GB Attack 5-6 Hours After Food, Normal?

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Been reading online that gallbladder attacks usually kick in after about 30 minutes to an hour after eating food. Mine are usually a good five to six hours after food. Are these definitely gallbladder attacks, and is this 'normal'?

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    Sounds 'normal' to me. My attacks used to be 6-7 hours after eating or even the next morning. Dont think there is any definitive time for attacks.

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    There are obviously the "standard" gallbladder attack symptoms but the problem is - not everyone is "standard". I didn't have attacks. I was fine in the morning and the pain come on gradually and stayed as the day went by - thankfully not excruciating pain. Everyone is different and all symptoms aren't textbook. If you have tests that indicate a problem with the gallbladder, then it's most likely the gallbladder! smile

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    Could be gallbladder or gallstones.

    I would go to GP and get them to refer you for an ultrasound scan, this should show if it is gallstones.

    If it is gallstones, one word of advice, if offered gallbladder removal take it as soon as possible. You really want to get rid of them.

    Good luck keep in touch


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    I had my gb out two months ago -- two months today, in fact! :-)

    In my case I had two attacks of severe diarrhea without pain after eating fatty meals, then two classic "biliary colic" attacks after fatty meals, and then had the surgery. My diarrhea attacks didn't show up until the morning after eating fatty suppers, but the colic attacks started about 2 hours after fatty meals. I think everyone is going to be a bit different. And my first colic attack lasted ALL night with severe pain, and with more moderate pain throughout the next day as well -- so I'll cross my fingers that yours aren't like that! 

    I'll second any recommendations for getting that gb out of there quickly. All the reliable info I've read says that quicker surgery leads to fewer complications, so I can't believe all the people I see on the net talking about having symptoms for months or even years before they do anything about it. Get that thing out of there!

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