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I had my gall bladder removed 3 years ago April. After operation I was still in pain. I had 2-3 ultra sounds, ct scan and colonoscopy. Everything came back normal except the ct scan showed a small liver cyst not seen on ultrascans. Afterwards felt some relief that it wasn't serious and soon I began to feel better until about 2 weeks ago. The day before this all began I had drank tequila. I began having upper right quadrant pain that goes into the back area. Sometimes a dull pain, sometimes a pinching arouind the rib cage to the back. When I lay down on stomache it feels like something is there along the bottom of the rib cage. After a couple of days I went to the doctor. His nurse did a urinalysis I had a slight infection. Also lately I have been feeling a sensation in my throat when I swallow. I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia 20 years ago. The doctor prescribed an antibiotic and prilesec for my throat. It has been a week, and no relief. I am going back on monday. Any suggestions?

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replied August 8th, 2007
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It is hard to say what is possible causing your symptoms. Your gallbladder was removed but gallstones can still be stuck in the bile duct and cause symptoms similar to those you experienced before the gallbladder removal. An Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreaticography (ERCP) can be performed to precisely investigate the stomach, duodenum, pancreatic and bile duct. You can seek the advice of an internist or your specialist doctor in order to request this examination.

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