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Hi there. Are you in good health otherwise? Are you currently taking any medications?
Your symptoms are suggestive of a problem with the gallbladder. Have you had issues like this before? When stones or sludge are present in the gallbladder there may be slowing or obstruction of the flow of bile into the small intestine. This back pressure can result in pain, bloating, burping, nausea, etc...typically after a large meal or after eating oily or fatty foods. These symptoms can come and go for a long time or can worsen dramatically with blockage of the gallbladder draining tube. It would be a good idea to have your GP examine you and order both blood tests and a RUQ ultrasound to rule this out.
Yes, if the problem is the GB you would want to avoid large meals and fatty or oily foods. You would want to stay well hydrated and take an anti-inflammatory if you tolerate them. Consider a trial of simethicone ((e.g. Gas-X) to reduce pressure in the GI tract from excess gas. Consider stool softeners as well if you are prone to constipation as this can exacerbate the problem. Finally, make an appointment with your GP so that he or she can confirm the diagnosis and check other organ systems in that area such as the liver, the pancreas and the stomach. There are other medications you may need to keep your symptoms under good control.
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There is no quick fix for a gallbladder problem, whether it be stones, sludge or an infection. Typically the symptoms come and go, but eventually many individuals need to have surgery to fix the problem definitively. The only way to know for sure what is going on and if something needs to be done right away is to get an ultrasound. For this reason, it would be prudent to go to see your GP or go to an express care and let them know what is going on. They can do the required tests and provide you with medication to ease the pain and nausea.