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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Gallbladder Pain And Pancreas Pain

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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How do i tell the difference between gallbladder pain & constipation pain?

How do i tell the difference between gallbladder pain & constipation pain?

Difficult: to tell without a medical history, physical exam & some tests. Usually gallbladder discomfort occurs a few hours after eating fatty or greasy foods with upper abdominal discomfort & nausea. Constipation can be various cramping feelings with cramps anywhere in the abdomen, not related to eating. Ultrasound tests the gallbladder. History of lack of bowel movement is constipation. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an appendicitis pain and a gallbladder pain ?

What's the difference between an appendicitis pain and a gallbladder pain ?

Location: Typically, gallbladder pain is in the upper abdomen (middle to right side), and radiates to the back. Crampy, comes and goes, onset 30' or so after eating. Appendicitis is in the belly button, then migrates to the right lower abdomen. It is progressive and unrelenting. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can you determine the difference between muscle or cartilidge pain vs liver or gallbladder pain? Have heard can feel liver pain under ribs ?

How can you determine the difference between muscle or cartilidge pain vs liver or gallbladder pain?  Have heard can feel liver pain under ribs ?

A good history: There are some different nuances with each type of pain. If you speak with your doctor, between a good history and a physical exam, your doctor can usually figure it out. An ultrasound or some blood tests may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for gallbladder pain?

None: There are all sorts of old wives tale remedies out there for gallbladder pain, but science shows that once a patient has symptoms from gallstones, these symptoms are very likely to recur until the gallbladder is removed. Delaying surgery makes surgery more difficult and risks/complications higher. Stones leaving the gallbladder don't just cause pain. They can damage pancreas and cause infection. ...Read more

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Which steps or tests should I look into next for gallbladder pain?

Most common: First evaluation for pain is a complete medical history and physical exam. Blood tests. Ultrasound is common to evaluate the gallbladder. Ct scan can be used for abdominal pain evaluation, but not specific for the gallbladder. Hida scan can evaluate gallbladder function. Seeing a gastroenterologist for endoscopy to look for causes of pain. ...Read more

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I have classic gallbladder pain but testing comes back negative. What else could it be?

I have classic gallbladder pain but testing comes back negative. What else could it be?

Gallbladder: ypu have classic gallbladder pain. Usually that implies pain after a fatty meal. If your tests are normal and you still feel it is your gallbladder then the duodenum should be evaluated next. Also sometimes patients end up getting the gallbladder removed and find out after that indeed the pain is gone, even though the tests were negative. Keep your surgeons card with you. ...Read more

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Is it true pears help with gallbladder pain?

Is it true pears help with gallbladder pain?

Low fat...: You've been advised in a prior healthtap answer regarding a low fat diet. Pears are no-fat. Other than this fact, a single pear or two will not alleviate gallbladder pain. Please seek appropriate medical/surgical care, & if in considerable discomfort get to the er. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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. Tracy Berg
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Biliary Colic (Definition)

Biliary colic is a symptom in which a person has abdominal aches and pains due to gall stones or other obstructions to the flow of bile out of his liver and into his intestine. Bile is a green liquid necessary for ...Read more