*Intense pain in the upper abdomen and/or under the right rib cage
*Feeling like you have a “lump” or “golf ball” under the right rib cage
*Tenderness in the right upper abdomen
*Feeling sick after eating certain foods, the most common culprits being fried foods, fatty foods, greasy foods and carbonated and caffeinated drinks
*Pain is often accompanied by chills, or you develop chills after having a bowel movement (I often crawl under the covers because I am so cold)
I have seen 2 GI doctors and have another ultrasound scheduled next week. I am in university and will miss school, but I think I will go because this is important.
If anyone has any thoughts or advice I would appreciate it
Post Edited (J-R) : 10/21/2008 12:58:36 AM (GMT-6)
Yes, it could be your gallbladder. I had all the test that everyoen has listed. All of them showed up as normal. No stones, no abnormal blood work etc. They did the HIDA scan. It showed up with an ejection rate of 77%, but it still hurt after I ate anythin greasy or fatty.
I had the pain in the upper right area, a "lump" feeling, etc.
I finally had a surgeon that said let's take it out anyway. I had it taken out 3 weeks ago. I have been able to eat ANYTHING. I have not had hardly any diarrhea. There are some phantom like pains that are happening but they go away.
I had been taking pain meds on a daily basis before surgery. I have not taken a pain pill in almost 2 weeks!!
There may be some other problems that surface (they're looking at Spincter of Oddi), but I would have the surgery again in a hearbeat!