the most horrendous pain ever around the heart area, ive been to a&e twice thinking there was someting wrong with my heart! i think it's my gallbladder as im getting alot of aching and pains around my gallbladder area (on the right side) so why do the attacks feel like its my heart? im having a hida scan done friday morning to see how its functioning! also my bowel movement was green after my one attack in march that sent me to a&e! my last attack was last week that lasted a week it was just lingering and the pain was made worse by breathing deeply i also couldnt lie on my left side im so fed up just wana get on with my life all this started after having my son 7 months ago ive pressed beneath my right rib cage and felt a sharp pain the feels like a ballon full of pins thats how i would describe it,
but im baffled the most about these heart pains when the attacks at its worst,please anyone else experience this?
There can be many causes of pain in the upper abdomen and lower chest, including angina pectoris (heart ischemia), or/and heart attack, and gallstone disease. In more than 95% of cases, an ultrasound of the gallbladder will detect any gallstones that might be present.
Less commonly, patients can have upper abdominal pain that is nearly identical to that caused by gallstones (and, often, such pain occurs following a fatty meal, as with gallstones), but are found to have no gallstones by ultrasound. A special HIDA scan (CCK-HIDA) may reveal abnormal function of the gallbladder and bile duct sphincter muscle (biliary dyskinesia) in such patients. When biliary dyskinesia is confirmed by CCK-HIDA scan, the treatment is generally the same as for gallstone disease (i.e., surgical removal of the gallbladder).
thankyou for your reply, i also didnt mention my age which is 23 ,when i went to a&e they done 2ecg's both came back fine and done bloodwork which came back fine, the doctor said there was now evidence of a heart attack, i did seriosly think it was my heart!! again thanks for the reply
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