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Over a year ago, my physician ordered an ultrasound of my abdomen because I was expressing discomfort in my lower right quadrant. It was reported that I had gallstones but nothing in my lower. My doctor recommended I consult with a surgeon to remove my gallbladder because of the stones. After carefully researching the whole gallbladder like a crackhead, I decided to see a surgeon. However, I never experienced gallstone attacks as others have to justify the removal of their gallbladder so I was a little apprehensive. She walked in and stated I didn't need to have it removed but to positive she ordered for me to have a ct scan with contrast. My next meeting with her, she revealed that I needed to have my gallbladder removed because they found stones. However, when I did eat especially something that I shouldn't have or too fatty, I did feel some discomfort in that area. The whole ordeal stressed me out and I decided to consult with a new physician and a gastroenterologist. At my first meeting with the gastroenterologist, he stated after reviewing my medical reports that I did not need to have it removed. Fine but I still am in discomfort in my lower right quadrant. So he refers me to a gynocologist to see if it's a "woman" thing. She orders a pelvic ultrasound and finds nothing. The discomfort is real so she suggests that it may be two nerves that crossed each other and gave me some pills. Took them for a few months, said goodbye to them because they are low dose anti-depressants that help with chronic pain. I'll take the pain over pills now. Through all this, the discomfort after eating certain foods is getting more pronounced but nothing remotely close to what I hear/read about a possible gallstone attack. A few months ago my gastroenterologist orders another ultrasound of my abdomen and it states evidence of a small 5mm stone or polyp. He suggests given my discomfort that I see a surgeon and get my gallbladder removed. I tell him I will have to think about it since I never had an type of surgery. After consulting with my physician, she weighed in and said I should have it removed too because that small polyp might turn into something more complicated, to basically nip it in the butt now. I consult with a another surgeon and we set up a date. I expressed to him about the pain in my lower right quadrant and he stated that the day of the surgery he will look all over my right side to see if there is anything. It's been a week since my laparoscopic cholecystectomy and so far I'm healing as expected but it was rough. It's still rough but day by day I'm getting better. The day of the surgery while I was recovering, he told my husband that after looking through my lower right quadrant, he didn't find anything that could be causing me the discomfort. Today I had my follow-up with the surgeon and he tells me what went on during my surgery. I asked him for a copy of the operative report and surgical tissue report. To my disbelief, the tissue report states that no stones were identified within the lumen or in the accompanying container. How can 2 reports state I have gallstones and in a tissue report say otherwise. I'm dumbfounded, ready to explode. I have a follow-up with my physician in two weeks and I cannot hardly wait. Has anybody experienced this, if so, your thoughts?
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