Re: Gallbladder attack....when is it good to seek medical advice?

From: toni welsh (
Fri Mar 16 10:30:19 2001

At Fri, 16 Mar 2001, Jennifer wrote: >
>Hi folks...I'm new here.
>I'm 23....and didn't consider myself to have alot of health problems
>(other than being gluten intolerant). I woke up at 4 this morning with
>a severe pain under the middle of my ribcage that radiated to my back.
>I thought a shower could help ease the pain (first thought it was muscle
>but it didn't work. I woke my mom up to explain my symptoms...and
>she immediately said it was a gallbladder attack (my first one).
>It runs in my family on both sides...and most of the folks that have had
>it eventually had their gallbladder taken out.
>It was excruciatingly painful (worse than gluten intolerance or my
>recent tonsilectomy). I'm glad it only lasted a little over an hour...
>but I'm still experiencing pain after the fact.I'm wondering if you
>have an attack if you should immediately contact a doctor or what?
>I see a GI (gastro intestinal) specialist on occasion....should I
>head his way? I'm wondering if gallstone attacks warrant immediate
>attention (like an appendicitis) or are most folks ok?
>Very worriedorried here,

I have been having the same syptoms, I see my dr on Monday

Love' toni

It would not hurt to call your dr, I did!

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