| | I have gallstones but several strange symptoms - HELP!
Ok so I've been dealing with this for about 3 years now. I have had strange abdominal pain on right AND left side; front AND back. Sometimes feels like a band of pain/tightness. Anyhow, I have had a couple ultrasounds and CT scans(some with and some without contrast) and have confirmed that I have gallstones. I have had a myriad of blood tests, EKG(just in case) and scans over the past couple years especially. I am due to consult with a surgeon next week to discuss possible gallbladder removal. I actually just went to the ER today from pain and all the strange symptoms. They did an ultrasound just to make sure gallbladder wasn't inflamed or a stone lodged that they could see. Gallbladder was not inflamed and walls of gallbladder weren't thickened. So anyhow, is it possible that just the mere fact that I HAVE gallstones cause the upper digestive symptoms I have? In addition to the scans and blood work I also recently had an endoscopy which was clear. Here are a range of symptoms that I've had over the past 2-3 years:
-Left side pain up under rib area
-Right side pain up under rib area
-Pain/tightness between shoulder blades(travels up or down too at times)
-Gurgling feeling/sound in left and right side
-Occasional itchiness in upper body
-Occasional flushed feeling in face/upper body
-Feeling hot yet not feverish(I check my temperature)
-"Swollen" feeling in my abdomen, right and left side like organs are "crunching" together(this presents occasionally at night when I've been laying on one side or the other for a long period and sometimes when I lie on my back)
-EXCESSIVE BELCHING(like seriously, I can just wake up and already have belching when I haven't eaten or drank anything, IF I do eat or drink...same belching).
-Occasional oddly dry skin on face
Again...all these aren't constant. They've been off and on for the past few years but I tried to include anything I could think of.
Last edited by tiredandlooking; 04-20-2017 at 08:18 AM.