gallbladder attack

gallbladder attack

A popular term for an episode of cholecystitis-related pain. See Acute cholecystitis.
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This will cause severe pain or a gallbladder attack for individuals with gallstones.
When gallstones block the tubes (ducts) that connect the gallbladder to other organs, people experience pain and are said to be having a gallbladder attack. Surgery may be needed to remove the gallbladder.
Your right shoulders A gallbladder attack or inflamed liver
I recently had a gallbladder attack and my doctor recommends surgery.
A gallbladder attack occurs when a gallstone (a solid mass of digestive fluid) leaves the gallbladder and gets stuck in the passageway from your gallbladder to your intestine.
She had an emergency visit for a gallbladder attack last year which she will be paying off for a while, and worries about the cost of having her gallbladder removed.
A few years ago, I suffered a gallbladder attack. At 4:00 a.m., I had a perception of an ungodly pain in my right side.
Why is it, then, that my coffee consumption didn't ward off my gallbladder attack? (It was hell!) While this study is a positive report, there have been many studies that haven't been so positive.
Gallbladder attacks often follow fatty meals, and they may occur during the night.
If you are having frequent gallbladder attacks, your doctor will likely recommend you have your gallbladder removed - an operation called a cholecystectomy.
Gallbladder attacks requiring surgery occur less often in women who exercise regularly than in inactive women, a new study shows.