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Constant Abdominal Pain
thickage posted:
Gallbladder removed about 8 weeks ago. About a week after my gallbladder attack, I started having some abdominal pain in my lower left ab area. That pain progressed to the left ab and has now settled in to constant (several hours per day, worsens at night) pain around my lower left ribcage. CT scan showed lower left ab swollen, but colonoscopy, endoscopy looked fine.

The pain doesn't seem to worsen or change with food - it starts shortly after I wake up and generally is on and off all day, with the worse pain in the evenings as I "settle in" to TV. Lying down seems to aggravate the pain because of the, ahem, excess weight I carry, so watching TV in bed usually irritates the upper/left ab pain. It gets sensitive to the touch - even a hug irritates it and I can no longer sleep on my left side.

Basic bloodwork showed normal kidney, pancreas, liver function.

I've started a gluten free diet and I will likely also remove dairy to see if I've got some sort of food allergy. I'm going to stop taking Omeprazole and I'm currently taking probiotics.

Keep in mind that this pain started shortly after my gallbladder attack, so that seemed to be the trigger.

Anyone else having the same issue?

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