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Pain in the epigastric region. Gall bladder removed due to the biliary sludge. Pain persisting

I am 34 year old male, who is currently pursuing PhD in Canada. Since last 22 years, I have been suffering from intense pain in the epigastric region, which occurs after every 1.5 to 2 years interval and continues for about 2 months. In 2010, doctors advised me to go for gallbladder removal because of the presence of biliary sludge in it, and hence my gallbladder was subsequently removed. However, since last few days, I am feeling the same pain in the epigastric area. Could you please advise me on this matter?
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
it can be so called postchiolecystectomy syndrome which is rarely seen but possible. however it is more likely gastritis, gerd or other stomach issue so i suggest to do gastroscopy to rule this out. till that try to change dietary habits, eat easied food,avoid alcohol, fats, fried food ,coffee and smoking. Also stress may aggravate pain. if this is not helpfuk you need more detailed gastroenterologic work up.
Thanks for the query. Regards
Answered: Thu, 26 Sep 2013
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