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My dr says i have acid/gerd but i have a constant upper right side back ache that never goes away. I know i have a gallstone which i have known about for 12 yrs but dr says i am fine because he pressed in my gallbladder area and i wasn't in pain. Can you have right side back/shoulder ache but no actual pain in the front where your gallbladder is but still have gallbladder problems

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    Mines the same LeeL it doesn't matter what i eat the back ache is there whatever.
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    Hi, I have had a similar experience with gerd and the back pain. The first endoscopy I had the doctor told me I do have some gallstones but they are not the problem, but he didn't offer any other possibilities (private doctor).  I have had a few other endoscopys over the years from other doctors (public doctors) and the response is always a casual "we will just take your gallbladder out" with no discussion and a flat out refusal to discuss other causes for my problems. I have a sister who had her gallbladder removed and she has regretted it as it did not solve her problems and has possibly caused more.

    I think that many doctors are not picking up on the symptom of back pain. I was checking out the ingredients of a digestive supplement a natropath gave me and it is to support the pancreas. I looked at the symptoms for pancreatitis and found the symptoms are similar to gerd but include the specific type of back pain I (and possibly you) experience. Check it out before you do anything.

    So far I have been controlling my symptoms with diet (low fat, no sugar, vegetarian) and occasionally over the counter medications ( the presciption ones didnt work very well ). Hope this helps.

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