(Closed) Excruciating pain -Reflux? Gallstones??

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It does sound like gallstones, but especially in women right sided pain can be so many things. It is possible to have gallbladder-related pain without gallstones. There are other parts that can malfunction and cause the pain. The ovarian cyst could be responsible – those can HURT! – but I would expect the pain to be lower.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Based on your symptoms and family history, I would ask for an ultrasound. CTs don’t always show the presence of gallstones. Feel better!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had the exact same pain with gallstones. Hope they get it figured out for you soon!! I know it’s no fun. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Deejayelle:  I’m an RN on a GI/General surgery floor and it sure sounds like gallstones or sludge to me. The CT may or may not show the sludge in the gallbladder and as a PP said an ultrasound would be a better diagnostic tool for gallstones. It doesn’t sound like reflux to me, and we do a lot of surgeries to correct that too. Usually the pain from reflux would be more localized and feel like chest ache/heartburn. I would recommend seeing a GI specialist for follow-up. Hope you feel better! If you do end up needing your gallbladder removed, rest assured; it really is a quick and easy surgery with a very short recovery time. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I have had an inflamed pancreas.  For over a year they said it was my gallbladder but could never see stones.  I even had the $5,000 2 hour test done (wothout insurance). Long story short, inflamed pancreas mimics gallbaldder issues.  A simple blood test could tell you.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

You need an ultra sound of your gall bladder, in the mean time don’t eat really fatty foods.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Deejayelle:  I had the same pain when I was running too before I had my gallbladder out! I don’t hear too many people say that. My doc just looked at me like I was nutso when I told him that. 🙂

I am glad you are going to get it checked out! Keep us updated!!

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