You may want to ask your doctor to check you for gallbladder issues.
sorry didn't respond right away to your last post, but yeah gallbladder or ulcer. When you see your doctor he'll probably suggest testing for h. ploryi or a liver blood test (sometimes stones or problems show up in that liver blood test) hopefully it's not the gallbladder. Dark stools are a big sign of an ulcer though. Avoid spicey/stress/chocolate..go bland and blah..applesauce..don't lay down right after you eat and eat low fat/oils until you get things figured out. :S
Well.... i went to Mackinaw this weekend and ended up in the emergency room cuz of my spot under my ribs on the right So they took X-rays ultra sound, blood work and a urine test... FOUND NOTHING. so now i have to go tomrrow morning to get a Hida test... b ut i feel like i wont even make it till then :(
yeah you're probably going through what I went through back in 2007...basically I couldn't even lay on my right side, felt swollen and the nausea and pain was BAD..
umm on the hida scan don't stress about it, you just lay underneath a giant geiger counter looking thing, basically they put an IV in you and you sit there for..oo.. seemed like 45 min. to an hour..so try and relax. Also i'd get some peppermints that you can suck on (to help with the nausea). there's no pain..and you probably could even bring an ipod or something to help you relax..
yeah I think most likely..*cringe* it's your gallbladder, for your sake I HOPE not....I had to pay out of pocket myself for the surgery hence why i'm still living with the parents but..i'll cross my fingers..maybe it's gallbladder..but hopefully not, since they did an ultrasound..they didn't find any stones..usually you do a ct scan not an xray..but yeah just be prepared that it's your gallbladder that went kaput on you. The Tech won't tell you the results normally..they send the results to your doctor so bug him after the next day for answers. Don't eat anything fatty period..easy to digest foods only..heck even jello..hang in there..least you'll get a diagnosis soon but my bet is you have a gallbladder that isn't functioning at all or very well.
EEeeee..normally no.. but it is possible, I know when they removed mine the surgeon said "it's a good thing it came out when it did..it was swollen and near rupturing.." so mine had to come out..if I had waiting any longer I probably could have been in serious trouble..
I think if it DID yes that could kill you with bile freely going all over the place like that.. that would not be a way to go...but I wouldn't stress or lose sleep over it, there are probably millions who are going through or have gone through what you're having...and laproscopic surgery for gallbladder removal is pretty common.
but anyway, I think I would move as fast as you can to get a diagnosis especially if this is gallbladder. I think you'll learn that if you eat things that do not usually require liver/gallbladder action you'll limit the nausea/pain..but if you go out and eat a donut or ice cream you'll probably be hating life. No doubt now you've finished your hida scan..hopefully you get your percentage back ... (still could be ulcer or some intestinal blockage going on..) but yeah my bet still is gallbladder..
Hope you get your answer soon. Hida scan is the best test for gallbladder.
how long did it take for your results to come back to you? For the Hida scan?
Test was easy wasn't it? :)
umm usually 24 hours or less..the doctor should have the fax from the radiologist or whoever typed up the report the next day at his office so if you did it yesterday you should have it today or whatever. Instant results basically. Hope you're feeling ok or better than you were.
Well yeah i got it done at 8:30 in the morning yeasterday... so... you think tomrrow? oh and more weird question not sure if you would know if its weird or not.. but um... so when ever i drink a cold beverage it feels like it goes down my throut to my right side that hurts. It doesnt hurt me when i do it, but it feels like it doesnt go stright down it goes to the right side directly where my spot is.. when it hurts. lol Is that strange?
:) Nah not strange.. that's why I listed ulcer, usually you do a blood test or a breath test to eliminate that but sometimes h.ploryi might not be the problem and it could be just a full blown ulcer (caused usually by pain medication or some medication of somet type you could be taking..or pancreatitis if you've been drinking or going overboard on tylenol..you haven't been taking chronically any pain relievers have you?)
So it still might not be gallbladder..if it isn't usually those blood tests for h. ploryi or the for sure test woule be an endoscope to find out what's going on in there. One thing you could try while sitting around it to get some tums or pepto bismal and see if that takes away the pain..or drink some milk (calcium seems to help ulcers..least temp..). Just don't go overboard on it or you'll cause constipation.
I'm suprised your doctor didn't call you with the results already :S i'd bug him or the nurse first thing in the morning for answers because they would have gotten the results normally by now. Good luck :)
Ya what would they have to se d a scope down ym throut?? Well ya it could be so much but all I know is it feels like it's spreading around not too
uch out of the range but moving out. Bit and if it's not my gall bladder I freak out theady on the phone said it should take three to five business days I can't wait tho
Well i got my results back and it said its abnormal cuz its ejaction or w/e is at 16.5% and its soppose to be between 35-75. So she said eventually i will deff need it out... but i have to go to a GI doctor first/...
Better to get it out sooner than later cause the same thing happened to me they told me after 2 months of dealing with it that it was about three times the size it was supposed to be and near rupturing so just be careful and get it taken out asap.
well thats just the thing.. it wasnt enlarged or... swallon or anything.. so thats why i have to go to a GI doctor to FOR SURE nothing is up
Hey sorry didn't log in yesterday,
but yeah well least you got a partial answer..it still could be OTHER factors but having a gallbladder not working correctly would explain your pain and nausea. Eventually it will have to come out like clns said. Mine was 12% I think..it was a few years ago. I have a bad hunch my fructose intolerance may have caused my gallbladder to go south on me...I don't know how but I really do feel it did so if you don't feel better after surgery (if you do have surgery) that's one thing I would look into.
also, when I did my HIDA scan as well it wasn't swollen then but only a few weeks later it got to the point where I could even dare turn on my right side sleeping so be careful..if it does what it did to me, it'll only back up and could get super swollen so keep pushing. As quick as it did go south and you got sick, it'll be that quick that it *could* get larger and swollen. Ask the GI doctor lots of questions...and watch what you eat from here on out, and avoid fatty/oily foods.
Anyway, sorry to hear that Calley :S least you got a pretty good idea what the problem is, took me 2 years to find out my gallbladder quit..so you did the right thing.
for food intolerances I have bad anxiety.. trying to get it under control, but looking back when I had the gallbladder issue I had super bad anxiety at the same time (besides it's stressful going into surgery) so it's pretty normal to have anxiety when you're sick, but if it's super bad it still might be all from a food intolerance that you're having..like celiac/fructose/wheat/lactose/soy/corn..you name it..so thought i'd add that in there..that might save you some years and money.
Good luck! :S
yeah and that really confuses me too.. .becuase like last night i really wanted to test it out.. so i ate a bunch of chips.. i was fine, i ate broasted potato'ss this morning.. and still im fine, is it possible for your gallbladder to just heal back up an start working at normal speed?
Yeah i've heard of people who do the liver cleanse (google it..) it's like a cocktail of lemon juice and I think vinegar or olive oil or something nasty..people do that to clear out gallstones but I'd talk to your GI first of course. But I do know some people that diet and ride it out and never have it removed but if your symptoms are severe like you were having or still are then.. I dunno. I'd ask your GI expert a bunch of questions about that or maybe get 2 opinions...but I haven't had any serious problems with my surgery but some people have gotten chronic pain from it (i'm sure you've seen them on the board)
I dunno tough choices but once it starts to swell then for sure it needs to come out and quickly - hang in there :)
so i went to the Gi, and they just gave me a bunch of acid medication and i have to take it for two weeks and go back in .. then they r going to ttell me what they think
Smart move by your doctor...maybe it's a case of severe gastritis and it's causing a slight back up on your liver (possible..) I'm guessing you're on nexium or protonix..acidphex or something like that. Yeah avoid anything that you think would be hard on the stomach to get a true test...
hopefully maybe that's the answer. :S You're doing it right..surgery is no fun..i'd eliminate everything you can before you do it and go broke like me lol..
well ... already 2000 grand down but .. idk these pills he gave me have been helping alot.. idk maybe just because i stopped drinking alcohol.. and eating fatty foods. its hard to tell.. but yeah .. idk what else to do.. i mean i still FEEL where my spot is.. but it doesnt hurt or make my feel TOO nausus anymore
ahhh..did you tell the doctor you've been drinking? Google pancreatitis and see if that matches any of your symptoms..an inflammed pancrease would def. screw up your blood tests and HIDA scan as well...that causes a lot of pain...also would affect the bile duct...
Yeah alcohol and tylenol if you don't watch it can cause fatty liver (google that too..) or pancreatitis..sometimes can be chronic so be very careful, and sometimes if you drink too much it can cause the pancrease to shut down...it's nothing to mess around with..i'd avoid alcohol and pain pills completely and stay on those acid reducers. That might be why you're feeling slightly better..(alchohol is bad for you silly rabbit)
what I mean by chronic pancrease problems is..sometimes people suffer for the rest of their lives with that pain so yeah ..you don't want that. nononono..
but i love drinkin so much.. i know its not worth DYING for ...