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Severe stomach cramps after eating meal, dark orange urine, vomiting. Reason?

My husband has been having severe stomach cramps and has dark orange urine . It happened rather suddenly after a meal (wood fired pizza), say 2 hours after then he was up all night. He vomited in the early hours of the morning which has never happened before, usually has a very strong stomach. Hasn t felt like eating for the past 24 hours and feels reasonably OK but his urine is still dark orange. Can t see a doctor until tomorrow!!
Asked On : Wed, 9 May 2012
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Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Dear Tonymcclure,
Your husband may be having an acute gallbladder attack.
This usually occurs after a fatty meal such as pizza.
It is very likely he has gallstones and one of the stones got
loose and got stuck inthe channel that carries bile to the
intestine. Bile is important for digestion of fat.
He should be taken to the nearest hospital emergency room
for evaluation. This will include blood tests and a sonogram of
the upper abdomen to look for gallstones. If cofirmed ,he would
have to have his gallbladder removed surgically (Laparoscope).
Please do not wait.
Good health.

Answered: Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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