I have been living with undiagnosed chronic abdominal pain for the last 3 1/2 years of my life. The pain is mostly in my upper right quadrant near my ribs and some times travels to near my belly button, to my left ribs. The pain also goes to my middle back and upper back quite often. The pain never seems to go away and always seems to just vary in intensity. I also cannot drink alcohol at all anymore, I have had to give it up. If i drink even a few drinks I will have pain in my abdomen and back and the next day I will have increased pain.
I have had every test that the doctors can throw at me, endoscopy, colonoscopy, Upper GI Series, 2 CT Scans, 3 MRIs, 2 ultrasounds, extensive blood work, Celiac Test, capsule endoscopy, nerve conductivity tests, Thoracic Spine MRI. All of these tests have come up normal. The only thing that has come up somewhat abnormal are my two Hida Scans.
My first one had an Ejection Fraction of 87% and my most recent one had an Ejection Fraction 86% with bile reflux. My doctors aren't convinced that my pain would be caused by this. They say since I don't have normal gallbladder attacks after eating fatty meals and my abdomen isn't tender. My pain is pretty constant and I did notice a slight increase of pain throughout the Hida test and the rest of the day. It is literally the only thing that has shown up during my long over 3 year search. Can any of you please share your experience and knowledge about hyperkinetic gallbladder?
The pain is hard to live with and I can't help but think this could be it. I know surgery is risky, especially if my surgeon removes my gallbladder and I still have pain. I can't aslo help to think that this bile reflux is being caused by hyperactive gallbladder literally spitting bile up back into my stomach and small intestine and constantly irritating my stomach lining.