Patient Comments: Gallbladder Pain - Causes


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Comment from: Danielle, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 23

My daughter was just diagnosed with gallbladder pain. She has to take pain pills the whole time, 2 types of antibiotics (which make her dizzy and nauseous) and 2 pain pills three times daily. If her stomach is empty, the pain is bad. I wonder if it is normal for medication to make her feel so sick. It’s been day 4 after she left the hospital, to treat the infection at home before they remove the gall bladder.

Comment from: Lise, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 09

Ultrasound revealed my gallstones. I had one attack of gallbladder pain and thought it was a heart attack. Previously, the symptoms seemed to be breathlessness, bloating, irritable bowel symptoms and leg/ankle swelling. I had keyhole surgery 5 days ago and I have never felt better. I was sent home the next day and am happily recovering at home. The doctor saved the stones for me. They looked like golden caviar and I had at least 30 of them... smallish. Don't be afraid of this surgery. It makes such a difference.

Comment from: Welshy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

I am in agony with left to right gallbladder pain. I have gallstones, and am waiting for operation. I have pain most of the time in my left side ribs.

Comment from: Bernadette, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 26

My gallbladder pain starts from nothing sometimes, even just smelling foods or drinking water can set it off. I have had the pain for 7 months now and awaiting surgery for gallbladder removal. When the pain does start however, my right arm gets a horrible pain in it, then I may or may not get a fever happening. Then the pain in my abdomen starts, radiates to both sides and right around to my back. I get really nauseous. But apparently all I can do is suffer through it and take anti-inflammatory and Endone tablets till I get surgery.

Comment from: Beanz, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 30

Gallstone stuck in the neck of gallbladder caused my gallbladder pain.

Comment from: Shauna , 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 14

I get gallbladder pain on my right side and having a hot shower works, but then the pain is back. Now I have a heat pack on it and it is not working. I can feel it moving, and I’ve taken fat food out for good.

Comment from: Drc Manikrao C, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 06

I had severe abdominal pain on the lower right side, but no vomiting. Then I got admitted in the hospital for surgery. I was discharged, on my 3rd day now and I am well.

Comment from: Babygirl , 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

Gallstones were the cause of my gallbladder pain.

Comment from: PRETZEL, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 06

My gallbladder pain takes a week out of my life. It starts out as a sharp pain on the right side, and escalates across the stomach, which is usually followed by several vomiting episodes and bloating and diarrhea. The best I can estimate is that it's brought on by coffee, soda, and fatty foods. So I have cut out those foods, but I think it's it might have to be removed.

Comment from: Tinkerbell, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

Eating greasy foods or foods with stems, as greens, cooked turnip greens, collards, foods with lots of fiber caused my gallbladder pain. I had very painful attacks, usually in the early morning, 1 or 2 o"clock, always went to the emergency room; it took 3 or 4 years to get correct diagnosis of gall stones. The severe pain was in the center of my chest, front and back, and under my shoulder blades. I finally got diagnosed with gall stones, had gall bladder removed with no problems. I had 3 or 4 very small incisions and the gall bladder was removed through my belly button.

Comment from: Henri'smom, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

The surgeon says this is not my gallbladder causing me this pain, but my general physician differs. My episode sometimes starts with diarrhea, and then pain in my back, but left side, under rib cage and can sometimes be present for 3 or 4 days. Then the pain moves to the center of my belly and is crushing! At this point I even have trouble taking a breath. It goes on for maybe 2 to 3 minutes but seems like 15. It's the worst pain I have ever experienced!


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Comment from: Ka, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 31

I have severe pain radiating in the right lower abdomen to the upper part of the abdomen. It likens to a labor pain. I was vomiting earlier in the day with diarrhea and bloating. I wonder if this is possibly gallbladder or appendix.

Comment from: Abshir, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 02

I am having a pain on the side of my head around the temple, and I found I am suffering from gallstones I am looking for home remedy to stop the headache.

Comment from: fizzickschick, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 25

A castor oil compress routine is effective in dissolving gallstones. No need to resort to drastic measures, you all, take care of yourself and you won't have to. Even my marathon-running friend had a gallbladder attack when he went off his low fat diet and rewarded himself with a bowl of ice cream. We did not come from a rock, we are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Comment from: Morag, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 07

I have gallstones but I don't have any pain.

Comment from: carol, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 07

I had this gallbladder pain on the right side of my ribs last year and brushed it off. The past two days I have runs really bad, and this morning I threw up.

Comment from: otoneal, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 15

I have pain under rib cage right side, on the liver side.

Comment from: carm, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 04

Perhaps eating causes my gallbladder pain, but it occurs between meals.


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