Collarbone.

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I am really doubting my symptoms are with a 2cm gallstone. I don't get attacks at all just a feeling of something there in my gallbladder area that feels strained if i cough/laugh etc and occasional twinges. I can't drink alcohol anymore or i am sick all night and the next day. My back/shoulder feels really sore and if i shrug them my right one is really painful and somedays it goes into the top of my arm. This hasn't gone away for 3 months. Last night in bed i woke up with pain in my collarbone with every breath i took until i changed position. I had an x ray of my shoulder last week and it was fine. I google things and i shouldn't but can't stop thinking there is something up with my lung and it's not the gallstone

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    It is difficult because many people have Gallstones and don't get any pain from them whatsoever. So could be something else. Mine did relate to having fatty foods etc and I'd be in agony for 8hrs or so if pain killers didn't work. And it was from breastbone all down right side of belly, my side and shoulder blade would be in sheer agony didn't matter what way I sat or lay down I was in pain! U can't really describe exactly where the pain starts or ends it's just the whole area. But they can't force u to have it removed I was relieved to get mine out but my gallbladder was inflamed as well as having A stone so was definitely a problem there. Just need to push that u don't think it's the gallstone causing an issue, although alcohol can play havok with ththem.
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    Some things point to gallbladder as in the alcohol intolerance, nausea and i get occasional twinges and a strained feeling in my gallbladder area but it's the back/shoulder ache taht is affecting me the most. I have had all my bloods done, chest listened to, oxygen levels checked, endoscopy, x ray of right shoulder and abdominal ultrasound and all ok apart from mild gastritis and a 2cm gallstone.
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    alcohol, caffeine and sugar can cause your gallbladder to contract and sqeeze extra bile for digestion ...  A colic vomiting attack is caused by a stone getting stuck in a bile duct .  The general gnawing nibbling pains under the right rib , the aches and pains are when your gallbladder is inflamed inside caused  by the gallstones rubbing on the lining of the gallbladder when it contracts sqeezes when you eat fatty food , alcohol, caffeine etc...

    if you have it removed your symptoms could stop.. If they don't then the doctors will investigate more.

    if you don't have it removed you could suffer needlessly . And will the doctors investigate more or just view that's its your gallbladder..

    its your decision 

    try not to go down the C route. They can tell from blood tests and scans quite quickly nowadays. If you did have it they would have seen danger signs by now ...

    try not to over think ...

    ask your specialist ...

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    I had those pains and then about a year later had my first gb aatack and that was all it took for me! People are different and maybe it is not your gb. You will just have to investigate further. So sorry you are going through this!
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      If you have had an ultrasound scan which shows you have gallstones then my advice would be to have yur gallbladder removed. My understanding is that this is the only way to prevent them returning.

      I do not have nausea with mine just bad stomach cramps and pain in my right side. 6 - 8 month waiting list for me and I can't wait to get rid of the wretched thing.

      Let me know how you get on. Take care Sarah

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      I had the stomach , shoulder, back, right side pains. At times the nausea. I had quite a few of gallstones. I had one attack riding down the road with my sisiter and I thought I was going to pass out! The next week I had a CT scan and the next week surgery. That was in 2004. About 8 months ago I started with pain where my gb was. now it goes into my back, shoulder and stomach. Nausea comes and goes. Dr. has said it was probably adhesions. Waiting for him to be in my ins. network to investigate further.
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