back pain

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was diagnose with gallstones in may doctor reluctant to operate as yet if i can keep it in check with diet , but ive lost 1 stone in weight and also suffer from I B S , but ive recently been getting pains in my back ...right side in the middle is this another problem with gallstones ?

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    Pain from gallstones can be in your back and shoulders too.

    If pain gets too much take yourself off to a and e. I went twice then it was taken out.

    My doc always said if you start getting bad attacks chances are diet won't help. I was living off beetroot and apples and still in agony so just keep going in x

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    I was having gall bladder issues. An ultra sound shows stones. I tried going vegan and stopped eating all meats. The attacks stopped completely so far. I just had an MRI to ensure there are no liver or pancrease issues like cancer. Results should be here by end of week. Doc said if the pain continued I would have to have gall bladder out. I am trying to avoid that because I already have been dealing with the food going thru too fast since a previous surgeon mistakenly took the illium valve out of my colon thinking it was cancer when it was not. (just a little bit of infection spread to it from the appendix). So I find it odd the diarrehea stopped suddenly when I when vegan and stopped eating meats. Pehaps I don't have crohn's afterall and it was just a gall bladder problem all along. Time will tell I guess.
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    Could be gallstones. If you are really having bad attacks I would go back to Dr and ask if you can go on list to have your gallbladder out. Remember once you are on the list it is still several months waiting.

    Take care and keep in touch.


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    there are lots of nasty symptoms with gallstones once they get infected or stuck ... But your doctor is well aware if you start to have violent colic attacks 5-6 hours of constant vomiting with pain on heart attack level you would be Begging him to remove it the moment diet may hold it at bay..and he may feel that having ibs places you at higher risk of getting left with constant diahreah after removal , only a small percentage get this..

    try no fat , no cheese , no red meat , no spice, no sugar , no caffeine all these food groups cause your gallbladder to spasm squeeze extra bile for digestion which then causes the pain ... 

    I had mine out best thing ever .. But it comes out when it's the right time to remove it ...when all other options are gone ..

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