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Hi everyone, I'm hoping somebody will be able to give me some advice.
Around 2 months ago I started to get a dull ache early in the evening in my stomach, felt uncomfortably bloated and felt a lot more painful/uncomfortable than normal trapped wind. Could not get comfy but the pain was just about bearable.
I started being sick and after about 6 hours of being sick and this uncomfortable feeling I went to A&E
They did various blood tests and it confirmed I had an infection and also that something in my body was swollen.
they tested my pancreas and when the pain subsided they let me home as an outpatient and booked in an ultrasound scan shortly after.
i forgot about this and have now received a letter stating that my gallbladder is filled with stones. I have to see the consultant surgeon for him to discuss with me further.
When reading about gallbladder attacks it seems these are completely awful and some people relate them to child birth etc, I mean I felt really ill that day and the pain was quite bad and uncomfortable.
my question is, will this happen again? What is the likelihood the consultant will recommend I have my gallbladder removed? And if I don't will it only just get worse?
looking back I had a similar sort of thing around 8 months before this, and it felt, again just like bad trapped wind and very uncomfortable for around 5 hours. So I've possibly had 2 attacks.
I'm just worried it wasn't a gallbladder attack and that the surgeon will recommend that I have it out if not nessecary.
Thank you in advance
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