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   Posted 9/21/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I had some tests done last week, an upper GI which was okay. They said I have a very very tiny hyadial hernia and some gerd. I also had an ultrasound done the same day and have not got results back on it yet. My doc thought Gallbladder. Radiologist told me that day that my hernia was so so small that I probably was having no symptoms from it. Now the pain I am having is a burning feeling in my ribs around the right side like someone is stabbing me with a knife or trying to shove their finger between my ribs. Also a terrible buring that goes all the way up into my shoulder...I should be getting my results back today on the so nervous cause I keep thinking what if it is  liver.... confused  thanks Beannie

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   Posted 9/21/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
If that pain is on your right side I would say it is quite possibly your gallbladder. I had very similar pain with mine.

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   Posted 9/24/2009 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep from what I know those are gallbladder symptoms. I'm not a doctor but I think if something were wrong with your liver you'd be turning yellow before you experienced pain. I could be wrong about that, but gall bladder problems are far more common than liver problems to begin with, so...

Anyway my symptoms were different, which is rare enough, but the cause of my bad gall bladder wasn't stones. Normally, as I understand it, that's usually what causes one to experience the pain and all of that and stones are what the ultrasound is meant to find. In my case I did not have them, like I said, and the ultrasound came back looking clean as a whistle. But luckily I had been suffering for so long that the GI wanted me diagnosed as soon as possible and scheduled a HIDA scan almost simultaneously. Next day or something. Anyway, it came back with bad results and I was on the operating table in less than a week. Turns out that when they removed it they found a small, benign tumor that was mucking up the works in there.

Point is no matter how your ultrasound comes back, try to get a HIDA scan anyway.

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