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Old 02-18-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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List tests to rule out to rule in gallbladder/liver/gastro..in a rush.

Hey. I need to go back and read through post to other threads I have started about gallbladder removal. Here is the thing. I have taken turn for worse. I'm going to hold out as long as I can before enter ER.

Recap: Been sick for two years with bowel dysfuntion. Pancreatitic attack in April '07 after 12 days not voiding. Colonoscopy found carciniod (hope that is the word) polyp. Removed.

Still, can't void even with prescribed fiber and pacreatic enzymes. Have had three lumbar surgeries and two cervical 98-2001. Have had bowel/bladder dysfunction since '99.

Calicified gallstones found in October '07. Gastro didn't get word on it till few months ago. Anyway. Said I need gallbladder out. Yet, the CT report states that even with stones doesn't explain symptoms.

My chest feels like it is going to burst most of the time. I wonder if it's just really intense gas building up. Never been tested for gas problems. Is there test. Pain last a long time. Really, pain ususally there, but becomes severe with eating.

Now, in last two weeks began itching like crazy. Getting worse. Left side hurts. Found out that is liver and that liver problems cause itching. Yeah, I'm in a bad place.

What tests should be done (not talking about Ultra/MRI/CT, etc), like blood, etc to find out answers? For instance, should be tested to see if B12 level not good? Etc etc etc. I know there are post about with mentions of this and that test..another being testing the emptying of gallbladder, what test is that?...but to search through it all to find them, yeah, quite a task at the moment. But need to info to present to doctors so I don't just have gallbladder removed when it wasn't the problem in first place.

List test by name.

Sincerely (had to say that because I write long letter like post..oi)

 
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