re: Your Gallbladder! [Know more.]
posted 9th Nov '11
Gallbladder issues SUCK!!! I was a Junior in High School which was about 8 years ago when I got mine removed. Although I had had the same problems since I was a first grader, my mom thought I was just picky and was going to have a stomach everyday of my life, which I did... By the time I had finally gone a doctor to see what was wrong, my pain tolarence was so high I really didn't feel the pain of my gallbladder anymore, the reason why I ended up going to the doctor was because I was leaving school all the time to go to the bathroom, I have anxiety when it comes to public bathrooms...But I was having diarrhea almost everyday and some days all day long. Don't think that having your gallbladder removed is going to fix all of the problems though. Since I have had it removed I still have all the same issues as before, before I watch what I would eat because i knew that some things were going to make it worse, and that hasn't changed, I know of someone who had there gallbladder removed 12 years ago and said that he still has the same problems as before. And now that I am pregnant I haven't had any of the problems I had before kinda weird... although I do expect it to go back to the way it was before I got pregnant after delivery.quote
I have 2 kids & live in Kansas
posted 9th Nov '11
I had only 3 bouts of gallbladder pain over a period of a year or more and the 3rd time went to the ER and they gave me a cocktail of meds and sent me to my gastroenterologsit who sent me for testing and I had gallstones so they removed the gallbladder- looking back EVERY time I ate french onion soup it happened and each attack was BAD- my dr said onions and tomato based products really cause bad attackes in some people- other than onion soup I never ate any other onions... I ended up with 4 surgeries in 14 mths--- gallbladder removal. emeregency appendectomy, D&C with lap for endometriosis removal and then kideny stone surgery- great 14 mths! lolquote
I have 1 child & live in Ohio
posted 5th Dec '11
Yes Yes Yes!
This almost KILLED me after my son was born. My live SHUT down, and so did my pancrious. They told my husband that all they could do was keep me comfortable and I was in a coma for a month. Dont even know how I came out of all that. With me they told me the pain in my chest must be " deferred pain" from back strain from being preggo and they put me on pain meds for it. It started when I was 6 months pregnant. Then when I was delivering my chest was on fire, I couldn't breath, I thought I was dieing, and they told me I was having a panic attack. No what I was really feeling was my gall bladder dropping tons of stones into my liver and other areas as the baby moved out of the way for it to do so. I was in a coma 2 weeks later. Simple issue and easy fix that can go VERY wrong if miss dxed. A good test too is if you press between your boobs at the bottom of your bra line and it hurts.. your liver is having issues which maybe gall bladder related. P.S. liver and pancrian failure hurts more then child birth.
posted 11th Jan '12
when I was pregnant with my first son is when i started feeling my pains. It would happen more in the middle of the night as i slept so i would be dying with pain at night. I told my dr and she said it was because my uterus was getting bigger to hold the baby. after he was born i had the same pain and she said its because my uterus was going back to its normal size. when he was 11 months i got operated on and had my gallbladder taken out since it was full of stones and to keep it from happening again. so i get what you mean about the bathroom issue, before everything was fine but now if i eat something greasy or after first meal in the morning i have to run to the bathroom. It sucks but its been a little over 3 years and my bathroom problem is the same. I still get the pains sometimes, although not as intense. but usually happened w greasy food for me.quote
posted 16th Jan '12
omg i am going through so much cuz of my gall bladder its terrible
posted 18th Jan '12
has anyone's doctor induced them early due to gallbladder problems? im 36 weeks and I've been having problems with mine since about 30 weeks and ive lost 3 lbs and all the doc was give me vicoden and put me on a diet. the diet doesn't seem to help much and i hate to take the pain meds all the time but if i don't im in terrible pain. and i just feel like its safer for her to come out at 37 weeks than me being doped up all the time just to be able to eat a lil bit.quote
posted 9th Feb '12
Anybody know that birth control pills can also lead to gallstones? I've got them, though it wasn't til months after I'd had my daughter that I first started getting attacks. Pregnancy probably set me up for it, and then Yaz might have made it worse. Who knows.
I've got my own idjit-doctor misdiagnosis story. I wonder if anybody ever gets it diagnosed right on the first try? After the worst attack I'd ever had, we went to the ER. I was told that I had dyspepsia (acid reflux), and the pain in my back was from holding my daughter. I said I only ever had the symptoms at the same time, wouldn't that mean they were linked? but my dr shrugged it off. I was prescribed antacids and ibuprofen. It wasn't til weeks later during an ultrasound that they found gallstones.
For any ladies that are experiencing these attacks, and are unable to get surgery yet, here are some things that I have personally found to help relieve pain:
Drink tons of water, especially after eating a meal high in fat. I've noticed that this can help prevent the attack in the first place.
Move around as much as you can. Do torso twists (as much as is comfortable if you're pregnant) Get your ribs working for you, they can 'maassage' your gallbladder and help work out any stuck stones. Yoga has a lot of poses and moves that can help with that. I've even bounced myself up and down the stairs a few times and it helped out too.
I am definitely not a doctor, but these things have helped me, and maybe they could help someone else in pain.
I have 3 kids & live in Japan
posted 27th Feb '12
I ended up having my gallbladder removed 2 weeks after my daughter was born. Started when I was around 4 months pregnant my now ex husband took me to the ER. They actually suspected gallstones however couldn't get anything to show up on an ultrasound of my gallbladder, then treated for gas and sent me home. About a month later I was right back in the ER. They just suspected gas again. Then two weeks after my daughter was born my ex roommate sent me into an anxiety attack so I decided to go over to a friends. I stopped to get gas and in the middle of pumping gas I has such a severe attack that I fell to the ground unable to breath. Thankfully people were around and I had stopped to get gas and wasn't driving. 2 hrs later I was diagnosed with 17 to 20 quarter size gallstones. Went in for surgery that night. Doc said with as bad shape as my gallbladder was in, he didnt know how it didnt burst while I was in Labor.quote
posted 16th Apr '12
Quoting LalaListerfiend:" I said that if they blow it off get to a new doctor!"
I was blown off a bunch of times for mine took 3 yrs and It got so horrible i went to er after er to docs to a new doc to a gi specialist. after 2 months of not getting out of bed i went for a u/s and went right into emergency surgery... Keep fighting the docs. cause sometimes they just push you to the side
posted 24th Apr '12
i had issues with my gallbladder for over 3 years before they figured out what was wrong. i wen to the hospital at least 25 times, and each time they said i had a uti or just unknown abdominal pain. it was crazy! when i went to the doctor the second to last time over it, i was in the worst pain ever! they figured out it was my gallbladder, but let me leave making me an appointment to be seen by the surgeon for possible removal. i never got to that date, which was only 4 days away. i woke up the next day itching like crazy- i was tearing my skin from scratching! then, this gets gross, when i went to the athroom to pee, my pee was the color of cola! it was black! i freaked out! and then i had to #2, and it came out white! like, did i wake up in the twilight zone- why has my pee turned black and my poo, white?! so i went on med md and looked up what could be wrong. everything including the new jaundice eyes and skin said that my liver had shut down. i went to the hospital asap! as it turned out, my gallbladder was so full of these huge rocks, one slipped out of the gallbladder sac. it began its way down my system and got wedged and stuck cutting off my liver functions! i had to have 2 emergancy surgeries, the first to get my liver working again, and the next morning to remove all the rocks and gallbladder. it was intense!! i dont wish that pain on anyone. im thankful im all better now!quote
posted 8th Aug '12
I had my son in April 2009 and 24 days later I had to have my gallbladder removed. I guess I was having complications during my pregnancy but it was my first so I just chalked it up to being pregnant. Now I know that it wasn't normal to have all of those pains during pregnancy. quote
posted 20th Aug
I was about 8 weeks pregnant and I had an attack on my gallbladder so bad I ended up in the ER. They did an ultra sound on me and saw that my gallbladder was so inflamed and full of gallstones that they prepped me for emergency surgery. It was very painful and recovery was hard but now that it's all said and done I would never want to feel the pain that my gallbladder caused again. My gallbladder almost ruptured, this is nothing to mess around with ladies.quote
posted 30th Oct
My SIL is currently in the hospital waiting to have hers removed. She's been dealing with gall bladder attacks for MONTHS now and every time she wound up in the ER, they would medicate and send her home. Last week she made a trip to her city's ER via ambulance, she couldn't breathe and was vomiting blood. This past Sunday their family came for a brief visit & she wound up in the ER once again with another attack. Thankfully the doctors here took a ct scan and discovered her gallbladder is FULL of stones and one had even lodged itself in a duct in her pancreas resulting in pancreatitis. They took her to a bigger hospital in the city where she had to wait for the pancreas to calm. They were going to operate on her pancreas to remove the lodged stone but discovered its gone. She's hopefully going in this evening to have her gb removed.
It's terrible that she had to suffer so long with this. The doctors in her city are incompetent and have me furious that they allowed her to suffer for so long in pain with a 7 year old and 11 month old at home to take card of!! /endminivent
posted 27th Nov