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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes severe pain in gallbladder?

I have had four days of terrible gallbladder pain, had scans in the past and no stones were visible. I get discomfort and swelling on a regular basis (I can cup the swelling in my hand) but this bout was really painful. Is it worth considering having the gallbladder removed? I do have IBS and now the pain has subsided I have bad wind and sticky soft faeces. Am normally more on the constipated side . Kind regards
Wed, 18 Mar 2015
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Naturopathy & Yoga Specialist 's  Response
Hi welcome to HCm

Severe pain in gallbladder is no doubt a matter of concern .

Dear , scans in the past can't assure that there are no stones today .

Most disorders of the gallbladder and bile ducts result from gallstones. Bile is a fluid produced by the liver . If the flow of bile is blocked, it builds up inside the gallbladder, causing swelling, pain, and possible infection.

Gallbladder aids in the digestive process by storing , and secreting it into the small intestine when food enters .
Normally, bile passes out of the gallbladder on its way to the small intestine. Stones in the gallbladder sometimes pass into the bile ducts, or stones may form in the bile ducts. These stones sometimes block a bile duct.
Is it worth considering having the gallbladder removed ? Right awnser for your query is-- Is it easy to remove than to preserve ?
By following below regimen you can strengthen your immune system which helps resistance from diseases for healthy life ahead .

I would like to suggest you to follow ,yoga pranayam Meditation , Bhramari ,deep breething along with Balanced diet , containing all essential nutrients , fiber ,vitamins , minrals and Antioxidants in natural form in right proportion strengthns your immune system and lead healthy life .

Avoid processed foods carbs , sugar , fried ,fast foods , Tea , coffee ,alcohol and smoking , stress , sleeplessness and Constipation all will produce biochemical and metabolic conditions in your body that will decrease your immunity.
So avoiding is definitely the first step in the right direction to detoxing the body, boosting the immune system .
For immidiate relief - Apply castor oil packs, which can help ease gallbladder pain and abdominal swelling.
To make a pack, apply castor oil to a soft cloth, and put the cloth on your stomach. Put a plastic cover over the cloth, and add a heat source, like a heating pad on a low setting, on top.
Leave the pack on your stomach for about 30 to 60 minutes. This remedy works best if it is used for about three days.

Gallbladder pain can be severe, and can lead to complications if it persists. So it’s always best to see a physician for an accurate diagnosis before trying any alternative remedy. If you want to try an alternative treatment, let your doctor know what you are considering.

Medical treatment suggested by your doctor can be complemented using a variety of alternative therapies. Most of these therapies or home remedies focus on strengthening your immune system so that you may over come the infection and inflammation quicker .

Hope this helps solves your query .Take care .All the best .Get well soon
Don't hesitate to come back in case of any further query .
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