I am 53 and lately have started experiencing what feels like gas and bloating pain just below my sternum- It is like what I have eaten is taking along time to travel down to my stomach. I have had my gallbladder out about 21 years ago- I am on thyroid medicine and also on vicodin for lower back pain- It comes and goes and sometimes when I am laying down, it causes difficulties in breathing for a short period of time. Any clue as to what this could be.
I was taking vicodin for knee pain and developed similar symptoms. Doctors found a small hiatal hernia and a slow acting gall bladder. The HIDA scan showed this. I think the slow release of bile may be creating the gas and discomfort.. i'm wondering if Vicodin is the culprit. I know you can't be taking any pain killers while taking the test. Any thoughts?
I was thinking that perhaps it might be something like that. I will have to check into that further I had my gallbladder out, but sometimes the bile buildup does cause some problems. Never like this though. This is a starting point. thank you
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