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    Old 03-14-2015, 08:40 PM   #1
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    To go through with Gall Bladder surgery or not?

    I'm a 24 yr old female, 5'7", 130lbs. I've been having stomach issues the past year and a half now. My symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping and stabbing pain between my ribs, nausea, vomiting here and there, fatigue, dizziness, burping, and diarrhea. I've been seeing a GI specialist and have gone through an upper GI and ultrasounds of my organs and everything came back clear. I had a bad experience in January at a restaurant where I had immediate intense abdominal pain, I had a salad and a glass of wine beforehand, once my steak came out the smell was making me nauseous, I wanted nothing to do with it and I then began sweating and getting light headed and dizzy, I proceeded to go outside to get air and ended up passing out in the middle of the restaurant, once I came to I vomited and was rushed to the ER for my urine and blood tests to come back normal and was told I just had low blood pressure and to follow up with my GI specialist. That week I went back to see my GI specialist and he ordered for me to get a HIDA scan, it came back as my EF 11% with no gall stones, yet he stated he's hesitant to remove my gall bladder as he thinks I have underlying IBS and doesn't think my gall bladder is the main issue and told me to see a surgeon for a second opinion. I went and saw my surgeon, who could tell I'm frustrated having to deal with these symptoms for the past yr and a half and before I was constantly nauseous, but now I'm more dizzy than anything and it comes on a day to day basis with the stomach pains, he stated my results are viable to go ahead and remove. Now I'm in limbo and don't know what to do, I've been home sick the past week due to being sick off celexa that my GI specialist prescribed as it's been known to help with IBS, yet I had every side effect of the drug and dropped 6 lbs and decided to discontinue use after one pill, it was the most miserable I've ever felt from a medication. I've done a lot of research and I'm really nervous to proceed with the surgery because of my age and potential side effects. Does anyone have any advice or similar experiences? Anything would be appreciated.

     
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    Old 03-15-2015, 12:07 AM   #2
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    Re: To go through with Gall Bladder surgery or not?

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    I'm a 24 yr old female, 5'7", 130lbs. I've been having stomach issues the past year and a half now. My symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping and stabbing pain between my ribs, nausea, vomiting here and there, fatigue, dizziness, burping, and diarrhea. I've been seeing a GI specialist and have gone through an upper GI and ultrasounds of my organs and everything came back clear. I had a bad experience in January at a restaurant where I had immediate intense abdominal pain, I had a salad and a glass of wine beforehand, once my steak came out the smell was making me nauseous, I wanted nothing to do with it and I then began sweating and getting light headed and dizzy, I proceeded to go outside to get air and ended up passing out in the middle of the restaurant, once I came to I vomited and was rushed to the ER for my urine and blood tests to come back normal and was told I just had low blood pressure and to follow up with my GI specialist. That week I went back to see my GI specialist and he ordered for me to get a HIDA scan, it came back as my EF 11% with no gall stones, yet he stated he's hesitant to remove my gall bladder as he thinks I have underlying IBS and doesn't think my gall bladder is the main issue and told me to see a surgeon for a second opinion. I went and saw my surgeon, who could tell I'm frustrated having to deal with these symptoms for the past yr and a half and before I was constantly nauseous, but now I'm more dizzy than anything and it comes on a day to day basis with the stomach pains, he stated my results are viable to go ahead and remove. Now I'm in limbo and don't know what to do, I've been home sick the past week due to being sick off celexa that my GI specialist prescribed as it's been known to help with IBS, yet I had every side effect of the drug and dropped 6 lbs and decided to discontinue use after one pill, it was the most miserable I've ever felt from a medication. I've done a lot of research and I'm really nervous to proceed with the surgery because of my age and potential side effects. Does anyone have any advice or similar experiences? Anything would be appreciated.
    I had my gall bladder out a few years ago, my symptoms were just a back ache that wouldn't go away. After my surgery the surgeon said it was the worst that he ever seen, full of stones, a very sick gall bladder. A few days after the surgery I had complications and ended back in the hospital for a month, two of those weeks in icu. Not trying to scare you just saying there's not such thing as a no risk surgery so make sure it's something that really going to address the issue. I would try treatment a longer for the IBS or at least different treatment or another doctors opinion.

     
    Old 03-15-2015, 07:12 AM   #3
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    Re: To go through with Gall Bladder surgery or not?

    Have it out. It's on its way to dying and could rupture at some point. If you still have symtoms 2 months out from the removal, then invesitgate what remains. but I'm willing to bet that a lot of them go away.

     
    Old 03-15-2015, 08:48 AM   #4
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    I had my gall bladder out a few years ago, my symptoms were just a back ache that wouldn't go away. After my surgery the surgeon said it was the worst that he ever seen, full of stones, a very sick gall bladder. A few days after the surgery I had complications and ended back in the hospital for a month, two of those weeks in icu. Not trying to scare you just saying there's not such thing as a no risk surgery so make sure it's something that really going to address the issue. I would try treatment a longer for the IBS or at least different treatment or another doctors opinion.
    How are you doing now, are you all better? How's your eating, do you have to stick to a low fat, high fiber diet?

     
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