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Is Abdominal Pain A Symptom Of Cholelithiasis
I am experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea, tender abdomen. I have had stool tests done to rule out all basic stuff, fecal fat test, blood work, ultrasound which showed cholelithiasis, enlarged spleen (14.3cm), and fatty liver. Surgeon not worried.
Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for your symptoms. The most helpful clues will come from a very detailed interview by a knowledgeable physician, preferably a gastroenterologist. Shooting first with lots of tests and skipping the questions usually wastes a lot of money and often results in chasing lots of dead ends. If careful history and directed testing are reassuring, then IBS is the most likely. ...Read more
Can gallstones cause left sided upper abdominal pain? Pain comes and oes and does not seem to be food related but ultrasound dies show that I have one
Yes: Its not the classic presentation but gallstones can cause pain in several locations. I would make sure you don't have pain from other causes before removing your gallbladder so that you are not subject to an unnecessary operation, but if the workup of your pain reveals no other source than the stones, you would be a candidate for gallbladder removal. ...Read more
My absolute eosinophils is 800. What should I do now? I have sharp upper abdominal pain. I had my gallbladder removed pain feels like gallstones
Having upper abdominal pain, pain between shoulder blades, and indigestion. Bloodwork came back normal. Is it still possibly gallstones?
See your MD: "passing" a gallstone may have consequences such as developing acute pancreatitis, a painful, sometimes serious and occasional fatal inflammation of the pancreas. Many times, the gallbladder has multiple stones, so that even if one were to pass, others may reside or hide. In general, after one attack of gallstones, the recommendation is to have the gallbladder removed. See your md for testing. ...Read more
Few month I have been in abdominal pain been to the doctors they think I have gallstones past 2 nights the pain has been. Lower down and viginal area?
Pelvic pain is not caused by gallstones. You likely have a second issue. Get to your ob/gyn or family doc and get checked. You may have ovaran cyst or pelvic inflammatory disease? When was your last period? Fevers? Have you had a CT of your abdomen and pelvis? Do you still have your appendix?
Probably a good idea to see a general surgeon to evaluate your abdominal/pelvic pain asap. ...Read more
I had severe abdominal pain under my breastbone. Diagnosed as gallstones. Do I need surgery? What restrictions will there be and for how long?
Not ready 4 surgery?: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) seldom cause symptoms unless they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Ultrasound, ct scan, mrcp finds stones; cck-hida scan can tell if gb is diseased. ...Read more
Husband had low grade abdominal pain once had sharp pain but didn't last. Had a little blood in urine was told 1 yr ago gallstones were found?
Not sure..: What the question is. Blood in urine would not be related to gallstones. He would need evaluation of the urinary tract, such as kidney stones or urinary infection. Gallstones can cause upper abdominal pain ; nausea after eating. This needs an evaluation ; exam with a doctor. ...Read more
I have very mild abdominal pain in the upper right quadrant of my abdomen r under my ribs. It happened after eating. Is it gallstones? Should I wait?
How often: Does the pain come and go. Is it sharp or dull. Gallstones live in that area but so do a lot of other structures and organs. ...Read more
Week ago had abdominal pain & vomiting. Ultrasound revealed gallstones, blood work normal. Feeling better but worried if gallballder can rupture?
Is it urgent to have HIDA scan when have gallstones, probable blockage or mass, severe abdominal pain with abdomen fluid, no appetite/vomiting, nausea?
Yes: The wording here leaves to question if the gall bladder is surgically absent, so the answer is the same: Unless this presentation has been worked up, it is urgent to have a HIDA (cholescintigraphy) to rule out acalculous gallbladder disease, high-grade and partial biliary obstruction, or even postcholecystectomy pain syndrome, like sphincter-of-Oddi dysfunction & biliary atresia. Urgent=today. ...Read more
Rarely: For liver pain to develop, the most common problem is expansion of the capsule due to an enlarging malignancy. The most common liver disease is fibrosis or cirrhosis secondary to alcoholism, or hepatitis. Here the primary complication is portal hypertension wherein the liver produces ascites. ...Read more
Depends on cause: There are many causes of liver disease: drugs/alcohol, obesity, viral infection, autoimmune disorders, injury to the liver, etc. The common cause is chronic inflammation of the liver leading to scarring. Most patients do not have any symptoms, except for possibly fatigue due to inflammation, until cirrhosis develops. Symptoms of cirrhosis include abdominal fullness, confusion, bleeding. ...Read more
I have had headaches since child hood. And now I also have horrible upper abdominal pain very often. Urinate frequently. Are these symptoms tied?
Need exam: Headaches since childhood probably unrelated to the new onset abdominal pain nd urinary frequency. See you doctor to check for diabetes or other causes of urinary frequency and abdominal pain. The headaches may be migraines, tension, allergy/sinus etc. If you have had them since childhood it is some underlying chronic condition and unlikely to be an acute problem but a neurologist may diagnose. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of slipping rib syndrome? Can it cause back pain, rib pain, and upper abdominal pain?
I having been having headache, stomachache, fever and upper abdominal pain. Are these parts of HIV symptoms?
Diagnose my symptoms for possible pregnancy? Recurring, sharp, upper abdominal pain. Hurts after and a little bit after I defecate. Headache.
I have Crohn's disease, and I have some news symptoms - black stool, upper abdominal pain. What causes black stool?
Black stool?: Get to a medical professional to determine that you are not having a high intestinal bleed. ...Read more
I have upper left abdomen pain with nausea fatique I also have gallstones the pain occurred immediately after drinking one glasses of alcohol I am 31?
Gallstones: Symptoms from gallstones can be upper abdominal pressure discomfort, bloating and nausea. But gallstones are not likely causing left upper abdominal discomfort. I do not know that drinking alcohol would necessarily cause gallstone symptoms. You could have gastritis or esophagitis, and could see a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. What could it be?
Too complex: That situation is too complex to analyzing analyze in 400 characters. If you'd like, set up a consult on Healthtap concierge, and I will be happy to work through things for you, to see if I can help. Good luck. ...Read more
Fairly healthy 23 year old girl. My symptoms in the past week; headaches, major upper abdominal pain, diarrhea of all colors, and feeling faint...?
Experiencing upper abdominal pain side: right No other symptoms, no fever doesn't wake me up can eat/drink fine. Possible muscle strain? Or more?
Maybe, but...: Without more info on detailed history + timely physical exam + even tests, it is hard to tell precisely what you may suffer from, although some disorders of regional muscles, joints, or nerves may be the culprit. Yet, how to put all the related things for good care together correctly? Follow instructions in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more
Chronic middle back pain on both sides, but worse this past week on left side; mid upper abdominal pain and left upper abdominal pain that comes and goes; chest tightness; difficulty sleeping this past week due to symptoms. Should I be seen today?
To be seen soon: I am concerned about your symptoms. You may have a gallbladder problem, lung problem, both of which could be serious. Your symptoms could be due to other causes. Please be seen in the next day. Happy healing. ...Read more