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Old 01-19-2020, 07:59 PM
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I believe I have been having attacks. Pain in my side that causes me to gasp when it hits, upper back pain etc.

If you have had issues, can they go away without surgery? It isnít awful but disconcerting. I really donít have time for this right now. Not that there is ever a ďgoodĒ time.

Tips, suggestions, personal experiences?


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Old 01-19-2020, 08:05 PM
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Have you been to the doctor yet? If not, I urge you to go tomorrow!
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:35 PM
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I started having gallstone attacks when I was pregnant years ago. The doctor put me on a very low fat diet meaning health fats and not so health fats and I had no more attacks. Five weeks after my son was born I had my gallbladder removed.

I am sorry you are in pain. Try the low fat diet and see if it helps.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:37 PM
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I think it sometimes goes away--but you never know when/if it will return. And you certainly would prefer to have scheduled surgery, rather than emergency.

The surgery is usually done laparoscopically, with a very quick recovery time. I've had students absent less than a week. That sounds a lot better to me than the pain you've been having.
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My husband says low salt as well.
Old 01-19-2020, 08:41 PM
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Whenever I eat chips, he tells me Iíll get a gall stone.


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Old 01-19-2020, 09:43 PM
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You should at least see a doctor. Untreated gall bladder problems can cause damage to the pancreas and liver. Also, the problem with self diagnosis is the problem might not even be your call bladder. It could be something totally different that could be more serious, or something that is easily treatable without surgery.
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:15 PM
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Iíd get it checked by a doctor.

I suffered over a year before I got a definitive diagnosis. I was hospitalized for dehydration twice. That was hard on my kidneys. I had a stone get stuck in a duct and cause pancreas & liver issues.

You donít want to get pancreatitis.

In the meantime, low fat diet should help.
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:32 PM
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See the dr. As someone mentioned before ó you want it out as a scheduled surgery like mine and not an emergency surgery like my dad in the ER.

Now its mostly done laparoscopically and you are in and out in he same day. If you wait you might run into complications like mine ó too many stones and full, old-fashioned surgery and scar for me (it started out as a lapo and once the surgeon got in, she realized too many stones.) Oh, did I mention I was pregnant at the time? Get it checked out.
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:34 AM
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Iím with everyone on this one. Get it checked and out if needed. I had symptoms like yours and finally went. The surgery was in and out. You will feel so much better! Good luck.
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:50 AM
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Get it checked out, now!

Back in the late 80's I spent a weekend with intermittent extremely painful attacks. I felt like I had been punched in the stomach and stabbed in the back. It started on a Friday night. When I went to the doctor on Monday he sent me straight to the hospital after having an ultrasound. I had to wait until Wednesday for surgery because jaundice had set in.

I had the old fashioned surgery since the other was still in it's infancy and missed several weeks of school.


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Old 01-20-2020, 04:54 AM
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When I had a Gal Bladder attack, the first thing the surgeon said to me was that once you have an attack, you are always at risk for having an attack, or even have your Gal Bladder rupture.

I had mine out about 8 years ago. I had laparoscopic surgery (out of the hospital the same day) and was able to return to work the next week.

My MIL was having issues at the same time and she decided to wait. About a year later her Gal Bladder ruptured and she wound up getting sepsis. Her recovery was much longer and much more painful than mine. She was in the hospital for 6 days to help clear infection.
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:11 AM
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Please get checked. I had no idea what gallbladder pain was, and I had several attacks over the years. Eventually I developed pancreatitis as a result and had emergency surgery.
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Old 01-20-2020, 06:52 PM
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For a temporary relief take a shot of apple cider vinegar - straight or diluted with a little water. Avoid greasy and fried foods. It can be painful!
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