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Dull pain below the ribs, back, neck. Due to gallstones?

Hello, I am having a dull pain on the left side torwards the bottom of ribs as well I m having back and neck pains that seem to move around and there sharp. I was told to have goul stones and never had them removed. What do you think? thank you.....I m sorry I don t have a credit card :o( Now I have to sit in the hospital for 6 hrs. and then they tell me to stat there for 5 days. That s what they did last time to me when thet said I had gald stones.
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Dec 2012

Thanks for posting
Well according to your description and on location of the pain (left side) it is more likely that you are suffering from acute pancreatitis which might be as a result of gallstones (as a complication). Gallstones could could present with similar pains on the left side but most at times they occur at epigastric or right hypochondrial region of the abdomen. In order to confirm this your doctor will need to run serum amylase, serum lipase, urine amylase, abdominal ultrasound and/or CT scan. Other blood tests like Complete blood count, fasting blood sugar, urine test etc.
Also important to rule out peptic ulcer diseases which could be responsible for radiation to back and neck.
Your back and neck pain could be isolated diseases conditions such as fibromyalgia, neuralgia or other illness.
You will need to get an appointment with an internist for review and further treatment.

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Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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