% of my cholecystectomy patients don't have any stones at all, just malfunction.So, if you have trouble with fatty foods, bloating, nausea, RUQ pain, etc - speak with a surgeon.Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you please explain the function of the gallbladder?

Can you please explain the function of the gallbladder?

Stores bile.: The gallbladder stores and concentrates the extra bile which is made by the liver and secreted into the intestines. Bile helps us absorb the fats that we eat as part of our diets. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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