Hello, New here,
Any support and info would be greatly received.
I'm 35 have been found to have gallstones by chance having had an MRI early this year Feb. I had pains at times the central area in between breast but mainly left stomach sharp pain could be upper or lower. And generally not long after eating. I notice this would happen a Lil while after eating not very good foods.
(Oily foods etc I use to also eat a lot of eggs, cheese)
I now know I'm lactose intolerance, so completely cut out dairy and went vegan from Feb until now, hoping my gallstones would have gone. Did another Ultrasound a few weeks ago, but they're still there! I was also scanned again after eating food to check if my gallbladder is contracting normally after eating fattie food it was from the results taken.
But being Vegan has completely changed my symptoms! However, on a few occasions, if I had for example chips I'd get a little discomfort.
I've had a top and tail investigation a month ago now by my gastro doc and a biopsy taken all is fine! And due to a major improvement when referred to dietitian this week, for a FODMAP diet it wasn't recommended, to check for IBS. As my presenting symptoms are not as strong enough as before.
Now I've tried to get ready of gallstone naturally and still want to but have at least x20 small stones in size and 1x at 1.8cm. My doc/surgeon said this size wouldn't come out naturally. I've been told the gallstones are nowhere else in my liver for example, (but I've read if in the gallbladder it is likely to be in your liver too) my liver stas were normally.
I what to know if anyone has had them 1st in the gallbladder and it's moved over time to other areas or caused further complications due to not having the gallbladder removed?
I'm worried and concerned about getting it removed and even side effects of living without a gallbladder?
Also to note I sometimes have a low iron court it's just on the borderline now and I have roughly 3/4 small fibroids which have been checked in the last couple of months and due to my age in case I want to have more children I've been advised not to get any surgery done on my womb because of possible damage. Also due to the sizes, they don't if it's necessary.
I wonder if this could be the cause of my lower groin pain at times. However, that doesn't explain the sharp right side pain in my stomach. Any help and advice pls I don't want to make the wrong decision getting my gallbladder removed but I also have been told IBS can be misdiagnosed when it's gallstone pains the patient is experiencing, after many years of living with it.
I note, however, my pain isn't on the right where my gallballer is you see! Besides the feeling of feeling very full, bloating, and heaviness in the middle below and in between my breast area.
35 year in need of some help???? Best Wishes