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I had my gallbladder removed in February of this year. I had major open surgery because it had been left too long and fused to my duodenum so keyhole was not working. It's been four long hard months of recovery and it's only been the last few weeks where I have really felt like I was pretty much my old self again however just a week ago I felt a piercing pain through the centre of my back into my chest similar to my gallbladder pain. I also felt nauseous and vomitted quite badly on a coup,e of occasions again similar to by gall bladder episodes but what I noticed also was the severe all over itching. I went to the A&E at you nearest hospital at the time and had a Liver Function test. I was told it was abnormal but given sickness relief and sent home. Same thing happened the following day and again I attended the same hospital, had a Luver Function test, told it was pretty much the same as the previous night, given anti sickness and sent home. The pain in my chest had by this time gone. The following day my doctor called me and asked if I could go see her. I explained I felt unwell but I had also become extremely tired not able to stay awake. She asked me to go for a blood test in the morning then to go to see her after. I did just that. On arrival at the surgery after my blood test her first words to me were' I can't believe your here and the hospital did not admit you'. She added my liver function tests came in at a measure of 1187.... I'm no doctor so I asked what it should be ... I was shocked when she told me it should be 30..... She phoned the hospital and sent me there with an over night bag. I was admitted immediately. After five days of waiting for an MRI I have temporarily discharged myself as I could not cope anymore however I will be returning on Friday for my MRI and what the next steps are. I still itch terribly and was told this is a sign there is a problem with the liver. The nausea is not so bad and the only pain I have right now is from my scar where the lady who carried out my ultra sound was so rough! I have noticed many people in the gallbladder discussions talking about severe itching. All I can say is get yourselves to your doctors and get a liver function test as this is a definite sign of problems with the liver. I'm very lucky my doctor is on the ball !!!
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