Pale stool, chronic right side pain - bile problems?

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Hi has anyone any ideas? Im struggling with upper right side pain around the rib. i have had a scope and have mild gastritis with some inflammation but this pain is debilitating. i have quite pale stool started a while ago but i never mentioned this to dr. but reading on line it mentions stool color changes may be bile duck blockage. I don't have stones. just need some help. been in pain too long now. On top of this i cant stop peeing myself. It's just so dreadful. ANY IDEAS.

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    Oh, goodness, potplant. I am surprised your doctor didn't ask about stool color - that is pretty fundamental in the kind of situation you are describing. No one here can properly dx you online - you really need to get back to your GP to have a HIDA scan and determine if your bile duct is, indeed, blocked. Hope you can get to the bottom of this ... and all the best.


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    is your stool yellow and very smelly ?

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    Hi! I'm so sorry to hear youre struggling with that sort of pain. I've been there. I was a very unusual case. I had that pain terribly and my did turn out to be inflammation and my bile ducts were obstructed, not by stones though. They never found a single stone in my case, mine were caused by biliary strictures. But in terms of symptoms, bile duct blockage in my case was very obvious although it did go missed for a long time. I was very jaundiced, violently vomiting for hours on end every day, and i had lots of flushing and fevers. especially after eating. you could have biliary colic though or acalculous cholecystitis. for me, nothing ever showed up on a single scan. They did not figure it out until i went in for surgery because they thought i might have sludge in my gallbladder. a good scan to have done is a hida scan. it will tell your Ejection fraction rate which is really helpful, but in the mean time see if going to a low fat diet will ease and schedule when your symptoms hit. thats another way we were able to piece it together. I Could not tolerate any fat due to my bile duct strictures so i would get very sick again if i had any fat in my meal whatsoever. i had to cut it out completely and that got me through until surgery but doing that long term bc i had to wait so long for surgery had serious consequences. i pretty much ended up looking anorexic and was very weak. i hope my story may help you identify yours though. have your bilirubin levels been elevated at all? thats a very good indicator. if you need any help please feel free to ask any questions needed and ill try to help as much as i can. i have chronic biliary disease. not a doctor but went through the ringer in my own situation so very familiar with it all

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    Stool of Clay or Grey like colour is probably your Liver playing up. If you know for sure you have no Gall Stones that is what I would go for. I cannot remember why the Liver makes it go that colour but there is a reason, also Gastritis can do this as well but not normally the Grey or Clay colour. when at my worst with Gall Bladder I think I saw every colour there is.

    Once your digestive system is out of Whack this seems logical as it affects so many organs?

    If your Pain comes on after eating it may still be your Gall Bladder, you do not have to have stones for it not to be functioning. Have a read of other posts in this site and you will get the info from that.

    Good luck

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    Your doctor must be told every symptom so do that asap. He /she is the only diagnostic person as well as specialists who should be consulted re diagnosis not us lot on here who may well be able to compare notes re how you feel but that is a long way short of what exactly to do !

    We are not medically qualified to say or confirm what is wrong with you or any other person.....

    We state our own stories but no way can we assume what is wrong with anyone based on what we read.

    Another visit to your doctor I would have thought is essential.

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