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Should I try to flush my gallbladder?

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I'm pretty sure I have a gallbladder issue--excessive gas, cramps, swollen feeling in my upper right abdomen, gastritis, back pain, heartburn that doesn't disappear with antacids, etc. It's been getting worse over the last week. I believe this was induced by poor eating habits (I've hardly eaten anything over the last month).

I've read all about it... My question is, what do I DO about it? Just try to eat more regularly? Should I try to flush my gallbladder? Is there medicine to take for the symptoms? Does it go away on its own if I get into better eating habits? My gallbladder won't rupture or anything, will it?

I live in a country where medical care is minimal and might actually do me more damage than good. If you can give me any practical advice on how to treat this, I would appreciate it. Thanks!!

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replied January 18th, 2011
Gallbladder Disease Answer A18633
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

In view of the symptoms described by you, there’s a possibility that you're suffering from gall stones and cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder).

The diagnosis of the same is usually confirmed with the help of an ultrasound. I’ll suggest consulting a surgeon for the same and seeking an opinion.

He might need other investigations like an upper GI endoscopy as the possibility of an ulcer in the stomach or duodenum can’t be ruled out and this can be confirmed an endoscopy only. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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