A 64-year-old female asked:
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may have a gall bladder issue, can't get in to a specialist for/month. worried it could burst. severe rib cage pains. lipase was elevated 2 wks ago?

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Dr. Gibrham Rodriguez
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Get checked again : You need to get an Ultrasound and some blood work done to ensure it is not acute cholecystitis(emergency) as opposed to just biliary colic(non emergency) . If your pain is severe, fever, nausea and vomiting are present, then I suggest go to the ER . Only you know if your symptoms are worse . Alternatively , Your primary care provider can order these tests as an outpatient .
Answered on Jul 6, 2015
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