Severe abdominal pain but no gallbladder. SOD?

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Hi I had three episodes of severe upper abdominal pain (2 last year the other yesterday) that I couldn't move and wish I was 💀. Yesterday happened after I took a pill of co codamol for a toothache.  Last 2 times I blame my gastritis for the intense pain.  I'm start thinking that it's not just the gastritis I had for over a year but it could be SOD ( sphincter of oddi dysfunction) because of the similar extreme upper abdominal pain of gallstones. I had my gallbladder removed in 2014 and the pain I had is similar to the one now without the gb. Oh my God the pain is so bad and there's nothing I can take for it. I hope doesn't happen so soon I don't have a clue what triggers it but I'll be staying away from meds such as the co codamol ( opioids). I really hope it's not SOD but this pain yesterday made me feel very depressed just like when I had gb attacks! Has anyone been with similar experience and found out was it was?

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    Hi, I had my gallbladder out 20 odd years ago and only recently I have been experiencing the most excruciating pain in the upper quadrant just like a gall bladder pain. I have to put it down, in my case, to too much acid or too much fruit. I also noticed I feel very sick if I have too much cream, butter or anything dairy.  I hope that helps you 
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    You still get can stones despite not having a gallbladder, so it's possible you have a stone stuck in your bile ducts.  SOD is still a possibility, however. 

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