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I'll try to make this as short as I can. I'm in my early 30s, 6ft, 160 pounds. I was taking a low dose of hydrocodone 5/325 daily for 6+ months for a bulging disc in my back. Month 4 had to eliminate certain foods because of vomiting/digestion pain.
1 year later, still having stomach problems. 2 months ago stomach got even worse, so saw a gastrointerologist. Ultra sound was normal. HIDA scan ejection fraction was less than 5% (diagnosed as biliary dyskinesia). 1 doctor said remove it, the other said to do more testing first.
With a low HIDA scan result, gallbladder is not functioning well, but I personally feel (no proof, just a feeling) things started going wrong over a year ago related to pain medicine symptoms and cutting foods out. A year ago coffee is the one that stood out as an causing fairly intense pain/cramping in the upper abdomen, never the right side, and I've cut it completely out since then. Pain in the upper right didn't start regularly until after the HIDA scan.
My question is, do you think I should get an ulcer test (like h pylori) done before the gallbladder removal? If I do have an ulcer, is there a chance the biliary dyskinesia could have been caused by the ulcer and that by healing the ulcer it could heal the gallbladder?
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