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MzPam
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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 1/17/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone!  My name is Pam and I am looking for some advice/support. 
 
A few weeks ago, I suffered from an extreme attack of heartburn after eating a salad.  I have had the regular heartburn issues over the years, but only every once and awhile, and nothing to worry about.  Take a couple of Tums and all would be well.  WELL... this attack left me with such pain that I could hardly breathe in.  I then had a bout with diarreah and sharp pains in my abdomen.  I also have had side/back pain along with all of these conditions.  This went on for a few days.  I thought maybe I had a bug, but it wouldn't go away.  All of this was accompianied by pale/yellow stools.  I went to my PCP and she was super convinced that it was a gall bladder issue.  I went for the ultrasound this past Thursday and got the results on Monday - NO problems with gallstones.  She decided that it must be GERD and advised that I take the 14 day routine of Pepcid AC and call her back and let her know if it's any better.
 
Ok.. I'm not a pill taker.  I'm willing to try it.  I just want to know if there is anyone else out there that has experienced what I am going through, or if you have any advice.  I can buy the indigestion aspect of it, but the constant "gurgling" of my digestive system and the yellow stools has me really concerned.
 
Thanks for listening!!!!!!
Pam

possitive
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 1/18/2007 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Pam,i had the same symptoms,went to the emergency room in pain,they thought it was my Gallbladder,the blood test was normal and the ultrasound was normal but my stomach hurt all the time so i had a Hiatus scan and it showed that my Gallbladder wasnt working.I had my Gallbladder removed and i had 15 GALLSTONES.If you keep having your symptoms,ask for a Hiatus scan. Tammy
 


MzPam
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   Posted 1/18/2007 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Tammy.   It's not that I want to have something other than acid reflux.... not really into having surgery or anything like that.  It's just that it feels weird that I am having these digestive issues and pain from my gut to my back and she just brushed it off as GERD or heartburn, ya know?   I will let this Pepcid thing run it's course and if it's not better I will ask for that scan that you had. 

Quick question though.... can they not tell if you have gallstones by the ultrasound?


Lonibel
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   Posted 1/18/2007 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Pam, do you still have diarrhea?

MzPam
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   Posted 1/19/2007 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Not so much diarreah, but really loose and yellowish green.
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