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Well moved across from the knee replacement forum! Feeling a bit down on my luck having had 65 years as a non-smoking, slim, sport playing male with no illnesses whatsoever to having a knee replacement and being diagnosed with atrial fibrilation and gall stones in the space of six months!
Anyway, a scan has shown some small gallstones after I went to A&E with the worst stomach pains I have ever known. Nothing was established at the time surprisingly to me now and I am awaiting some sort of consultation about it. But this last 10 days I developed a steady stomach ache and have had three desperately painful episode lasting from 2 to 5 hours. The pain is sharp upper right under rib cage but severe all over abdomen. Can't lie on right side and only on back really due to the pain. But when it goes it goes suddenly and am not too bad afterwards. Have lost 10 lb in ten days but mostly because I haven't eaten much. Trying to keep fluids up as urine is a bit orange but frightened that any food, not just fatty stuff, is setting it off. All except one episode have been at night. Obviously I've read up on it and am surmises these symptons are most likely biliary colic? Are these typical of what I might expect. Also what exactly happens? Is it the same stone going backwards and forwards in the duct or am I passing a new one each time? If it is so painful why does it stop so suddenly. Does it always go after a few hours? I could be suicidal if it lasted much longer.
Any thoughts on this from more knowledgeable people would be welcome at this stage.
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