my gallbladder was removed last december too.due to severe upper abdominal pain and back pain.but until now im still experiencing the same pain.i undergo endoscopy and on other medication again..due to hiatal hernia.i am so confuse and in pain..
Ask to be checked for blockage of bile ducts. This is common after gallbladder surgery. I suffered for 7 months and swore it was my gallbladder. I had all the symptoms. It ended up being a plugged bile duct to my pancrease. I had to have an ERCP and the blockage was cleaned and the duct was cut to stretch it. So far things seem to be pretty good. I have some occasional pain, but I believe that is caused from the body getting back to normal. Good luck and I hope this helps.
can i ask what pain are you feeling prior to an ERCP procedure..because i had my gallbladder surgery too..during my ultrasound, they saw 2 stones but only got 1 during the surgery. im am still in pain..so i had endoscopy..finding were hiatal hernia, mild ulcer, h pylori positive, gastritis and esophagitis.had 7 medicines for a month but still in pain..my doctor said my pain was either due to stone blockage or due to GERD cause by hiatal hernia..
i just want to ask if im experiencing the same pain with you...severe pain in my back,upper left abdominal pain, chest pain..that lasted 2-6 hours.usually after eating..but sometimes even if i don't eat, i experience the same pain..
I experienced the same pain, but on both left and right sides. Really bad nausea too. It was 24/7 with the nausea. You mentioned that they only got 1 stone when they removed your gallbladder, well the other one could be blocking one of your bile ducts. I have done lots of research on all of this, as they thought it was my gallbladder and it wasn't that at all. My sphincter (bile duct to the Pancrease) was plugged. You can still get stones even if they remove your gallbladder. If your doctor thinks your pain is due to stone blockage, does he plan on doing anything about it? The pain is really scary, especially the chest pain, because you think you are having a heart attack. Your hiatal hernia can be fixed if it's really bad. My sister had hers done quite a fews years ago and has had great results. You also might still need more meds for all the other problems. I have read enough post to know that a months treatment might not be enough. Have you been retested for the h. pylori? Be active in your health care and make sure your doctor listens to you, I actually made lists so I wouldn't forget to ask the questions I needed answers too. You know your body and what you are experiencing, they don't. So if you have too, demand answers. After all, you are paying them, they are not paying you. Good Luck and God Bless.
I am not sure if the HIDA SCAN is good enough or not. But you should be recovered from your gallbladder surgery by now, if you had it done laproscopically. As for the back pain, shakiness and thirst, that sounds like something else going on. Have you had that checked out? I didn't have to have my gallbladder out because it was a plugged bile duct to my pancrease. I hear there is another test done called an MRCP. You might want to research that. Good Luck and God Bless.
A thought for you - I had that surgery last Feb. The pain after the surgery sent me back and forth to the surgeon for almost a month and every time he would say you are just a slow healer. Well finally I went to the ER with pain so bad that they gave me three doses of Morphine and that didnt even work so they gave me a cat scan, sonogram because my blood pressure was so high because of the pain. My surgeon was called in and he suggested that we go to the operating room to do an exploratory operation because he knew there was a problem but wasnt sure what it was and had to go in there to see. I agreed and had the operation. After that operation I had leakage coming out of the hole where my belly button is. He said that was normal but I was worried because one night there was alot and it looked bloody - I went to the er and they took a sample of the leakage and sent it out to be tested. I never heard back from anyone. I consulted a lawyer about all my missed work and inquired if my doctor was responsible because here I had another surgery to fix what went wrong in the first one and had never been given an explanation. Well after reviewing all my documents the lawyer called me and said - the reason for the second surgery was because during the first surgery I got an infection - which stayed in an air pocket preventing it from going into my blood stream and that is why it was not diagnosed which by the way is the cause of the horrible pains. But the doctor actually knew what the problem was and he re-operated making a drain for the infection to come out. So the doctor is protected legally for me suffering for one month after the first operation with pain sooo bad that I could not function as a normal person and I too was given percocet for the pain which actually worked better for me then the morphine. I dont know if this is your case but the only reason why you would have such horrible pains is because of an infection. If it is in an air pocket like mine it will go undetected. Good Luck and I feel your pain as it was mine for a long time. I am still recovering from thoses surgeries and it has been almost a year.
Holy COW>....... Ive got a 2 PM appointment with a GI (not the same guy that took it out, but another guy). Im going to print this off and bring it with me. Im currently on pain meds Plus im taking attivan for the nerves (im a wreck) from all this. I am still working, but barely making it by at work. ive already been written up for missing work.
Currently my biggest pain is where my gallbladder was. Then im real shaky and my pulse is up. Of course whatever I eat causes me to "shi7" almost immediately. I used to be really athletic, ive tried to work out a couple times but im sore for like a week.
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