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Pain in lower left abdomen
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Pain in lower left abdomen

47 year old male January 1974 had surgery to correct blockage of left kidney Blood vessel was crossing ureter several inches below kidney Kidney and ureter are still intact and function today however have some restriction to flow out of left kidney as there is kink in ureter at sight of repair Renal scan on 10/28/01 indicated left kidney empties slower than right one but does empty completely November 1987 repair to right inguinal hernia Currently have asyptomatic left and right inguinal hernia March 1998 went to gastro and diagnosed with diverticulosis, arthritis in spine, GERD, hiatal hernia, mild esophageal ulcer Since then been taking Prilosec 30mg daily, Fibercon, Enulose syrup, Triavil Everything was fine until 9 months ago Started having ocassional pain in area of left kidney Upon examination and renal scan urologist determined problem was not left kidney  Currently pain is much, much worse and occurs daily Center of pain is at front left lower abdomen at level of navel several inches in from left side and radiates back to area of left kidney Pain seems to be worse when colon has stool in it Never constipated Several weeks ago gastroenterologist performed egd, colonoscopy, ultrasound liver- pancreas-gallbladder-bladder-kidneys, urinalysis, bloodwork, ERCP, Hida scan Gastro said there was a tornado in colon and stomach GBEF #1-5.75% #2-13.0% #3-6.0% pancreas,liver, billiary ducts ok Gastro suggests removing gallbladder AM NOT HAVING GB symptoms-pain right side-dark urine-jaundice-nausea-etc IS THERE ANY WAY THAT THIS PAIN CAN BE CAUSED BY THE GALBLADDER???????????????
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I was recently diagnosed with disfunctional gall bladder.  Believe it or not my pain is mainly "referred" left front ab to back pain.  I first thought it was kidney stones. Then mid ab pain with extreme gas pain started after 1 month, but no unusual  right pain.  No sensativity to fatty food?  My sister also has a disfuntional gall bladder,  SHE definitely has typical gall bladder symptoms. I know of so many people with gall bladder problems, from stones to vague symptoms like mine.  I have found that the old saying "Everyone is different" definitely fits this. Good luck.
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