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Can heavy daily alcohol use cause gallstones. Or damage to the gallbladder. Quit drinkin now gallbladder attacks afta fatty foods. Did alcohol do this?

Can heavy daily alcohol use cause gallstones. Or damage to the gallbladder. Quit drinkin now gallbladder attacks afta fatty foods. Did alcohol do this?

Yes: Heavy alcohol use can damage your liver fist. The gallbladder is part of biliary system- same as liver. Alcohol can also trigger pancreatitis, that also can be triggered by gallstones. Fatty foods can trigger gallbladder pain. Basically, the point is that everything is related, and I highly recommend for you to stop drinking and eating fatty foods. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Can somebody tell me how can alcohol affect the gallbladder?

Can somebody tell me how can alcohol affect the gallbladder?

Alcohol does: Not damage liver directly, but it can damage liver, which, in turn, can affect gallbladder function. Also, abnormal liver functions tests can be caused by either liver or gallbladder disease, confusing the clinical picture. Alcohol in large amounts can also cause ulcers, nerve and brain damage, lots of other bad things. ...Read more

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Can alcohol encourage a gallbladder attack?

Can alcohol encourage a gallbladder attack?

NO: The gall bladder is stimulated by a fatty meal, alcohol is a carbohydrate. Your pain may be gastritis/duodenitis due to etoh toxic effects ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect a poor functioning gallbladder?

Does alcohol affect a poor functioning gallbladder?

Not a lot of evidence: A poorly functioning gallbladder is never a very secure a diagnosis of gallbladder disease. If you have stones it is a much more secure diagnosis. So if the underlying diagnosis is really gastritis or a duodenal ulcer alcohol could certainly make it worse. ...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 drinking alcohol have an effect on the gallbladder?

No effect: Alcohol does not effect the GB. Rather in excess it effects sites it comes in contact with directly or indirectly. Here oral cavity lesions, esophageal lesions and gastriis are not uncommon. There is a secondary effect where patients who are alcoholic can develop severe pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Can alcohol destroy ur bladder, if so what's the symptoms of gallbladder attack?

Can alcohol destroy ur bladder, if so what's the symptoms of gallbladder attack?

No: Alcohol does not have direct relationship to gallbladder disease. However, alcohol can affect the composition of bile salts to cholesterols and fatty acids. This can lead to gallstone formation and subsequent gallbladder "attacks". This is usually manifested as right upper abdominal pain following meals.. Alcohol does have direct toxic affects to the liver and pancreas as well as the brain.. ...Read more

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Can you still drink alcohol if your gallbladder been removed?

Can you still drink alcohol if your gallbladder been removed?

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 and/or lead to some heartburn. ...Read more

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After my gallbladder removed can I still drink alcohol?

After my gallbladder removed can I still drink alcohol?

I don't think: Alcohol in moderate amounts will be harmful after cholecystectomy, unless you have other conditions. Consult your surgeon just to make sure. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol a week after gallbladder surgery?

In moderation: Small amounts of alcohol is probably alright as long as you do not have an underlying liver disease or jaundice. Please do not mix pain pills and alcohol either. Don't over-do the alcohol & risk an injury to yourself while still healing from the surgery. ...Read more

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I had removed my gallbladder, 8 month ago. Can I drink alcohol?

I had removed my gallbladder, 8 month ago. Can I drink alcohol?

Most likely: I'm not aware of any medical condition associated with having a gall bladder removed that precludes one from drinking alcohol. There are a lot of medical reasons for avoiding alcohol, so check with your doctor and make sure you do not have one: eg: blood pressure problems, obesity, gastritis, other medications, liver disease, a substance use disorder, insomnia, anger issues, etc.. ...Read more

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I am a 24 year old female with a 7mm gallbladder polyp, am I restricted from drinking alcohol?

No: Gallbladder polyps and alcohol intake have no association with each other. Moderate intake would still be the rule however. ...Read more

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I have pain in neck and shoulder when ingesting alcohol. Pain hits immediately and lasts a half hour. Not a frequent drinker. Gallbladder removed 10 yrs?

I have pain in neck and shoulder when ingesting alcohol. Pain hits immediately and lasts a half hour. Not a frequent drinker. Gallbladder removed 10 yrs?

Abstain completely!: You may have some anatomical abnormality if the pain is immediate. Go see a good ENT and may need an MRI of head a neck area. Good luck! ...Read more

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Stabbed in the liver iver 2 mouths ago and witch my gallbladder got damaged wirch led to tge removal of it I was wondering is it ok to consume alcohol?

Stabbed in the liver iver 2 mouths ago and witch my gallbladder got damaged wirch led to tge removal of it I was wondering is it ok to consume alcohol?

The GB does not-: -have anything 2 do with ETOH metabolism, but the liver is. The answer would depend on Ur liver function tests. Ur doctor can then advise U about it. Even with a normal functioning liver ETOH intake in excess can damage it. ...Read more

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Ex heavy drinker. Got gallbladder symptoms for 1yr. 3 sets of blood normal with US and abdo X-ray. Could alcohol have triggered gallbladder problems?

Ex heavy drinker. Got gallbladder symptoms for 1yr. 3 sets of blood normal with US and abdo X-ray. Could alcohol have triggered gallbladder problems?

Bad gallbladder: Fever, vomiting, pain in upper belly, usually right sided, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, several weeks to months, and family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods, if initial imaging is negative ask for nuclear TECH HIDA scan and surgery consult. Take friend with you. Be well. ...Read more

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What will happen if you drink alcohol after gallbladder surgery? I have a party coming up and after reading from others I am really scared what happen

What will happen if you drink alcohol after gallbladder surgery? I have a party coming up and after reading from others I am really scared what happen

Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Alcohol drinking in moderation may be alright if you have had several days to heal first. Do not combine alcohol and pain medications. Also be sure that you are eating alright after surgery first. ...Read more

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I have chronis diahrea, drink a lot of alcohol, and a pain in my gallbladder. How can I help decrease diarehea and what foods/vitamins can I eat to hel?

I have chronis diahrea, drink a lot of alcohol, and a pain in my gallbladder. How can I help decrease diarehea and what foods/vitamins can I eat to hel?

Stop alcohol: You are having alcoholic diarrhea and are slowly killing your liver. Please stop drinking, or at least cut way down.
A good multivitamin as well as a b complex will be good for you. ...Read more

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How soon after gallbladder removal can I drink alcohol?

How soon after gallbladder removal can I drink alcohol?

After: You have healed for several days, after you are eating well without nausea or pain, after you have stopped taking pain medications, ; after approved by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause cholecystitis? Or any damage to gallbladder? . Intense gallbladder pain for 1yr afta quoting heavy drinking. US, BLOODS normal?

Can alcohol cause cholecystitis? Or any damage to gallbladder? . Intense gallbladder pain for 1yr afta quoting heavy drinking. US, BLOODS normal?

It is the pancreas.: alcohol usually affect the pancreas, and the attack is very similar to the gallbladder attack.
make sure you have it checked by checking the pancreatic enzymes, like amylase, and lipase, in addition to the liver enzymes.
it is important to do that, because acute pancreatitis not only painful, but it could be dangerous.
so please have it checked, and you might want to slow down on the alcohol. ...Read more

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Only GGT levels were high 150 why? He had gallbladder removed due to gallstones 1 year ago. He socially drinks alcohol. High tryglecirides and rbc.

Only GGT levels were high 150 why? He had gallbladder removed due to gallstones 1 year ago. He socially drinks alcohol. High tryglecirides and rbc.

GGT nonspecific enzy: An elevated GGT level suggests that something is damaging the liver but does not indicate specifically what. Could be from liver, pancreas even heart as well as other sources. ...Read more

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When is it safe to drink alcohol after a laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

When is it safe to drink alcohol after a laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Wait a few days: After any surgical procedure, it is important to remain hydrated to promote healing and good kidney function. Alcohol use commonly results in dehydration, and should be avoided for up to a week after surgery, or until you feel fully "recovered". ...Read more

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I have had my gallbladder removed a year ago and im still getting a feeling of fullness/pain there I do drink alcohol a lot could this be fatty liver?

I have had my gallbladder removed a year ago and im still getting a feeling of fullness/pain there I do drink alcohol a lot could this be fatty liver?

Gall bladder removal: Your fullness in your stomach may not have anything to do with your gall bladder removal and everything with your heavy drinking. You may have a gastritis of your stomach from the irritation from drinking. Stop the drinking to see if you will get better. Your stomach may take one or two weeks to heal. Add over the counter Prilosec which will help the healing process. ...Read more

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Alt jumped from low 20's to 69 in about two years. Drink alcohol once a month but could this be from my biliary dyskinesia or sludge in my gallbladder?

Alt jumped from low 20's to 69 in about two years. Drink alcohol once a month but could this be from my biliary dyskinesia or sludge in my gallbladder?

Probably not, man: It's time to check you for hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, and whether your alt returns to normal if you go off the bentyl (dicyclomine). An extreme athlete can have high alt from it, or there's plenty of non-alcoholic fatty liver even in young folks. While you're waiting, think about getting into a hard-core fitness-focused lifestyle. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Upper right quadrant pain immediately after intake of alcohol. Burning sensation that causes sweating. Gallbladder removal in 2011.

Upper right quadrant pain immediately after intake of alcohol. Burning sensation that causes sweating. Gallbladder removal in 2011.

Etoh pain: Sounds suspicious for peptic ulcers. I would start with avoiding alcohol. Empiric treatment for ulcers might be a good way to start. If it persists, yoi may need an endoscopy or further trsting. ...Read more

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I had what a doctor thought could be a gallbladder attack. Ultrasound was inconclusive. Can I drink alcohol or will that cause an attack?

I had what a doctor thought could be a gallbladder attack. Ultrasound was inconclusive. Can I drink alcohol or will that cause an attack?

Not yet: Would recommend against alcohol since the cause for your abdominal pain could not be found and alcohol can definitely worsen some of the possible causes for abdominal pain, specifically pancreatitis, gastric ulcer or alcoholic hepatitis, among others. ...Read more

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What else has symptoms similar to gallbladder pain? Gallbladder was removed 1 year ago. Ct, blood tests normal. Pain is worse when consuming alcohol.

What else has symptoms similar to gallbladder pain? Gallbladder was removed 1 year ago. Ct, blood tests normal. Pain is worse when consuming alcohol.

Ulcer, gastritis: Sounds like upper gastrointestinal issues to me. Talk to your doc and consider getting an upper endoscopy. If you smoke, stop. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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