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if all this pain is gallbladder would it have showed up on ct scan in dec? with the pain never going away im worried it could become an emergency. I have no insurance so i kinda have to wait untill it is an emergency. when should i go to hospital? when i get fever? or when the pain is just unbarible?


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replied February 5th, 2009
Gallbladder Disease Answer A5688


List of other diseases, conditions, or injuries and their treatment: had bad kiddney infection in dec 08 hospitalized for 3 days
Current medical status: constant pain under rib cage on right side. it gets worse as the day goes by. but its all the time. the last few days also had burning sensation in the same area. in dec 08 had ct scan came back normal so treated me for kidney infection



The symptoms you report might indicate cholecystitis. Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder. It is usually diagnosed with the presence of fever and right upper quadrant tenderness. You should go to emergency service immediately if you get fever or the pain increases to an unbearable level. If you can, do not delay solving this condition because more serious complications can occur. If a gallstone located in the gallbladder left it and stuck in the part of the bile canal that is used both for bile and pancreas enzymes, then acute pancreatitis can occur.


While waiting, you might give a thought about visiting a specialist for internal diseases for an abdominal ultrasound, at least. The ultrasound will reveal if any gallstones are present. If there are no gallstones in the gallbladder, then the doctor might recommend an adequate treatment that will ease the inflammation.


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