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Why Does Alcohol Make Your Gall Bladder Hurt
Yes, trial it first: Alcohol absorption or metabolism is not affected by the absence of the gallbladder. The liver should be able to handle moderate amounts of alcohol. However since bile, which would have once been stored in the gallbladder and release after meals, is now constantly expelled into the GI tract, you may find that the combination with alcohol may change your bowel habits. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Not at all: It should not effect either.Get a more detailed answer ›
Timing: In general, one can return to light alcohol drinking in moderation with return to regular diet. The caveat is that: 1. You should not drink if you have other conditions that would be complicated or worsened by drinking, 2. You should not drink if taking certain medications (read lable/talk with pharmacist), 3. Do not drink if taking antibiotics, some recently taken antibiotics may also cause... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had gall bladder removed in 2011. When i drink alcohol i get the same sharp pain i had at the time of surgery. When i eat a burger pain goes away.
Gall bladder removed coz of gallstones. No alcohol. Liver function tests all normal. 2 GGT tests- 89, 124 IU/L. Bile duct disease? Need liver scan?
Possible: Pain from the gallbladder is usually localized to the right upper abdomen just deep to the rib cage, or in the upper midline. The pain often radiates around into the back, is steady/noncramping/nonburning and often begins after eating(esp rich foods).; nausea, bloating, and/or vomiting may be present. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor; they will order an ultrasound to look for stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having pain on the upper right side just under the edge of my ribcage. At times it hurts through to my back. Could it be my gall bladder?
Not usually: Gallbladder pain(biliary colic) is a noncramping, nonburning, steady pain, typically in the right upper-or upper middle abdomen. It typically lasts for an hour and then goes away completely; it often occurs after eating (esp fried/fatty foods). The pain is unrelated to activity or position, although people often try to "walk off" the pain. It is often made worse by taking deep breaths. ...Read more
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