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Hi, I think I might have a gallbladder problem but when I saw a GP today they said it probably wasn't because I'm young and don't have enough risk factors. They gave me antacid tablets and told me to come back in a month if it still hurt.
After reading about the type of pain and location from people with gallbladder issues, my pain sounds similar. Three days ago I got upper abdominal pain (in the centre and towards the right) suddenly about an hour after eating dinner (which was vegetables, potatoes and tofu, nothing that would trigger IBS). It was constant until yesterday and got worse when I bent over, breathed deeply, laid on my back, walked, moved in certain ways or pressed on my upper centre/right abdomen. It's not too bad now but those things can still make it hurt again. The pain's also moving round to my back a little. I've also been more gassy than usual and had some nausea after eating or when moving too much.
I don't know what to do. I don't want to wait a month to see if it goes away like the doctor said to do. I've had stomach acid issues before and this isn't like that. I even took some Tums tablets which normally help with stomach acid problems and it didn't do anything. And stomach acid pains normally happen when I haven't eaten for several hours, not an hour after and they aren't made worse by bending, lying down, breathing etc. I also took some Andrews salts (antacid and laxative) in case it was just indigestion and it didn't help.
Has anyone got suggestions about what I should do? Does this sound like gallbladder problems to people who have experienced them? Thanks
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