2 years ago I had my gallbladder removed because of an excessive number of stones, pain, GERD, and related symptoms. During the procedure, the surgeon found a large amount of scar tissue covering the liver and gall bladder which had to be removed in order to remove the gallbladder. Surgery was successful and I have been painfree until about 6 months ago. The same signs and symptoms have returned. I have been told that diet can play a part. I am gluten-free, vegan, and I do not consume oils. I eat nothing fried, no animal products, no soy, and my diet is 50 percent raw. I am on no medications or Vitamins.
Recently my pain has increased. On my upper right abdominal quadrant, there is pressure and a burning sensation. I feel a fullness there and a sensation of hot liquid pouring over my insides. Pain radiates into the right shoulder, deep under the rib cage, and straight thru into my back. I have kept a chart of the times in which it happens. The pain comes suddenly and it is random. I have found no relation to it occuring during meals only, or after. Sometimes it happens in the middle of the night.
I am 31, Female, blood pressure 105/60, active, positive family history of diabeties. I am diagnosed with both dysautonomia (POTS) and Ehlers-Danlse Syndrome type 3.
Currently have no insurance due to recent job loss. Is this possibly a serious thing? Should I see a doctor? What could be causing this?
You need to be evaluated. The possibility of a retained stone needs to be investigated. There are several other possibilities but persistent biliary type pain after gallbladder surgery should be explained.
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