Itching

My wife had her gold bladder removed 2 years ago I don't know if this is related to that but these symptoms all came after that..but doctors don't have a clue..sometimes her stomach is so big blotted and then back to normal she is always itching all over the body she has a allergy pill every day but that makes her drowsy her hair is falling she has a lot off pain in her right shoulder the doctors have done all blood tests and MIR scan nothing.any one know what it is or the cure fur5 it please

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  • She could have something called post cholecystectomy syndrome. This causes similar pain and symptoms as she would have had before the gall bladder was removed. It can also be called a type of Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. There is quite a lot on it in the web if you look it up.

    GP needs to check her bilirubin levels in her blood incase that is causing the itching. Allergy pills will not really help much. Sometimes the tiny microscopic ducts in the livercan be inflammed but will be unlikely to show up in scans.

    I suffer from this also ,and take Ursofalk a bile acid tablets everyday, it thins down the bile and helps the bile ducts to drain so you have less blockage and pain.

    She needs to see her Gp as it can be related to her autoimmune problem and she will need to see a specialist gastroenterologist.

  • Thanks i will talk to the doc

  • What about the falling of hair is that related to this aswell and her stomach getting bloated

  • The stomach bloated would definitely be related but not necessarily the falling hair. Though that could be linked with Lupus or even with an upset in thyroid hormones.

  • Thanks

  • Hi Sanee

    I so understand how it feels. My tummy gets very bloated and painful. My doctor has put it down to IBS. So I have been given medication. That is helping some but I think I will be going back to see what else he can come up with. I don't know what you are taking but it sounds like something doesn't suit you. I got rid of my itchy body by giving up gluten. That's what seems to be my worst thing to eat. Try having a look at what you are consuming. If not go back to gp

    Hope that helps xx

  • Hi Sanee,

    Welcome to the LUPUS UK HealthUnlocked Community!

    We are not medically trained here so we cannot comment the possible causes of the symptoms your wife is experiencing.

    Has your wife thought about getting a referral to see a dermatologist about the itching and hair loss she is experiencing?

    We published an article on our blog about coping with itchy rashes containing helpful tips and information which you can read here: lupusuk.org.uk/coping-with-...

    Last year we published a blog article called ‘Coping with Hair Loss’ which you can read here: lupusuk.org.uk/coping-with-...

    Please let us know how your wife gets on, wishing you both all the best.

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