Hello, thank you all for taking time to read and answer my questions. I'm a 36 year old female and I had my gallbladder removed in 2006 because I had attacks due to sludge and a 7% ejection fraction. Everything was great until about a year ago (the last trimester of my pregnancy). I started experiencing random "pinching smasms" on my upper right side, under my ribs. At first I thought it was due to my internal organs being cramped from my growing baby. I mentioned it to my OB-GYN and she did a liver panel and said everything was normal. She said, "It's probably your gallbladder." She was stumped when I replied, "But I don't HAVE a gallbladder!"
So it's been a year and these stabbing-like, pinching smasms are still there. It's not ALL the time and when they do occur, they're not overly painful - just a little more than bothersome. I'd say a 3 on a scale of 1-10. I don't experience vomiting, fever, or diarrhea; only bothersome spasms in the upper right abdomen under the ribs that come and go throughout the day. I don't really notice a pattern of when these spasms occur, but then again I haven't really made a point to pay attention.
I've read about Sphincter of Oddi Dystfunction and it sounds like the pain is excruciating!!! Are there varying levels of this condition in terms of pain? I wonder if I just have a mild form of this condition? I'm definitely able to go about my daily functions, but all the while I'm constantly aware of the pain. I have an appointment on 6/27 with a GI doc, but I wanted to be armed with information and perhaps read about some your experiences with this type of colicky pain after gallbladder removal. THANKS! :)