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Why Is Beer Bad For Gall Bladder Disease
Pain with food: Many patients report pain in their upper abdomen that runs along their rib margin on the right with occasional upper back pain - mostly with fatty/rich food (fried food, ice cream, even creamy salad dressing...). In more severe cases, you can have yellow eyes, darkened urine, light colored stool that floats in the toilet... Time to see a doc if you have some of the sx listed. ...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
No, not really: No "gallbladder flush". With or without gallbladder disease, healthy balanced diet is best. If you have gallbladder disease definitive and demonstrated treatment is surgery. The fear of occult "liver packed with gallstones" is really unsubstantiated and not supported. These links may assist: http://goo.Gl/6iiah and http://goo.Gl/1c7et and http://goo.Gl/5l7ya. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Diarrhea is not a sign of gallbladder disease. Diarrhea can occur in some patients after having the gallbladder surgically removed, due to excessive bile release into the intestines. Sometimes this is temporary and resolves in time. If diarrhea is persistent, it can usually be treated by taking Cholestyramine once or twice daily. You should see your doctor to rule out other potential causes. ...Read more
Ask your OB and gen: Suregon, depends what you have if it is gallstones depends how bad it is and what your pain is and if your duct is totally blocked or not, often times they can do diet management, but sometimes u need surgery or you early delivery and then surgery but you should have already discussed this with your OB and the surgeon who is treating your gall baldder problem. ...Read more
Yes, but...: ...It is a very nonspecific test, elevated whenever there is any inflammation present. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) measures how "sticky" red blood cells are. Fibrinogen is a blood protein that increases in response to just about any inflammatory reaction in the body, causing rbcs to stick together. While the ESR could increase after a gb attack, it is too nonspecific to be useful. ...Read more
See below: I am not sure i understand your question. You have gallbladder "disease" without gallstones? Are you diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia (low function gallbaldder)? If there is no pain & no gallstones then there is very little likelihood of getting any problems or complications. ...Read more
See below: Mainly two conditions can cause gallbladder problems. First and most common is gallstones causing upper abdominal discomfort & nausea. Second can be a poorly functioning gallbladder called biliary dyskinesia. Gallstones are diagnosed with ultrasound. Dyskinesia diagnosed with a nuclear scan. Gallbladder cancer is another rare condition. ...Read more
Low fat: If gall bladder removal is indicated, very few patients are not candidates for laparoscopic or even open cholecystectomy or at least cholecystostomy(tube placed into gall bladder). If that can't be done, you should certainly eat a diet as low in fat as prossible to try to minimize the stimulation of gall bladder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How come I have all the symptoms of gall bladder disease, but have the test results come back normal?
3 Possibilities: 1-your stones are too small to be seen by ultrasound 2-you have gallbladder dz in the absence of stones (dyskinesia)--dx'd by cck-hida scan 3- you don't have gallbladder disease (irritable bowel can cause similar symptoms). Have you seen a gastroenterologist or general surgeon? Either can help you navigate thru this and, hopefully, get you better. Good luck! ...Read more
Egg is not good.: Egg contains both protein and fats. Liver metabolizes the protein and also produces bile, which is green in color & is stored in the gall bladder. During digestion, bile is released from the gall bladder through the common bile duct. Bile helps in the digestion and absorption of fats through the formation of "micelles". So, egg may not be good for someone with liver or gall bladder disease. Thanks. ...Read more
Pain: Gallstones may cause pain by blocking the outflow of bile from the gallbladder. This will cause non-cramping, non-burning, steady pain, localized to the right upper- or upper midline abdomen, +/- radiation into back. As abruptly as the pain begins, it tends to subside after an hour or so. It often follows meals, especially fatty, fried foods. It also may be associated with nausea +/- vomiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Crohn's disease (especially ileal disease) can be associated with gallstones and gallbladder disease. Need to see md if having cholecystitis, especially if taking cd meds that affect white blood cells or immunity. Generally, should remove gallbladder once episodes of gallbladder attacks, to avoid complications like infection of bile duct or pancreatitis (inflammation). ...Read more
I'm having horrible pains in my stomach but only between12 pm and 6 pm after having gall bladder disease. Is this normal?
Do you have...: Gallbladder disease currently? Do you have gallstones? Gallbladder symptoms can be upper abdominal pressure discomforts or pain with nausea. Usually occurs a few hours after eating & worse with fatty foods. So you could have pain those hours from gallstones depending on your eating schedule. ...Read more
Could gall bladder disease be causing back spasms below my shoulder blades? I'm 2 months post-op from c10-illium fusion. Spasms occur when laying down
It's possible: Recovery, always a challenge as other issues develop or are revealed. Gallbladder/biliary disease can be difficult to diagnose and does include pain that radiates into the mid back in some patients. The good news is a low fat diet, lots of hydration and outpatient tests with your regular doc, (ultrasound of ruq) will help answer your question. If you develop fever or vomiting, get checked soon. ...Read more
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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