Patient Comments: Gallbladder Pain - Treatment

How was your case of gallbladder pain treated?

Comment from: Magillamom, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 03

A male friend of mine went to the emergency room because he thought he had food poisoning. It turned out that he had gallstones. They did an MRI and decided to remove the gallstones. Post-surgery it got worse. He became septic. He fought it on and off for three months. His surgical wound did not heal and they sent him to different medical centers to help in his recovery. He was finally intubated, was fed through a tube and in great pain. Knowing this man like I did, I sure did not expect him to die. I think that some men wait too long before they seek medical help.

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Comment from: steverino, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 12

I am a former emergency medical technician. My gallbladder frequently quits providing bile to the stomach, which in turn lets the food I ate sit in the stomach and ferment so to speak. The bile helps food breakdown and move it into the small intestines. The food sitting in my stomach begins to swell and this causes severe pain putting me on the floor. I have been to the emergency room with this and they could not diagnose it and since the gallbladder does not show swelling in the x-rays, they will not take it out. Sometimes I think the medical profession has quit thinking outside the box. Not all gallbladders are equal. I eat plenty of beets to help the gallbladder to keep functioning. They seem to be a super food for the gallbladder. My sister and brother have had their gallbladders removed because they showed the typical signs of swelling that most people experience. Thank you for the forum.

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Comment from: patticee, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 30

My granddaughter had her gall bladder taken out by scope. When she was discharged, she no sooner got home from hospital and had to return to the emergency room. They discovered her liver was bleeding more than they supposedly thought. Yet, after a couple days of not eating and many tests, they decided that a rouge stone had gotten out and was creating the sickness again. I wonder how and where it goes out of system. They never brought the bleeding problem again.

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Comment from: Reda, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I am a nurse and I know when something is wrong. I've been to the doctor and emergency room more than a couple times within the last couple of years about my right upper quadrant pain that at sometimes is unbearable and makes it hard for me to breath, but no one seems to know what's going on because all of the ultrasounds show nothing. I am tired of this gallbladder pain and it's scary.

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Comment from: jennibee, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 22

Morphine only took the edge off my gall bladder pain. It was the worst pain I have ever endured. It was worse than childbirth.

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Comment from: Linda, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 12

My heart muscle is only 21 percent and I am not a candidate for major surgery but need the gallbladder removed.

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Comment from: Ruth, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 20

My gallbladder was removed as well as stones.

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