Pain in upper right back could it be my gallbladder

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I find sitting in my armchair or lying in bed really u comfortable. I feel like there is so much pressure from below my ribs. I do have regular burping episodes but not real pain in my abdomen.  The back pain does is getting worse. Doctor thought muscular because there is no tenderness to he touch.  I am flying to USA I. 2 weeks and worried how I can sit for long time.

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    Does sound like gallbladder, but probably need a ct scan to be sure. I never had right sided abdomen or rib pain, but had horrible back and shoulder pain on both sides. Went to hospital, thinking I was having a heart attack, and they did ct and saw gallstones. I am 8 days post gallbladder removal, and don't have the back pain anymore, but I believe I have other issues non related to the surgery. 
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      Hi Debbie, the pain is mostly a dull ache in my right should blade and back. However, it has increased recently so that I cannot lean back in my armchair or bed. I was worried about my lungs but as I swim a lot am convinced my breathing is fine. I do also find aches down my right arm. I have suffered from upper body wind since age 16, I am now 60 although not been bad for last 10 years. I do not have indigestion pains at all.  Doctor wants me to have physiotherapist, but I will leave that until after my holiday.  Meanwhile I am going to discuss with my diabetic nurse, I have read that gallbladder and diabetes tend to go together. I have found myself eating less, not a bad thing, diabetes means little sugar, carbs etc and now find myself cutting out dairy and fats. Fruit isn't even good for me. 
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    Hi, Pauline, do you have acid reflux, as well?  It seems to me that you might be having refered pain from acid reflux.  Good luck to you!  Let us know how you do.
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    Well, went to hospital again today, after having burning pain on both sides of my chest. It stayed all day long, and I still have it now. They did an EKG and a CT chest scan, and stated all looked good. Want me to follow up with cardiologist next week. I wake up every day(when I can sleep) with horrible nausea, weakness, shakes(tremors), and dizziness! Am so tired of being sick! Have three doctor appointments next week, and hope to have hormones checked. Believe a lot of my problems could be menopausal 😔
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      the menopause has a lot to answer for! Hope they diagnose soon. I have not had any other symptoms but am concerned that they might start whilst on holiday. Unfortunately good food is part of the holiday! I will have to wait and see.
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