I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery about 20 years ago. I'm assuming they used metal surtures/staples during removal. Two years ago, I had a MRI scan for pain in my knees. Since then I had pain in my right side just below my rib cage. It was an acute pain immediately after the MRI scan. There is still residual pain to this day. Is it possible that something tore open? If so, can this be the cause of sharp pains in my mid back that the doctors have not been able to pinpoint after X-rays? So far, they've tried anti-inflamatory medicine, strong antacid medicine and pain killers but still no final diagnosis. Can stomach acid leak into my abdominal area and cause such pain? They now want to do another MRI scan to check out my back more and I am scared to death. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!
I had a three and a half hour laproscopic removal of my gall bladder in August 2015. I began running again, and shortly found some back pain. I'm 77, and have always run road races, including just before my surgery, I had an x-ray, and the techonologist said with surprise "You've got metal in your back." The radiologist's report said arthritis with no other diagnosis. He was good enough to check MRIs which showed no metal, but said that there could be metal in my lower intestine, or food that looked like metal. Not being a chewer of tinfoil or pin balls, I was surprised. We just went to Florida for a vacation, and the security check showed metal in my lower body with all change, keys, etc. in the tray. We'll find out if it is an issue on the way back home in an hour. I'm taking two mile runs, but there is always some concern at the start, and pain if I ever catch my foot when running or walking. The lower left hip (Slightly shorter leg, but a lift in my shoes to compensate) is often painful as well. Thoughts?
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