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Old 11-12-2007, 10:32 PM   #1
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Some type of digestive "attack"? Gallstones?

This past saturday I ate a sandwich-nothing particularly fatty and some fries (kinda fatty!). About 4 hours later I was driving and became extremely uncomfortable. I was having pain in my upper right quadrant. It was also in my shoulders. I have a 3 year old and had carried her around a lot that day, so I thought perhaps I had pulled something. Time went on and the pain got worse. After about an hour, I had to hand the wheel over to someone else because I was so uncomfortable. I got home and started getting the chills. I started with yellow bile diarrhea and this progressed to vomiting. I ended up having diarrhea all night. It was bright yellow bile in color. The next day I was better, but not great. It took me the remainder of the weekend to really recover.

What does this sound like to you? Just possibly some food poisoning or a stomach bug or should I make an appointment at my general practitioner just to discuss this "episode"? I am back to normal now...having some gas and perhaps even a little constipation, but nothing major.

Any ideas?

 
Old 11-13-2007, 09:05 AM   #2
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Re: Some type of digestive "attack"? Gallstones?

anyone? Please!?!

 
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:55 PM   #3
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Re: Some type of digestive "attack"? Gallstones?

it could be food poisoning, but it sounds like gallbladder to me. I had the same sort of problems before I had mine out. I would go to a gastro dr and have them look for gallstones or have a hida scan.

 
Old 11-13-2007, 01:06 PM   #4
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Re: Some type of digestive "attack"? Gallstones?

It does sound like gall bladder but it also sounds like pancreatitis. If this kind of episode happens again, get to a doc asap. The stomach is nothing to play games with. Good luck

 
Old 11-13-2007, 06:51 PM   #5
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Re: Some type of digestive "attack"? Gallstones?

I made an appointment with my GP tomorrow. Perhaps he will refer me to someone else or get some tests done. Thanks.

 
Old 11-13-2007, 07:38 PM   #6
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Re: Some type of digestive "attack"? Gallstones?

great, please keep us posted.

 
Old 11-16-2007, 09:34 PM   #7
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Just an update-

I did see the doctor, he sent me for an ultrasound and I do, in fact, have stones. So I have a surgical consult on Tuesday. I don't know what to think, but I have to admit that I am walking on eggshells afraid of having another attack. I am nervous nelly.

 
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Re: Some type of digestive "attack"? Gallstones?

Stay away from fatty foods and you should be OK till you can get this thing out. You'll have some soreness and maybe a little queasiness but the actual pain should be OK as long as you don't ingest any fat. Good luck.

 
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