Issues after gallbladder surgery???

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can anyone relate please? i had my gallbladder removed in March was fine up till the start of June, couldnt eat ended up in hospital but was sent home only thing found was a swollen bile duct. now i am aching all over tried not going to the gym or pilates but it still happens, i had this when i had gallstones would feel as if a brick had been thrown at me, then my feet itch. been to the gp the keep saying ive trapped a nerve asked my consultant he wasnt interested i asked for a digestive test but was told i didnt need one! losing the will doctors seem to think im making it up when i want a normal life, i want to go back to work if anyone can relate i would appreciate it, only thing that was mentioned was that it sounded like post cholosectomy but i read an article on spincther of oddi but when i tried mentioning it i was again ignored... 🤪

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    You have stones or stone stuck in your bile ducts. I got sick a couple months after removal. Sent back to the hospital and another surgery. Gasp, I thought I was dreaming . I had a dilated duct almost 10 'm. turned out I had a gallstone stuck there. I had an ERCP procedure to extract the stone. So glad they took it out that is why I got sick again. Have you had CT w/contrast. This will check your bile system to see if any or none obstructions. Hope you much Luck.

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    Hi Rachie, I've dealt with the same problems for 2 years before I got tired of my GI Doctors telling me that I was just fine, yet I had awful pains & other symptoms as well. One night 2 years after these symptoms began, I went to the Emergency room at the Hospital because I could not wait for 2 weeks or more to see my GI Specialist. The first question the ER Doctor asked me was: Where does it hurt? And I answered: It hurts just below my ribcage on my right side, & also into my back in the same area. His 2nd question was, How long has this pain bothered you? And I answered: 2 long & painful, life disrupting years now, & I told him of my visits to my GI Specialist as well, where they only did an endoscopy & a colonoscopy. He immediately ordered a cat scan of my abdomen and after the results came back he said I had a large gall stone blockage as well as other gall stones and that I had to had immediate surgery. He admitted me to the hospital and 12 hours later I was in surgery to remove my gall bladder. I would urge you to request a cat scan of your abdomen and if your GI Specialist refuses, get a new GI specialist. If this doesn't work then the next time your pain is unbearable go to the ER at your hospital and tell them all you've been through, what your symptoms are and how long you've been dealing with these pains. My situation may be different from yours, however I have heard that many people have also had gall bladder pains, & that their GI Specialists have not ordered a cat scan nor an ultra sound for the gall bladder area, and instead they seem to focus on the stomach, intestines, & colon area, thus completely missing the problems in the gall bladder. I sincerely wish you the best.

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    Hi Rachie, I've dealt with the same problems for 2 years before I got tired of my GI Doctors telling me that I was just fine, yet I had awful pains & other symptoms as well. One night 2 years after these symptoms began, I went to the Emergency room at the Hospital because I could not wait for 2 weeks or more to see my GI Specialist. The first question the ER Doctor asked me was: Where does it hurt? And I answered: It hurts just below my ribcage on my right side, & also into my back in the same area. His 2nd question was, How long has this pain bothered you? And I answered: 2 long & painful, life disrupting years now, & I told him of my visits to my GI Specialist as well, where they only did an endoscopy & a colonoscopy. He immediately ordered a cat scan of my abdomen and after the results came back he said I had a large gall stone blockage as well as other gall stones and that I had to had immediate surgery. He admitted me to the hospital and 12 hours later I was in surgery to remove my gall bladder. I would urge you to request a cat scan of your abdomen and if your GI Specialist refuses, get a new GI specialist. If this doesn't work then the next time your pain is unbearable go to the ER at your hospital and tell them all you've been through, what your symptoms are and how long you've been dealing with these pains. My situation may be different from yours, however I have heard that many people have also had gall bladder pains, & that their GI Specialists have not ordered a cat scan nor an ultra sound for the gall bladder area, and instead they seem to focus on the stomach, intestines, & colon area, thus completely missing the problems in the gall bladder. I sincerely wish you the best.

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    Two years with pain and horrible acid reflux all the time. I feel better now with Ranitidine as soon as I wake up plus a muscle relaxer and lots of water. Without a gallbladder IF you are not going to the bathroom as you should and you have gas, pain is unbearable. I take my Ranitidine and muscle relaxer as soon as I wake up, a good fiber at night ( from natural stores). Fats are very bad, will cause horrible pain.

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    Doctors do not like you diagnosing yourself.

    It makes them feel threatened.

    Some are more able to cope with it than others.

    If they think it is nothing to worry about I would be be grateful but I know that is difficult when you feel there is something just not right.

    Take care and keep in touch.

    Sarah

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    I had a line of stones inside my bile tube from liver. I had a procedure to remove them and had my gallbladder removed the next day. The surgery had complications so the surgeon had to cut my incision larger because my gallbladder was hard and couldn't be removed from smaller incision. I also have a drain that I have to empty. The surgery was just 3 days ago. Most of the pain has subsided but bloating is still there. Some swelling at incision site as well. As far as food I am using meal replacement drinks and Greek no fat yogurt for protein and vitamins. I go for follow up in 4 days and hope to have drain taken out. I have added Naproxen to my pain relief as it helps with swelling. I tried to be up and around as much as possible after surgery to get my muscles used to their normal movements. I have had small solid meals but trying to not overdue it. I also prop up pillows on my bed against the wall to mimic the hospital bed so I can sleep. I hope some of this info can help someone. I hope it continues to get better each day going forward! ☺

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    hi rachie. are you feeling any better?

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