I have been having alot of pain under the right side of my ribs around to my back. i cant eat without throwing everything up, i have been having lime green bowel movements n peeing every 20 mins. i have been to the er 8 time n my regular doctor. ive had blood test urine test ultrasounds ekg and they all come back normal. no can seem to figure out whats wrong with me!!! Any ideas on whats wrong with me? ive had these symptoms for a month now!!
The ultrasound finding of inflammation of the bile duct, could possibly be due to gall bladder dysfunction. The cause is usually due to poor dietary habits, chronic liver diseases, obesity and a sedentary âlifestyle. â â
The common presentation due to gall bladder dysfunction include - Pain or tenderness under the rib âcage on âthe âright side , Pain ââbetween shoulder blades, Stools light or chalky colored, Indigestion after âeating, ââespecially fatty or greasy foods, ââNausea, Dizziness, Bloating, Gas, Burping or belching, âFeeling of fullness or âfood ânot digesting, Diarrhea (or ââalternating from soft to watery) and or âConstipation. â
In case the HIDA scan, done shows the Gall bladder function to be less than 35%, then it will be conclusive. â
Improved diet (Avoidance of high fatty foods and grease), Physical exercise, weight loss provide the best results âin âindividuals with low functioning gall bladder. Medicines to improve digestion and cleanse the gall bladder âcan also âbe prescribed to help in improvement of symptoms. â
The definitive treatment of such conditions is cholecystectomy for patients who are able to tolerate surgery.â
In many patients, coexistent GERD is also a contributing factor for the symptoms. Hence in many individuals âwho âundergo Gall bladder removal, the symptoms due to GERD will cause persistent symptoms. Hence it is âimportant to âwork with a gastroenterologist and rule out Gastric Reflux disorder, and treat it properly. âEffective treatment of such âconditions may negate the need for a gall bladder surgery. â
But in case, the symptoms are predominantly due to gall bladder, then treatment of both GERD and âgallbladder âremoval may be needed. â
You might consider to consult your health care provider for additional information and seek proper advice.â
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