Gallbladder Pain (Gall Bladder Pain) (cont.)
Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
In this Article
- Gallbladder pain definition
- What are the causes of gallbladder pain?
- What is biliary colic?
- What are the symptoms associated with gallbladder pain?
- How is the cause of gallbladder pain diagnosed?
- What is the treatment of gallbladder pain?
- Home remedies
- What are the complications of gallbladder pain?
- Find a local Doctor in your town
Home remedies include peppermint, alfalfa, apple cider vinegar, and others; you should check with your doctor before using these remedies.
What are the complications of gallbladder pain?
The complications of gallbladder pain include discomfort with eating, poor food intake, weight loss, electrolyte abnormalities, consumption of pain medications, and disruption of daily activities. However, complications of gallbladder disease include bile duct blockage, serious infections (empyema and gangrene of the gallbladder), pancreatitis, peritonitis, and infrequently, cancer.
REFERENCE: Medscape.com. Acute Cholecystitis and Biliary Colic.
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