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Ok, some background. I am a 45 year old female. Back in the early fall, I started having mild pain over my gb. It also radiated a bit around my neck and shoulder blade, but nothing major. Just annoying.
I went to the Dr and he ordered an ultrasound which came back normal...no stones seen. I then had a HIDA scan which came back at 33%. I was told this was just below normal and was scheduled to meet with a surgeon. The surgeon and I met and we both decided that because the pain was so minimal and was better with low fat diet, I would not have surgery.
Btw, I did have a physical in mid Nov and all my CBC blood work came back normal.
All the gb pain went away and I felt really good through Christmas. Well, I have been consuming a lot of high fat foods lately, and about 4 days ago, the gb pain returned. I figured it was from all the fats, so I ignored it.
Well yesterday, I had a bm and it was VERY light brown. Could be considered light beige or even clay colored. I never had this before. I had the gb pain all day yesterday (about a 2-3 level). It also feels like my gb is swollen... Like it's hitting my rib. I had this back in the fall, and the surgeon dismissed it and said maybe it was because it was "sluggish".
So I slept fine, felt no pain when I got up I ate some Grape Nuts with skim milk. Felt like I could use the bathroom after eating. Sure enough it was the same pale stool. Definitely not normal for me. And the pain is back (maybe a 2 on pain scale).
So, I made an appt with my Dr tomorrow afternoon. The pale stools have me worried. If it is my gb, why is the pain so low (annoying, but low). I have read about sludge not being seen on ultrasound, and my HIDA was already lower than normal. I am kinda freaked out by the pale stool. I don't know what to think.
If my gb was blocked or something, why am I not in excruciating pain, as gb "attacks" usually are?
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