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Posted by: Melissa | 2009/10/19

Gall Attack

Hi Doc,

I' m 29 and I had my gall bladder removed 10 years ago. Every now and then I start vomiting and all that comes up is bile. This weekend especially I had another gall attack but this time it was accompanied with severe pain in the centre of my rib cage. I had cold shivers and then hot shivers. Everytime I drank something (water) I just brought it up a couple of minutes later. The pain was so severe as well that the only thing that alleviated the pain was after I vomited. But then the pain returned in about 15 minutes and this is how it went on for three hours.

Yesterday I read up about what foods to avoid but I generally dont eat fatty foods etc. Is there some medication that could be taken with foods to help?

Your help is much appreciated.
Melissa

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Dear Melissa
It is very important that you should immediately have a medical examination after this attack because you may well be suffering from a condition such as pancreatitis. Please for your own sake, go and see your doctor ASAP. You may need medical treatment urgently. If you do have a condition associated with your gallbladder please discuss this with the dr because there are medications that can assist with this condition. In general eating a low-fat diet not only does not overtax your gallbladder, but has many other health benefits, so stick to a basic low-fat diet as much as possible.
I hope that the dr will be able to diagnose what is causing your problem.
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2009/10/20

Dear Melissa
It is very important that you should immediately have a medical examination after this attack because you may well be suffering from a condition such as pancreatitis. Please for your own sake, go and see your doctor ASAP. You may need medical treatment urgently. If you do have a condition associated with your gallbladder please discuss this with the dr because there are medications that can assist with this condition. In general eating a low-fat diet not only does not overtax your gallbladder, but has many other health benefits, so stick to a basic low-fat diet as much as possible.
I hope that the dr will be able to diagnose what is causing your problem.
Best regards
DietDoc

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