Re: Spinchter of Oddi? Pancreas? or just GERD?
VAN71 - thank you for the link. I will check it out. Yes I did have gallstones, but didn't really realize it. I thought I had food poisioning or the stomach flu one night. I just kept vomitting. The next day, I was queezy (it was thanksgiving), but again thinking I had the flu bug or some type of food poisining the night before, I felt good enough to get out for our family Thanksgiving gathering. Even managed to eat a little dinner. On the way home from dinner, we had to stop 5 times on the way home so I could vomit. Here we go again/ It was horrible. Once I got home, I was getting a pain in my upper stomach that was brutal, thought it was a muscle from all the vomitting. At that point I was vomitting nothing but bile, not sure where anything was coming from. Then (not to be gross) but it turned to green liquid and burned by throat coming up. Called the ER, said to come in, they took ultrasound and blood tests> Found that there were gallstones and an inflamed gallbladder, my white blood count was high which was a sign of infection somewhere - they took me to surgery within 5 hours after I was preped. Surgery was a breeze, recovery wasn't bad, you just don't realize how much you rely on your stomach muscles. But honestly, I've had nothing but probelms with loose bowel movements, and a burning stomach ever since then. Why are you having yours remvoed? Do you have gallstones? What were/are your symptoms? Makes me wonder. I understand you can still get gallstones even after the gallbladder is gone. Could be what I'm going through with the pressure in the upper stomach that radiates to the back.