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Sorry for all the posts, but I have different questions! :)

does anyone experience constant pain (right side, under ribs and through the back, constant pain in the back - shoulder blade)...Its there all the time, for two months...
Keeps me from sleeping!

Anyone else? Or does every just get these 'attacks' when they eat?
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replied June 12th, 2006
Constant Pain
Yes my pain is more or less constant the last 2 days it's slightly dulled a bit, but then it comes back. It wakes me up sometimes. It's been that way for about 3 weeks. I think it's more rare to experience the constant pain.
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replied June 15th, 2006
I have had the pain under my ribs for about 5 months now. It is a constant burning crampy discomfort. I am going for an ultrasound on monday.
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replied August 3rd, 2006
Constant Pain ( I Am In Pain Every Day And Every Minute)
I am living with constant pain, right side, under ribs and through the back,right shoulder blade and on the right side of my neck for 5 years (five years) it is not a joke, at the beginning was every once in a while, i've being missdiagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, calcium deposit in my scalpula and shoulder blade,i had being through so many doctors and tests,bone scan, mri, ct scan etc...Etc... And all exams you can think of I had 3 unnecessary surgery in my shoulder and the pain is more intense then it was before it gets worse when I am sitting and when I am laying in my back or in my right side it is very frustrating special because I went through so much and no doctor can tell me what is wrong with me I have tried all kind of pain medication and nothing is helping me I can do nothing with my right arm anymore it keeps me from sleep. Please let me know if there is anyone in this planet with the same constant pain or any information about this horrible pain that is making my life miserable.
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replied April 20th, 2011
Have you gotten checked for MS?? Hearing that the pain is this intense is serious!
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replied October 30th, 2011
i am 39 years old,was always healthy and in good shape. i 2 have had this same constant pain in my right chest under rib cage for 5 years and its also ruining my life only thing that remotely relieves my pain is lying on my right side. well thats hard to do when you gotta work.i have not been to a doctor at all because can not afford it so i just suffer daily.just tried the olive oil lemon juice treatment i read about on net i pray to god this works because this is bad.so i feel ya and hope it gets better for you.
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replied August 3rd, 2006
Constant Pain ( I Am In Pain Every Day And Every Minute)
I am living with constant pain, right side, under ribs and through the back,right shoulder blade and on the right side of my neck for 5 years (five years) it is not a joke, at the beginning was every once in a while, i've being missdiagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, calcium deposit in my scalpula and shoulder blade,i had being through so many doctors and tests,bone scan, mri, ct scan etc...Etc... And all exams you can think of I had 3 unnecessary surgery in my shoulder and the pain is more intense then it was before it gets worse when I am sitting and when I am laying in my back or in my right side it is very frustrating special because I went through so much and no doctor can tell me what is wrong with me. I can do nothing with my right arm anymore it keeps me from sleep. Please let me know if there is anyone in this planet with the same constant pain or any information about this horrible pain that is making my life miserable.
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replied August 3rd, 2006
Joly,

did you have your gallbladder checked out? Ask to have a hida scan. I also had the constant pain under my ribs. I also had ultrasounds, ct scans blood work, cystoscopy. Its seems like I was tested for everything. Finally I had an abdominal ultrasound. Came back normal. Then my doctor had me go for a hida scan which came back abnormal, my gallbladder was not functioning the way it was supposed to, causing all of my problems. I had my gallbladder removed last week. Before surgery my surgeon told me that I may experience shoulder and neck pain on my right side because they share the same nerve as the gallbladder. This might explain the pain in your shoulder in addition to the pain on your right side under your ribs. Do you ever experience nausea?

I know you have been tested for eveythign and after a while you just get tired of going to the doctor, but maybe you should ask your doctor to have your gallbladder checked, especially with the hida scan. Good luck and please post to let me know how you made out.
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replied September 20th, 2012
Gallbladder question
I was wondering if you ever had diarrhea with your gallbladder problem. I have the constant pain under ribs on right side. Has been constant for about 4 months now. I also woke up at 4 am this morning and sat straight up and my ears started ringing, I got hot, and felt as if I was going to pass out and all at the same time realizing I had diarrhea coming. This has happened 4 or 5 times in the past 4 months. I had ultrasound - nothing was wrong with gallbladder. Dr didn't seem to concerned. Dr. just put me on low fat diet. I think I need to have a hida scan done. I just didn't want to pay cash for something and waste my money because I wasn't sure if gallbladder problems could cause constant dull aching pain under rib cage. Thank you for answering one of my questions!
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replied August 4th, 2006
Towie,

thank you so much for telling me about your constant pain problem I will talk to my doctor to have my galbladder checked. I am so happy and full of hope that they can find what is causing so much pain I do experience nausea every time I eat or drink something it is horrible. I will keep you posted.
Thank you so very much :)

joly
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replied October 20th, 2011
any of you guys, with constant gall pain, still around? did removing the gallbladder solved the issue or was it something else?

Thanks
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replied October 20th, 2011
I had constant gall pain. I had my gallbladder removed in July, and I am in a LOT better shape! I still have a little pain sometimes, especially when I sleep on my right side, but I assume I'm still healing a little inside.... My doctor was a little surprised that I was still having a bit of soreness/pain associated in that area in late August, but he didn't seem to concerned. He said that some people just heal slower! In my opinion, the little pain I still get sometimes is totally worth the surgery -- I am in no way the same that I was -- being in constant pain, and finding it hard to find relief! Now, I usually can switch sides or sit up for awhile and it stops the pain altogether. Good luck!
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replied March 25th, 2012
I know I posted back in October, but now it's March, and I do.still get pain sometimes. My stomach also seems to be "gurgley" a lot & I'm a lot more gassy than I used to be. My Dr. gave me acid reflux pills to try, but I'm not totally convinced it's that. After reading many forums about pain post-op (even many years, and many different "diagnosises" later), it makes me wonder if I could've resisted the gb removal. However, that also may have gotten worse (keeping a diseased gb can be fatal!), so I guess I don't really know. Just hoping the pain doesn't worsen over time....
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replied March 30th, 2012
I have surgery scheduled for April 20th. Did you try the acid reflux pills? Did they help?
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replied March 31st, 2012
Yes, I tried them, but they didn't seem to help. My chiropractor gave me a bile supplement, so I'm trying that. The pain I get at night may be to something as simple as scar tissue, or still-healing nerves....my chiro. also mentioned maybe they even cut a nerve or something (which of course they'd never admit!) I'll continue the supplement in hopes of a little relief! I'm not like some people who say they have so much pain afterwards that they're in the ER a lot, but I'm also not totally pain-free! I've heard many people take bile salts afterward which helps, as well. Just so you know, you WILL have to watch what you way-low fat, etc. Don't go back to "normal" instantly-your body is going to have to get used to not having an organ to help digest! Our gall bladder does more than ebveryone gives it credit for....
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replied October 21st, 2011
gallbladder pain
Ive had pain every day for 2 weeks, my right side under my ribs, all across my back, in my neck. Nausea, can't eat anything without fleeling sick. Also im dizzy and getting headaches. Went for blood work and an ultrasound last week after i had a bad attack of vomiting and shaking (unable to stand up). Get the results back Nov 3rd. This really sucks!
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replied October 31st, 2011
I am having the same problems Sad Except I've had my gallbladder out 7 years ago.

I go to the Dr in the morning to see what they want to do. If it keeps up like now I may go to the ER after I take my kids trick or treating
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replied October 29th, 2011
Hi Ive had pain in my right side abdomen since march. Been to a few doctors, had an ultrasound done ...they found stones but theyre not sure the stones are causing my pain since it doesnt happen after i eat and im not nauseous. Im going for a gastro test in november...The pain is not unbearable, it comes and goes...sometimes it pulsates. I do beleive its my gallbladder but i want to be sure...what do you guys think?
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replied October 30th, 2011
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yenom63 wrote:
Hi Ive had pain in my right side abdomen since march. Been to a few doctors, had an ultrasound done ...they found stones but theyre not sure the stones are causing my pain since it doesnt happen after i eat and im not nauseous. Im going for a gastro test in november...The pain is not unbearable, it comes and goes...sometimes it pulsates. I do beleive its my gallbladder but i want to be sure...what do you guys think?

What makes you think its your gallbladder? A gut (Laughing) instinct?
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replied October 30th, 2011
because the pain is right where my gallbladder is and when i went for my ultrasound and she asked where the pain was, she said ok lets look at your gallbladder...and yeah my gut instinct?
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replied October 31st, 2011
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yenom63 wrote:
because the pain is right where my gallbladder is and when i went for my ultrasound and she asked where the pain was, she said ok lets look at your gallbladder...and yeah my gut instinct?

I had pain where my heart is, but it wasn't my heart. Go figure!

Pain from gallstones is triggered by eating, usually fatty food. The pain lasts for several hours and generally goes away on its own. If you've had it you'll know that not much else compares to it. The vast majority of people with gallstones have no symptoms so the presence of gallstones without classic gallstone symptoms means relatively little.

However, gallstones may be a cause or a result of other gallbladder disease, or you may simply have other gallbladder-related disease and coincidentally have gallstones too. Some of these problems cause constant discomfort, nausea, or relatively mild symptoms that could easily be dismissed as IBS or just wind or heartburn. However, constant discomfort and nausea are more often than not due to something else such as gastritis, ulcers, etc.

Without classic gallstone symptoms, you should expect to have several more tests before anyone will consider removing your gallbladder. HIDA and endoscopy most probably, perhaps others too.
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replied November 17th, 2011
Need help
Can someone please help me figure out what's wrong with me? I have no idea if I hurt my back, or if it's something else.

It all started a month ago, with post nasal drip, and hacking up all the time. Then, it let to diarrhea(a problem I had pretty badly in 2008). Then, Halloween weekend, I tried to slide a shoe out from the middle of the floor backwards with my foot, and got a bad, sharp pain on my LEFT side, up high.

That pain got better, but then it moved to my RIGHT side, where it's been ever since. It's mainly my pack,under the shoulder, sometimes the sholder blade itself. I can feel it on my side also, and sometimes around to the front.

It really feels sore when I move around to certain angles, like when I wipe in the bathroom. Feels good when I rub my shoulder and back there though. I still feel it on my left from time to time.

But now, my LOWER back is hurting! Really hurts when I try to arch my back, and when I put preasure on my right leg when walking. Feels like a back ache, pain. Does gallbladder pain feel like that?
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replied October 11th, 2012
I have gallbladder "after pain" without an attack.
It is not constant like some of you are experiencing. I have had a scan and currently waiting to see a specialist. On the scan you could not see the gallbladder. My Dr said this is either because it's diseased or contracted because of stones. I have cut almost all fat out my diet since my first attack about 6 weeks ago. since then I have had one more attack. I am unsure what set the second one off, as all I had that day was 1/2 a cup of coffee. since the weekend I have had diarrhea and had a few twinges in the gallbladder area, but nothing I would call an attack (both my other attacks were extreem can't think type of pain)and since tuesday I have felt the ache in the stomach, right shoulder and under the rib area that you feel for days after an attack. I have moments where I am not in pain but I think it's odd to have the pain without the attack. However odd it is, it clearly happens.
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replied June 20th, 2013
my daughter is having the same pain in her right side rib she in constant pain and cannot see to her 4 mths old baby no joke this and she is having a ultrasound scan tomoz thinking her gallbladder or stones but she is only 19yrs old, i have had stones but only few problems and i had surgery for other thing so they removed my bladder, but i was no way in pain she is in. it hard to say with daughter is stones as she has had scoliosis surgery 12mths ago so always suffered from pain in her shoulder and back which could be this or not could it be something else or is it looking like stones
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replied November 29th, 2013
My gallbladder was removed in April 2012, I had gone in thinking was appendix. Never had a gallbladder attack yet they removed it. After surgery I did research so at my check up I ask if my gallbladder was sick, doctor looked at my file and said no, that was never the problem. So a perfectly good organ, which by the way you need was removed. Now I suffer from worse pain than what cause me to seek medical attention and it is 24/7. My stomach is now very protruded as if I'm 6-8 months pregnant. The O R nurse and I talked before surgery she was surprised they were removing the organ as to I had never had an attack and she informed me you have to had suffered 4-5 attacks before removal is considered. I should have listened to her and got up an left. One last thing the hospital was having serious financial problems, I am thinking now this why they did it, they charged my insurance over $30,000.00. A lot more than this type of surgery cost. Get opinion for 3 doctors not from the same medical office.
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replied March 11th, 2014
I have bad pain, constant, day and night under the right rib cage and it also affects my back. This is going on for over 2 months and I recall it happening for a while last year, but I lived with the pain.
Had an ultrasound, bloodwork, etc and they said my GB was full of sludge and a few stones as well. Doc have me acid reflux pills, antibiotics and instructed me to come back in a month. Now it is 2 weeks later, finished the antibiotics but pain same or maybe worse. Called the Hospital (I am in Turkey)and I will see a surgeon tomorrow. He will do the ultrasound again plus blood tests etc and I am sure he will set a date for GB removal. I will let you know what I feel like when I am done with this. I am 73 by the way
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