gallstones

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hi i am suffering very badly with the above recently with huge bloating, acid indegestion all the time, my poop is often brown and yellowish adn mushy and i feel very unwell, flat, no energy and horrid taste in my mouth, i m waiting for consultant to get op, but im beginning to think its something sinister going on because of my bad health i feel really unwell, very worried and would like some support thanks , praying these are just the stones.....

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    Hi

    Do hang in, all of the symptoms do sound like gallbladder, try to eat a no fat diet, it can be done, make soups, eat oats for breakfast with boiled water or skimmed milk, bananas etc. Everything you buy/eat must be no fat. In the meantime keep pushing for tests that will give you the answers.

    good luck.

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    gallstones cause all sorts of issues. they can cut you too cause i used to bleed from them. just beware surgery may not get rid of the issues i had surgery in march i am still suffering with symptoms now like u mentioned. buy pep tac its a good indigestion remedy and buy something called psylliym husks from holland and

    barrets it helps wth digestion. the gp should b giving you lansaprasole and niptoxen with paracetamol and buscopan you need to go ask them for these u will need them after surgery too x good luck

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    HI Debi, Yes I had these same symptoms as well, & fir 2 long years I suffered with them, goong to my GI Specialist regularly, where he he a colonoscopy & an endoscopy with no results! Finally the pain was so so excruciating that I went to the ER @ the Hospital and the Doctor ordered a cat scan, and asked me his long these symptoms & pains were going on? When I told him 2 long years, his expression was something like "WHAT THE HELL!" and he said I'd suffered far too long & questioned who was my GI specialist? and did he ever order a cat scan or an ultra sound? And I answered him, no not once! After the results came back a short time later, this Doctor admitted me to the Hospital for immediate surgery that took place 12 hours later. Evidently I had gall stones and a large gall stone blocking the opening. This Doctor said it was a good thing I'd come to the ER when I had! I hope your situation is better than mine was, but if your GI doesn't order a cat scan of your abdomen or an ultra sound, I'd humbly urge you to request one, or get a new Doctor. The road after surgery can vary for each individual, mine has been challenging to say the least but I've found great ways to deal with the after effects, & other people on this venue have some awesome ideas as well. Hopefully you won't need gall bladder surgery. Best Wishes

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    Hope you manage to see consultant sooner rather than later.

    Even if consultant agrees to operate there is then a long waiting list.

    Sorry if that sounds hard at the moment but better to know and to be honest and realistic.

    If you really feel that unwell I suggest you go back to GP.

    Take care and keep in touch.

    Sarah

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