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thickening Gall Bladder wall causing discomfort?

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Off and on pain left flank, may last for days then go away for weeks. I did my research on Gall Bladder for those causes and what to look for. I had a CT Scann done. Results came back as thickening Gall Bladder wall. Problem is I looked at all the symptoms of a Gall Bladder, I have zero of them none. My question is could a thinkening Gall Bladder wall cause left flank discomfort? They want to take out my Gall Bladder for my left flank discomfort, doesn't make sence to me. I just trying to research my off and on left flank discomfort as much as I can, before I make my mind up what to do.


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replied June 16th, 2012
Gallbladder Disease Answer A36112
Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

A thickening gall bladder wall does not cause left sided flank pain. It causes abdominal pain in the upper right abdomen. Left sided flank pain can be caused by kidney stones and kidney causes but it should have come positive on CT scan.

Another cause which should be ruled out is pancreatitis. which may cause upper left abdominal pain which is worse when bending over or sitting. Pancreatic enzymes like serum amylase and lipase should be measured to rule out any pancreatic cause.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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