6 years ago I started with the RUQ pain, sick to stomach, belching, diarrhea, back pain. I had an endoscopy, ultrasound, hida, colonoscopy blood tests all normal. The Dr said it was stress. Since then it has come and gone and I have lived with the pain until several months ago when the LUQ pain and stomach pains become to much to take anymore. I had another endoscopy and they blame stress and my GERD again. I had an ultrasound again yesterday and the tech said no gallstones. I can not understand why i always ( and it is almost all the time now ) feel like I have been punched under my ribs. They want to do another HIDA scan. I know it will come back negative and last time I got so sick after it, very severe diarrhea. Is there such a thing as a Gallbladder specaolist? I am sick of being in pain, the ache is so constant. I do not feel it as much since I take pain meds for ICS. If I did not take the Lyrica and vicadin i am sure it would be worse. It does not matter if I eat or not. Anyone else have any thoughts?
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replied November 24th, 2007
I Understand And I Mean I Really Do
I have been in pain under my right rib which radiates around to my back for almost a year now, as usual the "medical professionals" cant figure out crap-I also have a sore throat for the same amount of time, and I am sick to death of it all-it hurts when I bend,sit,laugh,cough, and I can only sleep on my right side?????
I saw another post somewhere that said to try and take 3 raw garlics b4 sleeping and then an herbal tea, Im willing to try anything at this point so I tried it and I swear my pain is 85% down? Im so confused? but my throat still hurts, and b/ careful that garlic is strong you might vomit-
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replied November 24th, 2007
One More Thing
I read about something recently called floating rib, you might have this checked as well-
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replied November 27th, 2007
Gallbladder Specialist
A dr that specializes in digestive system and hepatobiliary medicine is known as gastroenterologist, this type of specialist covers gallbladder. I know I just got diagnosed with gallstones and have terrible attacks (been going on now for several months) and have been really sick even though on very low fat high fiber diet. I am now on a surgical waiting list to have my gallbladder removed.
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replied November 28th, 2007
Gallstone Specialist
I have been going to one for about a month. He is the second it the last few years. He basically told me yesterday I was crazy. I take Wellbutrin for stress. This does not mean my physical pain is not real. All he has done is one blood test, endoscopy, and an ultrasound. I don't think this rules out the fact that there is no pain. My attacks are not drop dead pain. Maybe I have a high threshold for pain or it is not to bad yet. I don't thik that means he needs to dismiss me. I still can not eat anything witout pain.
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