Clear Ultrasound

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Frustrating that the cause of this right sided ache and back ache still hasn’t been solved. Has anyone on here had a clear ultrasound and still ended up with Pancreas/Gallbladder problems?

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    if your right side pain is below rib and majority of the time occurs after having food, then its something to do with the gallbladder,Intially for me ultrasound shows no stones after 4 to 5 years it showed gallstones. However i did hida scan before that which showed 0% working - bilarydyskensia. Go for hida scan.
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    Hi Matthew.   Fifteen years ago it took the gastro doctor 3 years to figure out I needed my gallbladder removed!   I was very sick and very frustrated by the time it happened.   I don't know if it the tests just didn't show how bad the gallbladder was so the insurance company wouldn't cover the surgery or what, but I had ultrasounds, scopes, MRI's, etc before they did the surgery.   Once it was removed, I continued to have intermittent pain in my right side, where the gallbladder used to be and THIS month, I was in so much pain, a new gastro doctor did a scope on my stomach and removed 50 cc's of bile from my stomach!   I am much better and what he told me is that after the gallbladder is gone, bile "drips" into your stomach and if you don't eat properly, it can build up and cause what can feel like a heart attack....mine DID feel like a heart attack but it was in the wrong place so I knew it was something else.   I am much better and he gave me Omerprazone 40 mg time-released pills to take twice a day to try to heal the inflammation in the stomach and intestines caused by the bile.   I suspect I will have to take some kind of antacid forever.   Before he did the scope, he had put me on Pepcid, 20 mg (over-the country) and told me to take it 30 minutes before each meal.   That may help you and it's easy to buy.   Anyway, from what I have read on this forum, it can be very hard to get a clear diagnosis and I am sorry to tell you about my bad experience years ago but I think you just have to keep going back and telling them you KNOW something is wrong.   Good luck.


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      Thanks very much for the reply. I will be making a GP appointment today. Very frustrating time. My endoscopy showed bile in my stomach but nothing more maybe that is causing my discomfort. Sounds like you have/are having a rough time and thank you again for the advice 
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      You need a good gastroenterologist for a start. Can the NHS afford MRI scans these days. It took

      from 2010 to 2017 for me to be 'allowed' an MRI of my prostate and one urinary specialist kept harping on about my raised PSA level but did not tell me my PSA level had GONE DOWN after antibiotics that I was prescribed eventually but not until the damn bacteria wormed it's way into my prostate. Due to none correct and lax attention to find what the bacteria was when blood was in my urine I suffered having to get up in the middle of the night to pee on and off for years

      & I kept saying I feel a s if I've got an infection. This went in all the doctors ears and straight out the other side.   

      Not many doctors if any appreciate a patient asking them for whatever is needed in their medical care but if things are not progressing to resolve things why not ask for better help?  Why not I say..........  It appears that MRI and sometimes with the dye? contrast  can see problems that other scans do not and I believe a PET scan can differentiate between inactive tissue and active but can the NHS afford all these procedures now that ordinary people but not the politicians can see the country is full to busting with potential patients?  

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