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My friend has been having frequent gall bladder attacks, age

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My friend has been having frequent gall bladder attacks, age 40, and the last one was June 15th. She had one today and the pain is still severe, She has been eating salad, brocolli and feels that the food has brought it on. She is using a heating pad to help with the pain which has lasted for a long time. What could I do to help her?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Macy RN replied 9 years ago.


Has your friend had testing done to determine that it is for sure her gallbladder?

If so what did the test show?

Does she have stones?

Is her gallbladder not working?

Thank you,


Customer: replied 9 years ago.
No she has not been tested, she has no insurance, but had been to a doctor and he had said it was her gall bladder.
Expert:  Macy RN replied 9 years ago.

Thank you for your reply.

To be sure it is gallbladder and not something else she should at least had a gallbladder ultrasound done and maybe a HIDA scan.

It is dangerous for her to let it go.

She should go to the ER and be checked out.

I would not say though at the ER that it is her gallbladder since she has had no test to prove so.

That way they can run the necessary test and find out for sure.

She could also have appendicitis and we do not want her to rupture.

If it is her GB then they can give her pain medicine and get her set up with a surgeon to have it removed.

If it is her gallbladder eating any fat or spicy foods can set off an attack.

Other things that could be causing her pain are:






So she needs to go and really find out.

Let me know if you have more questions.


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