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How do you know if something is wrong with your gallbladder?
Tenderness in the abdomen, particularly the right upper quadrant. Abdominal pain lasting several hours. Pain that may extend beneath the right shoulder blade or to the back. Pain that worsens after eating a heavy meal, particularly fatty or greasy foods. via
Where would I hurt if my gallbladder?
If a gallstone lodges in a duct and causes a blockage, the resulting signs and symptoms may include: Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the upper right portion of your abdomen. Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the center of your abdomen, just below your breastbone. Back pain between your shoulder blades. via
What does a gallbladder attack feel like?
A gallbladder attack usually causes a sudden gnawing pain that gets worse. You may feel it in the upper right or center of your belly, in your back between your shoulder blades, or in your right shoulder. You might also vomit or have nausea. Pain usually lasts 20 minutes to an hour. via
What can be mistaken for gallbladder problems?
Also known as the “stomach flu,” gastroenteritis may be mistaken for a gallbladder issue. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhea, and cramping are hallmarks of the stomach flu. Kidney stones. Kidney stones can cause sharp pains in your abdomen, side, and back. via
What color is your poop if you have gallbladder problems?
Liver and gallbladder disorders
Gallstones or sludge in the gallbladder reduce the amount of bile that reaches your intestines. Not only may this cause pain, but it can also turn your stool yellow. via
What are the five F's of gallbladder disease?
One of those mnemonics was the 5 F's, a list of risk factors for the development of gallstone disease: “Female, Fertile, Fat, Fair, and Forty”. via
When should you go to the ER for gallbladder pain?
Seek immediate medical care or call 911 if you or someone you are with has any of these symptoms with a gallbladder attack: Abdominal swelling, distention or bloating for more than a few hours. Dark, tea-colored urine and clay-colored stools. High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit) via
Where do you itch with gallbladder problems?
Narrowed bile ducts from scar tissue can keep the bile from flowing out of your liver and gallbladder into the small intestine. That can make you hurt on the right side of your abdomen where the organs are. You also might be itchy or tired, have a lack appetite, and have jaundice, night sweats, or a fever. via
How do you test for gallbladder infection?
Abdominal ultrasound, endoscopic ultrasound, or a computerized tomography (CT) scan can be used to create pictures of your gallbladder that may reveal signs of cholecystitis or stones in the bile ducts and gallbladder. A scan that shows the movement of bile through your body. via
Does drinking water help gallbladder attack?
Drink Lots of Water
Water helps the organ empty and keeps bile from building up. This protects against gallstones and other problems. Sipping more also can help you slim down. Research shows people who drink more water eat fewer calories and less sugar. via
How do you stop a gallbladder attack while it is happening?
Nothing can be done to stop an attack while it's happening. The pain typically subsides once the gallstone has passed. “Gallbladder attacks are often so painful that people end up in the emergency room,” says Efron. “That's a good thing because it's important to get evaluated when you have severe pain. via
Can you poop out gallstones?
The good news is you can pass small gallstones. Dr. McKenzie says some small gallstones leave your gallbladder and pass into your bile ducts. The stones that don't get stuck move into the small bowel and are passed in your stool. via
How do you flush out your gallbladder?
In most cases, a gallbladder cleanse involves eating or drinking a combination of olive oil, herbs and some type of fruit juice over several hours. Proponents claim that gallbladder cleansing helps break up gallstones and stimulates the gallbladder to release them in stool. via
What foods are bad for gallbladder?
Foods to Avoid With Gallbladder Problems