I have a recurring solar plexus pain right, almost like I received a punch in the solar plexus. I have tried to be aware of what I eat or if I'm particularly stressed, but have found no pattern yet. The pain usually lasts for a few minutes, growing in intensity, until if quickly wears off and completely disappears. Sometimes it lasts longer though, up to an hour or two. I have stones in my gall bladder, but don't know if that is in any way related to this pain. What should I do?
How tall are you (feet and inches)?: 6 feet 2.5 inches
What is your weight in pounds?: 243 pounds
How old are you?: 36
How long has this been going on?: More than a month
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Please list any medication allergies that you have : : None
When was your last menstrual cycle?: I'm a man, baby!
Are you currently using or do you have a history of tobacco use?: No
Are you currently using or do you have a history of illegal drug use?: No
Please describe your alcohol consumption :: Occasionally
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The most obvious answer is that this IS related to your stones in the gall bladder. Curious that you know this, as I wouldn't think to actually look for gallstones unless someone came to see me with a good history and exam for gall bladder pain. My point is that some doctor in the recent past was concerned about your gall bladder and got an ultrasound and found the stoned. Could it be something else? Sure, just not likely, especially at your age. Hard to think of another cause which would produce similar symptoms. Generally, once stones are discovered people are scheduled for a cholecystectomy... a gall bladder removal. My suggestion is that you get with a surgeon and get an opinion on whether your pain is from your gall bladder and, if so, when you can get it removed. The danger of ignoring this is that you could develop CHOLECYTITIS, an infection of the gall bladder, and this is a true medical emergency requiring emergency surgery. Best to get the gall bladder out on an elective basis. It's a much easier and safer surgery.
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