Patient Comments: Gallbladder Pain - Treatment


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Comment from: Scared sister, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

After reading this article and reading some of these comments I feel I need to share my thoughts. Twenty two years ago, after my nephew was born, my sister had her gallbladder removed because of gallbladder pain. She was told she basically can live without it and it was a routine procedure. She wasn't told she would have gastrointestinal problems for the rest of her life. The gallbladder is very important, it stores and concentrates bile from your liver to break down crucial fats needed for digestion and health.

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

My gallbladder pain was treated well. Doctors and nurses took it seriously. Same day I had first attack and went to emergency, they knew what it was and referred to a surgeon. Saw him two weeks later and I am currently on urgent surgery wait list.

Comment from: Dianne, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 07

I have suffered with gallbladder pain for years. I refuse to have surgery. I use a product called Gallbladder Complete that you can buy on Amazon. After mixing a small amount with a tinge of apple juice, the pain is relieved. I've ordered a ton of it this time, and am going to use it religiously. It dissolves gallstones and gets rid of the sludge. I can go months without an event, but I do not go out of town without my Gallbladder Complete.

Comment from: Apmg, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 29

I had gallbladder pain 6 months after my 1st delivery. Surgery was not practical as it was only a few days after the cesarean. I had undergone pain relief medication 2 times within a month each time for 5 days. Later I had tried homeopathic treatment and the stones were dissolved completely by 2 years. Again I continued medicines for 1 more year. All these started 11 years before. Till now there is no such problem I have never had pain since.

Comment from: Magillamom, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 03

A male friend of mine went to the emergency room because he thought he had food poisoning. It turned out that he had gallstones. They did an MRI and decided to remove the gallstones. Post-surgery it got worse. He became septic. He fought it on and off for three months. His surgical wound did not heal and they sent him to different medical centers to help in his recovery. He was finally intubated, was fed through a tube and in great pain. Knowing this man like I did, I sure did not expect him to die. I think that some men wait too long before they seek medical help.

Comment from: Dharshini, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: June 19

My mom of age 83 has gallbladder pain and the doctor said there was some infection in the gallbladder. He suggested to have surgery to remove it. We are wavering because she is very active now and we are not sure if it will be ok at her age. I am looking for any alternative treatment.

Comment from: Dowah, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 24

My gallbladder pain started on the right side of my abdomen. Then it felt like it moved down in my intestines then turned worse; excruciating and a constant sharp pain. I am just wondering if that was gallstone passing through my intestines.

Comment from: steverino, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 12

I am a former emergency medical technician. My gallbladder frequently quits providing bile to the stomach, which in turn lets the food I ate sit in the stomach and ferment so to speak. The bile helps food breakdown and move it into the small intestines. The food sitting in my stomach begins to swell and this causes severe pain putting me on the floor. I have been to the emergency room with this and they could not diagnose it and since the gallbladder does not show swelling in the x-rays, they will not take it out. Sometimes I think the medical profession has quit thinking outside the box. Not all gallbladders are equal. I eat plenty of beets to help the gallbladder to keep functioning. They seem to be a super food for the gallbladder. My sister and brother have had their gallbladders removed because they showed the typical signs of swelling that most people experience. Thank you for the forum.

Comment from: Amzlfe, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 13

I was given Dilaudid for my gallbladder pain.

Comment from: patticee, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 30

My granddaughter had her gall bladder taken out by scope. When she was discharged, she no sooner got home from hospital and had to return to the emergency room. They discovered her liver was bleeding more than they supposedly thought. Yet, after a couple days of not eating and many tests, they decided that a rouge stone had gotten out and was creating the sickness again. I wonder how and where it goes out of system. They never brought the bleeding problem again.


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Comment from: Reda, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I am a nurse and I know when something is wrong. I've been to the doctor and emergency room more than a couple times within the last couple of years about my right upper quadrant pain that at sometimes is unbearable and makes it hard for me to breath, but no one seems to know what's going on because all of the ultrasounds show nothing. I am tired of this gallbladder pain and it's scary.

Comment from: jennibee, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 22

Morphine only took the edge off my gall bladder pain. It was the worst pain I have ever endured. It was worse than childbirth.

Comment from: Linda, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 12

My heart muscle is only 21 percent and I am not a candidate for major surgery but need the gallbladder removed.

Comment from: Ruth, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 20

My gallbladder was removed as well as stones.


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