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Why am I having pain between my shoulder blades? What is back there? Healthy except for gall bladder and utis.

Why am I having pain between my shoulder blades? What is back there? Healthy except for gall bladder and utis.

Back pain: Pain between your shoulder blades in considered back pain.
There are many causes of back pain the most common is related to muscle strain or sprain. Other spinal, aorta, heart, and lung conditions can also be causes. See your doctor for an evaluation that includes physical exmaniation, chest and/or spinal xrays. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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I had emergency laparoscopic gall bladder removal 6 days ago. My ALT was 181, AST 127, AP 163, Glucose 168, and lipase 9. 1mo. Before, all were normal. They did not retest my blood. Now I have UTI & given cedifinir. Afraid it will affect liver.

I had emergency laparoscopic gall bladder removal 6 days ago. My ALT was 181, AST 127, AP 163, Glucose 168, and lipase 9. 1mo. Before, all were normal. They did not retest my blood. Now I have UTI & given cedifinir. Afraid it will affect liver.

LFT's: I would not worry about that particular antibiotic in this setting, but I do think it is important at some point, when ever your surgeon deems most appropriate, to recheck the liver tests to be sure that they normalize. If they do, and if your bile duct was normal in size, you should be fine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could gall bladder disease be causing back spasms below my shoulder blades? I'm 2 months post-op from c10-illium fusion. Spasms occur when laying down

Could gall bladder disease be causing back spasms below my shoulder blades? I'm 2 months post-op from c10-illium fusion. Spasms occur when laying down

It's possible: Recovery, always a challenge as other issues develop or are revealed. Gallbladder/biliary disease can be difficult to diagnose and does include pain that radiates into the mid back in some patients. The good news is a low fat diet, lots of hydration and outpatient tests with your regular doc, (ultrasound of ruq) will help answer your question. If you develop fever or vomiting, get checked soon. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under the right shoulder blade from gall bladder?

Sharp pain under the right shoulder blade from gall bladder?

Referred pain: This is classic; the pain fibers from the region of the bottom of the right shoulder blade and the bile duct system cross in the spinal cord. It's familiar to every medical student and common in the clinic. ...Read more

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Steady pain in right upper back only, right of shoulder blade, feels worse when moving, but didn't pull it or injure it, wondering if gall bladder?

Sounds more...: Musculoskeletal, but should see md to check it out. Gb pain is more in midline to right upper abdomen, dull, achy, may be severe, nay radiate to back (often between shoulder blades); often builds over hours, associated commonly with vomiting. Other issues can cause back pain., including kidney, pancreas, ulcer, other. "typical" gb patient: fat, fertile, forty, female: certainly, there are exception. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder blade area & right arm pit extending across chest area. Had gall bladder removed could that have anything to do with this?

Pain in right shoulder blade area & right arm pit extending across chest area. Had gall bladder removed could that have anything to do with this?

Yes if: Hi, If your gall bladder was removed laparoscopically within the past 5-7 days, then the pain you are having is due to the carbon dioxide used to inflate your abdomen during the surgery (thereis a neuro-anatomical reason for this).The percocet you are taking should help and the pain should disappear after the CO2 is all gone. If your gb surgery was much longer ago, see a doctor soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left shoulder blade. Movement-no pain, breathing-pain. Prev on blood thinner 4 clot. Off 1 month. Gall bladder out 1 wk. Another clot?

Sharp pain under left shoulder blade. Movement-no pain, breathing-pain. Prev on blood thinner 4 clot. Off 1 month. Gall bladder out 1 wk. Another clot?

Possibly: You have pleuritic pain - meaning respiratory motion (rubbing of the pleural surfaces or the muscles of respiration) provokes pain. A recurrent blood clot is certainly a possibility. Especially if you have history of blood clots, are off medication, and had recent surgery - all risk factors. You definitely need to be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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I have upper back pain (left and right) when I breath in or sneeze. What could this be? Gall bladder?

I have upper back pain (left and right) when I breath in or sneeze. What could this be? Gall bladder?

Ribs or lungs: See your doctor for evaluation. Usually gallbladder related issues are associated with food eaten, not sneezing or breathing. ...Read more

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Pain lower right abdomen upto cheast and ribs and shoulder blades feels like my ribs are being broke is it my gall bladder if not any idea??

See a doctor: Many thingss cause abdominal pains. Kindney stones, urinary infection, gastritis, appendicitis, gallbladder, pancreatitis, constipation, bowel blockage, etc., etc. Needs a complete detailed medical history, full physical exam & appropriate testing. I cannot tell here on the Internet what you may have. ...Read more

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Pain of gall bladder felt at tip of shoulder?

Pain of gall bladder felt at tip of shoulder?

Not: Isolated shoulder pain, as gallbladder symptoms are upper abdominal pressure discomfort, gas bloating & nausea after eating. Sometimes there is a transient right shoulder discomfort just immediately after laparoscopic gallvladder surgery due to the gasses used. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and Every time I eat my left shoulder and left arm hurt. And feels like it's heavy to pick up. I had my gall bladder out a few years ago and ha?

I'm 25 and Every time I eat my left shoulder and left arm hurt. And feels like it's heavy to pick up. I had my gall bladder out a few years ago and ha?

Unusual: This is an unusual postprandial symptom. It could be referred discomfort from the esophagus or stomach possibly from gas buildup. I would have to consult a gastroenterologist for an opinion about this symptom, especially if there are no other arm or shoulder symptoms apart from meal times. ...Read more

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Pain under right ribs /shoulder x 6 months, pain increases with food esp fat, 3 ultrasounds neg for gall bladder, no ulcers, blood normal, thoughts?

Pain under right ribs /shoulder x 6 months, pain increases with food esp fat, 3 ultrasounds neg for gall bladder, no ulcers, blood normal, thoughts?

Check HIDA.: Have blood tests for liver function and pancreatic enzymes if normal consider endoscopy. IF Above work up is normal then check for Gall blader function test (HIDA) scan. If all the above normal it can be visceral hypersensitivity. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain in right shoulder/collar bone after eating besides gall bladder? It is worse about an hour after eating. No GB.

What could cause sharp pain in right shoulder/collar bone after eating besides gall bladder? It is worse about an hour after eating. No GB.

Esophagus?: Could be an esophageal spasm, or a large hiatal hernia, known as a paraesophageal hernia. These can be diagnosed with upper GI contrast xray, and esophageal manometry. Usually, a GI doctor, or general or thoracic surgeon with experience in treating reflux disease would order these tests. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi, I have persistent pain where my gall bladder is, vomiting, excessive thirst and pain in my right shoulder. All scans have been clean any ideas?

Hi, I have persistent pain where my gall bladder is, vomiting, excessive thirst and pain in my right shoulder. All scans have been clean any ideas?

Need more details: I would need much more detailed medical history and full test results. Was ultrasound & hida scan done of the gallbladder? Needs a full medical history & physical exam. See a GI specialist for evaluation. Have you had stomach endoscopy & biopsy? I am assuming that you have not had gallbladder surgery, but surgery without a proper diagnosis may be of no benefit. ...Read more

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Recently had my 3rd c-section and tubes tied and now have horrible stabbing pains under right side of rib cage and shoulder but no gall bladder? Gas?

Recently had my 3rd c-section and tubes tied and now have horrible stabbing pains under right side of rib cage and shoulder but no gall bladder? Gas?

Very well could: Be gas try gas x and see if it helps if you Re doing exercises could also be musculoskeletal even lifting baby could have strained the muscle. Be cAreful of how you are lifting, pulling bending and twisting too ...Read more

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Hi, I have gall stones, abdominal pain, nausea and fatigue. Recurring UTI's and kidney reflux. Would you recommend removing gall bladder? Jayne :)

Hi, I have gall stones, abdominal pain, nausea and fatigue. Recurring UTI's and kidney reflux. Would you recommend removing gall bladder? Jayne :)

Cholecystectomy: Is usually advised for symptomatic gallstones, before it causes complications such as acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis, jaundice, or peritonitis, unless your surgical/anesthesia risk is prohibitively high. It will not improve your uti and reflux problem however. Ask your surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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I have pain and tenderness when pressure is applied to center of upper abdomen. I have been tested for STDs and uti, bladder infections and every thing is negative. What else could this be?

I have pain and tenderness when pressure is applied to center of upper abdomen. I have been tested for STDs and uti, bladder infections and every thing is negative. What else could this be?

Stomach and pancreas: Are the two main organs in the central upper abdomen, and esophagitis from reflux, peptic ulcers, or pancreatitis can all cause pain in this location, as well as occasional constipation. Relationship to eating, response to antacids taken orally and bowel movement history are all important to your doctor to help you identify the cause. UTI and STD are more likely to cause lower abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, bloating, pain shoulder blade, tender under right rib cage and had gall bladder removed year ago.

See you MD: You need to get a complete history and physical, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging as well as possible endoscopy to evaluate the source of your distress. Perhaps dietary restrictions may be at fault but other more serious causes should be excluded first such as pancreatitis, malabsorption, hepatitis, and/tumors. ...Read more

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Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, pressure below shoulder blade, bloating, sore throat in morning. I also had my gall bladder removed.

Pain across upper abdomen, heavy burping and gas, pressure below shoulder blade, bloating, sore throat in morning. I also had my gall bladder removed.

See a physician: It sounds as if you need an evaluation with laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging as well as possible endoscopy to help determine the cause of your distress. ...Read more

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How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

7-10 days: In my experience most people will return to work in 7-10 days, however I have seen people return as soon as 3-4 days or as long as 2-3 weeks, especially if the work requires strenuous activity. ...Read more

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Should I go back to the ER if my gall bladder symptoms are worsening?

Should I go back to the ER if my gall bladder symptoms are worsening?

Yes: If you went to the er for gallbladder symptoms, received treatment and now the symptoms are worsening, it would seem reasonable to go to your doctor or go back to the er for reevaluation. ...Read more

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How long would it take until fit to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

Depends if it is: Open or laparoscopic surgery and what kind of work you do: physical labor v. Office work. If it is laparoscopic surgery and your job is not physical, typically one week or so. ...Read more

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Done gall bladder removel surgery one week back but still there is pain in stamoch?

Still early post op: Even though it was laparoscopic, you still had major surgery. It is not unusual to still have some pain this soon after surgery. If its severe or increasing, call your surgeon. The healing process takes about 12 weeks to be complete, though after the first few weeks most patients feel almost back to normal. ...Read more

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ALT came back 39. I'm concerned. I've also been having some upper right side pain, but I've had problems with my gall bladder...any advice?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, an ALT value of 39 per se is not to be concerned about. It would have helped to have rest of your lab data and imagining studies. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who has access to this info.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I used to take Alli. I lost 67 pounds in 2 months. Recently, back in February this year, I had my gall bladder removed. Approximately 2-3 weeks later, I began taking the Alli again. Let me mention that when I took them before, it was in 2008 and I was 41

I used to take Alli. I lost 67 pounds in 2 months. Recently, back in February this year, I had my gall bladder removed. Approximately 2-3 weeks later, I began taking the Alli again. Let me mention that when I took them before, it was in 2008 and I was 41

Need more details: I am unsure of whether your question was cut off or if you have not posted a question. Please provide more information or request a consultation through Concierge or Prime so we can be able to answer all of your questions completely. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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How often will a healthy person's gall bladder empty itself?

How often will a healthy person's gall bladder empty itself?

Often: The gallbladder is signaled to squeeze bile into the intestine anytime a meal enters the stomach particularly large fatty meals. In order to determine the health of the gallbladder a hida scan will often be order to determine how well the gallbladder responds to that signal. Generally, if the gallbladder can squeeze greater than 35% of its content, it is considered healthy. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more