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Chest pains after gallbladder removal

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I had my gall bladder removed about 3 weeks ago. I have been doing really well. My diet hasnt changed at all, and I have had no pain. Yesterday after having a whole grain muffin, I developed accute pain in my chest on the right side. Similar to heart burn. The pain lasted for 12 hours. I have neen under a lot of stress as I am moving house and country. With Xmas I have eatten a lot of rich food which I would not normally eat and drank more wine than normal.

Is this normal?

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replied January 2nd, 2011
Gallbladder Disease Answer A18115
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

The symptoms that you are having are due to gastritis or gastroesophageal reflux disease.

First of all, you should avoid eating any junk food or oily, spicy food. Take a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet consisting more of fruits, soups and less spicy foods.

Also increase the protein content in your diet instead of carbohydrates and fats.An advice from a dietician will be helpful. Also you should start with moderate exercises on a daily basis.

Start with walking and then he can shift to jogging and cardios. If the symptoms persist then you need to take antacids and other medications for GERD like omeprazole/pantoprazole and get an endoscopy done.

I would suggest a gastroenterologist’s evaluation in that case. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations, and the answer is based on the medical information provided.

For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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