| | Re: RIght side back pain-all the way up! OUCH
Hi there - I know I've posted numerous times on this subject before, but I'll say it again - a normal US does not necessarily mean a normal gall bladder. You have the classic GB symptoms of back pain, yellow stool, and RUQ pain. If this was once an occasional symptom that has now become daily and debilitating, welcome to my world 8 years ago. Normal US (had 2 done over the course of 8 months) and 2 "normal" hida scans.
However, my surgeon knew it was my GB and to make sure insurance would pay for the surgery, he sent me to another doc for a 2nd opinion. She didn't even run any tests - she took my temp (101), talked about my symptoms (RUQ pain - constant; sharp, stabbing pains during or after a meal, nausesa, vomiting, pain between the shoulder blades, weight loss, fatigue, general "ill" feeling all the time, diarrhea, yellow stools), and then when she pushed on the GB area I about jumped off the table in pain!
Three days later I had lap GB surgery - turns out it was severely inflamed and covered in scar tissue indicating repeated "attacks". The surgeon said he didn't know why my hida scans were still "normal", but the gall bladder was definitely diseased. My whole sordid story is posted on this site several times.
Keep pushing for some answers from someone who will take the time to discuss your symptoms, not just run a couple tests and say "it's nothing" or "everything's come back normal."
Good luck to you,