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dbab
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   Posted 8/27/2007 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Keri,
 
I was watching a new episode of Mystery Diagnosis last night and one of the cases was Habba syndrome which sounds like a disfunctioning gall bladder.  For the patient, they didn't take hers out, I think they just put her on medication.  This was the first time I heard of this disease/name of this disease (the doctor which it was named from was interviewed too).  I wanted to find out if you had more information on this disease since you are the gall bladder guru :-)
 
 
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Keriamon
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   Posted 8/27/2007 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
No, I've heard of it.  Was it really a dysfunctioning gall bladder, or was it symptoms that mimicked it, but were caused by something else.  If they have come up with something to treat a dysfunctional gall bladder, that sounds better to me than taking it out and treating the subsequent other bowel and/or reflux problems that it causes!  But that was definitely what was wrong with mine: dysfunction. 

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   Posted 8/27/2007 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's the link... very interesting!!

habbasyndrome.com/_wsn/page2.html
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Keriamon
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   Posted 8/28/2007 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Interesting. It's almost like a gall bladder-related problem, without true, full gall bladder symptoms. It might be the answer for people who have bile-diarrhea, but who seem to have a functioning gall bladder and have no other related symptoms.

It seems to be relatively mild, though. I was up in the middle of the night having severe pain and diarrhea, which doesn't seem to be associated with the syndrome, so there seems to still be a difference between having Habba and having a really dysfunctional (to the point it needs to be removed) gall bladder. Sounds like they are treating it with the same stuff I'm on now--Welchol, or Questran.

In fact, I think we have had a person or two on here who said that they were put on one of those meds, even though there didn't seem to be anything wrong with their gall bladders and no reason to take them out. This new syndrome would explain why people like that have excess bile in their intestines but their gall bladders aren't functioning so poorly (as in causing massive pain) as to need to come out. It's good that there's now a label for that!
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