So I have struggled most of my short life with some sort of abdominal issues. As a child DX with lactose intolerance which I mostly grew out of. I had a endoscopy at age 13 which showed my stomach lining looking more like the surface of the moon; subsequently I was DX with stomach ulcers. Biopsies came back negative for H-pylori. I did well on antacids. Fast forward several years and again I start having issues. Last year after being sick for a few months I realized bread was the culprit and all of its gluten friends. I went gluten free and felt amazzzzzing. I adopted a healthier life style and lost 50lbs, but eight months later things have taken a not so great turn. Lots of pain in my right upper quadrant esp. after eating, diarrhea, pale color stools, occasional vomiting, and new this week no ambition to eat (weird for me). I had a sono= normal, bloodwork=normal, Hida scan 52%=normal, endoscopy (yesterday)that showed a hiatal hernia and they sent biopsies out no polyps, no ulcers. During the Hida scan’s ckk infusion I had severe pain and lightheadedness and for a few days later I felt as though I was hit by a baseball in my side. My question is I have met with a surgeon who is willing to remove my gallbladder since my normal gastroenterologist believes that is the likely culprit, but the gastroenterologist (not my normal gastro) that did my endoscope yesterday in the hospital is urging me to commit to a Vegan diet. She said that for many gallbladder removal doesn’t always cure the symptoms, but changing my dietary fat intake would. I am scheduled to have my gallbladder out Tuesday and even as I am typing this my gallbladder is gurgling away at me. Has anyone out there been in a similar situation? Have you gone vegan or just had it removed? I really hoped that one of the test came back abnormal because it would lesson my decision making in this matter drastically. Thanks in advance for any advice.
Post Edited (mecred94) : 2/8/2018 11:36:53 AM (GMT-7)