Gallbladder Removal After Taking Yaz or Yasmin

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GuineaPigs
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   Posted 9/7/2010 3:30 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Hi everyone!
 
I've been taking Yasmin for about 4 years now. In the middle of the third year  I started developing severe pain in my upper abdomen. I went to my pediatrician ( I was 17 at the time) and he was convinced it was just acid reflux and prescribed prevacid. When this didn't work and continued not to work for the following year he finially decided to ultrasound my gallbladder. The test came back and he says, " Your tests show you have gallstones. Oh, and you just might possibly be on a medication that caused them." Naturally, I was furious because I knew nothing about this being a side effect of Yasmin. And my reasoning is if I did (know that is) it could have been pinpointed earlier than it was. Which also made me furious that he didn't pinpoint it sooner because he obviously did know about it being a side effect. When he called and said that about the medication I asked which one (which in retrospect is stupid because I only ever was on that one medication besides the prevacid which I had stoped taking at that point) he said he couldn't tell me over the phone??? He finially does admit it when I ask if it's the Yasmin. After that I went to a specialist at the hospital and they recommended removing my gallbladder. I do get it removed and then only after do they tell me that it can cause diarrhea (which I've developed.) At this point i'm severely frustrated with doctors and don't think I'll ever trust them again. I'm also fairly positive it was the Yasmin that caused the gallstones. My reasoning is because I was a healthy 18 year old (now 19) who doesn't smoke or drink. Please tell me I'm not the only one who's furious with the makers of Yasmin and doctors in general?? confused

shawn12
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   Posted 9/7/2010 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
GuineaPigs

I am sorry to hear your having these issues. That bites.

This is a little out of the IBS forum really, but there are good doctors and bad ones. Sometimes some of this is out of their control. I doubt the doctor did it on purpose to hurt you. You might want to talk to a layer about the yasmin however. I would also make sure you document everything.

Have they now put you on questran for the d from the GB removal?
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GuineaPigs
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   Posted 9/7/2010 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
No, I haven't really talked to my doctor about the d. I was kind of hoping my body would start getting used to not having a gallbladder and go back to normal. I don't know if that's possible or not or if I should start taking something. I actually have considered a lawyer as well and have been doing some research. Apparently Yaz and Yasmin have caused problems for lots of people. I just wish I knew all this stuff before I ever took it, you know? I know I really shouldn't be blaming the doctors either it's just a really frustrating situation for me. And thank you for answering I really appreciate it! :-)

shawn12
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   Posted 9/7/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I have seen the commericial for lawyers and Yasmin.
 
I don't think your doctor was negligent though really. No meds are 100% safe really.
 
I would ask them about questran, its a drug to help d when you have your GB removed. It might not be you have to be on it for the rest of your life, depends on the person, just to help the d now.
 
Yasmin gallbladder disease information and the latest news for women who suffered from gallstones and Yasmin birth control.
 
 
No problem and anything to help, I am sure it is really frustrating.
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Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.
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