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I was diagnosed with gallstones and an enlarged liver back in April of 2015 via ultrasound, and had intermittent upper stomach pain and back pain with them. It was typically mild pain as long as I could sit down and rest, it would go away. Yesterday I had my same mild gallstone pain, but after a few minutes it became severe pain in my back in upper abdomen. I've never experienced that before. I started sweating some and my heart rate got higher, but after about 15 minutes, it went away. I had another attack at 6am this morning for about 10 minutes with the severe upper back pain and no position would relieve it, it just faded after about 10 mins of suffering and I went back to sleep. I'm scared by those. I was already referred to a gastro and general surgeon who all said to get my gallbladder removed back in the summer, and I did fine, but now it is starting to concern me. I don't plan on getting it removed because of all the horror stories, but my great grandfather had his stones removed and did wonderful. I was wondering if removing the stones would improve me? I also have everyday chronic nausea I thought was caused by gallstones, but I am unsure. I am getting a CT scan of the Abdomen on Thursday, I hope. All my blood, liver, and pancreatic tests were fine when they were tested a few weeks ago by my regular doctor. I burp a lot, too...and have quite a few annoying stomach issues here and there, but I was also wondering if gallstones can cause chronic nausea? I don't eat that well, and eat some junk food, but I do try and exercise every few days.
I take probiotics, and just recently started eating yogurt, so I'm trying to improve my diet to see if it might help my gallstones.
I have only been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which is in regular range thanks to meds, and high thyroid antibodies, along with the gallstones and enlarged liver of 18cm.
I am a 21 year old female, 5'8" in height and about 210lbs (overweight, but I used to be in the 300lbs and started exercising) non-smoker and non-drinker.
If anyone could shed any light on my issues, I would greatly appreciate it. Gallbladder removal, Gallstone removal, and chronic nausea?
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