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Gallbladder Pain


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Comment from: Holly, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

I just found out that I have cholecystitis, gall stones and kidney stones. I have hurt for quite a while now and I can't bend over on my right side without extreme pain. I have an appointment with the surgeon in a week but I'm worried that it can rupture before that. This pain never goes away. Wonder if I should wait the week out, just seriously worried now.

Comment from: marie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 09

My symptom of cholecystitis was a sudden onset of pain in the central upper area of abdomen that intensified to a peak and remained constant for 20 hours. It stopped for 8 hours (12 am to 8 pm) and returned. I had the sensation of pulsation and whooshing at the gallbladder location. During the next 6 hours of more pain I felt nauseous and then vomited twice. I then went to a doctor and was sent to Accident and Emergency. After pain relief from medication, I had back pain that was directly opposite the abdomen pain.

Comment from: rbpvt, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 23

I underwent bariatric procedure (vertical sleeve gastrectomy) and not warned formation of gallstones or cholecystitis was a consequence of rapid weight loss. After losing 80 lb. over 12 to 14 months I developed severe back pain radiating under ribs. I was diagnosed with enterobacter infection. After treatment with antibiotics pain returned. Next I was diagnosed with peptic ulcer although lab work (not ultrasound or upper gastrointestinal endoscopy) normal. I required emergency surgery for acute infection which had morphed into gangrene. Lesson, demand differential diagnosis for right upper quadrant pain and know the risk factors. A timely ultrasound would have prevented a life threatening condition.


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