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I went to hospital today and had an ultrasound scan done. This showed that I have gallstones. I previously went to A&E in October with severe abdominal pain. I had blood tests done which showed I had high LFT results. I had a CT scan and stayed in hospital overnight but was discharged the next day as the pain had settled down. The CT scan did not show anything abnormal. I had another blood test in November as an outpatient and my LFT results were back to normal. Last week I had a recurrence of the severe abdominal pain and had to go to hospital again. I had blood taken and my LFTs were high again. The doctors did not seem to know what was causing my high LFTs and I was sent home with a codeine prescription for the pain. Ultrasound was scheduled for today and I now have a diagnosis of gallstones. The doctor I saw said the gallstones are causing the pain and high LFTs. I am scheduled to have them removed with an ERCP in a few weeks. I have looked up the procedure online and it sounds quite scary. I will need to be sedated and have an endoscopy, during which the surgeon will attempt to remove the gallstones. Has anyone here had gallstones before or had an ERCP to remove them? Also the doctor I saw said I am unlucky to have gallstones as they are usually diagnosed in people over 40 and they are more common in women than men. I'm a 26 year old male with no other health issues.
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