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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.

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.

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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

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.

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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

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

Stone or ulcer: You could have passed a stone into the common bile duct which would cause similar symptoms. Ulcer disease or functional dyspepsia are possible. Not sure that eosinophil count is relevant. See your doctor or GI specialist for further evaluation.

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Having upper abdominal pain, pain between shoulder blades, and indigestion. Bloodwork came back normal. Is it still possibly gallstones?

Having upper abdominal pain, pain between shoulder blades, and indigestion. Bloodwork came back normal. Is it still possibly gallstones?

Could be: Without proper testing a lot of entities are possible. I would suggest an urgent visit with your doctor or to the local emergency room. Chest, abdominal pain is something I take very seriously. Good luck.

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Abdominal pain after gallstones have supposedly 'passed', what to do?

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.

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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?

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?: 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.

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I had severe abdominal pain under my breastbone. Diagnosed as gallstones. Do I need surgery? What restrictions will there be and for how long?

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.

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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?

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.

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Week ago had abdominal pain & vomiting. Ultrasound revealed gallstones, blood work normal. Feeling better but worried if gallballder can rupture?

Week ago had abdominal pain & vomiting. Ultrasound revealed gallstones, blood work normal. Feeling better but worried if gallballder can rupture?

Gallbladder rupture,: Or perforation, is relatively rare, but can occur as a complication of cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation). Gallstones alone do not result in perforation, except in extremely rare circumstances.

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Is it urgent to have HIDA scan when have gallstones, probable blockage or mass, severe abdominal pain with abdomen fluid, no appetite/vomiting, nausea?

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.

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What is the first symptom of liver disease or liver problems? Is it right upper abdominal pain?

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.

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What can the symptoms of upper abdominal pain and trouble burping mean?

Not sure: There are too many possibilities. Most common could be ulcers, reflux, gastritis, gastroenteritis etc. It's best to call ur doctor to b seen in person and examined.

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What are the early symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver? Is it right upper abdominal pain only?

What are the early symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver? Is it right upper abdominal pain only?

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.

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What causes symptoms of consipation, cramps, nausea, random but reacurring upper abdominal pain on left?

Many possibilities: This sounds like a case for a GI doctor. One of the common overlooked causes for symptoms like this is giardiasis, but before anything else you need to be examined and tested.

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I have had headaches since child hood. And now I also have horrible upper abdominal pain very often. Urinate frequently. Are these symptoms tied?

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.

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What are the symptoms of slipping rib syndrome? Can it cause back pain, rib pain, and upper abdominal pain?

Yes: All of the above listed symptoms may occur. Including tenderness with palpation of the rib. Depending on he area involved pain usually occurs due to irritation and impingement of the intercostal nerve above the affected rib or pressure on the costochondral joint itself.

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I having been having headache, stomachache, fever and upper abdominal pain. Are these parts of HIV symptoms?

I having been having headache, stomachache, fever and upper abdominal pain. Are these parts of HIV symptoms?

No: These can be any of dozens of common illnesses, but the acute HIV infection is a flu-like or infectious-mono-like illness and this isn't a good match. Please love carefully from now on, and think about curbing in the alcohol drinking until you feel better. Best wishes.

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Diagnose my symptoms for possible pregnancy? Recurring, sharp, upper abdominal pain. Hurts after and a little bit after I defecate. Headache.

Diagnose my symptoms for possible pregnancy? Recurring, sharp, upper abdominal pain. Hurts after and a little bit after I defecate. Headache.

Check a test: None of those are really pregnancy symptoms but there is a really easy way to find out if you are pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy.

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