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Hi I'm a 34 y.o. female who has never had pain issues or any medical conditions. After having my first child in September I started to get an intense pain on my right side, below my rib cage. This pain would wake me up, I get the sweats and often feel the need to vomit or actually vomit. After a few hours the pain would subside. The intense pain only came around once a month - although sometimes I feel a dull pain in the same area that is manageable. I thought this pain was due to post pregnancy or menstrual changes. But the pain continues to come and tonight the pain is worse than ever lasting longer. I researched about gallbladder disease and the pain, vomiting, chills all match up perfectly. Here are my questions:
Does my pain only getting intense once or twice a month match this potential diagnosis?
How important is it to see a doctor? I currently do not have health insurance.
If these painful episodes continue I plan to reach out to a doctor - does anyone have advice on what to say to the doctor to help get a speedy diagnosis (or at least rule this out) quickly?
If I am diagnosed what is the treatment plan?
How much can diet/exercise help with this?
Tips for managing this intense pain?
Thanks for any thoughts.
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