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Help Please - Ideopathic Cholecystitis

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  • Posted By: Lisa35
  • May 9, 2007
  • 05:59 AM

Female, 37.5 years old, no previous pregnancies, no previous history of RUQ pain, no recent surgeries or illnesses.
I have been experiencing right upper quadrant (abdominal) pain for approx. 3.5 weeks and it is a constant pain that on occasion increases in sharp cramp-like intervals. It can be quite painful when intaking deep breaths and I know I don't want to have to sneeze or vomit as I can imagine the pain intensity then. The less I move the less the pain I have, although it doesn't radiate to my back. I have no fever, vomiting, constipation or diarrhoea. I have no loss of appetite.

I was hospitalised for 5 days and had a barrage of tests including:
Bloods, urine, ECG, CT with contrast, ultrasound and nuclear medicine (hidat, liver test) but no abnormalities were found. Effectively ruling out ectopic pregnancy, appendicitis and gallstones.
I have taken Somac, Buscopan and Anti-inflammatory tablets, but to no avail. I feel that Paracetamol helps with the pain and so my GP prescribed Digesic.

I am usually on a very healthy diet, low fat, low salt, low sugar. I try to exercise regularly and I don't drink alcohol regularly or smoke.
I don't feel sick. I am a little tired but I attribute that to having the constant pain to deal with and it is also a side effect of digesic.

Initially I had a lot of gaseous bloating for a few days and a dull occasional pain that centred around my navel. Then I began annual leave and the bloating settled but the pain moved to my right side and changed in intensity and became constant. It has remained there since.

At the moment I am having good and bad days i.e. Monday & Wednsday in bed, Tuesday went to the doctors and ran some errands, and actually didn't go back to bed until the evening. Maybe I over-did things.

The next test the Drs are talking about is a gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
Can someone out there please shed some light on my situation as I want to get well and get back to work and living a normal life again.

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