Gallbladder linked to Diarrhea

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So right at this moment I'm having a gallbladder attack. I'm in a lot of pain. I had a dream last night that I had a painful attack and was crying....then I woke up and realized that I was actually having and actual attack. I fell back asleep (crazy right?) and when I woke up, I thought that perhaps it really was just a dream. Well, now after having breakfast...SURPRISE I have an attack.

I've been told to have my gallbladder removed, just haven't done it because the deductible it so high. I am also having liquid (yucky explosive) diarrhea. Do any of you know if it is somehow linked to my gallbladder issues?

Ugh...it hurts. I also don't complain about it to my hubby because he says that I need to diet and lose weight and that will help it. Not what I want to hear right now. And I'm truly not crazy overweight. Maybe 25 pounds need to go.

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    diarroeha is a symptom. I ended up living on a 2% fat diet because if i ate anything with a small amount of fat set off an attack, i also cut dairy out as well

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    i had the same type of diarrhea over the weekend the yellowish is bile which is produced by the gallbladder. what kind of pain are you experiencing and is this the first time you have had an attack.. any other symptoms? have you had any normal tests come back? or you know for sure its your gallbladder?

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      Hi Marty,

      I've had gallbladder attacks for over 4 years now. The first time I went to the ER because I didn't know what was happening. Sure enough they said I was having a gallbladder attack and sent me to a specialist. They wanted to remove it, but I haven't done it yet.

      The pain is the sharp, stabbing pain that is just to the right of my rib cage...right where the gallbladder is. It sometimes lasts for hours. Luckily I have a disease called adrenal hyperplasia and one of the "nice" things is that I create an enormous amount of adrenaline when I get hurt....so a pain that could reduce a person to a fetal position doesn't affect me nearly as bad. I can pass a kidney stone with minimal pain....

      I will say that I actually do cry from this pain. Pretty intense and long lasting. One of the things I do is a back bend type stretch....usually helps to dislodge or move the blockage.

      Ugh, my life.

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      I am so sorry you are experiencing this, I know the pain I'm experiencing and how intolerable it is for me so I can only imagine what you must be feeling if you have a pretty high pain tolerance due to the adrenaline condition. I am having a low functioning gallbladder. I hope you get through this and have the surgery if you can. This is no way to live forever constantly in pain.. makes me anxious thinking about it for myself. Good luck with everything. Keep us posted on what you do.

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    Gall stones do cause the bowels to 'misbehave' but your gall bladder needs attention by a good specialist......

    I am told in another post that " I should not push ursodeoxycholic acid"...... I do nothing of the sort but I do think it a shame if any one does not research Ursodeoxycholic acid that in certain circumstances will dissolve gall stones of type. This dissolution technique can be seen on the net, Some rubbish the treatment but are mostly from those who do not possess a gall bladder & so denigrate the possibility of dissolving stones. Under medical supervision the patient can take a course of 'Urso' to eradicate the stones they have. The criteria is apparently that the Stone is no bigger than 20mm. I had 5 stones biggest 17mm and going smaller. Afetr 6 months in the diary 3 had gone and the biggest went down to 10mm.

    I had a twinge in the gall bladder area and so took the treatment for a month and I have not had any symptomns for a couple of years.

    My first episode and treatment was July 2015.

    Anyone who says 'it does not work' is lying. All the data is there on the Interernet. The regime is not understood by all doctors and even those who claim to be experts in gall bladders.

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    Sorry you are having this problem, what i will say is do your homework and google life after gallbladder removal i wish i wud of done this before my 80 yr old mother had hers out. There are alot of issues that can still develop even after your gallbladder is removed and im talking years later. Digestive problems you can still develop gallbladder stones even with no gallbladder, so please at your age read up on this first there are other ways this can be treated or other options to pick. Once you are informed and have read all u can i bet you decide not to have it removed. Good luck to you.

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    I'm so sorry you are going through this. The pain is real and the diarrhea is real. Do you have gallstones??? And yes...gallbladder issues involve having diarrhea and in my case it was several times a day, but usually in the morning. I did not have gallstones. I had a low functioning gallbladder and I had surgery to remove it last Wednesday on 2/5/20. So far I am still on a fat free diet (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are okay...saturated and trans fats are not okay) and I still have diarrhea, but it is after every meal now instead of just in the morning. I am hoping it is because my digestive tract isn't used to its new job.

    I know your deductible is an issue for you, but do find out what can happen if you put off surgery indefinitely.

    I wish you the best.

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      I hope you get better soon!!!!

      Yes, I do have several gallstones. I haven't had them counted yet.....

      I will usually have diarrhea after most meals......bad too. Then, I'm all better. Some days no diarrhea. Pretty weird stuff.

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    I'm sorry you're experiencing so much pain; I remember those days well. There came a point for me when the pain became too much and too frequent - another factor which made the decision easy for me was my liver was being affected, it was as if I drank a lot of alchohol - but I don't drink at all - that's when I decided my gb had to be removed which was in 2015. However, I experienced diarrhea whilst I had a gb and it has continued all these years later. I was told, quite casually on the morning of my op that I would always have to take immodium.

    In my opinion it's only AFTER you've had your gb removed that you begin to realise there isn't that much support of a helpful nature; I wish more research was done.

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    yes definetly from gallbladder and also this can give u ibs issues too, this is how i develop IBS , even after my removal i cant eat fatty food or oily.

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