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Does this sound like gallbladder pain

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Summerfalls Sun 18-Aug-19 20:59:53

About 3 months back over the space of about 5 weeks I would be awoken from my sleep with pain in my upper right abdomen just under and behind my ribs that would radiate into my back, the first few times it would last half hour to an hour then go, at first I thought it was the way I was sleeping etc, then one night I woke with the same pain but it was excruciating and to the point I was throwing up, the first 2 times I was sick it look like red blood was visible, the pain was still there over 5 hours later I couldn’t ease it or lay in any position on even sit comfortably so I took myself of to a&e. They ran blood tests, did urine tests etc and everything came back normal except slight raised white blood cells. They said that it was probably gastritis I was experiencing prescribed me omeprazole and I didn’t suffer with any more of these pains again until about a week ago, it came on again in my sleep but much milder and went away faster then previous times, fast forward to yesterday I ate McDonald’s and instantly felt nauseas, like the food was sat on my chest and the pain in rib area came back again and Iv had it continuously since. It’s not as severe as the time I took myself to a&e it’s just more of a constant pain and it isn’t in my back this time, the rib area and underneath is very tender to touch. Also the past 2 weeks I have been suffering from stomach cramps and loose bowel movements after eating, loss of appetite and eating one meal a day because of it and each meal is basically coming back out about 20 mins later, not sure if this is related at all to the rib pain or separate issue as I have suffered periods of cramps and loose stools on and off for years. I don’t think I have gastritis and think it could more be something to do with my gallbladder, does this sound likely?

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MrsSchadenfreude Sun 18-Aug-19 21:01:13

Yes, it sounds like the symptoms I had.

Summerfalls Sun 18-Aug-19 21:07:41

Was it just the pain or the bowel movements too? I’m not sure if they are related. What happened, did it go away or did you have to have the gallbladder removed at all? I’m going to go back to the gp tomorrow, the pain is really uncomfortable and paracetamol isn’t touching it.

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