Wrongly diagnosed for removal of gall bkadder

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A month ago, when travelling to work early in the morning I ran into traffic and was stuck in the car for 3 hours. Whilst in the car I did have some sensation where I felt I need to go to the toilet. ( number 2) when I arrived in work I did find myself rubbing my back on my left side . Later that day I was sitting on a chair, lesson planning with another teacher. As I went to stand up the teacher noticed I was in severe pain and called out first aider. The next morning when I woke up I was in pain. My left leg was very weak and my back was hurting. It was tender. I managed to see my GP. He asked me to get into the bed to examine me. I couldn't I was in too much pain.my left leg was painfull and was very weak. Doctor sent me to hospital fir a back X-ray and prescribed co codemol. By the Sunday morning from 4am I was up and down in the toilet. I was constipated. After going in there a third time I was feeling pains under my breasts and I was sweating the pain also ran around my back. I called NHS line. They thought I was having a heart attack! A paramedic arrived first. She see I was holding myself. " did they tell you, you may be having a heart attack?" Yes I said

"I bet you its your gallbladder, I had mine removed a few weeks back" she said. Next the ambulance crew arrived and she told them it's her gallbladder. They took me A&E and passed onto them it's her gallbladder.they gave me morphine and sent me to see a doctor who pushed on my gallbladder "does that hurt?" ... Of course it hurt but I suppose I was hurting all over but I just went with the flow as they were the doctors . They knew what they were doing. I was asked to come back on the Tuesday for an ultra scan.

The lady who was investigating my liver, kidneys and gall bladder was hurting me. I was crying. My stomach was so tender. I even said to her is this normal to feel pain ? She didn't say nothing.

I then had to see the doctor. He was quiet surprised to see me he said. You look so healthy . You have 2 gall stones he said then I the next breath how I have too have my gall bladder removed. I was put on antibiotics for the gallbladder, co codemol for pain for my back as I still had it and a drug to line my stomach. I had a chemist in my cabinet now. This is carried on for 3 weeks. I was back and forth to the doctors. I told him I'm constipated and he said let me give you some drink it will help you go and you must take pain killers for your back.

Sunday night just gone. I never slepted a wink. I was in pain. My intestines felt they were twisted and my stomach was huge. I went to A&E . I spoke to tge doctor . I told him I don't think my gallbladder has anything to do with why I'm in pain. I told him everything . I even had it all on record on hard copy. He asked if I had had a camera put in me bottom and mouth? I said no! Have you had your bottom checked? I said no he was taken back. He perceived me bascopan. Oh my God they worked. Even my back ache went.

I know that they found 2 gallstones and they were 3mm each. Small enough to to get trapped in the bile duct.apparently we all have gallstones. But as soon as they play up, then they whipped them out. If it wasn't for my pain again and seeing the GP I may have had my gall bladder removed( crazy)

I'm now not taking anything no drugs. This is day 2

Has this happened to anyone yet?

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    Yup this happened to me I wasn't in extreme pain.

    I was diagnosed with gerd and my gallstones I had flushed out with gallbladder cleanses I did. If them stones are too big to flush and causing probs they may remove gallbladder

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    Amanda.  I have a long story to tell also.  I started suffering from gallbladder probs when I started taking co-codamol.  I mentioned this to my gp who was very dismissive.  He told me not to worry until I turned yellow.  So that's exactly what I did. After months of pain I awoke one morning and looked like a sherbet lemon eyeballs and all.  I was taken into a&e then spent 5 days in hospital on antibiotics.  I had my first ERCP this time,a particularly nasty one.  To try and cut a long story short I had 5 ERCPs last year, 2 stents fitted ,a balloon  passed through to widen bileduct and I still have my gallbladder.  After all that it became inoperable.  Why did they not take it out straight away?  Why did my gp dismiss this pain?  May I add that after my first stent I was sent home,even though I was in agony and on morphine with an infection/pancreatitis?  I wonder do they know what they are doing.  I am left with the bloody thing. 

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      Omg Franka that is very bad to hear. How awful your GP saying that to you about turning yellow. So cheeky. I really don't have faith now to be honest. It's a guessing game. As I told the doctor last week , my pain has been part of me for weeks and it's defantley not my gallbladder. When I pointed out that everyone has gallstones he couldn't argue with me. It's only when they play up that they whip out the gallbladder. I know it's IBS that has caused all my pains. I'm on bascopan which is helping me now and I have no more back ache or sciatica in my left leg. This is what I originally went to my GP with. All this has caused so much stress even in my relationship. I'm now waiting to have the camera in through both ways. Let's hope I can get to the bottom of it. X

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    In oct 2012 did something to my back was in a lot of pain they did ultrasound xray & something else they never said anything about removing the stones this year in jan was in that much pain was took into hosp put on drips & antibiotics was told to go on low fat diet & dairy free lost just over 2stone in weight had a pre op in feb but had to have another pre op 15th july then op to remove gallbladder 22nd still in a bit of pain & got a budha belly still waiting for that to go also when you have op the putba lot of gas in your belly so they can move organs about they say 1-2 weeks recovery wished they had removed them 2012

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