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Hi guys I'm back again ?? long story short I've had what seems to be gall bladder related problems for 14 weeks now. (Upper right quadrant pain that's worse at night and after fatty foods, nausea pain that radiates to my back etc) I've had ct scan, endoscopy, ultrasound and bloods done and all that has shown so far is a slightly dilated bile duct and slightly elevated bilirubin levels on 2 tests. I finally got to see the gastro specialist yesterday after waiting since May 5th for the appointment to come round and he basically did or said nothing! He told me he hadn't review all my tests and would do do with another consultant sometime soon and let me know if I need another test via letter and if not I will see him again in 3 months time! I am in constant pain the severity of it just differs from an annoying ache to a painful stabbing but more often then not it's at the worse end of the scale and "attacks" can sometimes last 2 days before settling down again. I mentioned about having the pain in my back just under the right shoulder blade and he looked at me confused and said I wonder if it's your bones. Yet many of you seem to get the back pain as a common symptom so why he hadn't heard that before I have no idea. I asked him what am I meant to do when I'm in pain all the time and he just said "cope the best you can with it" so after being in pain for 14 weeks and waiting nearly 2 months to see him I'm still no closer to being diagnosed and it's as though they're not bothered either. I don't know what I'm supposed to do because I can't cope another 3 months with this pain and no help. Any advice on what I could do to at least get an answer? X
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