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gall bladder symptoms, but on my left side. vomiting

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Hello, I hope that you could help me. I have a history (29 Years ago) of having had a duodenal ulcer. About 14 years ago, I had a small sliding hiatal hernia. About a year ago, I started experiencing horrible pain in my ribs (both sides) and a dull ache on my left side. From what I have read, it seems like gall bladder symptoms, but on my left side. Sometimes the only way to get relief, is to vomit. But now I'm having a hard time vomiting, so I lay in pain for hours. It's happened as early as 7 pm and as late as 3:30 in the morning. I can eat foods the one day, but the next, I am sick. Any help you can give would be appreciated. Thank you.

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replied September 24th, 2013
Stomach, Ulcers, Gastric Bypass Answer A44814
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If the symptoms occur after having food, then it could be attributed to the duodenal ulcer. If symptoms have been persistent or recurrent, consider visiting your doctor/healthcare provider and go ahead with thorough evaluation done to look for the underlying cause and get started on further treatment for control of symptoms. You may also consider taking opinion from gastroenterologist and then proceed with further treatment. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/healthcare provider and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.

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