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Where is the gallbladder located on the female body?

Where is the gallbladder located on the female body?

Right Side: The gallbladder in both males and females is located under the liver. It is usually located closed to the bottom of the right rib cage on the abdomen. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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Where is the gallbladder in the body of a man?

Where is the gallbladder in the body of a man?

See below: The gallbladder is located in all people in the right upper abdomen, under the liver, near the ribs, by the front of the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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If the gallbladder were enlarged, where would it be felt on the body?

If the gallbladder were enlarged, where would it be felt on the body?

Right side abdomen: The gallbladder sits underneath the liver on the right side of the abdomen just a few centimeters under the rib cage. Even if it is enlarged the gallbladder may be hard to feel through the abdominal wall (the skin, fat and muscles). ...Read more

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Curious how your body works without the gallbladder and if you can still eat all the foods you like?

Curious how your body works without the gallbladder and if you can still eat all the foods you like?

Still Works: The body works without a gallbladder. The gallbladder stores bile which helps us digest fatty foods. Without the gallbladder reservoir, we cannot release as much bile after a meal, so sometimes fatty meals are harder to digest. This tends to improve with time and a low fat diet can help, especially right after surgery if fatty meals are a problem. ...Read more

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So im 26 female I had my gallbladder took out two months and 1 weeks ago and this past 2 weeks I have pain on my upper left side and lower right side?

So im 26 female I had my gallbladder took out two months and 1 weeks ago and this past 2 weeks I have pain on my upper left side and lower right side?

Watch and. ..: Your well described information seems suggesting the concern on indigestion so for the time being, watch if what you consumed have been causing indigestion, and then provide behavioral modification for healthy lifestyle. Meanwhile, collect and record the quality and quantity of symptoms with their sequence of events, and bring them to see your pcp or the surgeon for detailing your concern... ...Read more

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I had to have my gallbladder removed, what happens to my body without this particular organ?

I had to have my gallbladder removed, what happens to my body without this particular organ?

Fat digestion issues: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile, which is produced by the liver and used by your body to absorb fat in the gut. When you eat fat, a hormone called cck signals the gallbladder to release bile.

If the gallbladder is removed, the bile cannot be released all at once, so some fat is not absorbed. It is then passed out as diarrhea. A diet low in fat, and smaller meals will reduce that. ...Read more

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I am a 24 yro female. I had my gallbladder out. When I bend over I have pain in my upper right abdoman it feels. Like something is flipping over why?

I am a 24 yro female. I had my gallbladder out. When I bend over I have pain in my upper right abdoman it feels. Like something is flipping over why?

May be adhesions: Even with lap. Cholecystectmy, some times adhesion's will form at peritonial entry site, they may be causing your symptoms, which will resolve with time, or developing a small hernia at the port site where the trochor was introduced. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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I am 23, female, average build and fairly healthy. How soon do you believe I could fly a two and half hour flight after the removal of my gallbladder?

I am 23, female, average build and fairly healthy. How soon do you believe I could fly a two and half hour flight after the removal of my gallbladder?

A week: Generally speaking after general anesthesia, and laproscopic surgery, and having a permission from your own surgeon, you could safely fly for two and half hours a week after the operation assumimg you do not have to lift any luggage or any personal bag that have more than 10-15 lbs. ...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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Could a gallbladder problem make your body itchy?

Could a gallbladder problem make your body itchy?

Yes, gallbladder: Problems could cause elevated serum bilirubin levels, which in turn can cause itchy skin. ...Read more

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What will happen if a pregnant lady suffers from a gallbladder problem?

What will happen if a pregnant lady suffers from a gallbladder problem?

Try to delay surgery: Gallbladder problems are not uncommon during pregnancy. Usually, the attacks are minor and self-limiting; a low fat diet will often help. If the attacks are severe and/or frequent, it may interfere with pregnancy, leading to a decision to operate. If so, it is best to do this during the second trimester. ...Read more

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Pathology of my gallbladder showed granulomatosis is this likely to be in other parts of the body?

Pathology of my gallbladder showed granulomatosis is this likely to be in other parts of the body?

Granulomatosis of GB: Are you sure its granulomatosis or is it adenomyomatosis. If it's the latter don't worry, if there are multiple granulomas than this can have many causes and would be unlikely that it was isolated to the gallbladder. The causes of granulomas include tb, histoplasmosis, sarcoidosis, to name a few of the most common. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed a month ago, does this effect at all the way your body breaks down alcohol?

I had my gallbladder removed a month ago, does this effect at all the way your body breaks down alcohol?

No: NO- it can affect the way your body breaks down fats the liver does all of the filtering. ...Read more

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Does removal of gallbladder effects the digestive process of the body? And does it harm any function of the body?

Does removal of gallbladder effects the digestive process of the body? And does it harm any function of the body?

Overall it does not: At times people have difficulty tolerating fatty foods after cholecystectomy. Some patients also complain of having bowel movements somewhat urgently after eating. For the most part people with chronic gallbladder disease feel much better after having their gallbladders removed. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed last month and now ive noticed that I have a body ordor but now I smell even after I shower.

No relation: There is no relation betwwen your body odor and the removal of gallbladder.
look for other factors.
like food you are eating more now than before your surgery ...Read more

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37 year old female experiencing sharp pains in my lower back that started on my right side & moves to my left side. Gallbladder removed 2003?

37 year old female experiencing sharp pains in my lower back that started on my right side & moves to my left side. Gallbladder removed 2003?

Hard to say: Without know more information. The quality, provocating factors and associated symptoms would help with a diagnosis. Does food make your pain worse? Could you be constipated? ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 2 months ago. Felt great for the first month and a half. Now I feel like I have something else going on. I live in Raymond NH. My energy, mood, and the way my body feels is up and down 4 to 5 times a day. When I'm feeling down

I had my gallbladder removed 2 months ago. Felt great for the first month and a half. Now I feel like I have something else going on. I live in Raymond NH. My energy, mood, and the way my body feels is up and down 4 to 5 times a day. When I'm feeling down

Retained gallstones: You may have a retained gallstone in the common bile duct. Your doctor can check Liver Function Tests (LFT) to check. If elevated, GI doc can get the stones out through an endoscope. ...Read more

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A gallbladder malformed cand cause pain, nausea, depress, head pain, shake of the body?

Unlikely: Your symptoms may not be due to malformed gall bladder, but will have higher incidence of gb disease, ; gall stones due to stagnation, poor drainage of bile but will not give depression, speak to your doctor ...Read more

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What is function of gallbladder in body... What will be its impact on body when we removed it for stone surgery.?

What is function of gallbladder in body... What will be its impact on body when we removed it for stone surgery.?

Bile storage: The gallbladder stores bile produced in the liver. When you eat a meal, it contracts and releases bile into the first part of the small intestine. The bile helps you break up and digest fat. If the gallbladder is removed, there is a constant trickle of bile into the small intestine. Most people do fine without their gallbladder, and if it is removed for real disease, they feel better. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 6 months ago and I've had weight gain since the procedure. Could this be related? I'm a Healthy 33 yr old female.

Probably no: Some people have trouble tolerating some fatty foods while gallbladder is inflamed or symptomatic. Once It is out you can enjoy all the foods that you could not before, so it is kind of related - but not gallbladders fault. Try to think about your diet and portion control. ...Read more

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How long does it take your body to get back to normal after having your gallbladder out and do you have to eat low fat foods after the operation?

How long does it take your body to get back to normal after having your gallbladder out and do you have to eat low fat foods after the operation?

1 week: Typically 5-7 days to return to work full time. Could be as little as 2-3 days. Most could also go back to working out in a gym in 2-3 weeks depending on comfort level. Low fat diets are typically not necessary unless freq loose stools are an issue. ...Read more

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Why is there pain at different points of the body, like behind the right shoulder or around the collarbone, if the attack happens in the gallbladder?

Referred pain: Occurs when the body gets confused about where the pain is located. In gallbladder pain, the nerve that goes to the area is the same one that goes to the tip of scapula, so you think it is coming from there. Another example: when you get irritation of diaphragm, you get pain on top of shoulder. ...Read more

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What causes night sweats with low body temp? My temp was 97.2 at midnight last night and I was covered in sweat. Gallbladder is at 9% function cause?

What causes night sweats with low body temp? My temp was 97.2 at midnight last night and I was covered in sweat. Gallbladder is at 9% function cause?

Night sweats: Night sweats can be caused by fever but other things can cause night sweats. In your case, you list obesity - a very common cause of night sweats is sleep apnea. Even if you are already treated, make sure the setting on CPAP are ok. Thyroid functions should be checked and meds reviewed. At your age, also perimenopausal sweats-hot flashes are on the list. ...Read more

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I have a 1inch pseudocyst in the body of my pancreas. My dr. Believes its caused by my gallbladder & wants to remove it, I don't agree but should I do it?

Get another opinion: Pseudocysts can resolve without treatment, & may not need addressing if they are small & asymptomatic. If you have had pancreatitis due to gallstones (which is one way you get a pseudocyst), that is a serious issue & should be treated by removing the gall bladder. Once the gall bladder is full of stones & inflammation it doesn't work normally & can cause many serious problems. ...Read more

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Is there a way to decrease the ammount of bile salts your body makes after gallbladder surgery?

Is there a way to decrease the ammount of bile salts your body makes after gallbladder surgery?

Unfortunately no.: No. However, the reason you are probably having diarrhea is bile is constantly being introduced into the small intestine and not being completely reabsorbed before entering the large intestine. This causes irritation of the right colon and thus diarrhea. You can bind the bile by taking metamucil and thus decrease the irritation. ...Read more

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Elevated ALT for 1 year. I am a nondrinker, physically fit (115lbs) female. Hepatitis labs normal. Gallbladder removed 2 months ago. Causes?

Elevated ALT for 1 year. I am a nondrinker, physically fit (115lbs) female. Hepatitis labs normal. Gallbladder removed 2 months ago. Causes?

Context: An isolated abnormal lab test is best assessed in context of medical history, including a review of medication use, and physical exam. The degree to which the test is outside the reference can have lab test numbers that fall outside the reference range. ...Read more

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Been experiencing nausea for a month. Had gallbladder removed in March and still have pain. Could this be a new problem or my body still healing.?

Been experiencing nausea for a month. Had gallbladder removed in March and still have pain. Could this be a new problem or my body still healing.?

May be different: 3 months after removal of your gallbladder, your symptoms may be due to something else. See your doctor for a complete re-evaluation which may include additional tests such as labs, ultrasound and/or CT scan, or referral to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

About Six Weeks: Hematomas are quite common after surgery.It is just collection of blood which gets clotted after the surgery and with time liquefies and gets absorped in the blood stream.
Most hematomas do not require any treatment and resolve by itself. But sometime if they are large and pressing on some organ/ structure or it gets infected, then it has to be drained and treated appropriately. Discuss with Surgeon ...Read more

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What could cause pain to wrap around the right side of your body From abdomen around side to back & in the chest Waiting to have gallbladder removed?

What could cause pain to wrap around the right side of your body From abdomen around side to back & in the chest Waiting to have gallbladder removed?

Biliary pain: Your description of your pain could be from your gallstones/biliary colic but also from other causes that should be mentioned to your medical team. Stones can block your pancreatic duct too and cause significant pain as can ulcers and right sided colon constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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