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Gallbladder disease

Also known as Biliary Tract Disease and Biliary Tract Disorder

Gallbladder diseases are diseases involving the gallbladder.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with gallbladder disease, 81% report having sharp abdominal pain, 70% report having upper abdominal pain, and 50% report having nausea. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of gallbladder disease are upper abdominal pain, although you may still have gallbladder disease without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with gallbladder disease often receive hematologic tests, radiographic imaging procedure, complete blood count, urinalysis, electrolytes panel, glucose measurement, kidney function tests and intravenous fluid replacement .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with gallbladder disease include meperidine (demerol), ursodiol (urso), propofol, zosyn, atropine / hyoscyamine / phenobarbital / scopolamine, rapacuronium, bupivacaine / epinephrine, nitrous oxide, rifampin, sevoflurane, glycopyrrolate, varenicline (chantix) and sucralfate (carafate) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for gallbladder disease include age 30-44 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get gallbladder disease.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
1.6x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
1.0x
75+ years
1.0x

Sex

Male
0.7x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.5x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
1.2x
Other
0.4x
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