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Itching with stomach attacks
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Itching with stomach attacks
Has anyone ever experienced itching with their stomach attacks or know of someone that has?
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Sounds like an allergy maybe?
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I had itching for 6 weeks. I was looked at for possible hodgkins relapse (lymphoma). But all tests came out negective. I wonder if the itching earlier has anything to do with my know on going gallbladder symptoms. Just a thought.
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Interesting connection with the itching and gallbladder. Prior to my surgery, my legs would itch so bad that sometimes they would bleed from my scratching so bad. I havent had any of that since my surgery.
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I have been experiencing itching which is getting progressively worse.  I have had my gallbladder out in 1993 and have had various procedures on my bile ducts for blockage.  Now I am faced with what may be liver damage.  I am going to the liver specialist next week with hopes that something can be found.  All other test have come back normal.  I'm not sure if that is good or not.  I will let you know.
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Hello,

I am amazed I have found this site.......and someone mentioned ITCHING!!! I am about to undergo tests for Gall Bladder problems, and for over the 3 years I have had these problems ( put down to Irritable Bowel syndrome) I have had itchy legs, and an itching between the shoulder blades. I have it right now.... but I feel a whole lot better after reading about other peoples ITCHING.
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I've been doing some reading on the net and came across some articles that describe your symptoms.  You might do a search on liver disease, especially cirhossis.
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Thanks for all your comments.  It does sound allergy related, however, I've been tested for food allergies and have none, just mold and pollens. When I get the stomach attacks, my palms of my hands itch so bad.  It continues for a while after it's gone.  I used to actually break out in hives but not anymore.  I think it's because my body is used to the pain now.
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Just got back from the liver specialist today.  He said he thought he could relieve the itching with a medication called Urso 250 mg.  He said it might take a week, but I guess I can stand it that much longer.  His inital diagnosis is primarily biliary cirrhosis, from repeated bile duct damage, but he wants to wait and get a few test back before we do anything else.  They drew 15 vials of blood today for all the tests, at least I feel he is being thorough and actually seems to know what is going on.  I will let you all know if anything else comes up.
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A related discussion, fatty liver was started.
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