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What does it mean to have a gall bladder attack?

What does it mean to have a gall bladder attack?

Pain & nausea: "attack" means a sudden onset of right upper abdominal pain, nausea, sometimes vomiting. Usually happens a few hours after eating, especially if greasy fried fatty foods. Pain usually resolves over a few hours. Usually caused by gallstones. Need to go to an er if pains & vomiting do not resolve. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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What are the main signs of a gall bladder attack?

What are the main signs of a gall bladder attack?

Several: -first severe sharp abdominal colicky pain radiating to right shoulder and back too. -jaundice if the stone is in the bile duct and obstructing the flow of bile. -dark urine -temperature with chills -vomiting. ...Read more

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What's most likely signs of a gall bladder attack?

What's most likely signs of a gall bladder attack?

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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What foods should I avoid to reduce a gall bladder attack?

What foods should I avoid to reduce a gall bladder attack?

Fatty, Fried Foods: The function of bile is to absorb fat from our diet. Fatty meals cause the release of a hormone (cck) that stimulates the gb to contract. Therefore, a low-fat diet is advised. Unfortunately, an attack can occur unrelated to food. The only definitive way to avoid a gb attack is gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy). Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me the biggest signs of a gall bladder attack?

Can you tell me the biggest signs of a gall bladder attack?

Most common: Symptoms from a gallbladder "attack" is a significant or severe upper abdominal pressure pain with nausea occurring a few hours after eating larger amounts of food or fatty foods. ...Read more

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What should you do if you think you are having a gall bladder attack?

Depends on severity: If severe, you may need to go to the ER. If not severe, of to wait it out, or try some ibuprofen or naproxen to relieve the pain. Be sure to stay hydrated. You should probably see your primary care doctor next week to make sure it's the gallbladder. Need an ultrasound, and sometimes blood test to make this determination. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Please explain what do you do if you think you are having a gall bladder attack?

Please explain what do you do if you think you are having a gall bladder attack?

You need to consult: You must already know that you have gb disease; then consult your physician for more testing, i.e. Gallbladder scanning. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a gall bladder attack--could it be fatal?

Symptoms of a gall bladder attack--could it be fatal?

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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Had a gall bladder attack/ what is a bilary scan?

Had a gall bladder attack/ what is a bilary scan?

For GB function: During gall bladder attack as a small stone get stuck in gb duct completely blocking the out flow., then will cause complications, . This could be detected by biliary scan path of excretion, isotope can be seen in the bile ducts, will show ductal abnormality , if gall bladder is not seen means there is obstruction. At cystic duct that means need surgery , avoid complications. ...Read more

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What are reliable indicators of a gall bladder attack?

Generally: Right upper quadrant post prandial abdominal pain with radiation to tip of right scapula with nausea and vomiting that lasts up to 6-8 hours. But these are typical symptoms, and symptoms vary from one person to another. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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