phatom gall bladder attacks

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Had my gallbladder removed 40 years ago.  In the past year I have been to the ER 6 times with pain.  Even after scads of tests, still there is no answer.  The pain is the same as though I were having an attack!  The the soreness just lingers around he area under my breastplate, often times radiating around to my back.  Nausea, dizziness, fatique, all the miserable symptoms of a gall bladder attack.  Any answers, help..........????????????????

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    Hi.  This could be bile duct gallstones.  An MRI can confirm whether you do.  They could be cleared through ERCP.   Bile duct stones may be recurring.
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    I am having the same problem.....it hurts so bad sometimes it takes my breath away if you find out please share I do not have insurance .....
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      I don't know what state you live in but are you eligible for Medicaid?  Also, I do believe that a hospital cannot turn you down if you go to  the emergency room.  I have been scouring the "net" for answers and a diet in low fat dairy, grains, fiber, chicken, etc. is the best way to go.
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    I don't know but could there be any gallstones that are in the bile duct?
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    Hi Chelsea, your experience is exactly like mine.  I would guess that you have Shincter of Oddi Dysfunction.  It appearsthat gall stones can still be made   without a gallbladder. I thought that was amazing as well.     As Marie says, you  need to have an MRCP    and maybe  a gastric ultrasound to be sure,   If the Common Bile Duct is dilated above 10mm, and your  blood tests show abnormal liver function, it is likely to be SOD. 
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