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shawna d.
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   Posted 9/18/2014 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
just joined ;) I'm in need of some help if anyone has had similar symptoms... I have had right upper quadrant pain rated a 5 on the normal 1 to 10 scale but will get knife jabbing pain rating a 9 on the 1 to 10... Blood work, xray, ct scan and endoscopy and a colonoscopy and everything came back fine... I've asked for a HIDA scan and no one will listen to me that it's related to my gallbladder... If I eat anything spicy greasy my stomach is distended where it looks like I'm 9 months pregnant from the belly button to my chest is hard and distended and a pinch pain on the right upper quadrant I am exhausted tired all the time I just can't shake this feeling I get nauseated lightheaded I'm just at my wits end :( I get heart burn easily where I will belch and acid will come up I do have acid reflux. I am calling my doctor again tomorrow and demanding a HIDA scan to be done tomorrow.. Has anyone had similar symptoms and what was the result.. why is it your gallbladder? And did you have it removed?

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   Posted 9/21/2014 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I also have upper right quadrant pain. Doctors do not know if it is referred pain caused by my acid reflux or if it is my gallbladder. I had a ultra sound done first to check for gallstones. Then I had a hida scan with CCK. Both test came back normal.
I do notice the pain on the upper right quadrant always gets worse when I have reflux. When I quit eating certain foods the pain goes away slowly. Citric acid which is found in so many drinks & foods always seems to increase the reflux problem and the upper right quadrant pain for me.

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   Posted 9/23/2014 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I wondered if you had considered going Gluten free for a month, just to see what happens? I have had problems with a bloated extended stomach and wind, and I am now into week three of a Gluten free diet, the gas is better and my stomach seems better, and my acid reflux seems better too, it might be worth giving it a shot, just so you can rule it out.
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   Posted 9/23/2014 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Gallstones were found in my CT Scan. My GI doc dismissed the pain I was having in my right side.
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