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Atypical gallbladder attack symptoms?

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I have been having what I believe to be gallbladder attack symptoms. I have the golf ball like feeling on my upper right side. I get the burning, gnawing feeling. But lately I've been having burning in my lower back and that same gnawing pain on my lower right side, basically a few inches lower from where my original pain is. It comes and goes. Has anyone experienced these pains associated with gallbladder issues?
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replied May 9th, 2012
Welcome to e health forum. ‎

It is possible that your symptoms to be due to gall bladder dysfunction associated with gall stones. The ‎cause is ‎usually due to poor dietary habits, chronic liver diseases, obesity and a sedentary ‎lifestyle. ‎ ‎

The common presentation due to gall bladder dysfunction include - Pain or tenderness under the rib ‎cage on ‎the ‎‎‎right side , Pain ‎‎between shoulder blades, Stools light or chalky colored, Indigestion after ‎eating, ‎‎especially fatty or ‎‎greasy foods, ‎‎Nausea, Dizziness, Bloating, Gas, Burping or belching, ‎Feeling of fullness or ‎food ‎not digesting, ‎‎Diarrhea (or ‎‎alternating from soft to watery) and or ‎Constipation. ‎

Diagnosis of the cause would require imaging studies like a ultrasound and blood tests (liver functions). ‎

Improved diet (Avoidance of high fatty foods and grease), Physical exercise, weight loss provide the best results ‎in ‎‎‎individuals with low functioning gall bladder. Medicines to improve digestion and cleanse the gall bladder ‎can also ‎‎‎be prescribed to help in improvement of symptoms. ‎

The definitive treatment of such conditions is cholecystectomy for patients who are able to tolerate surgery.‎

You might consult with your doctor for additional information and proper treatment.‎



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