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I am having a tightness - almost a muscle spasm under my right

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I am having a tightness - almost a muscle spasm under my right ribs... This is an occasional pain which seems to come when I bend over a certain way.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrKnowsBest replied 5 years ago.

DrKnowsBest : Do you have a gallbladder still?
Customer:

yes

DrKnowsBest : The right diaphragm is a common area for a. Stitch which is muscular but also where the gallbladder is located
Customer:

what do you do for a gallbladder issue?

DrKnowsBest : If you have a gallbladder an ultrasound is important since infectio can occur and them this can be a real problem
DrKnowsBest : For now stay away from all fatty foods and see your dr on monday if o worsening or fever before then
DrKnowsBest : Fatty meals cause gallbladder spasm and can increase risk of problems
Customer:

Then what do they do for this condition?

DrKnowsBest : If there is a problem they will suggest removal of the gallbladder before infection occurs if there is an infection then they will treat with antibiotics then remove
Customer:

How critical is the gallbladder and what is it's function?

DrKnowsBest : It helps digest fats, it is removed in a lot of cases and there is no problem at most sometimes diarrhea with very fatty meals can occur after removal
DrKnowsBest : Bile salts can be taken by mouth to avoid this if needed
DrKnowsBest : It may all be muscular but must be ruled out
Customer:

Thank you for your help.

DrKnowsBest : Sure if no more questions please press accept
Customer:

How serious of an operation is removing the gallbladder? Can it be an out-patient surgery?

DrKnowsBest : Yes can be outpt if caught early and done laparoscopically
Customer:

Ok.

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