gallbladder attack

gallbladder attack

A popular term for an episode of cholecystitis-related pain. See Acute cholecystitis.
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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.
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.
This causes a gallbladder attack, with sudden moderate to severe pain in the upper right abdomen, between the shoulder blades and under the right shoulder.
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.