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Hi... any advice welcome!! Just a little background: I'm a 41 year old, healthy, mom of 3. Last week we were away and we went out for pizza. Within 5 minutes from standing up from the table to walking back to the hotel, I thought my stomach was going to burst. My whole abdomen hurt bc of the pressure. I was able to go to sleep that night. I chalked it up to intestinal gas/constipation. Woke up feeling ok and then after a few hours, I had a dull pain in the ruq ... nothing debilitating, but definitely there. The next day I decided to go to urgent care where we live bc every step I took felt jarring on my right side. It felt like I had a little filled balloon under my right ribs. No fever, no yellowing, just pain in ruq when pushed on. Had an ultrasound that came back saying my gb was inflamed and had fluid around it and that I need to go to the ER. Went straight to ER and docs said that since there were no gallstones and I wasn't in excruciating pain they didn't know what to do. Had a Hida test there and it showed that my EF was at 25%. After 8 hrs at the ER, they released me telling me to follow up with a GI and a surgeon. Went to both who said I should have my gb removed. I'm meeting with one more surgeon tomorrow, but a week has passed and now I feel back to normal. I only feel a bruised feeling when I push on a certain spot on the right side of my abdomen. With the ER docs saying that I am a rare case.... the way they explained it to me: I have classic symptoms of gb issues, but no gallstones and I was not in acute pain... which made me not an emergency in a very crowded ER. Would love to have one more ultrasound before having surgery ... ER docs gave me a low dose of morphine before the Hida test.... could that have made my EF below normal?what if the gb is back to normal? Could it be just intestinal issues? Should I wait and see? Im in denial that my body might be failing me and I don't want to rush into surgery.... what would you do?
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