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gallbladder removed 6 mos later, the abdominal pain returned

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In March of 2015, I became very ill very suddenly. My abdomen hurt so bad I laid on the couch and cried for almost 2 weeks. I was in and out of ER's maybe 6 times where I was continuously told I was fine, maybe a little constipated - I was almost 17 at the time - they told me I was drug seeking and being dramatic before sending me home with no answers. I finally got in to see a GI specialist. The first test she ran was a HIDA scan which we had asked doctors to do multiple times in ER and everyone refused. My HIDA Scan came back - my gallbladder was working at only 15%. I was scheduled for surgery the following Monday. After they removed my gallbladder, things got better, I wasn't in pain, I was able to eat and sleep fine, it seemed to have solved the problem. Maybe six months later, the abdominal pain returned, only this time it was more bearable. I went in to see my family doctor where again I was told I was probably constipated. He told me to ingest more fiber and maintain a healthie


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replied September 28th, 2016
Abdominal Pain Answer A58939
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. These are functional bowel declines like iBS common after cholecystectomy. only needs supportive care with diet and lifestyle adjustments. Nothing to worry about. Visit our iBS health center for further guidance.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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