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For the past year i've had abdominal bloating and gas after eating certain foods. Lately it has gotten worse. I get abdominal bloating,nausea, cramping, and chest pains right underneath my breast bone in my mid upper abdomen and lower chest area after everything I eat. It gets especially bad after eating salad, fried foods, deli sandwiches,etc. Just recently I started feeling that my food would get hung up for a split second in my chest before going down and sometimes it wants to come back up. The doctor put me on nexium and it didn't work. He now wants to send me to get a gallbladder ultrasound. I don't thing this is my problem because I don't meet any of the criteria but I have most of the symptoms. I am 26, 118 pounds, I eat healthy and workout both cardio and weight lifting three times a week... I used to be anorexic about 10 years ago and during recovery I began throwing up my food sometimes and still but not real often. I'm concerned that maybe this could be causing some of my symptoms. I just want some answers. Should I go through with the u/s, do a hida scan, or would I found out more with an endoscopy?
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replied January 21st, 2006
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Something in your esophagus, or a hiatial hernia, could cause these kinds of symptoms also, including gallbladder. My husbands family has this thing in their esophagus that feels like it is closing off and he cannot swallow. Like a spasm. Especially with dry foods. He looks like he is choking to death but eventually gets it down. His sister and dad had surgery to correct it.

With the repeated throwing up this esophagus spasm, could be a big possibility. I think to find this they have to send a scope down your throat. I dont know what the test is called. To find hernia also, the scope or the upper .G.I, test. Hope they find the problem so you can get better.
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replied January 21st, 2006
Do what your doctor is recommending. He's ordering the ultrasound first because it's totally non-invasive and a very good way to check for gallstones, which are the most common gallbladder problem. Have that test done, see how it turns out, and then follow whatever steps your doctor orders. Sounds like he's approaching this very sensibly.

Also, you don't have to fit the common profile to have galbladder problems. I'm only 28 and in fairly decent shape. But i've been having gallbladder problems for the past 12 years. My surgery is next week.
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replied January 26th, 2006
Re: Abdomianal Bloating,nausea,gas,chest Pains After Eating
kjunprincess24 wrote:
for the past year i've had abdominal bloating and gas after eating certain foods. Lately it has gotten worse. I get abdominal bloating,nausea, cramping, and chest pains right underneath my breast bone in my mid upper abdomen and lower chest area after everything I eat. It gets especially bad after eating salad, fried foods, deli sandwiches,etc. Just recently I started feeling that my food would get hung up for a split second in my chest before going down and sometimes it wants to come back up. The doctor put me on nexium and it didn't work. He now wants to send me to get a gallbladder ultrasound. I don't thing this is my problem because I don't meet any of the criteria but I have most of the symptoms. I am 26, 118 pounds, I eat healthy and workout both cardio and weight lifting three times a week... I used to be anorexic about 10 years ago and during recovery I began throwing up my food sometimes and still but not real often. I'm concerned that maybe this could be causing some of my symptoms. I just want some answers. Should I go through with the u/s, do a hida scan, or would I found out more with an endoscopy?


first off, congrats on overcoming your eating disorder! That's something to be proud of! As far as your current problem goes, I think you should let your Dr. Do the ultrasound. It is painless and will let you know if you have gall stones. That's the first step...As for me, my ultrasound came out normal but my problems (very similar to yours) persisted. That's when my Dr. Ordered a hida-scan. It's not a great experience, but is tolerable...Mainly boring laying there very still for so long while you're being scanned. With the last injection, there is some cramping but it doesn't last too aweful long. The hida scan is how I found out that my gall bladder is in fact dieased, yet I don't have gall stones. My Dr. Said that only 5% of peole with gall bladder disease don't have gall stones. The ultrasound itself is checking for stones so that's why mine came back to be normal. Anyway, I hope this offers you some help. Whether you meet the "requirements" for gall bladder disease or not, (which I don't either) you may still have it. It's better to be checked either way. Best of luck to you! My surgery is going to be done as soon as my insurance gives the okay.
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replied March 31st, 2012
I already have a peptic ulcer which I have had since the beginning of February, and take Lansoprazole and ant acids. I have suffered with IBS continually since January this year. My lower and upper abdomen is constantly swollen. I am getting pain in my right side and around to my back in the liver area, am now taking Tramadol for this. I have had a scan and the scanner lady asked if when I eat fatty food does this make it worse? Yes it does. But other than this she has scanned my kidneys, pancreas, spleen and liver and gallbladder and in general everything is ok, I didn't realise that you could still have a diseased gall bladder! i am wondering whats causing my pain and discomfort!?
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replied January 29th, 2006
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Re: Abdomianal Bloating,nausea,gas,chest Pains After Eating
I did not think I fit the m/o either. I had to have gallbladder surgery this past april. At the age of 33, I weighed in at 97 pounds...& I exercised (still do) 3/5 days a week. I just could not except that it was my gb, but my poor gallbladder was diseased with long standing inflammation & adhesion's all over it, but no stones. I had been nauseated on almost a daily basis for 3/4 years, without knowing what was wrong, before the pain & gallbladder attacks kicked in. Feel better now then I have in years & am at a healthy 107 pounds.



Sorry to say you very well could have something going on with your gallbladder. I've known of some in their early 20 who've had to have it removed. I would definitely go ahead with the tests.




Feel better soon,
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replied February 18th, 2006
Anonymous
Gall Bladder, Stomach Problems??
Hi,im 27,female, and ive have been having exactly the same problems for 8 months now, I get a lot of pain and discomfort in my sternum/breastbone, and also just below it. When I eat, mostly when I have dinner in the evenings my food doesnt always feel like it is going down properly, it sits halfway down for a while and it feels like I need to burp and it will all come back up. Quite often I burp up watery stuff, sometimes sick and sometimes the food ive just eaten, not huge amounts but enough, and its not very nice! I also sometimes get a really heavy feeling in the bottom of my chest? Im always burping, I never used to and its really embarresing sometimes! Ive been to my gp and ive been on nexium for 6 months although it hasnt really helped. Ive had a barium swallow and that didnt show anything, my gp sent me to a consultant and he then sent me for an endoscopy examination, this also didnt show anything? Im waiting for a follow up appointment to see where I go from here? I know this information doesnt help you much but dont get your hopes up that an endoscopy will show the cause of the problem because it may not,as I found out, I hope you find an answer soon though because these symptoms are horrible and I sympathise with you having them as I to have been very uncomfortable for a long time now, with no answer for it? Good luck!
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replied October 4th, 2009
TRY THIS........
I too have suffered from all these problems and gone through all the tests including enodoscopy. Docts and specialsist found nothing ....finally my friend sent me to her nutritionist and she gave me some probiotics and digestive enzimes......THAT FIRST DAY I TOOK THE ENZIMES I ATE WITH NO DISCOMFORT AT ALL....I HIGHLY suggest go to see a nutritionist and talk to them about enzimes. They are winderful and ALL NATURAL and less expensive than RX medicine that as we all know has its side effects.
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replied October 4th, 2009
I also have all these symptoms and some additional ones such as diarrhea and all over abdominal pain. I just recently found out that I have a dysfunctional gallbladder which is known to cause many of these symptoms it's only functioning at 20%. As to whether this is causing all my symptoms or yours for that matter I do not know. And I am still left in the air as to remove it or not because I do not have some of the classic symptoms such as right quadrant pain. Also my ultra sound was normal twice, I was really surprised when they found this test to be abnormal because they have tested for everything and found nothing.
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replied May 3rd, 2010
My daughter has been very sick for over 2 months now. It began with vommitting bile, diahrhea, could not eat or drink, no energy, etc... She was hospitalized for 5 days and they did a CT scan, Hida scan, bloodwork and stool samples. Everything came back negative. She is no longer vommitting but she is nauseated 24/7 and has extreme pain under her breast bone that goes into her chest and radiates to her back. We went to a GI Specialist and they did an endoscopy, colonossopy and upper GI. For the past two weeks she now feels like everything she eats sits in her esophagus and does not empty into the stomach. When the upper GI was done they noticed that there was food sitting in her esophagus and not mving into her stomach. She feels like the food is going to come back up. This is very frustrating because both doctors now say they don't know what it is or what to do for her. She has missed so much school and this has taken a major toll on her and our lives. Any ideas or suggestions from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
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replied July 28th, 2010
help for the people with the chest pains MAY GOD BLESS you
i had this same disease its called accylasia and there is a surgery to cut the sphincter muscle at the bottom of the esophagus. i lost over one hundred pounds and nearly died, i pray that you will seek this amazing dr. named leslie cagle in vancouver,wa. she did my surgery nearlt ten years ago. the chest pains still happen often but i am able to eat and by GODs blessing am still alive.
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replied April 18th, 2011
I have chest pain after meals, can gas cause chest pain?
I am having a similar problem. It seems that I get chest pain about a half hour after I eat something and it is very painful, and it is somewhat relieved with belching, so curious what this is, this is new to me but it has been almost three weeks now. I have eaten the yogurt with the probiotics but I still get the chest pain. Was hoping to figure out what it is before I make a doctor appointment but I am not figuring it out.
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replied June 4th, 2011
i suffer from chest pain and pressure also pain out through my lungs also get bloating and i empty reach also and when i breath i get pain in my chest
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replied August 27th, 2011
these all seem to be complaints of bloating, pain, nausea, all persistent and all bothersome. How do we see some answers, instead of repeats on complaints?
Is thhere another place to go for that?
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replied August 28th, 2011
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Want answers, go to a doctor Wink Even if we weren't just fellow sufferers then diagnosing a medical condition over the internet is a recipe for all sorts of disaster. The doctors who answer some posts on here might give you general guidance, but even then it won't be a reliable diagnosis of your complaint, just a direction to investigate first.

Just for reference, most symptoms of bloating and persistent intestinal complaints will be die to something other than a gallbladder. If it seems otherwise, that's because this is a forum devoted to the gallbladder Smile
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replied March 30th, 2012
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I had my gallbladder removed about 10 weeks ago. I had been sick for 6 months and did every test the doctors could think of. Finally found my GB was contracting at 14%. I had odd symptoms of chest pain, lots of gas / burping especially after eating, head aches, vision issues, back pain, stiff neck diarrhea for months, weight loss. Lightheaded, hot flashes. I thought I was dyeing. I never had the acute GB pain. I had the surgery and most of the symptoms stayed with me. BUT, every week got better. My digestive system now is great. I still get a little back and neck stiffness, but each week it gets better. If you suffer from what I did, and find you have a GB issue I suggest getting it out. The surgery was easy. Walk around a lot after. I was on the treadmill the day after my surgery. Take is easy for 6 weeks, but stay active. It does get better! I caused myself anxiety because I expected immediate results from the surgery. I found you need to give your body time to heal. Pray for peace and let your body heal and do not be afraid of gallbladder removal. If it is sick, get it out. Your life will be much better. Thank God for great surgeons thee days! Oh yeah, eat low fat. It helps greatly. And I drink beer with no problems.
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replied May 28th, 2012
Gas & bloating, naseous after every meal
I have been suffering from horrible naseous & gas, bloating, chest pain, back pain & dizziness going for ultrasound next week & hoping for a solution as miserable daily & mostly after meals & at night... Any advice greatly appreciated!
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