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Old 01-27-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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In desperate need of help and anyone's input/advice

Hello all,

Symptoms I have:
1. stinging pain under my right ribcage.
2. my stool has been yellow for about 2 or 3 weeks, with small pieces of food sometimes. I do not remember the last time it was a dark normal brown.
3. Unusual belching/burping, gas, weird abdominal feelings I don't even know how to describe
4. Weird croaking noises from my throat?

I got a liver/gallbladder ultrasound 2 weeks ago, the nurse called me back and said nothing was wrong. I also got a blood and urine test, nothing bad. But I know all of this isn't just in my head. Does anyone know what I should do next? Should I get a CT scan of my abdomen or chest? Could I have portal vein blockage or bile duct blockage or cancer? I have been having these on and off dull pain and stinging since last September.....

Thank you and god bless.

 
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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Re: In desperate need of help and anyone's input/advice

The next step would be a HIDA scan that tests for gallbladder function. Below 35% or above 75% are considered non functioning and should be grounds for removal.

 
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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Re: In desperate need of help and anyone's input/advice

Thank you titchou, is there any chance all of this will go away and my gallbladder will heal by itself? Or will it just get worse and I will eventually be forced to take it out? I know you obviously can't predict the future but just want your opinion. Thank you

 
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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Re: In desperate need of help and anyone's input/advice

Gallbladders do not heal themselves. They only get worse. Even if you had a stone and passed it, the probability is that you get get others. Having it out is very quick and easy for most people. Try eating as low fat as possible until you have all this sorted out.

 
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:24 PM   #5
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Re: In desperate need of help and anyone's input/advice

low fat diet / fasting is what causes stones in the first place right?

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:13 AM   #6
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Re: In desperate need of help and anyone's input/advice

Too little fat or too much fat both cause stones. But at this point, you need it to stop contracting so you don't have attacks and the only way to do that is low or no fat. It contracts to inject bile that digests fat. No fat - little or no contracting.

 
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