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What Does The Back Pain Associated With A Gallstone Feel Like
Let me help: Actually your gall bladder is on the right below your rib cage. The pain can be felt in the center or to the right mainly where the gb is. However it may not be your gall bladder, but if it is, it can refer pain to the upper back usually between the shoulder blades. Good news is if it is the gall bladder and having that resolved will fix improve your back pain.Good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 63, female, unable to eat, back pain and low fever after ercp to remove gallstone(1 day ago).What's your suggestion to prevent complications?Thanks
Lower back: Pain is not one of the symptoms of biliary tract disease. You and your doctor should look for an unrelated cause. ...Read more
I went to the ER two days ago with abdominal and back pain. Was told it was gallstones and follow up with a surgeon.Are there any nonsurgical options?
Yes, but: There are meds which can help prevent gallstone formation or help dissolve some types of stones, it takes a while for these meds to work and effects are not permanent and most of patients don't like them due to side effects etc for that reason if you have gallstones and they are causing symptoms then best treatment is removal of gallbladder. However talk to your doctor to discuss further. Thx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age63, female, unable to eat, back pain and low fever after ercp 2 remove gallstone.Doc gives antibiotics.How long will recover any other complication?
Age63, f, unable to eat, back pain, low fever after ercp 2 remove gallstone.Doc injects antibiotics.How long will recover any other complication?
Depends on severity: Pancreatitis related to ERCP can range from minimal symptoms to severe pancreatitis which can be life threatening. Depending on the severity of pancreatitis, this can resolve over a period of days to weeks/month. Also it is important to make sure that all stones were cleared from the bile duct. No alcohol ; low fat diet. You should see the gastroenterologist that did the ERCP for more guidance. ...Read more
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