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What You Should Know About Gallbladder Attack
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What is a Gallbladder Attack?

The Gallbladder is a small ‘sack’, that stores the bile the Liver produces. Bile is released when we eat fatty foods, to help absorb fatty nutrients. The duct, or tube, that connects the Gallbladder can become plugged if a Gallstone passes into it and blocks Flow. This is painful, and often requires an urgent surgery to remove the Gallbladder, before serious infection sets in.

What are the Symptoms of a Gallbladder Attack?

The classic triad includes:

  1. Severe Right Upper Quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain, radiating toward the right Scapula.
  2. Fever
  3. Elevated White Count (blood test that confirms infection is setting in)

How is the Gallbladder removed?

Most often, a laparoscopic procedure, utilizing tiny incisions can be performed. Many people can go home the same day of the surgery…, but this is an individual decision based upon how sick you are, and how diseased the Gallbladder became.

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