I am gping to have my gallbladder out but.....

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Ii have been having a lot of pain in my stomach area on the left hand side. It ha been established that Ihave gallstones but it is an atypical side to get pain. It is intermittent, can last days. I had a gastroscopy done a few years ago during a similar episode but surgeon said nothing other of significance found but didn't want to operate as findings inconclusive. This time cramps etc much worse nd has been going on for 3 months and he says that he will operate. Anyone ha a similar experience and did the pains go away after the operation? Would welcome other peoples eexperiences of similar senarios. Maggie

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    Did you have a CT Scan to verify gallstones? Usually your pain is on your right upper side but I suppose really you can hurt in your stomach and either side. Yes, I had one episode and that was enough for me. I had my gb out in 2004. A few months ago i started having cramping where my gb was. I am getting my dr. to test me for adhesions or to see if something is going on with my bile duct. People are different and your pain may go away altogether but, you will see. Good luck!!
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      Yes I did three years ago and my surgeon thinks it is worth doing it. He would do it privately in a couple of weeks or I could join the 12-14 week waiting list on the NHS . I think he is unlikely to recommend doing it unles he thinks there isba fair chance of it being necessary. Strangely I am not afrrsid of the opbut afraid it won't solve the problem M
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    The op it's self for me was ok, but some issues after. But the relief of not being everyday discomfort is heaven. Even though still not 100% no regrets. Do not no cost of going private, but make sure everything included in the package and if there should be any hiccups are these covered. Depends on your financial situation and that is then up to you.. good luck
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    Hi Maggie! I was having pain on both sides and my back. I have had stomach issues since the 80's but they found nothing. They said it was ibs and nervous stomach.

    When I got up Oct 23 in major pain I knrw it was my gallbladder, it runs in both sides of my family. I had my surgery Nov. 11.

    I found myself having a hard time walking my normal walk. I had to walk slowly. Since I got into my doctor on Oct 23 and had to get into the car to get acscan at 9:45 and then a blood test I was tired but the pain got better. The doctor put me on Librax until I had my surgery.

    I also have fibromyalgia so I get pain in my sides and rib area already.

    Did they do a scan yet? Any question feel free to ask.

    Lori

    Good luck

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    Thanks everyone for your replies, I wrote yesterday after I was in the worst pain I have ever experienced.  I have just got word that my CTscan is arranged for Wednesday this week.  I know that gallstones were picked up a few years ago on a scan but my specialist wants to make sure that there are no other problems.  Today I feel free of pain almost and yesterday's episode seems unreal., I hope to go ahead with the gallbladder removal in the next week or two.  I am fortunate that I can afford to go private, no insurance,self funding but health comes first. I am almost 74 and I want quality of life for the next how know how long.  The NHS waiting list is apparently about 14 weeks here in the Edinburgh area. Maggie 
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