Someone Please Help! Nausea Related to Gallbladder Surgery
My name is Lee. I'm a 21 year old female. I had my gallbladder removed just a little over two months ago (May 31st). I was experiencing stabbing pains in my upper abdomen, which started in my left side and migrated to my right side. I also had severe nausea. I was literally doubled over in pain. I went to the ER where they said they thought I had an ulcer and gave me a GI cocktail and an antacid (I can't think of the name at the moment). They advised me to follow up with my doctor the next day. I didn't make until the next day. I called my doctor's answering service late that night. He called me back and said to go in and be admitted under his service. Over the next two days I had tests that led to me finding out my gallbladder was only functioning at 18%. I had it out the very next day. The surgeon said it was very distended and clearly wasn't emptying. I was discharged an hour or two later. I ended up back in the hospital a few days later with severe dehydration and severe nausea. When I left after that stay I felt a somewhat better. However, I'm still dealing with a lot of nausea. It's not everyday, but it is every week. A few people have told me that they experienced this too and that it will take time, but it will go away. I remember my surgeon saying it takes three to four months for the body to completely adjust to not having a gallbladder. What I'm asking, I guess, is for some hope. Is anyone else dealing with nausea two months after surgery and will it go away? I need some hope to calm me down. I thank you for your responses.