When is it ER time with a gallbladder attack?
March 25, 2012 1:54 AM Subscribe
How do you know its time to go to the ER with gallbladder issues? Can I wait 24 hours? Please calm my nerves! It's 3:30am, I just had two bouts of loose stool and one episode of throwing up.
posted by MultiFaceted to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, it's early and I'm with my parents visiting a city. We are heading back to where I live later this morning, and will be there by noon. I have been diagnosed with one teeny tiny stone and gallbladder "distended" a couple of years ago but it wasn't surgery time then. Earlier this week I tried to go low carb and probably ate too much fat. Right now I am lying in bed in pain in the gallbladder area. It's not unbearable, but I have a high pain threshold and it is really bothering me. I've already thrown up and I hope that doesn't happen again. I don't plan on eating again ANYTIME soon.
So, when do you head to the ER with this? Can I wait it out and go to the doctor on Monday? I don't want to deal with the ER, and I surely don't want to do it until I'm home, but I also don't want to be dangerous. There are urgent cares in my hometown I could go to tomorrow. I have also never had surgery (laser wart removal doesn't count) and I tend to "tough it out" and not go to the doc. I need some clarifying thoughts, some reassurance, or something! I'd rather not have surgery this week if I can avoid it...or at least wait until Tuesday.