I have pain in my stomach and the right side of my back, it hurts so bad. i have had my gallbaldder removed and my apendix. i am not sure what can be causing this, but it is really uncomfortable and i am in extreme pain all the time, when i eat, when i don't eat. please help me.....
Prissygirl, I feel your pain. literally. I have been trying to find a cause for my symptoms via the net because the gi guy that I saw got my peptic ulcer healed and said that all other pains that I was having was just what I had to live with since I have had gastric-bypass. That is BS and I know it but since I don't like going to doctors, esp when they have done numerous tests and nothing. The pain is at best annoying and at worst it is an out-of-body phenomenon. Mine started back in the spring of this year, '07. First trip to the ER they found gall-stones. Two months later I was back in the ER and they found a peptic ulcer and that was after doing every cardiac test they could do cause it moves up to the chest and around to the back. Nothing there. We all wrote it off as the ulcer once that was found. Ulcer is healed now and pain still coming. usually in waves. It starts mild and quickly worsens as it spiders up my chest and around my ribs to my back. The severe waves have had me in the ER and the worst one of all had me there via the ambulance. They are coming more often and this last one started sat. and I'm still suffering with it. It isn't at the ER level, as far as pain goes, but I'm not holding my breath and in the meantime, I'm looking for any possible answer/cause so that I can go to the specialty of doctor and bypass all the "we don't know" or "it's stress". I see posts that are old and I know that someone has had to have found out something by now. Some are almost three years old. If you find anything out, please let me know as I will do the same. Good luck!
I too have suffered from right side pain. After many CT scans, gallbladder removal, appendix removal, colonoscopy, stomach scope, the only thing my surgeon says is that it could be the section of my stomach that was isolated during the gastric bypass surgery. Unfortunately they cannot look at it and she does not recommend surgery to see if that is the culprit. Apparently it is quite an extensive surgery. I have been taking Ultram and it seems to help considerably. Let me know if you found the cause of your pain yet.
I have been having symptoms of severe right side abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and loose watery stools for over 3 years. After 4 GI docs, I found one that took a plain belly x-ray and determined that I was extremely backed-up. He then ordered a colonoscopy and determined that I have a redundant colon and chronic constipation with chronic diarrhea. I am not sure if this will help anyone, but it may be something to bring up to your doctor since 4 out of the 5 I went to missed it. Even with all the fancy tests they performed like small bowel follow-through, flexible sigmoidoscopiy, capsule study as well as numerous blood and stool tests. Apparently this is not that common, but can become deadly if not caught in time due to the possibility of the bowel perferating. I hope this can help someone.