Referred for ultrasound of gallbladder

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After a weird couple of months health wise I now have be referred. All started in the beginning of January with terrible acid reflux after anything I ate, had the endoscopy which only showed bile in the stomach. Thought my current symptoms of back ache and right abdomen ache were related but they haven’t gone away. Does anyone else get dull aching in the abdomen and back with Gallbladder problems? It’s not really intense pain but constant dull ache about 2 hours after eating 

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    Here is the series of events i came across with the symptoms that you mentioned.

    when i was 26 years in 2008, i had severed acid reflux and stomach bloating. I also had a dull ache on the right side, kind of dull numb feeling. Endoscopy came with gastritis.

    Then in 2011, started getting mild pain on the right side with acide reflux and severe bloating and burping and dizziness. endoscopy again gastritis, ultra sound no stones and Hida scan shows my gallbladder is 0% working, advised to remove the gb, but did not remove.

    in 2017, had severe bloating,burping and dizziness with neck pain. had diarrhea for 6 months. it was stopped using colestipol medicine. When i did ultrasound it showed multiple gallstones and also got neck pain with ringing in both my ears.Doctor has advised to remove the gallbladder, but not removed yet.

    I dont know removing the gallbladder will solve this issues or not or you can avoid the dizziness/ringing in ears in addition to bloating/burping. but sooner the decision you take you dont have to suffer for a longer period like me.

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      I just want an answer to whatever is going on. I get an aching in my legs sometimes but the main symptoms are backache and the dull ache around gallbladder area. I lead a very active and healthy lifestyle, don’t drink or smoke so it’s making me anxious 
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      2 things to do . Ultrasound for gallstones and Hida scan for gb functioning.I too don't drink or smoke and it seems its nothing to do with that. i think its part of genetics. Myself and my brother both are giving gallstones.

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    Right sided pain and pain in right shoulder blade are classic symptoms of a gallbladder issue, especially as you say it starts after eating. Eat a low fat diet to see if there’s an improvement?
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    Yep pain on right hand side under ribs which went through to my back! Ask for an ultrasound of your gallbladder? xx
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      It’s smack in the centre of my shoulder blades and sometimes going down my arms, the pain is more of an ache like I have a cold kind of ache, same routine everytime I eat. Ache in right abdomen then moves to back and stays for a while. I don’t have a gallbladder that’s painful to touch thou. Is that normal 
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    Hi,

    Sounds like the symptoms I had. Pain in the back and upper right hand side. Also in the legs. I had terrible acid reflux. The gallstones irritate the pherenic nerve. Goes to the back, neck, shoulder and knee. Also the area around your gallbladder is sore. It may be dull just now but if you have stones it will just get worse. I had it for 2 Years. Numerous tests but no answer. I have a large gallstone. I only found out when it was infected and inflamed and then it was emergency. I was in hosi for 3 weeks on IV antibiotics. Waiting on op.  Good you are getting referred. 

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    It’s definitely affecting my bowel movements as well now, just got to wait for the ultrasound. 
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    I've been feeling the same things for about 2 months now. I'm seeing my GI doc tomorrow to see tests can be done now. I did not have endoscopy, but I had an upper right ultrasound which didn't show any gallstones. I'm definitely still experiencing the dull ache you explained (even with changing diet geared to help with gallbladder issues). I tried to add in fatty, fried meals a couple times to test if I would feel worse, and I did which seems to be a sign of some kind of gallbladder trouble. I've also ruled out tons of other things like thyroid problems, diabetes, any food allergies, you name it. Definitely seems like gallbladder to me. 

    Hope you get answers/relief soon. I know how frustrating it can be! 

    Brittany 

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