Old Mike said...
You said they did some test on the gall bladder, what test.
You can see stones with ultrasound, then there is a nuclear image test, and I suppose others,
I don't remember if my blood work was off or not.
Mine presented say a week prior to my main attack with what seemed like indigestion, lots
of burping, chest fullness.
Then the first attack.
Your body will let you know in no uncertain terms, that something is wrong, the pain
was exquisite. There is also a possibility of a stone in the central bile duct, which is actually
more difficult to deal with.
Thanks for replying, Mike. I had the following things done (a few months ago): x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, endoscopy and some kind of test in nuclear medicine where they inject a dye as well as some test where I had to eat eggs that had dye in them and they followed the food through my system. They all came back fine. I did have stones in my kidney but they were very small and the doctors said that I would just pass them. No stones near the gallbladder though. This was all done a few months ago though. Perhaps things have changed? When I went into hospital this time around, only x-rays, blood work and urine was done. I went into hospital for the exact same pain last time and there was nothing going on with the gallbladder so I suppose that's why they didn't bother doing the tests again. What do you think, Mike?
Hello. My name is Gina :)Condition:
Ulcerative Colitis (dx Jan 2011)Past Drugs:
Ectocort Enema, Sulphasalazine, Salofalk, Pantoloc, Betnesol Enema, Prednisone, Humira, Imuran, Diclectin, Nortriptyline, Remicade, Motilium etc.Current Drugs:
Entivyo, Dilaudid (PAIN), Pentasa Enema,
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