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pain under & behind right rib

Gall bladder removed. Intermittent but chronic dull pain (may became sharp, not burning) behind and under right rib occasionally radiating to center of back lasting 1 hour to 48 hours with no correlation between pain and food intake (pain can begin before, during, immediately after and many hours after meals at any hour of day or night).

Cause?
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Hi there:

I'm so sorry to hear you are suffering. I just answered a similar post so I'm going to cut and paste some of this response.  I hope that's okay.

I'm so sorry to hear that you are suffering and I hope you find answers soon.  

I have had my gallbladder removed, too, but my pain and nausea continue.  I now have excellent pain and nausea relief from medication but I'm still looking for answers.  I've learned that there are many things that can cause these symptoms including Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and Pancreatitis, among other things.

Here are a couple of things that I've found helpful.  

Research!  Read old posts in this forum.  There is a fantastic research resource that I've found very helpful called "The First Principles of Gastroenterology": http***gastroresource.com/GITextbook/en/Default.htm.  

Log!  Keep a journal.  It helps identify patterns in your symptoms, foods, medications and pain level.  You're welcome to read mine but I write a lot (can you tell?).  :)  http***www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/12546?personal_page_id=8912

Reach Out!  You are not alone!  Try to stay positive.  

I belong to a Yahoo! group called Sphincterofoddi_pancreatitis which deals with Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Pancreatitis and Undiagnosed Symptoms, among other things.  Please write Michele at  Sphincterofoddi_pancreatitis***@**** and ask to join.  There is no charge.  Michele is a Registered Nurse and has suffered for many years.  In spite of that, she is the owner and moderator of this webgroup.  She is a phenomenal person; kind, understanding and incredibly smart.  Since you are undiagnosed, I'm sure you would be welcome.  The members of this forum are dealing with or have dealt with similar situations and can provide good practical advice.  Please feel free to mention my name, Sam (not short for anything), in your email.  There is some great practical information there as well.

When you do find answers,please post to let everyone know what you found and how you got rid of your symptoms.  It gives people on this site hope to hear success stories.

All the best,

Sam
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