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Dr. Russell Juno
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Where is the gallbladder located on the female body?

Dr. Russell Juno
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Amy Swegan
Board Certified, General Surgery
17 years in practice
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If the gallbladder were enlarged, where would it be felt on the body?

Dr. Amy Swegan
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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Where is the gallbladder in the body of a man?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Joseph Mele
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
27 years in practice
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Curious how your body works without the gallbladder and if you can still eat all the foods you like?

Dr. Joseph Mele
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
27 years in practice
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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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Ken Starnes
Board Certified, General Practice
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I had to have my gallbladder removed, what happens to my body without this particular organ?

Ken Starnes
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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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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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I had my gallbladder removed a month ago, does this effect at all the way your body breaks down alcohol?

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Lisa Hogan
Board Certified, General Surgery
30 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Lisa Hogan
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Carson Liu
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
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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

Dr. Carson Liu
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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

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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Dr. Craig Aronchick
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Pathology of my gallbladder showed granulomatosis is this likely to be in other parts of the body?

Dr. Craig Aronchick
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
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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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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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Where on my body does gallbladder pain occur?

Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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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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