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Hi - I am a female in the mid 30's. I have been going to GI doc's for the past year or so for my GI problem which has not seem to have resolved. After doing tons of searches and rest, I have given up and this is my last approach. GB taken out 11 mths ago, ERCP found pressure build up in the bile duct so they've cut the end off. CATScan,Endo/Colonoscopy,Bloodtests, MRI..everything is normal. YET I have bloating,pain,burning sensation in my upper abdominal as soon as I eat ANYthing..even drinking of water is a pain. I have fibro and taking cymbalta..and yet am depressed!!IT's affecting my social life, personal life, work life! I dont know where to go for help anymore!! :( Lately, I am getting extremely cold one second and the next second I am sweating as if i came out of a sauna. I wake up all sweaty. Blood test didn't show infections or anything abnormal. Otherwise I have absolutely no other problems.(not lost any weight!!) ANY Advice for wht my nxt steps?THANK YOU SO MUCH!


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replied April 10th, 2011
Abdominal Pain Answer A21751
Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. What you are suffering from could be post cholescystectomy syndrome.

In this, there’s persistent pain and associated nausea/vomiting. This occurs primarily due to either the adhesions which are formed in the area of the surgery or due to the dysfunction of the sphincter of oddi.

Since the reservoir of the bile i.e. gall bladder has been surgically removed, it results in a continuous flow of the bile into the intestine resulting in gastritis & esophagitis.

The sphincter of oddi dysfunction is treated by using high doses of calcium channel blockers or nitrates. ERCP is a procedure which is done to look for the cause of the post cholecystectomy syndrome and is also used for the treatment.

This is for medical information only and for the right diagnosis & treatment, I’ll suggest consulting your surgeon. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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