Do I have gallstones?

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Hi, I'm 29 almost 30 and for the last few weeks I've been getting this pain in my right hand side. I'd say it's mid abdominal and what feels like just behide my lower rib cage, it comes and goes and ranges from stabbing pain to dull aches, makes me curl when I sometimes move funny. What were people's first symptoms of gallbladder stones? Hope someone can help me. Thanks 🙂

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    It may be your gallbladder!  Is it after a fatty meal?  It sounds like it could be but best to see your doctor.  smile 
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    It's best to see a good gastroenterologist & then see the forum. A diagnosis is the first step though and is essential......  No guesswork......

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    Hi there's it could be although you are so young to have this but see your doctors ! Everything I eat makes mine flare up so not just fatty meals ! I have been diagnosed with gall stones I am slim have a good diet too . So put it down to genetics I have a gall stone in my bile duct waiting to have it out  and then gall bladder 😢

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      There has been research which surprised me but it seems quite logical that a very low fat diet can cause gall stones. It was said that because the gall bladder is not flushed out enough that caused sludge which once solidifies causes a stone to start. It seems just as bad as a diet too rich in saturated fats!

      They also gave patients a prophylactic low dose of ursodioxycholic acid which dissolves cholesterol

      gall stones and those in the experiment did not get gall stones.

      I had gall stones & yet I have always since year dot cut every bit of fat off any meat I ate.

      A heart surgeon I saw eating a big stake with plenty of fat on it made me remark === Isn't that bad for your cholesterol & he replied=====  I eat it because there's more to heart problems that is caused by cholesterol!      Just goes to show don't it!  

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    You might have gluten sensitivity. (Non-celiac). Google the adverse effects of gluten and you'll likely be surprised at the weird and wonderful symptoms a sensitivity can produce.

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      I did that when I had all sorts of symptoms but it was not Gluten allergy which I had the test privately as I did the Quantiferon gold blood test for Tuberculosis antibodies which was positive....... 

      There can of course be several problems with anything and a problem may not be singular at any time.

      This of course includes the massively complex human body which should be methodically and systematically evaluated. I was told by the special TB nurse that I should not have had to pay for the Quantiferon test but I did knowing that I might never get one on the NHS.

      Even when that test was positive nothing whatsoever was done about that & that remains so to this day.    It begs the question =can the NHS afford to carry out all sorts of tests on us old folks while we are still in a vertical  position & & look OK with  rosy cheeks? An old lady in her eighties told me that she told one doctor ==== "some doctors just do not listen. Don't they realise that I know what's going on inside this skin of mine after all this time learning about it" ?

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