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Been through hell the last year, started off with mid upper back hurting on and off and middle of chest just under mid breast bone. Visited back doctor, nothing with back. Never really noticed if this was after food. Starting this year had a rough time after March, lots of pain in back and some mid section of front, things progressively gotten worse from April - now, some episodes of pain in mid back just to left and some right of upper back / spine were unbearable, pain seems to have moved a bit now to right side of back behind liver and some in front where typical gallbladder would hurt and is less in middle of back. I have had loose stools for some time and in general digestive issues and diarreah. My stools now seem to have a bit of undigested food in them but are solid again. Not real vomiting but plenty of nausea in the last few months. The pain has been severe some times. Research scared me thinking pancreatic cancer, but at age 43 i'm a bit young. I have lost about 6 pounds in the last month, noticeable to people telling me i'm thinner. All bloodwork for the most part has been normal, liver enzymes were creeping up a bit but were just under the high range. Some Dark yellow urine also but it comes and goes, seems I get dehydrated a bit easier which may affect that. Pain is now mostly in the liver / gallbladder area and stabbing pains and does seem to be worse after eating but i'm not really sure.
Had 3 HIDA's over the last 2 years, 1st one was 90% EF, 2nd one was 50% EF last one was 37% EF. Had colonscopy, endcoscope, Xrays, 2 CT's - all normal, 2 Abdominal Ultrasounds, latest one showed small amount of layering sludge and a fatty liver. The CT after that showed nothing wrong with gallbladder or liver.
The GI, Surgeon and GI's PT say gallbladder take it out, my long time internist says no, its something else. I scheduled surgery but curious if I should do more testing, Internist wants to run another HIDA but i'm unsure what that will really tell us.
Have several friends without GB's they all say it's not that big of a deal having it out, sometimes u have to run to bathroom.
Just curious of anyone here had these same types of symptoms. Most of the pain used to be center of chest to mid back, seems it has moved a bit more to gall bladder area lately.
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