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Emergency advice on gall bladder attack - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Liver and Gall Bladder
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User :   I think I am having a gall bladder attack. do I go to the ER or do I wait and try to see my Dr. in the morn. I am in a lot off pain
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.xxxx
User :   hello
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Since when you have this?
User :   34 female
Doctor :   Do you have crampy pain in the right side of your abdomen?
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you feel nausea?
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
User :   gas
User :   pain that goes to the back
Doctor :   it might be gall stones obstructing your gall bladder
Doctor :   do you have fever?
User :   I don't think so
Doctor :   If you have severe pain
User :   it is pretty bad
Doctor :   you might need antispasmodic injections
Doctor :   and iv fluids
User :   So I should go to the ER
User :   the one I had yesterday lasted 10 hours
Doctor :   the obstruction
Doctor :   yes i would advise you to get examined
Doctor :   since gall baldder obstruction
Doctor :   is very dangerous
Doctor :   and even emergency surgery is needed for some
Doctor :   since the gall bladder might over distend
Doctor :   and cause what we call MURPHYS TRIAD
Doctor :   of symptoms
Doctor :   Even you might find it difficult to breath
User :   I hate to waste the ER time
Doctor :   but
Doctor :   you need it
Doctor :   now
Doctor :   since it is a surgical
Doctor :   emergency
User :   thank you
Doctor :   where you might
Doctor :   to observe
Doctor :   your progress
User :   well I am going to go then
Doctor :   since for acute cholecystitis
Doctor :   surgery is the best option
Doctor :   it can be done laproscopically
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Get an examination done
Doctor :   Antispasmodic injection might be required
User :   got it thanks for your time
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help with you now?
User :   no that is it
Doctor :   BYE FOR NOW............
Doctor :   TAKE CARE,........
User :   ty
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