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I had my gall bladder removed 5 years ago and I still wake up every night will phantom gallbladder pain. It goes away for a couple hours after I drink something. I've see 2 specialist, had numbers of tests, and my doctor is currently trying me on different medications to see if anything helps, but we haven't found anything yet. Has anyone had anything similar??? I'd love to get a full nights sleep again.
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replied May 8th, 2007
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Re: Phantom Gall Bladder Pain
aholloway wrote:
I had my gall bladder removed 5 years ago and I still wake up every night will phantom gallbladder pain. It goes away for a couple hours after I drink something. I've see 2 specialist, had numbers of tests, and my doctor is currently trying me on different medications to see if anything helps, but we haven't found anything yet. Has anyone had anything similar??? I'd love to get a full nights sleep again.


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replied May 12th, 2009
Phantom Gallbladder Pain
I had my Gallbladder taken out 12 years ago and I still get the most painful attacks about twice a month and they are full on PAINFULL!! I almost went to the ER the other night bacause it was so bad.....only i've been to the ER about it 3 or 4 times since the surgery and they never find anything. It kind of feels like a deadend. My attacks come late at night just before I go to bed and it makes it hard to get a good ngihts sleep. The last time I vomited and could hardly breathe. I need some advice other than what I have already been told. Its under my right ribcage. Its so painfull! Any advice would be great.
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replied June 25th, 2013
Gallbladder Removal (11 years ago) still pain
Ever since my gallbladder was removed 11 years ago I get a pain under my ribs. About 7 years ago I had a doctor going crazy trying to figure it out. He did lots of blood work, I drank some liquid and laid on a table with a x-ray device above me, had my stool checked, more blood work and 'nothing'. He was unable to figure it out. Now, 11 years after my gallbladder surgery I still experience pain under the rib and bad bouts of diahrea. I google the symptoms (im kind of a hypochondriac) and they all point to the 'liver' which is rather scary. I now have no insurance and still I deal with this scary thought. It's like a dull cramping pain under the rib where the gallbladder used to be. Its not constant, it comes and goes. Sometimes it will go weeks with nothing and other times it will go days with the weird cramping pains. This never existed until after the gallbladder surgery. So whatever it is, it had to be caused by that. Otherwise, Im a 29 year old male and pretty healthy. It is a very scary pain to google thats for sure!
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replied August 17th, 2013
Phantom Gallstone pain
Hi, I had my gallbladder out 4yrs ago and since I have what id describe as phantom gallstone pain....drs tell me ive got irritated bile ducts and to have a very low fat diet....it hurts like a stinging pain under my right rib and a bit lower on the right....is this normal, thanks sarah
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replied January 3rd, 2014
Found out the cause of my pain....
I had my gallbladder removed in 2002. Found out I was allergic to gluten in 2013....guess when my make-believe-gallbladder quit hurting me? 2013, when I went off of gluten. If I eat anything with gluten in it now, I know it within about 24hrs because that phantom pain comes back. Freak weird thing, but I'm glad the pain is 99% gone now.
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