Gallbladder pain

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Hi All,

I was next on the emergency waiting list for GB removal the week before lockdown... And then lockdown happened 😩.. Now been waiting since Sept last year! My question for anyone that had prolonged GB problems and attacks.. Did you ever feel as if you could feel your gb!? Like I get niggly pain fairly regularly, as well as my attacks now becoming more regular, and sometimes I only have to be sitting or laying the wrong way (when I'm not having an attack) but can feel sharp pain in the same place. And maybe it's my mind playing tricks on me but I'm sure I can feel it inside 😔 any similar experiences?

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    Hi Vicky, I cant believe no one has replied, or it my connection. I did feel like I could literally feel my gb when I was poorly with it. that area felt really tender to the touch, as if I was bruised in the area. You'll be fine kiddo, try not to drive yourself crazy with worry! The odds are heavily stacked in ur favour. Take care.

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    Hi,

    I've yet to be diagnosed but after having attacks since January, I honestly feel like something is disproportionate or inflamed under my right ribs.

    I have pain when I bend over or when I lay on my sides. I also feel tenderness in the area.

    I don't know for you but I struggle with "stabbing pain" in the middle of my back, shoulder blades and ribs. Today, the pain was as high as my right collar bone and neck.

    Stay safe,

    Alex

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      Hi Alex - I have the same issues. I have been diagnosed with US - a 24mm stone - and waiting for an appointment for potential removal. Apple Cider Vinegar works well (as does really limiting fat intake) well worth a try. Good luck with the diagnosis.

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    My husband had his appointment in General Surgery in May cancelled for his gallbladder and he also has a fatty lipoma in his abdominal cavity he is in excrutiating pain more often than not. I feel on the verge of having a nervous breakdown witnessing his pain - are you the same? His pain is going up his right arm neck and shoulder as well. Any advice as I do not where to turn to anymore. Do you suffer from this referred pain as well?

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      gallbladder for sure. the pain from GB goes from under the ribs up thru the breast/nipple not the shoulder and when its very bad it shoots up into the right side of the neck and into head. it kinda feels like a heart attack. he needs to stop eating fatty greasy foods.....i cant even have olive oil RN. tell him when it get bad to lay on his left side I also massage my stomach area and have my hubby pinch and lift my back tissue as that helps move along that food that doesn't process well (the pinching is painful but has bee. well worth it.

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    Hi Vicky,

    I had my surgery 4 months ago, but I can associate with that feeling you describe. I used to describe it as my gallbladder niggling! I also felt it when lying in my leftside in bed at night.

    I found that taking Buscopan helped a lot as it helped stop the spasms.

    Good luck to you and the other posters awaiting surgery. For me it was a positive experience and things have returned to normal without an ill effects. The best advice I can give is to be sure the surgeon has a high frequency rate in performing gallbladder removals - this is the same advice I was given by numerous medical professionals when I was diagnosed.

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      hi, thanks for your reply! yes, oddly enough this is how I describe it to my husband, as niggly pain. very manageable compared to an attack, but always there! my doctor today prescribed me with buscopan actually but she didnt say whether to take it every day or just with an attack ..what did you do? im praying for a successful op very soon.. its been almost a year! thanks for the tip i will definitely be asking the question!

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      yes this! I found the best doctor in my area and sadly he caught the Covid when he was tested for my gb surgery last Tuesday. i was offered another colleague if my symptoms were really bad and I did consider it but when doing my research I figured id wait for him to get better and luckily have my gb surg rescheduled for this Thursday!

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    hi Vicky,

    I just took it as soon as I felt on onset of an attack or when I felt some discomfort or belching. I sometimes took 400mg of Ibuprofen with it when having an attack, but some people cannot tolerate ibuprofen very well.

    I really feel for you going through this. Fingers crossed you have your surgery soon.

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      ah thank you! i will try it and see if it works, im normally ok with iburpofen. yes im really hoping the operation is soon and that it works! currently if it isnt my GB keeping ng me awake its my baby 😩 thank you again for the advise!

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