Please help me....I'm frustrated and in pain. Heres a little history and whats going on. I had my gallbladder removed approx. 5 yrs ago. Everything seemed fine, no complications. Fast forward several years. About 1 year ago i started experiencing several nausea in the mornings between 4am and 7am, almost daily. The nausea is so severe that my mouth starts to water, i get a lump in my throat and experience severe cramping in my abdomon. Unfortunately, at the same time, I was experiencing kidney stones (again). I explained what was going on to my PC and she believed it had to do with my kidney stones. I ended up have kidney surgery to get rid of the stone and actually felt a relief from the nausea for a while. The relief didnt last long and I was full swing again with the nausea and pain but this time it followed with a bowel movement. This is such pain that I am buckled over or in the fetal position during the episodes. I have recently gone to the doctor again. My PC referred me to a GI. After explaining everything....again....he ordered a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Both came back fine. And I was supposed to see him for a follow up appt Aug 10th. My mother-in-law was concerned so started to do some research on the internet. Thank God she did! She asked me if I had had my gall bladder removed. I told her yes and she explained some of the complications that can happened and that all my symptoms sounded like there may be some problems with my bile duct. So I requested and ERCP test from my doctor but he sent me in for CT. The CT showed some problems in my bile duct area. Hmmmm, interesting. NOW, my doctor requested a MRCP test (last friday). My pain is increasing and now I feel a burning sensation in the middle of my abdomon, between my ribs (where my incision is from my gall bladder removal). I called the doctors office today to see if they had the results and they did. GOD forbid I actually get to talk to my GI about all of this. Im still waiting for my follow up appt from the Colonoscopy a month ago. The nurse explained to me that the MRCP did show that the clamp/clip from my gall bladder removed is compromised. Of couse she would not explain anything else to me and said I would need to discuss it with my doctor of wednesday. My question is: Should I be concerned? What does it mean to have the clip compromised? Im actually kinda scared and still in alot of pain. I would appreciated ANY help or advise. Thank you!!!