Small gallbladder

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Good evening

I have not had any pain just uncomfortable under my right rib, like a babies foot. Also heartburn and acid reflux

My bloods have shown a gallbladder problem, and lacking in Vit D. I have had ultrasound and MRI scan and they have said I have a small gallbladder, what would be the next step? Thank you for taking time to read this

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    Hi Tracey

    Did your Dr not give you any progression after the tests, I honestly wouldn't know but would of hoped the Dr would share a plan to help you.

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      Hi Carol thank you for replying still awaiting word from consultant, but I have friends/colleagues who checked my notes. Tracey
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      Hi Tracey

      If you are able to keep going that's great, but you might want to try changing your diet to help lessen the fats Into your body, it might help .

      My daughter is on free from foods now after surgery but Iv been told prior to would of helped her also.

      Worth a go to stave it off .

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    Was a hida scan ordered? It tests ejection fraction of gallbladder and helps determine if removal would be beneficial.
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      Hi Heather I had an ultrasound scan and MRI scan.

      I am on my 2nd year of my nursing degree and start another placement in April, so to be honest I can not have operation until after June, so fingers crossed, it does not get any worse. Thank you Tracey

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    Like all medical interventions, it is about quality of life. For most people here, the pain is so severe that the resolution can't come fast enough. But if you're happy to deal with the discomfort, then go with that.

    The reflux and hearburn might be unrelated but could possibly be caused by the gallbladder issue. Mine was, but I didn't know that until I had it out. I've just had a bowel of Kraft macaroni and cheese for dinner... I haven't had that in years because it always gave me a bad night of acid and indigestion. Not so anymore... life is much better.

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      Hi Robax

      Yes I think I plod on at present, I am a nursing student so not a good time for me to have the operation .... happy for you that things are so much better after your operation, take it easy

      Thank you Tracey

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    Hi Tracey, My husband is a nurse and has been sent home or just couldn't go in due to the pain. He has pain in upper right quadrant that radiates to back and sometimes shoulderblade. He also suffers awful bloating and wind. He had his scan in Dec 16 and still waiting for comformation of results even though specialists states that the gallbladder is the problem and needs to come out. We are now waiting for op date as it should be around 16 weeks from Jan. There does not seem to be any meds that work just a lie down with a hot water bottle.The speacialist says it will be keyhole surgery unless adhesions from a previous car accident is a problem then it will mean doing it the old fashioned way, meaning a few extra days in hospital. That will please him (not).

     Good Luck

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      Good luck to your husband too, I have received a letter this morning, only thing they have said as I mentioned earlier is a small gallbladder which I would of been born with, but I need to see the consultant again as my bloods are not right. Keep me updated and I will you take care Tracey xxx
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