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Digestive Disorders

Upper Abdominal Pain

06/24/2009

Question:

I am a 35 year old female who had my gallbladder removed over 12 years ago. It contained almost 50 stones. I am experiencing gallbladder type symptoms. Pain in my upper stomach which shoots through to by back, nausea, tenderness off to my right side, ect. I am very concerned! Any input?? Thank you!

Answer:

I would recommend you consult with a GI specialist. Many other things can have the same symptoms as galllbadder pain. Things like reflux and ulcer disease present in a similar way for some people.

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Response by:

Syed A Ahmad, MD Syed A Ahmad, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati