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can gallbladder symptoms be on the left side?

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can you have gallbladder symptoms on the left side....i have pain under my rib cage left side severe bloating, left said ache this has been going on since last Friday 5 days now

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replied May 5th, 2011
Gallbladder Disease Answer A22671
Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. The pain is unlikely to be due to a disease of the gall bladder.

The common causes of the pain on the left side of stomach are pain of acute gastritis which is usually due to increased production of acid & could be precipitated by excessive consumption of tea, coffee or alcohol.

It could be a peptic ulcer pain also if it’s relieved by consuming milk etc. The pain of acute pancreatitis also usually presents on the left side of the stomach and is confirmed by doing a CT scan or blood tests like serum amylase & lipase.

There’s also a possibility of it being due to a stone in the kidney and an ultrasound can be done for the confirmation of the same. I’ll suggest consulting a physician/surgeon and getting yourself examined as it’s extremely difficult to make an online diagnosis without a physical examination. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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