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I've been suffering from gallstone trouble for more than a year now. It was initally diagnosed by my G.P. following a scan. I finally got to see a Consultant in November, but he hadn't got a copy of the ultrasound scan, so sent me for an MRI. Following a couple of appontments, cancelled at short notice by the hospital, I saw the same Consultant in March. I had stones in my gallbladder and my cystic bile duct was severely dilated. In the meantime, I had to go to Casualty with severe pain, and vomiting, and was given antibiotics. However,as the Consultant I saw is a Breast Surgeon, not G.I, he said he'd refer me to another Consultant for ERCP to remove bile duct stones and to discuss laprascopic gallbaldder surgery. This was three weeks ago. My symptoms are becoming worse- chronic back pain and nausea with constant migraine headaches- indicating stones lodged in my bile duct.. I phoned the hospital today - turns out the consultant hadn't yet referred me for ERCP etc., but once again, I was told he would do so. I am finding it difficult to sleep, and to cope with the constant pain and discomfort. I eat carefully and sparingly, due to the nausea, and am feeling really terrible. How long will it take before I get my operation? Has anyone else here had similar expereiences, and what did you do? All responses much appreciated.
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