I have been experiencing excruciating abdominal pain. it starts usually at the very bottom of my sternum closer to the right side of my body & as it gets more intense it radiates to my ribs & i always break out into a pouring sweat & get either really pale or my face gets really red & I can barely breath but if I calm down (which I've managed to do a little better) I can ease the pain a tiny bit by breathing in through my nose & outta my mouth. The episodes last less than an hour most of the time & since April of 2009 when the first one happened I've had them at least once a month sosometimes more. it started about 4 days after having my gallbladder removed (lapriscopic) I had no gall stones at all just after doing all proper testing it showed that my gallbladder only 12% function. please help no Dr can tell me what it is.
How tall are you (feet and inches)?: 5'6"
What is your weight in pounds?: 145
How old are you?: 32
How long has this been going on?: More than a year
Check all symptoms you are currently experiencing:
Bruising or Bleeding
Please list any chronic medical problems and also list any prior surgery:
gall bladder removal
Check all conditions present in your immediate family... :
History of Back Pain
Please list any medication allergies that you have : : NSAIDS
Please list any medications you are currently taking (and dosage if known) :: Hydrocodone 5/325
When was your last menstrual cycle?: 3 weeks ago
Are you currently using or do you have a history of tobacco use?: Yes
Are you currently using or do you have a history of illegal drug use?: No
Please describe your alcohol consumption :: Rarely
1. Why do I have this severe pain after gall bladder removal?
2. How to fix it?
3. What will reduce pain while experiencing an episode of severe pain?
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You have a difficult problem. No doubt your gall bladder needed to be removed. However, you now continue to have symptoms that mimic the initial problem, and this is called 'post-cholecystectomy syndrome'. Unfortunately this can be difficult to treat and is a 'diagnosis of exclusion', meaning, all other possible causes need to be ruled out. HERE IS A GOOD REFERENCE FOR YOU. My advice is to see a Gastroenterologist, not a surgeon, and if you have done this and are dissatisfied get a second opinion. Unfortunately diagnosing your problem will be complicated, and is beyond what we can do here, but my best guess is that you do have post-cholecystectomy syndrome, and seeing a good Gastroenterologist is, unfortunately, the best advice I can give you.