I do have gallstones and was told to have my gallbladder out cause I've had pain after eating and pain on the right side. I also get this weird full, heavy feeling in my stomach. Sort of like something is sitting in there, like the food I ate is just sitting in there. Is that part of the gallbladder thing?
It can be if the bile duct is blocked.
When I had to have my gallbladder out, it wasnt because of stones, it was because my gallbladder had stopped functioning altogether. This can be the case when you have years of gallbladder disease. I had had trouble for years before it got bad enough that they discovered it wasnt working. I was in my early 20's when it first started and in my 40's when I finally got it removed. Go get it out. You will feel much better and it is an easy surgery if they can do it by laproscope
I always have a very full feeling but mine might be related to poor gastric emptying. However, I tend to experience horrid pain and cramping. I went to the ER during one particularly bad episode and they did actually do an abdominal ultrasound. They found that I had “sludge" in my gallbladder. I was like, what? They explained that it's kind of like tiny gallstoney stuff the consistency of sand. They told me that the pressure from that was greatly contributing to my stomach pain, cramping, discomfort... etc. Also there was a strong possibility that the "sludge" could build up and create a duct blockage. I believe I passed them (I distinctly remember the day and asked if that could have happened then, because the sludge was no longer there.
However, I did see that ER doc another time and was actually surprised that I didn't get my gallbladder removed, so, as people have suggested, I would definitely get it checked out and find out if it would be in your best interest to get that sucker yanked out.
Good luck to you. I definitely understand the extreme discomfort (putting it lightly) of the fullness.
Oh, HI, by the way. I'm new to the group.
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