View Full Version : gallstones?
10-15-2007, 09:59 AM
for the past year ive had pain in my upper right stomach and i mean really really bad where i cant even sit lay down or stand up it wakes me up during the night and recently ive had pai in my upper left stomach my dr thinks it might be a gallstone blocking a pancreatic duct has any on eheard of or experienced this?
10-15-2007, 03:56 PM
I had the same thing a few years ago. My doctor thought it was just gas, heartburn, etc. But it definitely was NOT. I finally had an xray and it actually showed gallstones. I had surgery the next day to remove my gallbladder. No more pain.
10-17-2007, 01:40 PM
they did an ultrasound and a cat scan on me 2 monthes ago and couldnt find any stones
10-17-2007, 01:51 PM
When I had the pain, before the gallstones, it turned out to be a hiatal hernia. I still have problems with that, but no more gallstones. Maybe you could suggest the hernia to your doctor?
10-18-2007, 01:58 PM
what is a hernia? i always her about it but never kno what it is
10-19-2007, 02:19 PM
A hernia is a protrusion of a tissue, structure, or part of an organ through the muscular tissue or the membrane by which it is normally contained. They are usually noticed as a lump, commonly in the groin or the umbilical region. Hernias appear when a portion of the tissue which lines the abdominal cavity (peritoneum) breaks through a weakened area of the abdominal wall.
This can be painful and can cause discomfort as the hernia enlarges and can sometimes be dangerous if a piece of intestine becomes trapped, (strangulated') inside.
10-22-2007, 05:56 AM
o okay thanks