I am a veteran. The VA hospital could find nothing wrong. I went to the civilian ER and it was found that I had an infection in my gall bladder. VA could not find anything wrong with my gall bladder. It was shriveled up with a gall stone in it. Surgery August 2008 by Ann Arbor, MI VA. My back hurts.
The VA Doctors say that having an enlarged liver is normal. Right now I have a different pain. My knuckles, wrist, elbow, shoulder, groin, knee ankle and toes on my right side hurt. I beleive this is something different. Sometimes my right side hurts while other times it is my left side.
VA doctor said to me.... I will open you up, see if it is the gall bladder, if it is,I will remove it. If it is not, they will look for something else and possibly remove that. If nothing is found then they will close me up and call it good.
I have walked the halls of the Ann Arbor VA as a medical student. You headed off on a tangent with the EBV talk. Where did that come in? This could possibly explain some RUQ pain also. What was the final pathology on the gallbladder. Did they not do a HIDA before operating on you? What other tests have you had if this pain has continued for four years?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.