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Can drinking alcohol irritate gall stones?

Can drinking alcohol irritate gall stones?

Absolutely: Alcohol is a well known risk factor for liver disease and particularly pancreatitis. The gallbladder, particularly, sick one reacts unpredictably to alcohol ingestion and may very well trigger a biliary colic and worse case scenario, pancreatitis, which can be fatal. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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Is it okay to drink a glass of wine if I have gall stones/gall bladder problems?

Is it okay to drink a glass of wine if I have gall stones/gall bladder problems?

Maybe: Obviously avoid alcohol if it causes any pain or discomfort. Best treatment for gall stones is have a laparscopic cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder) which in good medical centers is performed as a day surgery procedure. Red wine can increase gall bladder symptoms. Alcohol/wine can irritate a sensetive bladder, specially ic patients. Why consume it if results are unpleasant? ...Read more

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Recent cat scan showed calcification on head of pancreatitis had gall stones gb removed in April should I be concerned do not drink ?

Recent cat scan showed calcification on head of pancreatitis had gall stones gb removed in April should I be concerned do not drink ?

Best to be moderate: in your alcohol consumption. The CT suggests that your pancreas has some scarring, or is in the process of healing from, pancreatitis. That might have been from the gallstones you've had removed, or it could be from excessive alcohol consumption or high cholesterol, to name a few. As your pancreas is healing it is best to avoid alcohol to avoid re-injury. ...Read more

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Mild chronic pancreatits, not coused by gallstones or alcohol abuse. I do not drink and no stones seen in an ultrasound. What could be the couse?

Mild chronic pancreatits, not coused by gallstones or alcohol abuse. I do not drink and no stones seen in an ultrasound. What could be the couse?

Idiopathic: That is s medical term for unknown cause. Many times the etiology of chronic recurrent pancreatitis is unknown. Also sometimes pancreatitis can be related to elevated blood triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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Gall bladder question. What drinks, juices prevent gall stones?

The evidence says...: There is no evidence that anything helps prevent gall stones. However, if you avoid being overweight, avoid drinks high in sugar and fat, and avoid type 2 diabetes, it will help you avoid gall stones. ...Read more

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What Are Gall Stones?

Gall stones: These are stones that form in the Gall Bladder when the bile is very saturated and sits around in the gallbladder. Many of them are small and pass out of the gallbladder without a hitch, but occasionally they can grow large and block the duct. Havoc ensues. ...Read more

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