Here I am Jan 12 and having the pain all over again. I had gotten relaxed with my eating and wonder if that made the difference. I had been eating a very bland diet with low fat...I had also given up coffee...the last week I had more coffee with the flavored creamers...though it wasn't really high in fat I wonder if that made the difference. Does anyone think that may be it...
BTW the Surgeon said not to really worry about what I ate but I had read about some trouble others had so I did watch it.
Anyone else find diet matters...oh and I do get really bloated, have gas pain and sometimes bowel difficulties (of both kinds) isn't it weird??/
Are could dibeties causeis pain like this ,the only thing is i always have low Blood sugers.
Any suggestions as I have scowered the internet for answers? Doctors seems very unconcerned at times or maybe it's my own over concern.
If I want pain relief -- I drink lots of water, no heavy foods (minimal carbs), no fatty foods, small meals, at least 25-35 grams fiber daily. And believe me, this has been a huge change for me. In essence, I give the entire digestive system a rest.
I suffered with GB pain for 5 years before it was removed -- now I am reconciling the fact that I may be in pain for the rest of my life and I am only a 41 year old male.
complaints, but I am looking for answers to get rid of my abdominal
pain. The doctors are telling me that it is pain from the stitches.
(3) months, I am not so sure. I am looking for an answer and a
They found my gall bladder was functioning at 15%, and it was removed a month later. Well after plenty of healing time, the pain is still there and actually worse then before the surgery. Everything I eat and drink sets it off. My lower right back hurts, from mid spine down, and across to my right hip. I can barely work anymore, without sitting down, and I cannot keep weight on. By the end of the day, I have to lay down, and then there is this pain under my ribs. Kinda unexplainable....Like more of an annoying pressure, like something is enlarged and resting on my right rib cage.
I toss and turn at night....By morning I feel weak, dizzy, and sick to my stomach. I get very crampy with my BM's, which not to be gross, but have been very loose. Lately, I have had no energy, and I am not even hungry because I have been laying in bed all day. I have to force myself to eat. I am 5'8", 28 yrs and normally a healthy active 145 lb female. Well, I am down to 120-125 without even trying. MY BONES STICK OUT!!! :-(
So this last weekend, I had a meltdown. My father-in-law drove me to the doc (for the millionth time) because I could not drive sanely. Well I just cried to this new doc with all these symptoms. I try to see someone new each time, to see what they have to offer. Thank goodness we are insured!!!
A CT scan was ordered for this week. Anyway, this time I was told to cut out dairy completely. Which was easy, because that seemed to set my right side off. I was told to get SUPER ENZYMES, which are taken with every meal - these can be found in a vegetarian formula too. And to get PRO-BIOTICS at the health food store, but they contain dairy. I also picked up LIVER-X, a detox formula, basically to cleanse and destress.
I am a bit lucky, my parents are vegans, and I am not talking about broccoli and noodles every night - this is a well balanced diet, substituting meat and dairy with healthy soy and vegetable choices. So now I eat with them....
I have been faithful with my new program for the past few days, and my energy is starting to come back. It wasnt right away at all, and I figure it will be a month or more to get back to work. I am very hopeful!!!! 8)
Hope it helps.
There is a group for SOD and Pancreatitis in Yahoo Groups. Very good informations available. This group is actually run by a nurse who herself is suffering from a kind of SOD. Try it.
By the way, I too was operated by Lap for Gall Bladder Removal in 2004. When I eat some spicy or fatty food, I have a slight nagging pain or you may also call sensation at the centre of the back. When I showed it to my GI Doctor and on a UT Scan, he said that my Pancreatic Architecture has changed which is quite common after GB surgery. He has advised my PAncreatin Enzymes - one tablet after lunch and dinner. I find it much better now. These are enzymes which are safe.
Wishing you good health.
i'm 19 years old.
had my gallbladder removed on august 15th 2008.
i have been sick since and losing weight also.
last week i had terrible pain in my back and in my stomach.
i couldn't hold any foods down on monday and tuesday so tuesday my doctor rushed me to the ER thinking it was pancreatitis..
i was admitted and had every test under the sun done.
all they found was i was dehydrated..
by the 3rd day they let me leave when i was able to keep foods down.
although the doctor came in and said there was nothing wrong and that he went throgh the usual (your 19 and a young woman and most times woman come in with these problems, we don't find anything and we have to think abuse, drugs, etc.. ) so i left yesterday..
none the less i just got completely sick to the point i was throwing up foamy green bile..
now i noticed today that i have a stitch coming out of my bellybutton.. i was only given dissolvable stitches so i tried to pull it out and it hurt and started bleeding a little. .. does anyone know what this is? is it normal? its not even a quarter of an inch long.. and white and you can tell it is a stitch..
The pain never went away and only got worse.
Had 2 exploratory surgeries that made things even worse.
Now I have a diagnosis:
It is either Cecal Bascule (cecum flips up on itself) or Cecal Volvulus (cecum and right intestine twised).
It took me 2 long years of pain to finally be directed to a Colo-Rectal Surgeon.
If one is prone to a MOBILE CECUM, abdominal surgeries can cause these nightmarish conditions.
My advice - see a Colo-rectal Surgeon ASAP to rule out these possible problems. They will not go away with time or drugs - only specialized surgery will help.
NO ONE and NO WEBSITE ever mentions this problem - you must know what it is, before you can find out more about it, and it's more common than anyone realizes.
I now have some hope I might get my life back and can stop thinking of suicide.