I had my Gallbladder removed in Nov 2009, 3 months ago i started getting a pain under my left shoulder blade and ribs, and top of tummy near sternum, it feels just like the gallbladder attack pains, any ideas ?
The main function of the Gall bladder is to concentrate the biliary secretions and then release them âwhen stimulated by the digestive hormones during digestion of food. â
Persistent pain after cholecystectomy, is associated with post cholecystectomy syndrome (PCS). The âcondition is comprised of symptoms that existed prior to the cholecystectomy surgery or it may be ânew symptoms that followed the cholecystectomy.â
PCS is caused by changes that occur in how the bile flows within the body without a functioning âgallbladder to store excess bile. â
When excess of the bile flows into the upper portion of the gastrointestinal tract continuously it may âlead to gastritis and esophagitis. â
When this bile reaches the intestines and colon, it can result in pain in the lower abdominal area and âdiarrhea.â
Treatment of the condition might need treatment with antacids, proton pump inhibitors, âantispasmodics, or sedatives.
you might consider following a few tips to control your symptoms:
â1. First and foremost drink plenty of water.â
â2. EAT A diet rich in water soluble fibers (found in fruits and vegetables). â
The inclusion of at least 3-4 servings of vegetables a day and two to four servings of fruit each âday is a must in a gallstone diet. Include fruits like - Dried fruits (dates, apricots, prunes, raisins); âraspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and oranges. Include more of vegetables like âbeans, corn, and broccoli.â
â3. Include a lot of whole grain bread, corn bran, cereals, buns, muffins, bran flakes, whole wheat âcereals, whole grain pasta, and brown rice in your daily diet.
â4. Make sure you stay away from red meat, fried âand fatty food items, onions, alcohol, and eggs. Staying away from heavy proteins like cheese, âbutter, and whole milk is also a good idea.â
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