Gallbladder

What is Gallbladder?

Gallbladder is a small organ where bile is stored, before it is released into the small intestine. Humans can live without a gallbladder. The surgical removal of the gallbladder is called a cholecystectomy.

Questions and answers on "Gallbladder"

how long do I have to wait to work out after having a gallbladder removed?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
3 months.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

You should wait 3 months. Otherwise you may have a hernia in the umbilicus. This area is where the gallbladder is taken out so it remains the largest hole. It needs 3 months to heal completely.

Hope this helps....

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I had my gallbladder removed Tuesday ..can I eat avocado ??

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You should avoid

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Thanks for posting in HCM.
I am Dr.Barani and I am pleased to assist you.

Avocado is rich in fat.
Any food item with high fat content should be avoided after gallbladder removal.
So you better restrict the intake of avocado.

Let me know if...

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yes, what is the actual function of the gall bladder, and where is it exactly located in the body.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please follow....

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking on HCM.
You are asking about gallbladder function and location in the body.
Galbladder is located on right upper abdominal quadrant, under the liver .
It's major function is to collect the bilirubin that comes from...

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Hi my son has 2 stones in gallbladder sizes 18 mm and 13 mm can it be removed without surgery plz suggest

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

(You have not mentioned how old is your son)
Your son has two gallstones which are too big to be treated by medications.
The only definitive treatment is surgery.
If these are silent...

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what makes my right side under my rib cage feel ilke a moving baby? its a cucumber sized lump that comes up

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Ultrasound and blood work

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

There are not that many organs in that location - just the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and stomach. It sounds most like your gallbladder which is a cucumber shaped organ. The gallbladder is also an organ that moves frequently....

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Hi ,
I'am having GallBladder Stone of 3mm .I want prescription as how to make this out through urination without any operation.its paining continuous from last 4 days and taking Voveran-D as Pain Killer

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
GallBladder Stone cannot be eliminated trough urination

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for consultin

GallBladder Stone cannot be eliminated trough urination or drinking plenty of water.

Few medications like Ursodiol help in elimination but do ave side effects. Anyhow, surgical treatment...

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US of gallbladder shows slightly thickened wall 3.5 mm. History of stones. No duct blockage, Murphy's sign negative, not feeling ill, is 3.5 mm significant?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
CT should be done.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

Thickened wall can appear due to inflammation (most common) or due to gallbladder cancer (rare reason).
Lack of symptoms does not rule anything out. For your safety, I suggest you to consult general surgeon, have...

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GGTP of 914, SGOT 138, SGPT 52 and Alk Phos 139

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Suggets alcoholic hepatitis or gallbladder issues...

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I read your test results and they are indicative for :
-alcoholic hepatitis
- gallbladder problems like sludge or calculi.
If I were your treating doctor I would recommend to do abdominal ultrasound to evaluate...

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is it possible after having Gall Bladder pain 6 months ago none since,to avoid it happening again ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hard to predict gallbladder attack

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for your query at HealthcareMagic.
There are some options.

It is hard to predict gallbladder attack and usually if there is stone in gallbladder,it will sooner or later cause difficulties. So this is a reason why...

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My husband never eats vegetables (exception corn and potatoes) and has been pooping green. We don't know what to think of this. Any idea?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
gall bladder problem

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM,
Bile is stored in the gallbladder and it is green. Green stools could be due to a problem with the gallbladder. If he is having any vomiting or abdominal pain then he should see a doctor to get his gallbladder...

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Recent questions on  Gallbladder

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my ultra sound results read: the uterus is anteverted and measures 87*40*50mm. no myometrical mass seen. yhe endometrium is closed and of normal thickness (5.4)mm. there are no free fluid collection in the posterior cul de sac. there is a thin walled cyst with posterior enchancement seen on the right ovary and it measures (28*20)mm the urinary bladder is well distended with echo-free urine and has normal wall thickness (1.6)mm. gallbladder is not well distended. may you please help me interprete my ultra sound results. urinary results indicate PH 6.0 . protein and glucose are nill

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My husband, age 76, has had dizziness, right hand tingling, occasional headaches, and feeling nausea. He has had this for about a year now. His energy level is very low after doing a small chore. He has had CT scans (head), ultra sounds of the stomach which proved he has a polyp on his gallbladder. He had his prostate (cancerous) out about 9 years ago. He had 33-34 radiation treatments for this and was put on hormone treatment for two years. His blood pressure is normally fine and blood test show bilirubin normal although he has gall stones contained within the gallbladder. His doctor believes that he has the onset of Parkinson s disease but a specialist he was sent to says no. One other doctor also does not believe he has Parkinson s disease. So - what is wrong? He is becoming baffled as to what is happening to him. Please can someone help.

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I had gallbladder surgery 7 months ago,did not have a good recovery, it seems now i have like a build up of pressure with having to urinate, when i have to urinate i have to go immediately same with the bowel movements. I really do not know what is going on? What do you suggest or think it could be? A couple of times i have had some pain with the bladder feeling full.

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I have sharp pain that comes and goes near my belly button, maybe down and a little to right. I have had this on and off for years, but certain times I ll have an attack. Now is one of those times and probably worst ever lasted for over 12 hrs sharp pain when it comes is a 10, coming and going from 15 min intervals to maybe an hour, no consistency, always have diarrhea with it, but again this time completely watery. I am 41 years old. When I have gone to doctors they schedule colonoscopy endoscopy, but they can t find anything cause my symptoms are gone by then, attack is over, so they find nothing.Closest thing my doctor suggested was gall bladder sludge that may be irritating my bowl or bile duct . My lipids were elevated during attack so he said it may also be irritiating my pancreas . How do I know if it is my bowl or gallbladder.

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I have pain in my upper right hand side of my chest, feel sick after eating, and get really hungry, and thirsty. Could this indicate esophageal cancer or gallbladder problems?

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I did ultrasound , doctor found few cholesterol polyps in gallbladder and fatty acids in liver . So as per him it is not dangerous. Only thing I need to change my life style and maintain a proper diet. I want to check know more about my condition....

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Thank you. minor pain starting several months ago at my lower right rib area. over last week or two, the pain has increased but doesn't hurt unless I move a certain way or touch the area. I do exercise moderately but don't remember bumping the...

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