Patient Comments: Gallbladder Pain - Complications


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Comment from: Nova Scotian, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 22

I am currently in hospital after coming to emergency in horrible, unrelenting pain in my right ribcage and across my upper back. I had already been diagnosed with gallstones and consulted with a surgeon who told me I'd have to have the gallbladder removed by laparoscopy. But I never got a date and this hit hard a few nights ago. I was admitted. I am glad my doctor diagnosed me. I guess I'm textbook.

Comment from: Guiseppe, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: February 25

Six years ago I ended up in hospital with inflamed gall bladder after a very painful session of gallstones. Treatment without surgery was successful although medical advice was to have it removed. Instead I followed a dairy free low fat diet and have had no more problems.

Comment from: cksof3, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I have bad taste in mouth in the morning along with nausea, hungry but can't eat, and only seem to wake up feeling bad. I have shooting pain on right side if sitting and low grade fever first 2 days, all seemed to happen after eating popcorn. The nausea started then, also infrequent elimination of stools, not diarrhea but not normal; I had all these symptoms with gallbladder pain.

Comment from: arya926, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 16

I can"t eat meat, fats, processed foods, etc. without getting violently sick. The nausea is almost unbearable and I can"t keep anything down. I have been eating salad for two weeks. I drink protein shakes to prevent muscle loss, taken with a digestive enzyme supplement, which keeps my gallbladder quiet.

Comment from: Mvertuca, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

I have similar symptoms of gallbladder as others who have written comments; pain under my ribs on the right side, through to my back. I found the best remedy, canned beets. After eating 1/2 to one can of pickled or regular beets, most of the time my pain completely goes away in one hour. Without beets, the pain gets worse over hours, sometimes days. It really works for a non-functioning or diseased gallbladder. I’m not sure about gallstones.

Comment from: Candi, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

I have had severe sharp pain under my right breast for over a month. My doctor did a few tests and said there was no explanation for the pain. I can't eat and even have trouble breathing. I got a second opinion and was told it is my gallbladder. I have to go for HIDA scan soon.

Comment from: LD Mom, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

I am just now starting to notice what feels like a side ache on my right side under the right rib cage. Not sure if this is gallbladder or not but I also noticed belching and gas. I haven't had any other symptoms, thank goodness but am wondering if I should schedule an appointment with my doctor to rule this out.

Comment from: Balrog324, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

I had my gall bladder removed due to sludge in my gall bladder and had lacerations on my liver. Nine years later I still have pain in my chest.

Comment from: Sally, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

A month ago I underwent open heart surgery. It was for a hereditary problem, I did not have a heart attack. Now though, I am experiencing hot and cold flashes, chills, neck ache, my right rib cage hurts a little, and I have black stools with the diarrhea. I tried to take Imodium to stop the diarrhea. I am wondering if this is gall stones or something else. I take a bunch of medicines, both for diabetes, high blood pressure (with which my BP is low and sugar is low), and heart medicines, etc.

Comment from: Donalda, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 12

I had my gall bladder removed laparoscopically 2 days ago. My abdomen is inflated to the stage where I look six months pregnant.

Comment from: Barty, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 09

I woke up during my gallbladder operation. The surgeon said it was no big deal; lots of people wake up during surgery and to stop being a sissy.


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Comment from: Lovergirl15701, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 14

With gall bladder problem I have been losing weight. I can"t eat much, I am throwing up everything.


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