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i am a 19 year old female. i had to have surgery to get my gallbladder takin out last november. the pain i felt before my surgery i still feel a year and few months later. i have had blood tests, cat scan, and nothing seems to be found. the pain is on my right side and sometimes wraps around to my back right below my ribs. the pain can sometimes feel like a burning sensation, while this happens the pain sometimes makes my right leg feel this warm kind of tense feeling. other times it feels as like a balloon filling with air, very uncomfortable. sometimes laying on that side makes the pain feel lighter. another feeling i get is this bubbling feeling, as if my side were “farting” like. sometimes it feels as if something is being pulled from two sides. im just so tired of going to the dr. and getting told no answers, i just want it to stop.

any suggestions or ideas as to what it may be?? would really appreciate it if anyone could help.. thank you

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  • Dr. Chris December 18, 2010

    The main issue here is whether the pain persisted since the surgery or has started up recently. Once possibility is that you may have a problem affecting your bile ducts which were never picked up at the time and is still persisting. Another possibility is that it may be “phantom pain” although this is rather long for it to be persisting.

    What you need done at this point is an endoscopy to exclude stomach conditions like gastritis. This may be the cause of your current condition and your past medical history is detracting from the fact that you now have gastritis.

    Other possible conditions could be related to post-op complications but your doctor needs to first exclude conditions like gastritis and so on. Ask your doctor for a referral to a gastroenterologist.


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