Hi everyone, I hope your all well. I was wondering what people's experiences of gall bladder problems on here are?
I was very unwell a year and a half ago when during a hospital admission a ct scan found I had plueral effusions and a thickening of the lining of my gall bladder along wth an endoscopy which found another stomach erosion and gastritis amongst other things. I have since been diagnosed with undifferentiaed connective tissue disease which the consultants feel is likely to be lupus, although it has not showed up in my bloods yet. Since this hospital admission my gall bladder has been pretty good, until recently.
I started on azothiaprine a few months ago on top of hydroxy and unfortunately at this time I became unwell again, with stomach problems, vomitting and pain in both my stomach and again my gall bladder. The gp referred me for a abdominal scan and re-referred me to another gastroenterologist. I was later taken of the azothiaprine and things are a bit better, but I'm still having problems with my stomach. I have now this week started methotrexate instead, so fingers crossed.
So today I had my scan and the lady doing it said I had a polyp in my gall bladder, she said it was what's causing the pain and also the vomitting due to bile coming back. She said I would need to have my gall bladder taken out now. so now i've got to wait for the gp to have my results and refer me to whoever does that.
My concern though is that I'm worried about getting an infection due to being on the immune suppressants and having an operation.
Also how have people found recovery time with these sort of auto immune problems?
I am very unwell at the moment and on top of this my thyroid is playing up, I had my thyroid levels blood test again at the hospital today along with the thyroid anti bodies, so just got to wait for the results now.
It just feels like its one thing after the other all the time to be honest I'm terrified at the thought of an operation as I'm already so unwell.
I'd love to hear people's experiences though, thanks in advance xx