About 6 weeks ago (maybe 7 now), I had a kidney stone. Then another stone a week later (both passed). Immediately following the second stone I got a cold that lasted about a week and then got food poisoning (when it rains it pours). I felt fine for a few days, but then I got some tightness and a little pain in areas that would suggest my gallbladder. I went to see my doctor (third time that month since I went in both times I had a kidney stone attack). They thought that it was just "sludge" built up, but recommended that I go have an abdominal ultrasound done.
I had one done about a week later (earliest it could be scheduled). Two days before I was scheduled to go in, I felt really bad, but it ended up being what the doctors thought was my body getting rid of the "sludge" because I felt great after a very loose BM. I went in for the ultrasound and my gallbladder had NO stones and was "unremarkable". My right kidney however has a small 2-3mm stone in it (might be even smaller stones, but the docs aren't concerned with them b/c they said I'd be able to pass them). So I haven't felt all that wonderful and had a little pain in the kidney region (on my back and side) but nothing worth taking a pain killer or anything like that. However, over the weekend, I did some pretty intense yard work and ever since Saturday, I've felt pretty rotten in my gallbladder region. I have a lot of the same symptoms as the first time I had a GB attack and went to the doc, so what are the chances that I have more "sludge" built up or could the intense yard work (moving downed trees and limbs and using a chainsaw) have stirred up trouble and made it get inflamed? Also, I have some pain and discomfort after I eat. It's not super severe, but it makes me worry b/c I really don't want to have my GB removed if it's just stressed out or has some sludge in it. Really, I just want to know if it's common to have a recurrence of "sludge" in a GB?
Edit: I forgot to ask if I am putting myself at serious risk by kind of waiting it out at the moment?
Last edited by proton8d; 04-29-2009 at 11:52 AM.