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I'm beyond frustrated :(. UPDATE....Another update......UPDATE 1/23....UPDATE 1/29.......SURGEON UPDATE 1/31

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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Sorry to complain but I need to vent. I have been having aweful pains in my stomach that started a couple months ago where once in a while I would have pain after eating and now since New Year's Eve it's every time it eat. I went to the er on January 2nd and they found sludge in my gallbladder with the ultrasound but the labs and catscan said everything was fine. The doc suggested reflux and wrote me a script for omeprozole. Well now the pain is way worse and it's waking me during the night. I have an appt tomorrow with a Gi specialist so I called them to let them know what's going on and they told me to go to the er cause it sounds like it could be gallbladder. I spend the entire day there today. They give me Iv fluids which they did last time too, more lab work, and morphine. They say the blood is fine so go home and see the specialist tomorrow. I can't take this pain. My friend has been going through the same thing and had the same results as me only they did an extra test that showed it was the gallbladder. I asked if they could do that test and they wouldn't. I really hope I get some positive news tomorrow. Sorry again to ramble on. I'm just fed up :(

UPDATE: I met the Gi specialist today and after the exam he decided that it most likely is my gallbladder or a cyst so I'm having an upper endoscopy (spellling?) on Thursday and if they don't find anything then he will refer me to a surgeon for an evaluation. I'll update again when I have results. Thanks again mamas for the well wishes.

So I had the procedure done today which really sucked. He said there were no cysts or ulcers but my stomach was red and inflamed. He biopsied two things and said that if they come back fine and I'm still having pain the he wants me to see a surgeon cause the sludge could be causing the pain. I am going to be calling him tomorrow though cause they said I shouldn't have any pain and my stomach is in more pain now. I'll update again when I know more.

My biopsy results came back negative so I have to call my primary care today to be referred to a surgeon for an evaluation. Will update when I know more.

Update 1/29
I had a second ultrasound done yesterday and now there is no sludge but the pain is getting worse. I am seeing a surgeon Thursday and I'm going to push for the hida test to check the function of my gallbladder. I'm really hoping that he has some insight because I am beyond frustrated with all this and really starting to feel depressed :(. I'll update after I see the surgeon. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers :)

SURGEON UPDATE: 1/31

So I saw the surgeon today and asked hom about the hida scan. He had the woman at the desk go to schedule the HIDA scan and while she was getting it scheduled he looked at the ultrasound and came back out saying you don't need it there's definitely Sludge In the ultrasound. They are removing my gallbladder. My surgery is going to be on February 13 to remove it!!
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TerriB0311
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 9:04 PM
Aww. Hope you feel better soon. It really sounds like your gall bladder.
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la_bella_vita
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 9:10 PM

 I'm sorry : ( I dealt with mysterious stomach issues over the summer. I was in a ton of pain but everything came up normal. Yours does sound like your gall bladder. I'm sorry you are in pain and it's so frustrating when you know something is wrong but you don't know just what it is...

mandapanda82
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Ya I had mine removed at 16 yrs old-- very bad radiating pains almost as bad as labor pains. I wish u the best... I remember how bad the pain was:(
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mandapanda82
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 10:01 PM
Oh ya, why did they refuse the test?
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expectantmom81
by Erin on Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:45 AM
They said its a process and although it could still be gallbladder, I have to see Gi first cause the blood said it was fine.


Quoting mandapanda82:

Oh ya, why did they refuse the test?

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expectantmom81
by Erin on Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:46 AM
Thanks everyone. I'm hoping to get some answers at the Gi appt today. I just had a small breakfast and I'm already in awful pain :(
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Momof3204
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 4:49 PM
My husband also had sludge in his gallbladder n he had to have surgery.
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expectantmom81
by Erin on Jan. 15, 2013 at 9:59 PM
Bump for update
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jessicaaris
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Oh my gosh that sounds miserable! I'm sorry  you are going through that. Hopefully they figure it out and get you better.


la_bella_vita
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM

 Good luck!

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