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sharp stabbing pain in my upper right quadrant

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I have been having sharp stabbing pain in my upper right quadrant on and off for the last 2 yrs. My old Pcp only sent me to the er. Never did she want to figure out my problem.so I found a gi. He did a colonoscopy and an endodcopy. Said all was fine. Well now ive been in the worst pain ever for over a month. Its constant. I cant sleep without being in pain. Pain meds don't help, at the er they gave me 2 rounds of morphine without any relief. Ive had 2 hida scans this month and my ejection fraction is just below normal. I'm already set up for the surgery. But now the Dr wants to meet with me before he will do any further treatment. Im worried he wont do the removal and ill be stuck on this pain. Ive lost 15 lbs in the last 2 weeks, I have no appetite and my bms have become very un normal for my body, I go less than normal. And I have this tearing, burning like I'm on fire just under my right rib cage.


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replied March 27th, 2012
Gallbladder Disease Answer A33253
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The common presentation due to gall bladder dysfunction include - Pain or tenderness under the rib cage on the right side , Pain between shoulder blades, Stools light or chalky colored, Indigestion after eating, especially fatty or greasy foods, Nausea, Dizziness, Bloating, Gas, Burping or belching, Feeling of fullness or food not digesting, Diarrhea (or alternating from soft to watery) and or Constipation.

In case the HIDA scan, done shows the Gall bladder function to be less than 35%, then it will be conclusive about your symptoms being due to Gall bladder dysfunction.

Improved diet (Avoidance of high fatty foods and grease), Physical exercise, weight loss provide the best results in individuals with low functioning gall bladder. Medicines to improve digestion and cleanse the gall bladder can also be prescribed to help in improvement of symptoms.

The definitive treatment of such conditions is cholecystectomy for patients who are able to tolerate surgery.


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