I had my gallbladder removed last May. I had no gall attacks as such, just continual discomfort in that area. Gallstones were found on ultrasound hence the removal of my gallbladder. I have suffered with severe acid attacks (e.g if I eat avocado, drink wine or fruit juice) and what I think is IBS for last few years. I get stomach cramps and alternate between diarrhoea and constipation - I am unsure if any of this is related, but sometimes I swear I can just feel the bile pumping out and I get an stomach attack and then dash to the loo. Unusually, fatty foods are very well tolerated - I can eat a big greasy burger and fries no problem. (I am not really overweight - 147lbs 5'6"). My worry is that I still have a constant discomfort in exactly the place where my gallbaldder was - just like the original pain before gall bladder removed. This areas is more sore if I've drunk alcohol. I've probably drunk 14 to 20 units of alcohol for last 2 years (new social life) after only very occasional drinking in my 20s and 30s (maybe 20 units a year). Followup ultrasound and blood tests have found nothing wrong in the liver area and endoscopy found inflammation in my stomach but no ulcer. I do take Lansoprazole which helps immensely with diarrhoea, acid attacks - but not the stomach cramps and continual discomfort in gall area.
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