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Please, HELP! I'm in SEVERE pain

Posted In: Gallbladder conditions 19 Replies
  • Posted By: FixMEdoc
  • March 13, 2007
  • 00:11 AM

I am having excruciating, very accute, very sharp pain right now in my upper right abdominal quadrent, just beneath my rib. I VERY FREQUENTLY have discomfort there, but this is the second time that it's ever gotten this bad(the first time was about 9-10 mos. ago).

The first time it got this bad, it started VERY SUDDENLY. This time, I had that same discomfort that I get almost daily, and it grew increasingly more painful over the next 10-15 min. to the point that I'm now practicing my breathing techniques that I learned for childbirth. I mean, this hurts pretty significantly.

The last time, I went to the ER, and after about 6 hours, when they FINALLY came in to take me to have a gallbladder ultrasound, it stopped hurting, just as suddenly as it started, and the Dr. couldn't find anything unusual.

I hate to go sit in an ER for hours again, in excruciating pain, for them to tell me that they don't know, and send me home again, if it will eventually pass...but IT HURTS.

Anyone ever experienced anything like this before? or have any idea what it could be? Please, help!:(

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  • i had this pain i got a scan and had gallbladder polyps.i need to have my gallbladder removed. the pain has gone now so i asked the surgeon did i still need my gallbladder out as i have no pain and he said the pain is caused with gastritis so if you haven't got gallstones or polyps it could be gastritis this can be caused with takeing to many ibuprofen/painkillers or a few othwer things i hope this helps you as i know what that pain is like.
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  • hi there,i had my gallbladder out a fortnight ago, before it i went on a low fat diet everything under 2% fat .it worked brilliant. hope this helps
    COBURN49 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • have it done again - this condition is misdiagnosed so often. have a liver count done. if it's too high have the gallbladder out. and try very low fat diet and liquids - 2l of water a day at least.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I drink a lot of water- & eating well is actually my preference, but when my husband shops....I have to do the best I can =) I only weigh about 115 lbs.
    FixMEdoc 53 Replies Flag this Response
  • Find an imaging place or a Doctor who will give you the The Erect CCK Stimulation Test. After going through months and months of pain and tests they finally found my polyps this way.Best of luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I was in for 8 days before they removed mine they couldnt find it till they did that scan thing where they induce a attack. I had stones in mine I feel a ton better now!
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  • As the rest of you are suffering, I can sympathize. I have been experiencing gall bladder pain for about 18 months now.........diet helps just a tad bit. I have lost so much weight, and basically feel horrible all of the time. Ultrasounds showed NO STONES....imagine that! Now my doc is setting up a billilary scan for me. He tells me that this procedure detects how well or how bad the gall bladder itself is functioning. Good luck to all of you, and know that I am sending the prayers up for us all. God Bless!
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  • I have Pancreatitis and I believe this is the worst pain that you could feel and having a low weight is one of the things that Pancreatitis does to you! Have you been checked for this? B/c I was having one attack after another with my Pancreas my GI specialist decided to check my gallbladder! The tech had given me some med in my vein to make my gallbladder start contracting! I started having so much pain til the tech called my doc to come to the hospital! After witnessing the pain that I was going thru he took me to the ER and gave me a pain shot then admitted me into the hospital and called a surgeon to come on! The surgeon said that my gallbladder wasn't bad enough to be removed but my GI doc argued with him! Telling him he wasn't there to see me in so much pain! The next morning the surgeon came in and took my gallbladder out! I was showed a pic of my gallbladder and it was so diseased but wasn't showing up in the tests! Maybe yours is the same way!
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  • I really feel for you. Insept 06 I started having upper abdominal pain. I had all the gallbladder tests. all negative. In March I was put on Cymbalta as I cannot take Narcotic and I think the hospital thought I was a drug addict . The cymbalta masked the pain until 2 weeks ago. The pain is intense and also comes with a numbness deep inside under my ribcage. I had the cck test and although it hurt it emptied normally. I am afraid to take more cymbalta and I am thinking of stopping it to see how much pain is really there since it was masked.Any thoughts?
    vtallison 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • vtallison...I am sorry that you are having to go thru this! Just think if my GI doc hadn't come to the hospital and seen me when the test was given to me to check my gallbladder I would have been told that there was nothing wrong with my gallbladder! For everyone that is having pain in the upper abdomen I was told that a gallstone could have lodged in the tube going to my Pancreas and then desolved! This could have caused my Pancreatitis and there is no cure for this! Please keep on going to the ER or to your doc when you are having pain! My Gallbladder didn't show that it was this diseased as I was shown pics of it after that test and after it was removed! It looked awful! So much scarring and disease! I worry about all of you that are having this pain! Usually when you have Pancreatitis your amlayse{sp?) and/or lipase(sp?) show high on your bloodwork when it is checked for these but after having attacks for around 5 years you count doesn't move anymore! My #1 specialist told me this as he says that your body by then thinks this is normal so your count stays just fine!Have all of you that is having pain had a scope done checking your gallblader and pancreas? Yall really need to have this done if you haven't!Good luck to all of you!
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  • what test did they exactly do? I am heading to the DRs today and do not want to be sent home with narcotics I cannot take because bad reactions.
    vtallison 13 Replies Flag this Response
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  • Vtallison...it is yoo early in the morning and I can'y think of the name of this! If you tell you soc that you want a scope dome of your upper GI tract he will know what you are talking about! Alot of specialisys put you to sleep to do this test which is the only way I will let him do this test where as some docs will only put you in "twilight sleep" which I wake up fighting the doc so he won't even try doing my scope this way! The test that he gave me to check my gallbladder made my gallbladder contract alot! I wish I knew thw names of these tests but just can't think of the names of them this morning! Good luck with finding out what is wrong!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 14, 2007
    • 10:48 AM
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  • after Researching On My Own, I Found Out There Is A Last Test For Gallbladder, I Think Its Called The Hita Scan. I Went Thru Six Months At The Emergency Room With Normal Gallbladder Tests. However, After Demanding This Last Test, It Was Found My Gallbladder Was Not Working Hardly At All. Good Luck
    sagewy 13 Replies
    • October 31, 2007
    • 11:53 PM
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  • Pain is most likely caused by gallbladder problems, intestinal problems or even muscle pain. The liver is in this area, but has very little nerves and is seldom the cause of severe pain. Good Luck.. Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 1, 2007
    • 09:04 AM
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  • Have you had your liver checked? Cymbalta and some other drugs are very ******n the liver. Before my gallbladder issue, I kept complaining about pain in the same area. Finally, the doctor checked my liver enzymes and they were so high I immediately had an ultrasound. I was taken off my statin just in time and my liver function returned to normal several months later.
    sagewy 13 Replies
    • November 1, 2007
    • 03:35 PM
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  • Gallstones are usually the cause when you are feeling pain on right side that sometimes radiate to your shoulder blade. I am told when one is experiencing severe pain and vomiting surgery is required to remove the gallbladder.My experience was whenever I ate food with some degree of fat in it I felt pain. My doctor wanted to remove my gallbladdler however I am not one for surgery and look to other alternatives besides my sister had her gallbladder removed and still experience problems with gallstones and eating anything fatty. I searched the internet for a natual way to remove gallstones and as hard as it was for me to consume 2 cups of olive oil and lemon juice...it was the only thing that actually helped. I just want all to know before opting for surgery look for a natural solution. The internet holds a wealth of information. Knowledge is key.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 4, 2008
    • 08:44 PM
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  • If your gallbladder has been given an ultrasound then the next steps would be to examine your liver enzymes and also see if you might have a Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. Most often it will end up being early problems with your gallbladder but also keep looking for other possibilities. If you have constant pain even without eating you may need to look into other areas including the liver.
    theadvocate 2 Replies
    • February 6, 2008
    • 01:22 AM
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  • If you are interested in a nutritional supplement that can help you let me know. You will be repairing your body by feeding it the proper nutrition your body requires daily.
    lovemykids2 28 Replies
    • January 19, 2009
    • 01:43 AM
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  • Just wanted to share my story of gall bladder issues. After 1 1/2 years of pain and alternative treatments to keeps gall bladder, I finally had it removed in Feb of 2009. But within 3 months I had developed sphinctor of Oddi dysfunction and biliary dyskinesia. It took a long time to see any patterns with what foods I ate. I can set off attacks with a lot of carbohydrates and / or popcorn still. But I have found relief from a combination of the following over the past 2 years: Took Dicyclomine to relief smooth muscle spasms - took as needed. Went to a homeopathic doctor who got me on a series of kidney and liver detox remedies (a common theme was lack of magnesium). Also craniosacral therapy and gental visceral manipulation helped a good deal in relaxing all the organs, relieving pressure from the surgical scars, and I believe a generalized detoxing of everything. It was a scary time for me....I was only 47 at the time. But I have come to realize my diet over my whole lifetime probably got me to that point. Western medicine only helped a bit (by taking out the diseased organ which couldn't respond and pain killers). But the other treatments I firmly believe helped me regain my health and wellness !!!! Don't let western medical people discourage you from trying alternative methods. It's their arrogance and lack of initiative to attend continuing education classes that is behind their non-helpful words.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2011
    • 04:55 AM
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