Picture an empty balloon that is being filled with water from a faucet. Normally the water pours straight down or in certain circumstances it can flow along the interior wall of the balloon. This is the only way I could think to describe the weirdness going on in my stomach after I drink fluids, usually water. I drink and it feels like the water is coating the inside of my stomach. I wonder if this is a strange symptom of gallbladder sludge. But I am curIous to know why this is going on.
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. The presence of sludge in the gall bladder actually doesnât produce any symptoms and it is usually an incidental finding on the ultrasound of the gall bladder. The sludge is basically made up of bile salts, cholesterol & calcium crystals.
The presence of sludge in the gall bladder is usually not an indication of doing an intervention like cholecystectomy. The gall bladder surgery is usually done only if there is presence of stones within the gall bladder and they are symptomatic; produce pain in the gall bladder area. Please do consult a surgeon/gastroenterologist for the same. I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.
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