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I was diagnosed with a large gall stone over a year ago (13mm). Since then, I have had attacks on and off but usually they last a few days or less and then things settle.
This past week things have been not great.
I started having pain 5 days ago and it was just above my navel. Gnawing pain that seemed to radiate all over my stomach. The typical pain under my right ribs were there and also on the left side. Pain in my back, sometimes lower, sometimes in between shoulders. Nausea, burping. The pain got so bad that I went to ER a few times.
Each time they gave me pain meds and checked my blood. No signs of anything.
I also had an abdominal x ray, that too showed nothing.
And lastly, today they did an ultrasound and once again everything seems fine apart from the stone.
The doctor suggested possibly an Endoscopy but started me on Omeprazole and sent me on my way and told me to eat light foods and try to take minimal pain medications as this could be causing stomach pain.
How can I have all this pain and symptoms and it only be gall stones? I never had it this bad before. Can it just become this painful etc even though they can't find any infection or inflammation?
My head is going in circles and I am nearly convinced this is stomach cancer.
I don't ever recall having pain this long with the gall stones. I have had gall bladder attacks and the pain was significant, but it went away within hours.
This has been 5 days straight.
Has anyone else had anything similar?
I am due to have my gall bladder taken out on September 6th.
Thank you for any help at all that you can give me.
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