My niece had this problem about two years after her gallbladder surgery, she was diagnosed with a combination of IBS and Shpincter of Oddi dysfunction. Apparently, once the gallbladder is gone, the bile has nothing to contain it, and in some people it irritates the Shpincter of Oddi, causing it to spasm, which is very painful. I hope you find out what is happening soon, and that you are able to treat it and feel better quickly. Are you seeing a good gastroenterologist?
Mother of four, full time Systems Analyst
Sjogrens, Crohns, suspected Lupus, Pancreatitis Dec. 2005
Meds: Medrol injections; Darvocet as needed, Methotrexate, Benadryl, Zyrtec