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For those of you who had gallbladder issues, what symptoms did you have? I've sent my surgeon a note but am curious what others have experienced while I am waiting to hear back.

For reference, since bypass I've had what I thought was intermittent heartburn and neck pain. I mentioned the heartburn to my Dr at my 6 months, but didn't describe the actual pain. I was googling (I know, I know...) and it sounds like it could potentially be gallbladder. Symptoms are pain behind & below low my right breast, near my sternum. I also often have pain in the back of my neck and the same time. I also have fairly regular back pain (long standing) so no idea if that's related.

Thanks for sharing,

Lori

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I would contact my Doc pretty quickly.

While you may be correct about it being your GB, it could also be referred pain of a heart issue, GERD, Hernia, or who knows what.

I am not a Doc, but I watched HOUSE recently, so I can say this for sure: It's never lupus.

Good Luck

Tek

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My symptoms were severe pain under right last rib. Also, severe back pain under shoulder blade.

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I didn't have neck or back pain, but had strong pains under my rib cage, usually after eating fatty foods. The pains were intermittent and sometimes would last hours, other times would cease sooner. Occasionally I felt winded, like my breathing was constricted.

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Spoke to my Dr. on Friday and she agrees it sounds like gallstones. I am going in Thursday for an ultrasound to verify.

As further evidence, I had a somewhat fatty lunch (falafel) and I am extremely nauseous. This is the first time since surgery food has made me nauseous (I know I've been extremely fortunate). While it doesn't necessarily mean gallstones, it is a symptom.

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