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Where is gallbladder pain located generally, in location to ones right nipple (male)? In inches (ie 1 inch down and 1 inch in?).

Where is gallbladder pain located generally, in location to ones right nipple (male)?  In inches (ie 1 inch down and 1 inch in?).

Most commonly…: The pain will be most commonly straight down from the nipple just below the right rib cage. However, the pain can range from the mid abdomen all the way up to the right shoulder and even to the back. The pain is not always typical. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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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How does gallbladder pain feel?

How does gallbladder pain feel?

Pressure Pain: Gallbladder attacks will typically cause severe, pressure-like, non-cramping, non-burning pain, well-localized to the right upper or midline upper abdomen. The pain does not wax-and-wane: it is usually steady and unrelenting, and may go away as quickly as it started, typically within 1 hour. ...Read more

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What does gallbladder pain feel like?

What does gallbladder pain feel like?

See below: Gallstones can cause mild symptoms such as upper abdominal gas bloating and pressure discomfort after eating. Sometimes there can be more pain in the right upper and middle upper abdomen with nausea and vomiting, worse after eating fatty foods. Sometimes the pain will go into the upper back. Sometimes yellow jaundice with abdominal pain could happen if the gallstones move into the bile ducts. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder pain last for weeks?

Does gallbladder pain last for weeks?

Usually, biliary: Colic last about 6 hours. If it is acute cholecystitis, pain can be more severe and last longer. But it should not last weeks. Consult your doctor to look for other possible causes of pain if it persists this long. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gallbladder pain?

What are symptoms of gallbladder pain?

Gallbladder symptoms: "biliary" symptoms are sub-acute onset of right upper quadrant abdominal discomfort (radiates to right shoulder blade, crescendoing over several minutes, resolving over 6-8 hours +/-nausea/vomit. This typically occurs after a fatty meal due to a gallstone becoming impacted in the cystic duct (connection of gallbladder to biliary tree). Acalculous cholecystitis is a sick gallbladder without stones. ...Read more

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What could be causing gallbladder pain?

What could be causing gallbladder pain?

Gall bladder: Inflammation of gall bladder such as in gall stones or in anorexia nervosa. Should be differentiated from liver disease, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, hiatus hernia, colitis, kidney stones, appendicitis. Your doctor can run thorough workup & give advise. ...Read more

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How serious is gallbladder pain/ problems?

Hurts: Varying degree of pain with stone or inflammation, or gangrene and peritonitis- from minimal to maximal pain. Cholecystectomy is well tolerated for most with significant symptoms. ...Read more

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Gallbladder pain after removal, what to do?

Gallbladder pain after removal, what to do?

See the surgeon: Post cholecystectomy pain is well known. But other complications can occur. When was surgery? What was done? Other studies. Be evaluated ...Read more

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What to do about my extreme gallbladder pain?

What to do about my extreme gallbladder pain?

Take it out: The only definitive treatment for gallbladder symptoms is surgery to remove your gallbladder. If your symptoms were not that bad and less frequent you could try to limit your fat intake and your gallbladder might contract less which might cause less pain, however, if your attacks are really bad and becoming more frequent or even constant then the only option is surgery. See your doctor for exam. ...Read more

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Where on my body does gallbladder pain occur?

Where on my body does gallbladder pain occur?

Right upper abdomen: Your liver is on your right side below the ribs. The gallbladder is tucked under the liver. Right side abdominal pain, above the belly button is usually where it hurts with a bad gallbladder. ...Read more

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What exactly does gallbladder pain feels like?

What exactly does gallbladder pain feels like?

See below: Gallstones can cause mild symptoms such as upper abdominal gas bloating and pressure discomfort after eating. Sometimes there can be more pain in the right upper and middle upper abdomen with nausea and vomiting, worse after eating fatty foods. Sometimes the pain will go into the upper back. Sometimes yellow jaundice with abdominal pain could happen if the gallstones move into the bile ducts. ...Read more

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Best way to treat my extreme gallbladder pain?

Depends: If you have been diagnosed with gallstones causing your problems, then the bad symptoms you describe can be resolved with surgery. Laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder and gallstones can resolve your troubles. See your doctor or a general surgeon to discuss your options. ...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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Can you tell me where does gallbladder pain hurt?

Usually RUQ: Early pains may be crampy and like a wide belt squeezing across the upper abdomen. Once inflammation starts, though, the pain is sharp and localized to the ruq. It may shoot straight thru to the back and sometimes to the right tip of the shoulder blade. ...Read more

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Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Off and on for a few weeks after surgery, upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts can occur after larger meals or fatty foods. If the surgery was a long time ago then see your doctor for an evaluation, as there may be something else causing pain such as gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more

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Why am i still having gallbladder pain after removal ?

Not unusual: To have typical gallbladder type of pain for 4 to 6 weeks after cholecystectomy, until your system gets accustomed to surgical absence of gallbladder. Your bile duct system needs to enlarge just a little to accommodate this absence. If it lasts more than a month or so after surgery, consult your surgeon who performed the operation. ...Read more

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What should I do if my gallbladder pain comes and goes?

See MD...: If you have gallstones without symptoms, no surgery. If you have gallstones with symptoms (right upper quadrant pain, often radiating to back, often with vomiting), confirmed with testing (typically sonogram), best to get you gallbladder removed to prevent future attacks and complications such as inflamed pancreas, and/or infected bile ducts. ...Read more

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

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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Please suggest what foods should you avoid if you have gallbladder pain?

Avoid: Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods (french fires, potato chips, butter, mayonnaise, fried foods, cheese burgers, cheese pizzas, hot dogs, etc.). Eat more fruits and vegetables. See a doctor for proper treatment of the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Berg
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Biliary Colic (Definition)

Biliary colic or gallbladder attack pain occurs when a gallstone temporarily gets stuck in the bile duct. The pain is mainly in the right upper abdomen and can radiate to the shoulder. Biliary colic occurs with fatty meals. Pain can ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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