“I had my gallbladder out in 1992. Since then, I have had what I would call – and now the Dr agrees – is IBS – “”at times””. Sometimes I can eat the same thing that I was fine with yesterday – and I am dying on it today! But, the attack part – I had it a few years back. The specialist I saw said it could be a stone caught in the little edge of the duct that is left when they cut it off to remove the GB. If you imaging your gall bladder and bile duct meeting at an intersection (like an intersecting road on one side only) – then you can picture how it looks after it is removed. They take the entire organ, and then most of the duct that leads into the bile duct. That same duct was already coming from above at the liver and then it picks up extra bile at the gall bladder and then dumps that mix into the stomach for digestion. When they take the organ – that little edge stays. Sometimes a stone is lodged in there as well and that can be really painful!
Bottom line – see the DR. It isnt life threatening, but it hurts like a son of a gun!”