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Enlarged gallbladder wall, stabbing pain in abdomen after drinking alcohol, hands swollen. Reason and cure?

I recently was told i have an enlarged gallbladder wall after going in for yellowing skin and eyes. My doctor isn t concerned and wishes to take no further action. Last night i drank quite a bit of alcohol. Today i am experiencing sharp stabbing pain in my upper right abdomen and have been having bowels that are yellow oily liquid. Also my hands are swollen. But i don t have a fever .
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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You had jaundice and enlarged gallbladder recently. That means that your liver is also affected. ALCOHOL is totally prohibited in your case.

Alcohol consumption can affect the liver could also cause pain in the area of the bile tract, or in the liver itself.Abdominal pain is not easy to diagnose, especially for a lay person, so you should not simply assume that you have a gall bladder problem. Apart from the location of the pain, there are several factors that are taken into consideration when diagnosing abdominal pain.
Alcohol can also cause fluid retention in your hands and feet, also known as peripheral or dependent edema leading to swelling .
Since this pain seems to develop after consumption of alcohol, it could originate in the stomach itself. You may be suffering from stomach ulcers or gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), which is being aggravated by the alcohol consumption. It is important that you do not neglect this problem.

I hope this will help

Best wishes
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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