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I had a scan for gallstones last week, GP has just rung to say she needs to see me tomorrow to discuss the results - GULP

(14 Posts)
MehgaLegs Wed 16-Jul-08 17:25:30

Part of me is thinking - wow how efficient the NHS has become recently whilst the other half of me is thinking OMG - why so quick and why does she need to see me tomorrow? sad

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 16-Jul-08 17:30:19

Crossing fingers that tomorrow's meeting with dr will be to go through surgery options and booking procedure.

My friend had her gall bladder removed years ago, she had keyhole surgery and she was right as rain after.

MehgaLegs Wed 16-Jul-08 17:33:01

Thanks BoysAre. It's amazing how many people I have spoken to recently have had same - one mum at school had a whole year of really painful attacks, some lasted days, before anything was done.

I'm just scared incase they have found anything else. Mind is racing.

lizandlulu Wed 16-Jul-08 17:47:59

i have had mine out and am completely fine now. i am so glad that i had it done cause my pains were awful and lasted for days. this went on for a year. my gp told me it was indegestion. i finally fell really ill last year and had to go to hospital with pancreatitis which the doctor said if i had left it any longer to go to hospital i could have died!!

at least you are getting sorted. let us know what she says.

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 16-Jul-08 17:50:37

smile

All you can tell yourself is that the NHS is being super-efficient, and try to relax (yeah, right)

lizandlulu Wed 16-Jul-08 18:07:28

i had mine done privately cause i didnt fancy the 9 months waiting list. i was in that much pain alot of the time and didnt want the pancreatitis to come back.

MehgaLegs Wed 16-Jul-08 18:10:10

Sounds nasty lizandlulu - my uncle had the same last year. He was very ill but is fine now.

It's the fact that they have got back to me so quickly that makes me feel a little uneasy.

lizandlulu Wed 16-Jul-08 20:48:21

maybe they just found some stones and want to get rid of them before they move?

lucyellensmum Wed 16-Jul-08 21:33:47

did the sonographer not tell you the results there and then? Perhaps that is thier policy and it only takes a phone call to tell your GP or letter. So now the doctor wants to discuss options. I was told to make my own appointment with the doc, who then made me an appointment with a specialist who was absolutely amazing because i went to see him, he came into the room where i was sat waiting, after the nurse told me to lay on the bed, said hello, youve got gallstones, best get that gall bladder out, off you trot!! I kid you not!!!

Anyway, i digress. I am pretty sure if it were serious they would have told you there and then tbh as i remember a girl looking horrified after a scan when i had mine and she said, oh, i'll go to my doctor then, they said, no no, you go and see Mr X now and we will get things moving for you.

Its probably just procedure.

MehgaLegs Thu 17-Jul-08 12:46:39

Well after a night of very little sleep where I convinced myself that I must have a huge inoperable tumour and a few months to live - I am terrible at dwelling on stuff like that, especially at night. Anyhoo - I am fine. No stones but my gall bladder is slightly thickened which shows that the pain I had a few weeks ago was probably a stone being passed. No sign of anymore at the moment. Kidney, liver etc all look fine but they couldn't see my pancreas due to bowel gas blush.

GP advised low fat diet, lots of fruit and veg and moderate alcohol (hurrah). Just carry on as normal, if pain reoccurs they will investigate further.

Phee - ooo!

lucyellensmum Thu 17-Jul-08 13:11:26

ah, im so pleased for you. I was a bit concerned that they called you in tbh. So releived to hear all is well. Passing the stone OMG!!!!! You must have been in AGONY - hope you feel better. Nothing like a bit of biliary colic to help maintain a low fat diet

MehgaLegs Thu 17-Jul-08 13:14:38

I asked the GP why I couldn't be told over the phone but she said it was new procedure. I told her it had made me quite anxious and she said she would note that and that perhaps they needed to rethink it.

lizandlulu Thu 17-Jul-08 17:12:17

thats good to hear, fingers crossed you dont get anymore pains

MABS Fri 18-Jul-08 19:37:22

glad you ok xx

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