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What can I do for a gallbladder attack?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain meds, time.

Gallbladder pain is almost always due to blockage of the outflow of bile from the gallbladder due to a stone.
Usually, the obstructing stone will "fall back" into the gallbladder within an hour or so, leading to complete resolution of the pain. If the attack lasts for hours, it is advisable to go to an er to receive pain meds (which may "break" an attack) +/- admission for definitive care-surgery.

In brief: Pain meds, time.

Gallbladder pain is almost always due to blockage of the outflow of bile from the gallbladder due to a stone.
Usually, the obstructing stone will "fall back" into the gallbladder within an hour or so, leading to complete resolution of the pain. If the attack lasts for hours, it is advisable to go to an er to receive pain meds (which may "break" an attack) +/- admission for definitive care-surgery.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery

Once acute episode is over you need surgery referral for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Also need comprehensive blood test and ultrasound.

In brief: Surgery

Once acute episode is over you need surgery referral for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Also need comprehensive blood test and ultrasound.
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh
Thank
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