Gallbladder problem after UTI

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Hi! I am experiencing various gallbladder problems ( pain in right shoulder and around right ribs, throbbing in upper right stomach area plus nausea) after having had a UTI. The same happened in December last year but cleared up after two weeks. Had some ongoing symptoms and have had a gastroscopy, ultrasound and CT scans which show nothing. My Gastro man thought I might have a problem in the sphincter between the gallbladder and the duodenum rather than gallstones but this didn't show in any of the tests either. Having read many of the posts in the Gallbladder forum I am not alone in having negative results from various tests! Hugely frustrating but have to keep going until matter is resolved. However, just wondered if anyone else experienced gallbladder problems after a UTI? Is it the infection which upsets the gallbladder? Look forward to hearing from someone! Thanks in anticipation. 

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    Not sure what UTI is. Ah is it Urinary Ttact Infection?

    This can cause a lot of problems and sometimes you do not relise you have a urine infection.

    Regarding scan gallstones do not always show up on ulatrasound scan you probably need to have MRI

    Hope this helps

    Sarah

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      Had a CT scan as well as ultrasound but nothing showing up. Couldn't have MRI due to suffering from claustrophobia. Thanks for the reply though.
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    Have you tried adjusting your food intake? If you still experiencing UTI. i could recommend you drinking coconut juice. I'm not an expert just saying that it might help you.

    Hope you'll be better soon!

     

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      Many thanks! UTI cleared up with antibiotics but left with horrendous burning in my gallbladder area and terrible nausea. This happened 9 months ago and was sent for myriad of tests but no outcome. So frustrating. GP takes as verbatim that there is nothing wrong with my gallbladder and rejects the notion that scans can miss things!
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      Thats good! Exactly! scans can miss things  if ever your UTI reoccur just drink coconut juice to avoid side effects of antibiotics. smile
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