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Gall bladder symptoms Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Gall bladder symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had gallbladder symptoms?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. What symptoms do you have that you attribute to your gallbladder?
  3. Risk factors for gallstones (cholesterol type)?

    Why: e.g. female sex, fair skin, overweight, oral contraceptive pill, multiparity (having given birth to at least two children), diabetes, cystic fibrosis, Crohn's disease and fasting.

  4. Risk factors for gallstones (pigment type)?

    Why: e.g. sickle cell anemia, cirrhosis of the liver.

  5. Jaundice (yellowing of the skin), dark urine and pale stools, itchy skin?

    Why: indicates gallstones of the common bile duct, cancer of the bile ducts, cholangitis or post surgical biliary stricture.

  6. Fever?

    Why: may suggest acute cholecystitis or acute cholangitis.

  7. Symptoms of gallstones in the gallbladder?

    Why: e.g. sudden onset of steady pain in right upper and/or central upper abdomen lasting for a few minutes to several hours, nausea and vomiting may accompany the pain. May also have fatty food intolerance, indigestion, heartburn and flatulence. Note: gallstones may be without symptoms, nausea and vomiting may accompany the pain.

  8. Symptoms of acute cholangitis (bacterial infection of the bile ducts due to gallstones, cancers or stricture of the common bile duct)?

    Why: e.g. right upper abdominal pain, jaundice, chills and fever.

  9. Symptoms of gallbladder cancer?

    Why: e.g. persistent right upper abdominal pain, may also have symptoms of acute cholangitis.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Gall bladder symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Gall bladder symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Gall bladder symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Gall bladder symptoms' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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