I had my gallbladder remove 5 years ago. I had a colonscopy 2004 and endoscopy 2006. Endoscopy showed small hiatal hernia, and mild irritation of esophagus from chronic reflex. Colonscopy was normal. I have a family history of kidney and colon cancer. Off and on since my cholecystectomy, I have had infrequent, but severe RUQ pain with epigastric tenderness. The pain would last for a few hours and then I was fine for months. The pain has recently returned. The intensity diminished after 2 weeks , but I still have pain. I went to the Gastroenterologist 01/15/09. While I was waiting to be seen, I had an extremely painful attack. I felt pain in my pelvic region which shot up, and to the right. It doubled me over in pain. It lasted for only 5 minutes, which seemed like forever. The doc ordered blood test: CBC, CMP, Lipase, Amylase, H. Pylori IgG; abdominal ultrasound (01/19/09); endoscopy/colonscopy(02/06/09); and gave me Rx for Zegrid (acid reducer). Blood work came back normal. The abdominal ultrasound showed mild fatty infiltrates of the pancreas. The doc isn't to concerned because my labs were normal. I have a history of GERD, small sliding hiatal hernia, previous pelvic surgeries, occasional constipation, and I am overweight. This pain began while my weight was normal, so I don't think it is weight related. Since the pain started I went to a soft diet. Recently I started adding more solid foods. My pain has increased a little.
I am a 46 year old female. Ova-lacto vegetarian.
If anyone has had the same symptoms, I am eager to hear from you.