Can Gallbladder Inflammation cause my "lung" to puff-out when I breathe-in?

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This might sound off, but I am having gallbladder symptoms and I also have a surgeon who thinks I should remove the gallbladder because it's been going on for 1 year and 3 months. I have had pancreatitis on/off, but I never have left sided pain (found via EUS) but the doctors said there's "No way I can have so much pain in my right upper quadrant in assoc with my pancreas," alone. Anyways... HIDA= normal and so was ultrasound, so they suspect maybe a long term lung infection went to my gallbladder. I know it's a digestive issue, because every time I eat fatty/fried etc food... I have an attack. It involves the typical pain in my upper right abdomen, then goes to my right shoulder, and sometimes (not always) causes chest pain- then subsides after some time. The thing that boggles me (maybe because this has been going on so long with the reflux and nausea etc for about 4 years on/off)... is that now, I have more intense pain than ever before... and it seems to be affecting my lung. Nothing shows up "bad" on my lung CT/MRI... but it feels like I can't take a deep breath, and when I do- my whole right lung looks like it pops out of my abdomen. It's so bizarre. I also can not breathe when lying on my right side, and I can not exercise without the same exact attack happening, which happens when I eat spicy/ fatty/fried foods. Anyone else have a similar lung to gallbladder experience? Thanks! (I also have severe gastroparesis...though I have had pains like this for maybe 7 years... have hormone imbalance so I think it has to do with too much estrogen/ jacking up my gb/ endometriosis... and usually these kinds of pains would just come and go - They would only happen maybe 2-3 times per month, until now. Now, the pain is every day.) Lung/gallbladder connection, anyone?

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    I have some of the same diagnosis, severe gastroparesis, gallstones, endometriosis, gastritis,. I am getting  the gastroparesis  somewhat under control.  My hida scan is very low functioning, with 2 large stones.  GI doc told me not to have my gb out as it would throw my gp into overload and I could end up on a feeding tube.  No thanks.  My stomach is in a mess and now have leaky gut and have to heal it and now have gluten  and dairy intolerance.  So, diet change again. I have daily pain on the right side and cannot sleep on that side. I also have a liver tumor so they dont know yet if this is causing some of the  pain. That is my only connection so far.   I was in yesterday and they said  some of the pain may be  coming from adhesions,but they did no tests.  Sorry I cant be of help with the lung but good news nothing showed up on your scan.   Keep checking your labs,I dont  understand  if you would have  a hormonal imbalance, why that would cause pain.  . I cant lift anything either,  pain is severe and it just flares things up. What were your symptoms when you had the pancreatitis?  I know that is one thing we have to watch for with stones, but didnt seem you did.  Could you get another opinion?  
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    A Huge plugged up gall bladder may take up space that the lungs would normally used during breathing.  After my gall bladder came out (not huge, just full of stones.) its much easier for me to breath during exercise. I dearly hope you get that sucker out as soon as possible.
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    @beepbop88 Thanks for your response. Seriously, I keep thinking I'm having small heart attacks, or something. Every time I try to play volleyball for 5 minutes, I have serious problems standing up. The wind gets knocked out me, and the pain is excruciating. I don't have stones though... I just don't get it. How can inflammation act the same? I mean, I guess it makes sense... if it's rubbing against my diaphragm or something... 
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    b68419 I am interested in your comment. I will check for it tomorrow.  Not sure why it's being moderated. So odd. 
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    I have  alot of the same illnesses as you do.  It was  recommended not to get my gb out with the gastroparesis  at this time. I have alot of pain on my entire right side. Including liver pain and a very low functioning gallbladder with stones. I  cant sleep on that side either due to pain.   Sorry I cant help with your concerns about your lung. Maybe another opinion would help.  good luck to you.
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    Did they tell you "why" you shouldn't get your gallbladder out with gastroparesis? I heard that in some cases, it speeds up digestion... 
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    lalala207, some how could I get your email and we could talk,  dont know why the first post got deleted, Thanks.
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    The pancreatitis simply gave me pain that extended to the left side of my abdomen. The reason I know it cleared, is because I went on enzymes for about 6 months, and no longer have the pain on that side. The pancreatitis also made it very hard to breathe... I also had abdominal spasms with it... I no longer have those. No more fever etc. 
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    Because of my trouble breathing, the doctors are now looking into my possibly having some kind of dia[hragm paralyzation. Did any of you get the Smart Pill Test? What did it show as to "where" your food was stopping? I am going to be taking that soon, as well. I am interested to know if the food is stopping in my right bowel, and not in my stomach. I also have a hugely distended bubble of air under my right ribs, when I breathe-in. Does anyone else have that? It is definitely air... It isn't an organ that is puffy.
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