7 days ago all of a sudden I had nausea, vomiting, yellow diarrhea, fever (102.6), body ache, and chills. Couldn't keep water or food down for 2.5 days. Thought it was just the stomach flu but on day 3 went into my primary care physician in case there was something he could give me. He wanted to get to a better diagnosis so he took some blood. Blood results came back with elevated "alkaline something" which he said could be gallbladder, so they ordered an upper abdominal ultrasound and I'm waiting on the results. On day 5 I started to feel a little better, no more vomiting, although I'm still nauseous, still have the yellow diarrhea, and no fever in the mornings but fever starts going back up in afternoon/evening. It hasn't gotten above 101.2 though in past few days. Crazy bad indigestion and heartburn after anything I eat, and I'm pretty much sticking to the BRAT diet. Lots of belching, and some gas although not as much gas as I have been having in the past 6 months (which I never had in the past). I have intermittent pain (dull, achy) in the upper right abdomen and sometimes in the same area on my back. But it's not sharp or severe like gallstone pains from what I hear. I won't get the US results for two more days and I'm going crazy with the nausea and overall bad feeling. Does this sound like gallbladder disease? Any other ideas? Just hate the waiting, and it's not so bad that I need to go to the ER.
Gallbladder issues or just a stomach flu?
- 18 Jul 2015 by lmkbeck
- 19 July 2015
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It sounds exactly like gall stones or an infected gall bladder (gall bladder disease). I had those same signs four years ago and suffered on and off for a couple of years like that. I had my entire gall bladder removed and there were some pretty good sized stones inside. Best relief ever was that surgery! Took about 30 minutes, very routine and felt like nothing for me since I was Out. My recovery went very well. They did it laparoscopically so there were just three tiny incisions. Was in hospital 24 hours then went home. I was in a little pain for just two days and slept most of that time. Went right back to normal life and diet with no issues. If the results come back postitive for gall bladder disease, you should seriously consider surgery because it will only get worse. I went through two years of hell and pain missing so much fun, life, work, etc for something I didn't know at the time was easy to fix. Hope this helps and best of luck and many prayers to you, friend.
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