Ok this has been going on for about two years now, was diagnosed everything from sciatica to pulled muscle till i stood up and asked for search, gall stones found and then removed along with gall bladder . told this should do the trick. no kidney stones found. pain back after operation and still no reason given , urine test showed borderline infection. am now awaiting results of second urine test.
i have paid privately for soft tissue damage just in case it was the result of the gallstones but this has not helped.
am drink lots of water and this does ease some pain, however this also means i cannot go walking the dogs as need to pass water more frequently.
can anyone suggest an answer to this long term problem that i can throw at the doctor when i see him again next week. thank you. annie
From the history provided it seems that you might be having post cholecystectomy syndrome (PCS).â
Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the recurrence of symptoms similar to those âbefore the procedureâoccurs in ââââ10% to 40% of patients. â
The first problem is continuously increased bile flow into the upper GI tract, âwhich may contribute to esophagitis âââand gastritis. The second consequence is ârelated to the lower GI tract irritation which can cause diarrhea (greenish diarrhea) and colicky ââââlower abdominal pain. â
Treatment of the condition might need treatment with antacids (like mylanta, tums), proton pump inhibitors ââ(omeprazole) and âantispasmodics (Dicyclomine). Lifestyle changes specifically adopting a low fat diet and weight âloss might also be âââvery helpful. âMedications like Cholestyramine can help to control the diarrhea.
Hence you may consult with a gastroenterologist who can examine you and provide proper prescription âmedications, which may be of help.â
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