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Old 02-16-2007, 09:29 AM   #1
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Gall bladder doctor help....

My Dh was up all night with symptoms of a gall bladder attack. I had my gall bladder out, but I went to the ER, and they found a dr. for me. What type of dr. should I call for my DH?

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Old 02-16-2007, 09:36 AM   #2
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Your regular doctor will do. He/she will probably send him for some tests and depending on what the results are, they will go from there. My doctor saw my results, said I needed to have it removed ASAP, sent me to a general surgeon who scheduled me for surgery two days later.

Go to your regular doc first.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:46 AM   #3
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I believe that's what happend w/me. I found out via the ER, then was made an appt w/general surgeon next day and had it out in a few days after that.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:00 PM   #4
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While I certainly think that your regular physician would do just fine, if you want a specialist I went to a gastroenterologist when I had gallbladder problems.
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Use a gastro surgeon not a general surgeon. A general surgeon is fine most of the time, but a gastro surgeon is far more qualified.
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:11 PM   #6
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I had mine out in November. I used a general surgeon. Everything turned out great.
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:27 PM   #7
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Please to anyone you has experienced gallbladder problems what were your symptoms. I have been having pain behind my breastbone, pain in my side, and between my shoulder blades and my sister in law who had her removed a few years ago said her symptoms were very similar. How long did you have symptoms before you were diagnosed? Any responses would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:35 PM   #8
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Go to the surgeon the gastro recommends. I had mine done a few years ago...no problems what so ever.

Jamimb...go to the doctor. I told my friend she was having gall bladder problems and she put it off and had to have emergency surgery...better safe than sorry and better to plan if time allows...HTH!
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The stabbing pain in your back is classic gallbladder symptoms. Did it happen after you ate greasy food? My symptoms included feeling very bloated and having excruciating pain in my chest area to the point that I had trouble taking a deep breath. Sometimes I would vomit but most of the time I would not.

My OB/Gyn diagnosed me at an OB visit and sent me to a General Surgeon who removed my gallbladder while I was 21 weeks pregnant.

To minimize the chance of attack then cut out all dairy, sugars (including artificial sweeteners), anything fried, white bread and pasta. I lived off of salads, unsweet tea and dry turkey sandwiches on wheat or pumpernickel bread until I was able to schedule my surgery.
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I dont eat alot of greasy foods that is where nmy symptoms kinda stray from classic gallbladder symptoms. It started when I was a few months pregnant and at that time it only hurt behind my breastbone. I thought it was my expanding belly but I misscarried and the symptoms did not go away I saw a doctor who put me on anti-inflammitory meds , did a whole bunch of heart tests and when those things didnt work he put me on antideppresents and told me I had anxiety (didnt work either) then a few months later I experienced upper back pain (never had that before) in addition to the chest pain so I went to a chiropractor. He diagnosed me with scoliosis and started seeing me a couple times a week. It helped for a while but then the pain came back with a vengence. Just recently I have started to have pain in ,y right side under my rib cage. This has only happened about twice bbut the chest and back pain are persistent. I have had it with doctors the last one put me on a antideppresent and sent me on my merry litttle way but then last week my SIL said it sounded to her like troubles with my gallbladder. This has been going on for alittle over a year. She also told me that her pain started when she was pregnant and her doc told her its common in pregnancy . oddly enough thats when I started experiencing my pain as well. Im putting off actually going to a doctor because they think im crazy anyway
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:16 AM   #12
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jamimb-go to the Dr and explain your symptoms. Ask forhim to check your gallbladder. I went to a regular Dexplained my symptoms and luckily he thought it sounded like my gallbladder and he ordered an ultrasound that showed gallstones. I then went to a general surgeon who scheduled my surgery for about a month later. From the time I was diagnosed until the time of my surgery, almost everything I ate bothered me. It's a horrible feeling. I truly thought I was having a heart attack during my first attack
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:21 AM   #13
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I feel for your DH. I'm 8 weeks post gallbladder surgery. After having two absolutely horrible attacks, I went on a NO fat diet, or as close to no fat as you can get, for the 10 weeks prior to my operation. In that time, while I had episodes of discomfort, at least that amazing pain never came back.

These were the only things I ate during that time.
Boiled boneless skinless chicken breasts
Rice made with water and chicken bouillon cubes
Microwaved baked potatoes - don't eat the skin.
Green beans.
Fat Free margarine spread
Frozen yogurt
Animal Crackers
White Bread.
Fat Free Cool Whip

While boring, it was great for losing weight. I dropped 17 pounds in that 10 week period.

Hope he's able to get this taken care of soon. The surgery, as surgeries go, was a breeze.
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