Chronic Cholecystitis

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The pathology report on my gallbladder said I had Chronic. Cholecystitis. I’m wondering why this didn’t show up in tests. Has anyone else had this? 

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    I had a nornal Hida scan 89% and my ultrasound came back normal but I'm still having gallbladder like symptoms and pain and i think i have this too.

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    What does pathology mean?
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    I have been having upper right pain under my right breast and rib catch i have been super nasouas but can not throw up loss of not wanting to eat. Low grade fever my upper right back and right shoulder hurt but all my test come back normal so idk what to do or think.
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      After my gallbladder was removed, they analyzed it, so that’s the pathology report.

      I had the same pain you describe, but nothing showed on my multiple ultrasounds. I think my Hida scan number was similar to yours. I also had a clear CT scan.

      I kept getting Pancreatitis, and they eventually found stones in my duct. That’s what lead to the gallbladder removal. (Most stones come from the gallbladder and if they get stuck in the duct, they can cause Pancreatitis.)

      But, through this, all my gallbladder tests came back fine! It wasn’t until it was removed that they could tell it was inflamed and had been chronically inflamed. No one ever saw stones in my actual gallbladder. Supposedly, inflammation typically shows in an ultrasound. 

      Definitely keep pursuing this if it’s causing you so much pain! 

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    I’m having ongoing symptoms more frequently now with similar symptoms to you. I’ve been ultra careful with eating for the past 2 weeks, just vegetarian, no caffeine or alcohol. Yesterday I had a coffee and 1/2 a date scone and had a gallbladder attack last night. Still sore stomach but gallbladder’s not spasming now. I just don’t know where to go from here. I’ve having occasional bouts in the past couple of years but it’s just continual now. I have a hiatal hernia and a “dysfunctional” gallbladder. So I’m really confused about which is causing what!!! Anyone else?
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      Hi Elizabeth and everyone,

      I had three miserable years with all this, tried every diet and had every test, I eventually had my hiatus hernia repaired last year and a month ago my gallbladder removed. I always had pain after eating, usually in my back,

      and shoulders and under rib cage, often felt sick etc. I would have lost my mind if it wasn't for these forums, dr's just looked perplexed. Do persue an endoscopy and try to avoid loads of ppi's which dr's prescribe. ivamvgoingvback tomoz to see my surgeon and he will have pathology results from my gb.

      Hang in there and keep in touch💜

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    Mines was the exact same. Had 3 ultrasounds. First showed small stones, second they said they couldn’t see them but gallbladder was very distended and they noted I was very tender over gallbladder, then third they think they saw stones again (second 2 were during admissions for suspected cholecystitis). MRI was clear, endoscopy was clear, HIDA scan showed 31% ejection fraction and CT was clear too. Bloods were always fine as well but was in absolute agony for months and had pretty much constant attacks. Wasn’t til the pathology came back that it showed I had chronic cholecystitis too. So lots of episodes of acute cholecystitis were clearly happening but the surgeons didn’t believe me xx
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    The pathologist analyzed the tissue of your gallbladder and came to the conclusion that it had been inflamed for a long time.  Any doctor should tell a patient that tests don't always accurately indicate what's going on in the body.  

    When tissue is removed, that's the time it can be accurately assessed.  

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    Hope my story is useful.

    1. I did ultrasound in 2009, no stones. But still had reflux and bloating stomach

    2. Did again in 2011, no stones. but still had reflux ,bloating stomach and some amount of pain on right side

    3.Did hida scan in 2011, found gb working 0%. This time dizziness also started. Doctors advised to remove gb, but want to control with diet.

    4.reduced eating fat/protein/oily food from there on, things were under control.

    5.in 2017,Had multiple rounds of restaurant buffet for 3 months , ended up in diarrhea  for 6 months. Did colonoscopy and endoscopy , same reflux. But did ultrasound , found stones. this time ringing in ears also started.

    6.In addition to acid reflux,bloating and burping. I have developed dizziness and ringing in ears now and i'm on verge to remove the gallbladder. The dizziness and ringing in ears are horrible to live with.

    did any one develop dizziness and ringing in ears with gallbladder issues?

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