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What are some symptoms of gall bladder disease?

What are some symptoms of 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

Bladder (Definition)

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


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What are the kinds of gall bladder disease someone can get?

What are the kinds of gall bladder disease someone can get?

Several: Irritation -cholecystitis
Stones of several types -bilirubin. Cholesterol
Stasis and obstruction
Polyps
Cancers ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes swell with gall bladder disease?

Do lymph nodes swell with gall bladder disease?

Sometimes: This can sometimes occur, but it is not clinically significant unless there is gallbladder cancer. ...Read more

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Can holistic doctors treat gall bladder disease?

Can holistic doctors treat gall bladder disease?

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 more

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Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

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

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What is done for gall bladder disease if I'm pregnant?

What is done for gall bladder disease if I'm pregnant?

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

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Can a high sed rate be related to gall bladder disease?

Can a high sed rate be related to gall bladder disease?

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

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Can gall bladder disease with no pain or gall stones cause any complications?

Can gall bladder disease with no pain or gall stones cause any complications?

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

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What are the different types of gall bladder disease?

What are the different types of gall bladder disease?

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

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Which type of diet may contribute to gall bladder disease?

Which type of diet may contribute to gall bladder disease?

Gallbladder symptoms: Are made worse by intake of fatty or fried foods. Also some patients are affected by dairy products. If you have symptomatic gallstones, dietary adjustment is just a temporary fix. Definitive treatment is surgery. ...Read more

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What diet should I follow for gall bladder disease when surgery is not an option?

What diet should I follow for gall bladder disease when surgery is not an option?

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 more

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How come I have all the symptoms of gall bladder disease, but have the test results come back normal?

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

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Is egg is good for liver and gall bladder disease?

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.
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What are some early signs and symptoms of gall bladder disease/stones?

What are some early signs and symptoms of gall bladder disease/stones?

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 more

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Can Crohn's disease cause cholecystitis? And what can I do to manage gall bladder pain?

Can Crohn's disease cause cholecystitis? And what can I do to manage gall bladder pain?

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

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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

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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

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Can gall bladder disease cause other possible complications?

Can gall bladder disease cause other possible complications?

Yes: Gallstones can cause infection of the gallbladder, blockage of the bile ducts with infection or jaundice, and pancreatitis. ...Read more

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How long can you live with gall bladder disease before it absolutely has to be removed?

How long can you live with gall bladder disease before it absolutely has to be removed?

Depends: What are your symptoms? If you have persistent nausea & vomiting with pain & inability to eat then do not wait. If you are having fevers or infection, do not delay care. If you are having blood test abnormalities or liver disease from gallstones, do not wait for care. ...Read more

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Does gall bladder disease indicate something is wrong somewhere else in the main organs?

Does gall bladder disease indicate something is wrong somewhere else in the main organs?

Gerd: This can be gastritis gerd alone or in combination with gallstones or billary colic, or other GI issues.

I recommend seeing your pcp or GI doctor to begin work up and get you proper medications. ...Read more

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Can Chronic Lyme Disease affect the spleen and/or gall bladder?

Can Chronic Lyme Disease affect the spleen and/or gall bladder?

Not traditionally: The term "chronic Lyme disease" refers to the symptoms of continued headache, joint pains, fatigue, and sometimes cognitive difficulties that can continue to occur for months after the initial infection and antibiotic course. Gastrointestinal involvement as with the liver and gallbladder suggest another diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an upper GI endoscopy to detect gall bladder disease?

Is it possible for an upper GI endoscopy to detect gall bladder disease?

Endoscopy: Endoscopy views the esophagus, stomach and upper portion if the small intestine. It does not view the gallbladder at all! Endoscopic ultrasound (eus) however can visualize the gallbladder & make a diagnosis of gallstones. Eus instrument is passed through the mouth as well but is a more sophisticated instrument than the standard endoscope. Eus can also assess the liver & pancreas. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with gall bladder disease and I am 7 weeks pregnant. What can I expect?

Hopefully nothing: Are you having problems with pain or nausea from gallstones now? Watch your foods, avoid fatty greasy foods, review your options with you obstetrician. If there are recurrent severe problems then surgery could become needed, but hopefully you can wait until after the completion of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Please help, my mother is in hospital with gall bladder disease, she is in pain, & 92 now they are satyin she needs to be on breathin machine why?

Please help, my mother is in hospital with gall bladder disease, she is in pain, & 92 now they are satyin she needs to be on breathin machine why?

Respiratory support: In general a ventilator is used to support the lungs when the patient is failing. There are multiple reasons (recent surgery, sepsis, infection, organ failure), so ask your ICU team to explain the details of your mother's case. Ventilator support may help her overall care. Be well. ...Read more

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Fat malabsorption- what are the possible causes- we know I do not have gastro disease (crohns, divert, celiec, pancreatitus, or gall bladder prob, no surgery/ new diagnosed lupus. And I have pots?

Fat malabsorption- what are the possible causes- we know I do not have gastro disease (crohns, divert, celiec, pancreatitus, or gall bladder prob, no surgery/ new diagnosed lupus. And I have pots?

Steatorrhea: Many causes: pancreatic (exocrine insufficiency); celiac disease; sbbo/sibo; bowel resection/short bowel syndrome; bile acid malabsorption; certain medications; history of chemo/xrrt; systemic disease such as scleroderma & pbc have also been associated with fat malabsorption. Because each of these conditions can have specific and different treatments, determining the exact etiology is important. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a gall bladder surgery if you have rheumatic heart disease?

Is it safe to have a gall bladder surgery if you have rheumatic heart disease?

Yes: Depending on the degree of damage to the heart the surgeon could choose to give you some antibiotics during the surgery....But generally surgery is not contraindicated. ...Read more

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Gall bladder removed 7 years ago coz of gallstones. Can I still have bile duct disease? GGT 124. Other liver enzymes all normal.

Gall bladder removed 7 years ago coz of gallstones. Can I still have bile duct disease? GGT 124. Other liver enzymes all normal.

Possible, Unlikely: Some patient develop stones in the bile duct without a gallbladder. This is a pretty rare thing to happen, but it is possible. If all other liver enzymes are normal it's pretty unlikely this is what is going on. The bilirubin should be elevated. ...Read more

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I I have no gall bladder but I have really bad stomach pains. What's wrong?

I I have no gall bladder but I have really bad stomach pains. What's wrong?

MULTIPLE CHOICE: You haven't given enough information at this point, so let's take a broad approach. There are multiple possibilities for abdominal pain. These include ulcer, gastritis, small or large bowel inflammatory diseases, kidney disorders or infection, or pelvic diseases. You should monitor what causes the pain, when and whee it occurs, etc. Then, have an evaluation by your primary doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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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


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