Abdominal discomfort for 2 months

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I posted a while ago about my mild cramp feeling in my right mid abdomen.  I decided after about 6 weeks of it maybe I should have it checked out.  Couldn't see my family dr so made an appt with another in a different clinic  She figured it could be gall bladder stones so did blood work and ordered an ultrasound.  I had the ultrasound a week ago and no word back from her so I called today and the clinic said "oh she away till the 18th"  Oh GREAT.  Knowing my test results were also to be sent to  my family dr, I made an appt to see her next week.  I'm hoping its nothing serious and also hoping if it was maybe someone would have contacted ME for follow up.  Menopause has really sent my digestive system into a tail spin...always something.  To add to my symptoms, I had a stiff neck for about 2 weeks.  It very gradually worked its way out but now I read its one of the 66 symptoms of menopause! who knew?

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    Gall bladder type pain is common in menopause.. i had it for a few months,, settled down now.  Ive seen people on here who have it even though they have had their gall bladder removed.  Always best to get it checked though if only for your own piece of mind smile Menopause.. the gift that just keeps on giving sad
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    thanks littleme1969, I'm hoping that's all it is, a bunch of nothing!  I know it feels different when my stomach is empty and right after I've eaten.  Sometimes a burning sensation and other times like there's a knot there. The fact that its never gotten worse is a bit comforting I guess.  Your mind always races to the worst case scenario though! I think doctors should realize what a basket of nerves menopausal women are and fast track any test results!! 

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      Oh my goodness merelym.  You sound just like me!  Just had the sonogram.  The tech said he didn't see anything wrong with it, but waiting on radiologist to review it.  Doc says all my labs are perfect.  Well, the pain is still there.  And I'm scared to death they are missing something.  And I have got to get off google.  I'm only 45.  I never thought I would be going through something like this at my age.  I am a basket case at the doctors office.  Crying and everything.  Then she says I'm okay....so I'm ok for all of about 10 minutes, until I get in the car and my mind starts up again.  Please someone get me out of this!  ((Hugs)). Let me know if they find anything.

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      So annoying isn't it? Wish my tech had said something but she never uttered a word which made me even more anxious. I don't think my discomfort is in the area if the gallbladder but I'm not an anatomy expert either. It's more directly right of my belly button.  I just wish there wasn't such a wait for results. Totally nerve racking. 

      I think I have had every weird symptom of menopause - nonstop aggrivation. I thought once the periods stopped I'd be out of the woods and the hormones would settle down.  I was dreaming!

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    I had gallbladder pain and discomfort but all scans and testa didnt pick up my infected gallbladder! It was only on removal it was found it was infected.
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      I'm not sure if I remember having a fever just the pain and discomfort to right middle side, pain radiating to back right shoulder, nausea. The pain and discomfort would come and go, I just knew it had to be the gallbladder and it was frustrating with all the tests and scans not showing anything!

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      I got my ultrasound results back. Not gallbladder. Wish it had been as now I'm super confused. Shows 3 hepatic cysts on liver - 2 of which are complicated or maybe they mean complex? Dr. Google is not assisting me in figuring out why I have abdominal discomfort with such small cysts present.  I am scheduled to have a follow up US in 3 weeks to see if there is any change in them.  🙁

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      Hey merelyn.  Thanks for letting me know about your results.  What did they say about the cysts?  How old are you?

      And my ultrasound was also normal. I go back in two weeks to talk to dr

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      I'm 56.  The Dr just said not to worry. I asked what they do if they have increased in size and he said at that point they would biopsy.  Now I'm really worried as all I've read says no discomfort from them and here I am with 3 months of feeling like there is something there. Ugh !

      Glad your test was all good. 

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      Keep me updated after your next US.  I still have pain even though mine was negative.  I am thinking about getting a liver/ gallbladder supplement to see if that helps.  Have you tried anything like that before?
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      Thanks.  I'm 45, but this has been going on for about 2 years off and on.  I was feeling less nauseas the past 2 days. 🙂  But I was leaning over doing laundry awhile ago and my right ribs started aching in the back.  Ugh!

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