1st ever gallbladder flare up

Posted , 7 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

woke 5am on Thursday with a slight pain on my right side by 6am I was in agony couldn't sit lie or stand unbearable pain never had back issues before so just assumed that I lay funny in the night. aafther nearly losing it with the pain I pulled myself together tock some pain reifie then went to work I lasted till 1pm the pain was grabbing when walked like twinging pain every 5 seconds. still thought god I've done my back in & got worried pain relief hadnt worked. I went to the doctor who said it was possibly a gallbladder flare up or muscular so told me would treat me over the weekend for both gave me tramadol told me not to eat over the weekend just drink. by late Friday night pain relief kicked in just felt uncomfortable as such. Saturday felt a dull ach felt very sick & light headed all day I did eat a crumpet as felt so wosey. have woke this morning not in any pain just a very dull like under my ribs feel staving not sure if to eat? what to eat? don't know if should even go back to the doctors on monday as feel okish today. please help not sure what it was? or anything about a gallbladder.

0 likes, 15 replies

Report

15 Replies

  • Posted

    Hey Sarah. It certainly sounds like gallbladder to me. I which case there is only one way to stop the pain apart from removal of the gall bladder and that is a FAT FREE diet. I had mine removed 6 weeks ago now and i am still in pain but its getting better slowly. Begore surgery i managed to stop the pain almost entirely by gping fat free but its hard work wink
    Report
    • Posted

      Thank you I know nothing apart from what I have read today I haven't taken any pain relief today & eaten 2 cumpets lol. no pain just a very dull ach on my side but where I haven't eaten feeling abit of alsorts lol just fekt slightly nauseous afther eating.
      Report
  • Posted

    Hi Sarah, sorry you are not feeling well. I do not understand how the doctor can just assume it is your gall bladder.  I would suggest that you go back in within 24 hours of having such pains and ask for a liver blood test along with a complete blood test.  If you have gall bladder problems, it will show up in your liver blood count and then they can order an ultra sound to confirm.  Blood test can show a lot.  
    Report
    • Posted

      Thanks Paula yep I thought that with the doctor assuming! I think where im not I pain now just a dull ach is it worth it? what are the chances of just dieing down then coming back just feeling slightly sick afther eating is that part of it?
      Report
    • Posted

      Sarah, I suffered for at least three years with made diarehea and bad pains always thinking "it was the chocolate" or "it was the meat".... the pain got so bad that I had to lay in bed for a few hours to regroup.  I did not go to the doctor cause I just thought it was something I ate.  Go get blood test and ask for ultrasound, it could be stones or something else.  The last thing you want it to be rushed to hospital with a big stone stuck in your bile duct or something else.  

       

      Report
  • Posted

    Could be gallstones.  You need ultrasound scan to check this out.

    In the meantime keep to a low fat or even no fat diet.

    Hope this setlles down for you

    Take care and keep in touch

    Love Sarah xx

    Report
  • Posted

    If under ribs more likely. to be gallbladder or hetius Hernier or acid reflux If down right side gron could be appendixes Whatever plan in back can be number of things like kidney stones,If you later get urine infection you will know Tramodol is a very painkiller that if taken over a long period it can.affect your stomach. as in. cause stomach upsets strong painkillers This will not help if you have any gallbladder condition other Your doctor should told you to drink water and possible clear soup light diet but fluids essential. Believe me if eating crumpets didn't give you pain unlikely to be your gallbladder as would cause you heartburn ten.fold I'm not sure from what you say exactly where your pain is except on right but it depends where, I suggest if in.alot pain go to AE mainly gallbladder pain causes pain under ribs and above belly button navel and you would double over with pain Plus may vomit and have diarrhoea. you also don't say if you had temperature which would indicate a flare up plus high blood pressure other Hope this helps I use to be a nursing assistant now retired and have had my gallbladder out keyhole.
    Report
    • Posted

      Thank you I didn't have a temperature the pain was on my right side in the middle og my side my & the pain was in & around my ribs I thought I'd pulled a muscle tje pain was something else.. to be honest im not sure what it was today @ the very bottom on my right side of my back the trunk as such quite hurts like a stinging a pain cant get back into the doctor's untill tomorrow. still feel nausea don't feel like wating but think thats due to where I haven't eaten much.
      Report
  • Posted

    Hi.

    My god do I feel your pain!!! It's awful and wouldn't wish it on anyone!! I went thru 5 months of small flare ups, the doctors kept telling me it was acid reflux.....I'm now sat here 1 week and 2 days post gall bladder removal op (full of stones and 3 were the size of medium sized marbles) I was having bloods done weekly right up until I was admitted from clinic (appointment to talk about having gallbladder out) with an horrendous infection which landed me in hospital for 4 days on IV antibiotics and then an oral course for 7 days.

    It sounds like the start of what I have been thru, keep fighting and you will have to push, I ended up having to have an ambulance out my second to last flare up and my last flare up I ended up at an out of hours doctor in a hospital at 5am, 24 hours later I was admitted!!!

    Also if you know something isn't right keep pushing as I didn't have a temperature at all I had to have bloods done to show that something was wrong apart from the outward signs of hardly being able to hold my head up, couldn't sleep, in agony.

    Good luck. Always welcome to private message of you want to know more xx

    Report
    • Posted

      Hi hope this goes through as previous msg hasn't from yesterday I had a gallbladder op in 1992 keyhole probably prob one the very few in any hospital England as a new procedure.My stones were like sand I was in agony over a year all different tests trying to work full time two teenagers and husband look after house No one doctor hospital believed me put down.to stress I thought would was going mad. In the end after bring treated worse than a dog gave me a Ultra sound and showed up the sand like stones First the radiologist. looking my Pancras. I kept saying look just please look my gallbladder
      Report
    • Posted

      Keep fighting what makes me mad the total waste of NHS money all those tests doctors hospital. procedures not listening to the patient when I kept saying I have all the symptoms of something wrong my gallbladder I had blood tests came back normal accordingly I didn't have a temperature. Had blood my urine though often because Obs passing sand like stones. Numerous the worst stones to have causing multiple pain All they put down to stress as doubled over when at work sent me home after my op they gave me my stones like in a jar. I opened it up curious touched one and it fell into tiny grains of sand All I can say is to keep fighting insist on.a ultra sound Just I cannot. understand why when surley in the long run would cost less. money time suffering of NHS funds to have done in first place. P's until recent exray was not even told had 3 metal clips where they seal end off when they remove your gallbladder!! I said to radiologist. what clips He said there permanent. That's how knew. had your gallbladder. removed.!!
      Report
  • Posted

    Sorry I forgot to say I was diary free apart from a tiny bit of flora light as this is the lowest fat spread I could find and even then it was scrapped on and scrapped back off, in the end my entire meal was lower than 3 grams of fat, I lived on soup, pasta and chicken, mints occasionally and the odd few wine gums as they're fat free ☺️xx
    Report
    • Posted

      Did you go see a doctor? I really would. I'd been suffering attacks on and off for three years and because the attacks would stop suddenly, I thought it would just be a waste of time if I went to see a doc and I'd be fobbed off. It landed me in hospital for nine days eventually and I was pretty poorly. Gallstones should be ruled in or out pretty easily with a blood test and then ultrasound. Don't let it fool you. Gallstones can make you pretty unwell if not treated.
      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up