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Offline n50plic

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gall bladder
« on: January 07, 2014, 05:43:35 PM »
Is there anyone out there who has had gall bladder problems? My parents seem to think that my symptoms are gall bladder related. If so is there anyway to treat your gall bladder without having surgery? Anyone I ever heard of with gall bladder issues I thought had to have it removed. Please advise as I am very nervous about this and cannot even eat. Thank you.

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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 06:14:44 PM »
Advice anyone?
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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 08:23:42 PM »
I had gall bladder attacks for weeks and thought it was back spasms. A CT scan (for an unrelated issue) showed gall stones. Within weeks I was in the ER twice in one night in pain and had emergency removal first thing the next a.m. 
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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 09:30:16 AM »
I just left the doctors office and they didn't tell me anything. I told them that I have bad pain in the upper right area. Why wouldn't they send me to the ER? I'm losing my mind. She said it could be many things but she did keep referring to gall bladder. Idk what to think. I'm a man I thought only women got gall problems :(
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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 05:28:50 PM »
its not an emergency that is why they didnt send you to ER. many time gallbladder can be controlled with diet. when it cant then you get surgery. it can also be 10 other things including indigestion and stuff so they want to rule that other stuff out.
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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 07:10:32 PM »
I guess your right. I think my mind and my hunger made me feel like I was in more pain than I really was.
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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2014, 09:56:31 PM »
If all your tests come back negative, then you may wonder why you are having pain in your upper right quadrant (URQ), and what it most likely is is referred pain from tight back muscles, most likely caused by your unconscious tensing of your back muscles in the "flight or fight" reflex.  It is a very common manifestation of anxiety, but often leads to a greater panic than some of the others because of the many organs located on the right side of the body, like the gallbladder and liver.

If you have anxiety illness try to get to the bottom of it; otherwise this pain may come back or get worse, and then you end up afraid of the symptoms and in really bad shape psychologically.  There are many sources to help with anxiety.  This site is one.
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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2014, 10:51:49 PM »
In the middle of an attack, Apple Cider vineger.  Try to drink it straight, if you can't, water it down.  It's awful and leaves a bad aftertaste but it works within a few minutes.  I've had problems on and off through out the years.  Symptoms mimic that of a heart attack so be aware of that, it's really scary.  You just have to learn what foods trigger attacks.  Spicy, greasy.  I can't do many tomato based things. 
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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014, 10:54:55 PM »
To answer your question about women having it instead of men.  Women often get it a lot of times after childbirth so that might explain it why they have it more but men can certainly have problems.   
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Re: gall bladder
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014, 11:30:33 PM »
Thank you all for your responses and kind words. I have noticed myself clenching at times and have tried to relax my back. I'm clenching right now actually. I will update when tests come back. Even so I feel better speaking to you all. Thanks again :)
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