Perimenopause and Gallbladder Issues

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Hi all.  I know I have posted about my gallbladder bothering me before.  Has anyone who went through this found that it got better after meno, or after getting hormones back in check with hormone replacement?  Or did you just end up getting it removed?  Thanks

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    OMG, you read my mind. Do you get that nasty taste in your mouth? Or stomach pain?

    My started back again after 7 months of no pain,what symptoms do you get?

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      I don’t get the nasty taste.  I get bloating, lots of belching, gas, nausea, right side under rib pain and it wraps around to the back sometimes.   But, like you, I will go months with no pain.  What about you?  
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      Yes, months without the pain, I feel awful, I don't even want to get out of bed and go to work😣, my period are still regular every month, I think I'm going to start walking again it might be why mine started back, we had a long winter and I haven't been able to walk and loose that extra 10 pounds.

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      hello, as I have said to  other post you should  avoid taking PPI's. Ask your doctor to prescribe you a drug for bile reflux such as carafate, riopan gel. It helps to protect your stomach form bile salts and makes the bowel movements more solid.

      ?I have the same symptoms with you and excessive saliva...when sometimes my bile reaches my throat  I have throat pain.

      ?Milk chocolate and syrup are my worst triggers. 

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      Hi evi, do you take any of the 2 drugs you have mentioned? i have loosish  light brown stools sometimes but wondered if this is an anxiety issue rather than gall bladder problem. I do have 2 stones and occassional achy feeling under right ribs but sometimes under left ribs. x
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      Hello Amanda, before 2 years I had a phmetry test and the results were excessive amount of non acid reflux and a little bile reflux.

      Due to my bile reflux, I have diarreah and loose light colored  stools, gassiness and belching, nausea sometimes. Most of the time my burping is  like fake belches from swallowing  too much saliva

      ​I am taking riopan gel, I play with the dose depending on my symptoms and it really helps me with some of my symptoms

      ​I usually take one before bed.

      ​As far as I know I do not have stones. I think it is hormonal. I have intense pain under my ribs the first hours before my period is about to start, like dyspnea. Painkiller helps me in this case

       

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      Gilly.  I have recently put on a few pounds.  Mostly from not eating healthy I think.  My periods are relatively regular but sometimes off a few days..  I’ve had a rough couple of weeks but feeling better after watching what I eat..  I don’t want to go to the doctor next week, but I know I have too.  I’m afraid of my cholesterol being high again..  when you are having episodes, does your face ever get really hot?
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    Sorry, but the gallbladder is usually not usually positively affected by the end of menopause. To delay addressing a gallbladder issue, might affect the digestive organs negatively. xx
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      HI, Amanda, I'm in the USA, hence the delay.  It's not true that taking your gallbladder out can lead to pancreatic cancer.  Leaving a diseased gallbladder in one's body causes the other digestive organs to malfunction, your stomach, pancreas, liver and intestines.

      It can rupture, or even die in your body.  From that, you can develop life threatening infections. Sometimes, the gallbladder can fuse to adjacent organs.  It can become cancerous, and if it becomes cancerous the cancer can spread.

      If one has a diseased organ in the body that can be safely removed, I think it's best to remove it. Or, you're playing a waiting game that could severely impact your life and health. xx 

       

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      Thanks Lynda, I get sick of googling as so much frightening things  come up fueling my health anxiety. I had an internal ultrasound in December and my gall bladder looked fine just 2 small stones. I do not get pain it is an achy feeling under right ribs but, sometimes left ribs and sometimes in my back. It just freaks me out i guess. x 
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      I can understand health anxiety.  Ultrasounds don't always show small stones and sludge, which is rather like mud filled with small stones.  So, you might have more stuff in your gallbladder than is being revealed.  If you start to get more physical symptoms, such as diarrhea, nausea, etc. be sure to check back in with your doctor.  Best of luck!

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    I think it's best to visit the Dr, My pain just got so bad terrible sickness with it! Do you take Omeprazole? I did it was so bad one night the Dr came out & called for an ambulance, I had mine removed I am sure meno had nothing to do do with mine. Hpe this helps.

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      Hi Mars can i ask about your gall bladder problems, i have aching under my right ribs not all the time it comes and goes, i get bloating and sometimes belch lots depends what i eat. Can i ask di you get pale stools sometimes? I sometimes do but not sure if this is due to anxiety as when i am anxious i go to the loo 3/ 4 times a day and have pale stools but i guess this is because food passes through me much quicker when anxious. My normal bowel habits are 2/3 times a week. x
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      Hi mars.  I quit taking the omeprazole.  I was taking it for lpr (silent reflux) which was making my throat really sore.  It did work, but I found that cutting acidic foods out of my diet also works.

      I had sludge and gravel stones show up on ultrasound.  But, the next time I was having pain, they didn’t.  I haven’t had it out bc I can go months with no pain.  This time the pain and nausea put me in the bed for the day.  But, since I started being careful with what I eat, it has settled down a bit.  I am going to the doctor next week for my yearly.  I will talk to her then and see what she recommends.  

      How long did yours bother you before it got that bad?

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      Hi 2chr, it took quite a good few months as like yours it was bouts of pain .. I ate 2 pieces of chocolate one teatime the next minute I was in so much pain I could hardly breath, thought I was going to pass out this happened a few times. Went the Drs & I was tested for an ulcer & was put on Omeprazole. No ulcer I was ok for a while then had to take 2 a day as the bouts were more often. It got so bad I was then taken to hosp by ambulance. Had a Endoscopy Scans which showed my Gall bladder was see through with stones .. hence the removal .. mine just got worse In all I would say several months!

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      Hi Amanda yes pale stools can be one of the symptoms, as with pain above your bely button it can go right through to your back the pain really bad. Anxiety can alter your bowel movement x

       

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