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Suffering stomach pain

Hi all, i have resulted to try and seek some advice on this forum due to pain i keep on suffering with.
I'm 34 years old and was diagnosed with IBS after a colonoscopy and Endoscopy at the age of 28. Symptoms were mainly bloating and diarrhoea. I had an ultrasound at the age of 25 showing i had gallstones but was told they were small and nothing to worry about.

May 2020 during the first lockdown i started getting awful pain in the pit of my stomach after eating. It was mainly anything I ate caused me pain. I also noticed pain under my right rib cage and right shoulder blade. My doctor said it was stress causing excess acid and an endoscopy report showed i had non erosive gastritis and a hiatus hernia of 1cm. I wanted some more answers so paid for an ultrasound which showed again that I had gallstones. Since then I have been on and off of acid tablets. Yesterday and today I had pain after eating breakfast, the kind of pain where all you want to do is curl up in bed. The pain always starts around 20 minutes after eating and then subsides after 30 minutes. My doctor thinks it is gallbladder related and thinks I should have it removed. I would really appreciate any comments or similar stories to mine, even recommendations for any specialists. Thank you in advance.

  1. I'm really sorry you are going through this. It sounds awful. Can you get an MRI done or a colonoscopy? I wish I could offer more advice but I haven't gone through this type of pain before. I know others from the community will soon chime in but just wanted to let you know that your comment is being seen. Sending hugs your way, Elizabeth (team member)

    1. Thank you . I have thought about having an MRI but I’m not sure if it’s the right procedure to take. Thanks for reaching out.

      1. I understand. And you are so welcome! -Elizabeth (team member)

    2. We have lots of articles and stories about gall stones and gallbladder removal on our website, so I'm going to share some of them with you:
      https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/gallbladder-removal
      https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/stories/real-condition
      https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/clinical/gallbladder-removal-ibs
      https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/gallbladder-or-ibs


      Have you tried seeing a different doctor to get a second opinion?
      Sending positive thoughts your way.
      Karina (team member)

      1. Thank you! Yes, i have tried a few doctors. One says its excess acid, the other reckons its my gallbladder. I’m kinda in limbo at the moment. Thanks for sending over the links 😀

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