Gallbladder removed, symptoms worse, 79lbs lost., bile in stomach,...Questions!
My problems began in October 2009. (my weight was 241lbs, please keep in mind however large a number this is, I was quite active & lifted weights regularly. but yes, fat.)
I was having fullness, nausea, vomiting... and also lots of pain.
My pain was lower right side, I went to my OB/GYN (Nov) and it was found that I had a large mass on my ovary. I had a laporscopy done (11/4/09) for the mass and also removal of endometriosis, which I have removed about every 18-36 months (since I was 17) when the pain gets to be unbearable.
Throughout November I was still having fullness, nausea and vomiting. I began to see a pattern to my vomiting as being only when I ate any high fat foods... then it turned out, foods with almost any fat!
My diet consisted of chicken noodle soup, with the chicken removed and usually I didn't eat the noodles. I also would just drink tea.
My doctor sent me to a GI doc, who did gallbladder function testing... normal.
Surgeon wasn't convinced and decided my gallbladder was the culprit and removed it on 12/15/09 laporscopically. My weight at surgery was 200lbs. (down 41 in 8 weeks)
Before gallbladder removal, I only could not eat foods with fat... or I would throw up within 10-15 minutes.
I NEVER had any pain.
Since removal, no matter what I ingest... even when I chew gum, I get a spasm pain in my right side up under my ribs. Also whatever food that does stay down, makes a VERY loud journey through my large intestine. I also now go back and forth between loose stools and small hard ones... but almost all have mucus.
I am still vomiting, still have fullness, still can't eat fat(even in a small amount that my body requires) Oh and sugar also seems to set me off.
My fingernails are always blue/white and ice cold.
I am now 162lbs. (that would be 79 lbs lost in about 5 months)
I have followed up with my GI doc, I seemed to be getting put off. (The doctors just kept commenting on how great I look)
But when he saw me again, he was quite alarmed.
He ordered some labs, which actually all came back normal. Specifically my liver function.
I had an upper GI endoscopy yesterday. He did a biopsy of my stomach and...ugh maybe liver?
He did say that my stomach was full of bile and showed me a picture of my BRIGHT GREEN stomach.
He has now put me on Levsin and prescription Prilosec and told me to follow up in 2 months.
I feel completely lost.
I haven't been able to lift weights anymore, even the little bit of physical activity I have done... my heart feels like it is going to shoot out of my chest. (I have normal cholesterol and my blood pressure at top weight was 110/80 and now is 85/60)
Any input would be great!
Like I said, I just feel lost.
He did mention something about down the road further testing in Indiana? But I don't know why or what for.