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A 36-year-old female asked:

I have stomach and back pain in the same areas but i have no gall bladder so what else can it be?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Spasm sphincter: With gall bladder removed, can get similar symptoms, biliary colic. Spasm can occur at the entrance of common bile duct into duodenum, called sphincter of oddi dyskinesia. Prolonged spasm causes similar pain as gall bladder disease. Sometimes patients have to be scoped to make this diagnosis. Gastroenterolgist visualizes area and performs manometrics in adults.Should revisit gastoenterologist.
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 30 years experience
Pain: A goid history and physical examinarion will allow your physician ti reach tonthe cirrect diagnosis. Some posaibiluties are: retained common duct gallstone, pancreas problem, gastritis, ulcer, reflux, esophageal spasm, oddi's sphincter disorder, abdominal aorta abnormalities. Check with your physician for porter diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel well soon.

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