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Old 12-12-2002, 10:21 AM   #1
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Unhappy Right side and back pain Please help

For about the last year or so I have had pain in my right abdomen and also my lower back. The pain has gotten worse in the last few weeks. My doctor sent me for an ultrasound of my gall bladder and it came back normal. I also have severe constipation. I noticed in the past week that my hands and feet are swelling. I get very frustrated with my doctor because he seems to chalk everything up to IBS. It is getting so bad that I can't sleep because I cannot get in a comfortable position where it does not hurt.

I would appreciate any suggestions!!

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Old 12-12-2002, 11:23 AM   #2
Katie G
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Hi, aljo. Hang in there, and keep going to your doctor or find another one. I had gall bladder problems for a year, before I finally had surgery (after multiple tests that were "normal"). I didn't have stones, but my GB was severely inflamed and covered in scar tissue, but because it was still somewhat functional my hidascans came back as ok, and ultrasound showed nothing either. Except for the swelling in your hands/feet, your symptoms sound like gall bladder.

You shouldn't have to suffer, and the docs need to get to the root of your problem.

Good luck,
Katie G

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