NAUSEA and gallstones

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I was wondering if sole nausea can be an indicator of gallstones? I have been checked for almost everything else and a doctor gave me PPIs with no big effect

apples and apple juice however make me feel great

 

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    An ultrasound will show for sure if you have stones , it's not very expensive

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    Hi! I didn’t have gallstones but I had a hyperkinetic gallbladder which was removed 6 weeks ago. My only symptom was nausea. It’s slowly going away and I feel 70 perfect better! It will take me some time but I know now that my gb had to go.
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      When was your neasea?!  I have dealt with neasea for almost 2 years?!  Lost almost 50 pounds and I wasn't over weight!!  My life has been constantly dealing with sickness and my family has suffered because of it.  Very scarey when you can't eat much.  I have a large 2.5cm gallstone.   Every test done was fine.  I had an MRI of the upper & lower abdominal area.  Even an MRI of my brain!  I had 2 scopes upper stomach & lower.  They wouldn't take out my gallbladder because I didn't have pain.  Did u have a HIDA scan?  My gallbladder walls aren't inflamed so they think it's Gastropresis (slow emptying of the stomach) but that test only said I had a 2% slower stomach emptying which isn't much.  I wonder if that's because of the gallbladder?!  I have neasea & bloating weekly and can't eat much or I get neasea.  I'm almost to the point of faking the pain as people do to have it out but if it's not that it's a big risk.  Thanks for any info.   Worse thing I've been through so far in my life and I was perfectly healthy for the last 49 years!!   

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      I had the flu in January and never got better. Was treated for gastritis but nausea persisted and was debilitating. Did every test under the sun until my GI referred me to a surgeon because my HIDA scan was 89 percent (overactive/hyperkinetic gallbladder). Thank goodness you don’t have gastroparesis! Don’t let them talk you into a life long illness. I was suuuper healthy and very active/fit. I have been doing better slowly. I cut out dairy, meat and caffeine to help my body heal along the way and that has helped tremendously. If you truly feel like it’s your gb, get a second or third opinion. My aunt was told she was depressed and had mental issues..was also told she had no stones or problems. Well she ended up almost dying with pancreatitis and had tons of gallstones that the ultrasound never detected. I don’t trust these tests after what I’ve been through. Only YOU know your body truly and you are it’s only voice. Do what you think is best. I hope you find a resolution soon! 
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      Thanks for all the info!! Yes I know exactly what you mean!  Your healthy & not over weight, luckily never had any major issues with health then all of a sudden your sick?!  Initially it would come & go so I thought a stomach bug but eventually chronic?!  I will keep pushing for the HIDA scan & second & third opinions!!  I've heard stress which is stupid & depression which is not the case but you can become depressed never getting better?!!!!  They keep trying all this medication which doesn't help?!  I've had 2 surgeons & 2 gastroenterologists who won't take out my gallbladder because of no pain attacks.  If I had pain they'd taken it out a year ago!  It's tough because you think if I fake the pain & it is taken out I'm scared because it could work as 1 gastroenterologist said or I may still be sick & lost an organ!  I will do the HIDA scan but my gastroenterologist said there not reliable?!!!!  I don't get that?!  My family doctor does them so I will go back to her & the surgeon again!!  

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    For me, I had nausea for about 3-4 months after the stomach flu in December until my first gallbladder attack (in March) ended up with me in the hospital and finally finding them with an ultrasound. Still not sure if my gallstones were my main reason for the nausea but haven’t had too much of it since I’ve had more pain from my gallstones. 

    You can also get a HIDA scan to see if your gallbladder is functioning properly and an ultrasound may not always show gallstones (my ultrasound a week before showed nothing but my ultrasound at the hospital revealed gallstones). 

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