Has anyone had trouble getting their gallbladder out?

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   Posted 4/7/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been going to my GI about nausea and vomiting for a long time. I've had an ultrasound, cat scans, and nuclear medicine tests done and everything has been normal so far. I suspect it is my gallbladder causing this, because my mom was only a little older then me when she had her gallbladder taken out, and she had similar symptoms.

Here's the problem....I've suggested to my GI that we look into having my gallbladder taken out to see if that fixes things. Since i have CD and have had surgeries already, they don't want to go that route. They would rather me continue to be sick than do surgery on me, knowing that I have a lot of scar tissue in me already.

I'm frustrated beyond belief. I wake up nauseous in the morning and feel like I have morning sickness even though I'm not pregnant. There are days like today that I'll feel fine in the morning, then eat lunch, and have to go home early because I get sick. I actually drove home this afternoon and threw up on my way home.

At this point I just don't know what to do. I understand nausea can be a part of CD, but supposedly right now my CD is under control. Anyone have any suggestions or similar experiences?

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05
Currently on Humira, Prilosec, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12; phenergan, ultram, clonazepam as needed

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 165
   Posted 4/7/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my gall bladder out yesterday. I have had a bowel resection and there was concern about cutting into that area because it's kind of "unknown" as to how things healed etc, but I needed the surgery so there was no choice. I have been sick for about 4-5 months with this gall bladder issue and I was getting really annoyed the with puking and feeling sick all the time. The surgery went well. The surgeon said there were some adhesions but nothing major enough to cause complication. As far as them NOT wanting to do the surgery, it's more up to a general surgeon then the GI. My GI ordered the ultrasound and HIDA scan and after a positive result on the HIDA scan, he referred me to the surgeon.
I would suggest a second opinion or asking for a referral to a surgeon if you are that sick. NO ONE should have to suffer regardless of the situation. Surgeons are trained to cut people open, even in complicated situations, so I would trust their judgement on this moreso than a GI who doesn't operate on people.
Fibromyalgia DX March 2003
Crohn's DX Jan 2006 (Symptoms since 96-Misdiagnosed as "female" problems-Major flare during pregnancy in 05 which lead to DX)
1st resection July 2007
Currently on Remicade/8 weeks

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