Originally Posted by MindBodyDiscord
Does anyone have chronic pain in one specific location?
Anyone have pain that mimics gallbladder pain?
While experiencing what I believe to be 'normal IBS related severe gas pain/pressure', I am taken back in time to my experience with gallstones. This pain is always in the same spot, upper right quad area, if I lean forward even slightly, the pain radiates up into my right shoulder/neck, and it is severe -
I recently had a kidney infection, and I suspected I was developing a problem with kidney stones - I just find it hard to believe that 'IBS' is causing such pain in that high area. This is the same location, each and every time. I know IBS can cause certain areas of the GI system to be more sensitive than others, and that each case can be slightly different, but this seems a bit to spot specific.
I had to register here to reply to your post!
I've had 2 attacks just like those you describe... and think I'm having my 3rd now!
Over the years my symptoms have changed - each bad attack (other than everyday ones!) is very bad and different but a few months ago I had an attack which convinced my doctor I had stones in my gall bladder.
She sent me off for an ultrasound scan. Nothing!
Then about 3 months later I had another one. Again, ultrasound scan. And yet again, nothing! The radiographer even said she couldn't see any signs of me having passed a gall stone.
So now I think it's just IBS rearing its ugly head again.
I had endoscopy about 3 or 4 years ago and consultant didn't really find anything (HUGE relief!!) BUT I continue with these painful symptoms.
Often (I THINK) due to stress among other things.
It helps a little bit to take strong painkillers, keep off fatty food as much as possible and drink hot fennel or peppermint tea.
You are NOT ALONE! Sorry I can't help you more than that!