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Hey Ladies! Could It Be Your Gallbladder?

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Hey Ladies! Could It Be Your Gallbladder?

Do you experience regular stomach pain after a heavy (but delicious) meal? Do you feel it flare up about 20 minutes after eating something with high fat content?

Don’t rule out this recurring pain as just indigestion. You may be experiencing gallbladder issues like gallstones, inflammation or polyps.

Women are 2 to 3 times more likely to develop gallstones than men. After one gallbladder “attack,” there is also a 70% chance of having another.

Can you relate to any of these symptoms or conditions?

  • Pain after eating at least one time a week for a month
  • Stomach pain in the center or upper right area of your belly, between your shoulder blades or your right shoulder
  • Sudden and rapid intensifying pain
  • Indigestion
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Changes in urine or bowel movements

As a woman, it’s so important to be in tune with your body, especially if things progress from intermittent to ongoing to severe.

Risk Factors:

  • Over the age of 40
  • Fertile
  • Taking estrogen or birth control pills
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Overweight
  • High fat or low fiber diet

Schedule a visit with North Oaks Surgical Associates before things progress and you find yourself needing emergency surgery. If indeed your gallbladder is the culprit, here’s some good news: you don’t need your gallbladder to lead a healthy life, and you’re in great hands with North Oaks Surgical Associates. Together, we can make a treatment plan.

Trust our Team
You don’t have to travel far from home for excellent innovative care. With locations in Hammond and Livingston, our experts specialize in diagnosis and surgical intervention of complex conditions in most areas of your body.

Let’s figure out what’s going on and how we can help. No referral necessary. Call (985) 243-9022 to schedule a visit. Click here for more information about gallbladder issues and treatment options.