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Gallbladder stone? Left side pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 28, 2010
  • 00:03 PM

I have had a CT scan and they found a lump about 1 inch in diameter in the gallbladder. They said it might be a gallstone, but they are not sure. I asked what it might be if it wasn't a gallstone and the consultant said he didn't know. They have scheduled me for an ultrasound to see if it is a gallstone. The waiting list for this is four months. Why can they not tell if it is a stone or not and if not, what could it be. I have pain in the upper left abdomen which radiates to the back. The consultant said that even though the gallbladder is on the right, the body sometimes refers pain elsewhere. I feel very sick and nauseous all the time and the pain in my tummy is a constant ache. I am on morphine for back pain, so the pain is quite well controlled. Has anybody had these symptoms or been told they are not sure if it is a gallstone or not and what was their diagnosis? Many thanks for any replies

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  • I have had a CT scan and they found a lump about 1 inch in diameter in the gallbladder. They said it might be a gallstone, but they are not sure. I asked what it might be if it wasn't a gallstone and the consultant said he didn't know. They have scheduled me for an ultrasound to see if it is a gallstone. The waiting list for this is four months. Why can they not tell if it is a stone or not and if not, what could it be. I have pain in the upper left abdomen which radiates to the back. The consultant said that even though the gallbladder is on the right, the body sometimes refers pain elsewhere. I feel very sick and nauseous all the time and the pain in my tummy is a constant ache. I am on morphine for back pain, so the pain is quite well controlled. Has anybody had these symptoms or been told they are not sure if it is a gallstone or not and what was their diagnosis? Many thanks for any repliesI had this same problem and it was My Spleen overworking fluids , drink less fluids until you get help , I was put on lasix and fluid restriction of 65 oz per day and felt no pain
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2010
    • 08:18 PM
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  • I had this same problem and it was My Spleen overworking fluids , drink less fluids until you get help , I was put on lasix and fluid restriction of 65 oz per day and felt no painhii had my gallbladder removed last year due to gallstones. its very appalling to hear about the wait time for an ultrasound where you are.my symptoms were mild to extreme pain in the exact centre below my diaphram, radiating to my middle back when extreme. these pains resulted in me going to the ER several times. unfortunately if you're at home with no meds its hard to control the pain. but when i had an ultrasound the ultrasound tech told me right there and then that i had gallstones.if you have no choice but to endure long waiting periods then i suggest you keep a food diary as certain foods can set off attacks from gallstones (but this is only if it is actually gallstones)from what i've heard over my ordeal with gallstones the symptoms are quite varied and the triggers are also varied for attacks. apparently the causes are also unknown even though it is one of the most common medical conditionsapparently fatty foods can trigger these attacks also but this wasnt the case for meavoid alcohol, as that also makes the gallbladder work harder
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 30, 2010
    • 05:38 PM
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  • Was pancreatitis ruled out? For gallbladder stones, there is a natural way to flush them out. Consuming the following causes more bile production, which flushes the liver and gallbladder: olive oil, oregon grape rootbark, gentian root, wormwood leaves, dandalion root.To prevent them from recurring, one must watch their cholesterol, as most stone of the gallbladder are made of cholesterol.Good luck to you.
    Med Student 64 Replies
    • January 31, 2010
    • 04:49 AM
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  • I had my gallbladder removed a little over a year ago due to gallstones. I went to the ER in July 08, and due to the location of pain (cloer to the duodenum) they said it was an ulcer and gave me medication to treat the ulcer. The pain went away afterward so I was sure it was an ulcer. Then exactly a month later I had to go back because the pain flared up again and nothing I did anymore would work. It turns out I had 2 stones. One was in the gallbladder and another was stuck in my biliary tube. I had surgery and then the next day another procedure to remove the one in the biliary duct. The reason the pain hurt in the middle top part of mys tomach where ulcers usually occur, is because the nerves are all connected and it was "throwing pain" (like throwing your voice). It was the WORST pain I've ever experience in my entire life. They asked me on a scale of 1 to 10 and I told them 11. I was in the ER for 4 hours before being given any attention or pain killers thrashing, writhing, and moaning in pain. It was absolutely horrible.
    Plastikfear 64 Replies
    • January 31, 2010
    • 11:23 AM
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