Possible over active gallbladder or diverticulitis?

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bummedinsocal
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   Posted 12/9/2017 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Jklue,

Forgot to ask, what did your surgeon say about the condition of your gallbladder when it was removed? Did it show inflammation, stones, etc??

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   Posted 12/9/2017 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Surgeon didn't talk to me afterwards, but when I called the nurse she said the notes said it went well and something about mild chronic inflammation. I guess I will know more when I get the pathology results. I ate a large normal meal last night (curry with veggies), and realized I probably need to stay away from big meals for a while. I didn't have the same pain, but I felt a different un-easy feeling in the that region. Probably need to wait for things to heal.
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straydog
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   Posted 12/9/2017 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, I posted this to you a couple of comments ago, lol. You need to be careful with the amounts & foods that you eat, your body needs time to adjust to the gallbladder being gone. It can take a few weeks for things to settle down & get back in synch.
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bummedinsocal
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   Posted 12/16/2017 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Jklue,

How is the recovery going, were you able to go to work ok? Any feedback from surgeon on the condition of your gallbladder? Hope things are going well.

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   Posted 12/16/2017 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I meet with the surgeon assistant on Tuesday for my followup. The surgical wounds are fine and I went back to work on Monday. So far my digestion seems normal, no D, however I do have a sort of constant pain in my upper right back next to my shoulder blade. Stools are a little light in color. I have also been feeling what I would describe as "bone pain" in my arms and legs/joints. This came on after I had some chicken curry for lunch on Monday, so I'm not sure what that means. I am still sticking to a low-fat diet for now with no caffeine. I have a bit or morning nausea like I had in the past, and this is always relieved by warm lemon water-- not sure why.

One thing I have been thinking about the past few days is either sphincter of oddi dysfunction or chronic pancreatitis. My symptoms could really line up with either of those conditions, although I don't think I drank enough alcohol for pancreas problems (I was a 2-3 a night for a number of years), but perhaps that is enough to do it (what I have read is 150g (~11 drinks) a day for 6-12 years). I have not had any alcohol for over a month now. I have heard that sphincter of oddi could be made worse after gallbladder removal, so maybe there is something going on with that. There is also the issue of my only being 11 days out of surgery, and I have read multiple accounts of people having right back pain after gallbladder removal.

As far as chronic pancreatitis I did have a clear CT scan and my lipase and amylase were tested 3 times and where normal all times, but I have also heard they can be normal as well in chronic P. I guess I would need a EUS to really know what's going on, or perhaps my surgeon got a look at it during surgery (although it is behind the stomach, so probably not). Also, I have never had pain in the middle or left of my abdomen or left back-- always right. It has also never been about a 6-7/10 I would say. This would be one of the worst case scenarios, based on what I have read about chronic pancreatitis-- you can last a while with care and very strict diet but it can be a brutal existence...

bummedinsocal
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   Posted 12/16/2017 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I doubt you would have SOD or pancreatitis. Its only been 11 days, so your body is probably still adjusting. Give it a few more weeks. Let us know what they found in your gallbladder, I'm very interested in what they saw! My pain is still on and off, noticeably worse with caffeine or alcohol though. I was hoping with enough time it would kind of go away, but no luck yet.

bummedinsocal
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   Posted 1/1/2018 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jklue,

How are you feeling now that its been a few more weeks? Any new updates on what they found? Hope you had a great Christmas, and Happy New Year!

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   Posted 1/1/2018 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Jklue
From my experience with gallbladder disorder I would say I had the same exact symptoms as you. However mine got so bad during flare ups that I also would have severe chest pain and also vomit. I’m no doctor but I believe you are having issues with your gallbladder and should have it removed I would find another doctor or specialist for a 2nd opinion.
Hope you feel better soon and this helps. Good luck.
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bummedinsocal
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   Posted 1/20/2018 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Jklue,

Haven't heard from you in a while. Are you doing ok?? I hope you are feeling much better now since the surgery. Would love to hear an update! Take care

bummedinsocal
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   Posted 2/26/2018 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Jklue,

Thought I would give you one more try. I hope you are doing ok with everything. Are you feeling any better?? Hope your recovery went well and you are back to normal!

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