Originally Posted by Narda99
I have been treated for H. Pylori bacteria because of a horrible gnawing, empty feeling in my stomach, which was diagnosed as a duodenal ulcer. However, after this treatment, I am still in agony. I was also given a gall bladder ultrasound which showed multiple stones. I have never had any pain on my right side, or anywhere near that area, and I am able to eat everything. In fact, my stomach feels better when I eat. I am supposed to see a surgeon about the gall bladder removal. Does this sound like a bad gall bladder?
I'm sorry that you're still having stomach issues after the H Pylori treatment! I tested negative for it after submitting a stool sample, but I'm still having the same problems. My doc said that if my problems had been caused by H Pylori, the treatment would have cleared them up by now. Do you know if you're H Pylori negative?
It's possible that the stones aren't causing you problems either. Or maybe they are. It's hard to know! I had microstones, or "flecks" as the tech called them when I had an ultrasound last March. Since that time, I've had two ultrasounds and nothing showed up. I've heard small gallstones can cause more problems, but I have no idea if they were causing any problems at all. I know what you mean about feeling better when you eat. I often do too-- except that I get very full (most of the time) and it's uncomfortable. I am hoping to get a HIDA scan to see if perhaps my gb is just not functioning. If it's functioning less than expected, I will get it out. But I can see how it's tough to know if it's worth getting out based on stones that may or may not be causing you problems-- it'd be eaiser if your symptoms were more "classic" of gb, but we all do present differently!