if it's not gallstones, what could it be?
all this started on october 20th. i had something that sure seemed like a gallbladder attack. sharp upper right quadrant pain after a meal that dissapated in about 30-60 minutes. i had a repeat episode on the 23rd of october that was almost identical.
i had an abdominal ultrasound last wednesday morning (october 27th). it was largely uneventful, except that i was very tender in my upper right quadrant. it was most uncomfortable to have her pressing there, and i cried out a couple of times.
the tenderness continues, but i haven't had a real "attack", but i frequently have mild pain and something that i can only describe as a sort of "burning" in the same spot. i also feel sort of full there, as if, when i don't sit up straight, my ribcage is pressing into something. i've also had a few acid reflux type episodes as well - no heartburn, but i could feel acid sort of gurgling at the back of my throat.
friday i got a call from my GP's nurse who told me that my ultrasound came back "normal." i asked if the sonographer had noted that i had a lot of upper right quadrant pain while she was performing the sonogram and asked how this could possibly be "normal." her response? "well, i guess we could send you to the gastro." thanks. GREAT answer. i told her i'd just be coming in on monday to speak with the doctor.
i want a physical exam, and i want to hear some sort of options as to why i might be still having this pain. pain is NOT normal. it is our body's attempt to tell us that something is wrong. all i know is i am not going to let this just go and pretend that i'm not hurting and nothing is wrong. but i dread doing the detective work to try to figure out what is wrong. i am SO sick of doctors.
if anyone could offer suggestions as to how to proceed now, i would really appreciate it.
Last edited by curlyroller; 11-01-2004 at 08:16 AM.