“I’m a 35 year old female who has had chronic pain under my right lower rib cage for 2 1/2 years. I finally broke down and had my gall bladder removed 6 weeks ago, even though the HIDA scan did not detect stones. My gallbladder was inflamed w/ cholestrol deposits, but no stones. Well, the surgery was much worse than I had expected. I’m still sore (from the surgery) and I still have the original pain. I just got back from a Gastroenterologist, he basically said “”sorry”” there’s not much more we can do (except test for SOD which apparently could cause pancreatitis?) HELP! I’m so sad and am terrified that I am going to be in pain the rest of my life. The doctors seem clueless. Why are there so many of us with these symptoms, but the doctors don’t know anything? If anyone has found something that helps please let me know!!!!
P.s. Doctor prescribed desiparmine – has this helped anyone? ”