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What does the back pain from problems with a gallbladder feel like?

What does the back pain from problems with a gallbladder feel like?

Sharp pain: Could be stabbing intermittent pain...Usually in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen that radiates to your mid spine. See your internist to verify your gall bladder. ...Read more

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Dr. Wendy Askew
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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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Why do gallbladder problems cause back pain? Is there any way to alleviate it? Was diagnosed with moderate sludge, and I have pain after most meals.

Why do gallbladder problems cause back pain? Is there any way to alleviate it? Was diagnosed with moderate sludge, and I have pain after most meals.

Referred pain: is the way that your body perceives pain from internal organs. Gallbladder irritation can be felt as back pain by your body. The pancreas also classically causes pain that radiates to the back. In general, you can decrease GB symptoms by avoiding fatty foods. Surgery is another option, esp if you are having consistent pain despite diet modification. ...Read more

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What would cause mid to upper back pain in right side? I already had a abdominal ultrasound to rule out gallbladder problem.

What would cause mid to upper back pain in right side? I already had a abdominal ultrasound to rule out gallbladder problem.

Bad gallbladder: Fever, vomiting, pain in upper belly, usually right sided and back, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, several weeks to months, and family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods while waiting for your doc visit, diagnostic testing, and/or surgery date. If US is negative, get a TECH HIDA scan. Be well. ...Read more

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Can tingling feet, hands and back pain be symptoms of cervix cancer? Or gallbladder problems?

Can tingling feet, hands and back pain be symptoms of cervix cancer? Or gallbladder problems?

No: Tingling of feet and back pain usually neurologic due to lumbar/sacral nerve roots entraped to give symptoms. Cervix Ca would start with vaginal bleeding and eventual ulceration thru anterior/posterior vagina to invade bladderand rectum. GB would produce rt. upper abdominal pain. Neurologic exam in order ...Read more

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Why is there back pain associated with a gallbladder?

Why is there back pain associated with a gallbladder?

Referred pain: Nerve fibers drom gall bladder , kidney can be interrpreted by brain as coming from back--ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my back pain is due to my gallbladder?

Location: Location and time relative to eating. It is best to see a medical doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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Can my gallbladder cause Rib and back pain?

Yes: It is very common for the pain associated with gallbladder to be felt in the right lower chest and through to the back. If the pain comes on after eating, there is a high likelihood that this is from the gallbladder and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes back pain after gallbladder surgery?

What causes back pain after gallbladder surgery?

Several things: Most common cause for back pain after gb surgery is transporting you from the or table when you are only semi-awake...Less common cause is a retained stone in your common duct which could be accompanied by jaundice. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder pain be caused by back pain?

GB pain: Gallbladder pain can be referred to the back. ...Read more

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What can be done for back pain after gallbladder surgery?

Walk: And move around. Use heat on the back. Do not sit or lay around too much as muscle tightness ; spasms will set in. ...Read more

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Please tell me can gallbladder pain be caused by back pain?

Please tell me can gallbladder pain be caused by back pain?

Yes: The gallbladder tends to lie in the back portion of the liver and tends to refer pain to the right shoulder and right lower back. The pain associated with the gallbladder usually occurs shortly after eating fatty or fried foods. It can also be associated with nausea and vomiting. You should see your PCP and will likely need an ultrasound of your gallbladder depending on your symptoms. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder sludge cause severe back pain? And starting to feel nauseous

Does gallbladder sludge cause severe back pain? And starting to feel nauseous

POSSIBLY: Gallbladder sludge is basically very tiny stones and granules. Sludge is the precursor of larger stones, and certainly can cause similar symptoms. So, if you have nausea , back pain or right upper quadrant pain, especially after fatty foods, it is quite possibly the cause. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor and surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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After open gallbladder surgery, i've had really bad lower right side back pain and spasms. I mostly slept sitting up after. Can that be the cause?

Maybe: Would need more information. How long ago was the surgery? In the first few weeks after major open abdominal surgery, there sometimes can be some back muscle pains due to abnormal posture while sitting or standing. Try changing positions, stand up more straight, walk more, use local heat on the muscles. See your surgeon to be sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more

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It's been exactly 6 weeks since my gallbladder surgery and I've noticed that I've been getting back pain where my gallbladder use to be. Is it normal?

Not typically: By six weeks out from surgery you should be continuing to improve and not developing new symptoms. Back pain in this area could be due to a variety of reasons to include a retained gallstone in your common bile duct or a hematoma or bile collection in the area to gallBladder bed. Best to see your surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Have a extremely large gallbladder sludge, and suffering from extreme lower back pain. Any advice?

See a Surgeon: Sludge, "extremely large gallbladder", and back pain could be something as serious as pancreatitis or a significantly inflamed gallbladder. Physician evaluation in an er is recommended. It seems that the gallbladder should be removed in the absence of another source of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a gallbladder attack make you feel like you have to cough and have upper back pain & chest pain?

Can a gallbladder attack make you feel like you have to cough and have upper back pain & chest pain?

It can: Biliary colic typically causes upper abdominal pain, which can radiate to back, nausea after eating, vomiting. Some attacks feel like chest pain. Not uncommon to get heart attack eval before getting gallbladder eval. Try a low fat diet, increase your hydration, get an ultrasound of your gallbladder when you visit with your doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more