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Symptoms of Gall bladder inflammation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i had a gallbladder ultrasound and a had scan yeaterday. During the ultrasound while i was on my left side the tech was running that veiwing thing over side and it hurt so bad that i teared up. she said that she was over top the gall bladder what could cause this type of pain i
User :   the ultrasound results were neg
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   33
Doctor :   And may I know the reason why the ultrasound was done?
Doctor :   Can you describe the nature of the pain?
User :   i have been having nausea and stomache pains everytime i eat
User :   The pain felt like someone was running a knife through my side i have never had pain like that before
Doctor :   Since when are you having the symptoms of pain and nausea?
User :   since the first of august
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   where exactly is this pain located?
User :   under my right side rib cage
Doctor :   Do you have jaundice?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   i smoke and use alchol once in a blue moon usually holidays
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Right abdominal pain with nausea/vomiting with tenderness over the gallbladder are symptoms of gallbladder inflammation.
Doctor :   Ultrasound examination reveal gallbladder inflammation in chronic stages or if there is a gallstone that is precipitating this inflammation.
Doctor :   A proper physical examination with other blood investigations may be needed to diagnose this condition.
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to consult a gastroenterologist for physical examination and evaluation.
Doctor :   In the mean time avoid hot and spicy food.
Doctor :   Use antacids syrups twice or thrice a day before meals.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   i use prilosec otc every moring wich doesnt help and i dont eat spicy foods it doesnt matter what i eat i still get nauseated and have pain and i will contact a gastro
Doctor :   These measures are for supportive treatment alone.
Doctor :   You may need better analgesics which however can be suggested after a physical examination.
Doctor :   Hence I wish you to consider consulting a gastroenterologist who will be able to help you better.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes thank you
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thats all
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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