Can gallbladder problems cause shortness of breath? How and why?

Many reasons. Severe irritation of the right upper quadrant of the abdomen can cause irritation that passes through the diaphragm causing fluid collections in the lung. Other times the pain can actually take your breath away.

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Shortness of breath 7 weeks after gallbladder removal. Er tests show everything is fine. This has been everyday all day long. No pain.?

May be something new. If your symptoms were checked to rule out a clot in the legs or lung and no other surgical problem is seen, there may be another issue to work out. Suggest seeing your pcp and start a work up for sob (shortness of breath). High blood pressure, heart conditions and lung conditions are some of the possible causes. If you feel severely short of breath at any time, return to the er! Read more...
No you should see. Your own doctor to find the cause of your shortness of breath , by various tests , treat you and follow the instructions . Speak to your doctor what is causing your shortness of breath. Read more...

20 year old female who's drank nothing but soda since age 7. I have shortness of breath, burning chest pain & pain under right rib. Gallbladder? Help!

Need for examination. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking more history, physical examination and may be imaging studies. How much do you weigh? If you are overweight, the first thing to do would be to lose weight. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. Read more...

Can gallbladder attack replicate heart symptoms? Chest pain, shortness of breath etc?

Yes. Yes. It is not unusual for a patient presenting with heart attack like symptoms, to ultimately be found to have gallstones or other gastrointestinal disorder after cardiac is ruled out. Read more...