4 years after vsg, right side pain

lalazaih
on 1/10/22 8:48 am
VSG on 09/05/17

Hello all!

I'm 4 years out of VSG surgery and have right side pain, not in my stomach but my actual side, it's like a dull ache that comes and goes. Does anyone have this going? The doctors can't find anything wrong. They try to tell me it's a pulled muscle, well it's not. I've had this for over a year now. I've had ultra sounds and x- rays, nothing. Please help..... thank you!

ladygodiva1228
on 1/11/22 9:17 am - Putnam, CT
Revision on 02/04/15

Do you still have your gallbladder?

Before I had my revision surgery in 2015 I was getting a dull on and off pain on my right side. After numerous tests my surgeon did one with a dye substance and that showed sludge build up in my gallbladder. During my revision surgery he took my gallbladder out also.

Dr. Sanchez Lapband 9/12/2003
hw305/revision w280/cw197/gw150

Revision from Lap Band to Bypass on 2/4/2015 by Dr. Pohl

    

lalazaih
on 1/11/22 12:45 pm
VSG on 09/05/17

Thank you so much Ladygodiva, no I still have my gallbladder. You think that's it? It is definitely on my right side, dull ache, comes and goes. Bugs me so much. Not excruciating but it's annoying. I believe you are correct. I've had tests done but they couldn't find anything. Can you tel me what procedure that was exactly with the dye? It started over a year ago and has gotten a little bit worse. I wonder if it's just in my head that after going to the bathroom, the pain lessens for that moment/ for a while.

ladygodiva1228
on 1/11/22 3:19 pm - Putnam, CT
Revision on 02/04/15

It was like this. Not sure of the medical name. If I remember correctly it took a couple of hours to complete and felt kind of weird nothing bad just odd feeling.

Dr. Sanchez Lapband 9/12/2003
hw305/revision w280/cw197/gw150

Revision from Lap Band to Bypass on 2/4/2015 by Dr. Pohl

    

lalazaih
on 1/11/22 7:03 pm
VSG on 09/05/17

Ok thank you so much! This helps a lot. I will go for more testing.

ladygodiva1228
on 1/12/22 5:13 am - Putnam, CT
Revision on 02/04/15

Your welcome. Best of luck to you and don't take no for an answer. If you have to push your doctor for the testing then do so. We are our own best health advocates.

Dr. Sanchez Lapband 9/12/2003
hw305/revision w280/cw197/gw150

Revision from Lap Band to Bypass on 2/4/2015 by Dr. Pohl

    

lalazaih
on 1/15/22 1:37 pm
VSG on 09/05/17

Yes we are!! Thank you!!!

Jaded61
on 1/17/22 10:00 am

Hello,

I believe the scan you are referring to is a HIDA scan. I had that procedure many years ago to find out my gallbladder needed to be removed. The scan showed that the gallbladder was 29% functioning. At the time of surgery it had quit functioning. So it was a good thing I had surgery or it would have been on an emergency basis. My symptoms felt like I had a golf ball sitting under my right breast when I was sitting.

Good luck, take care.

lalazaih
on 1/17/22 10:09 am
VSG on 09/05/17

Yes it was a HidaScan. They said they didn't find anything wrong. Maybe it was functional and that's all that they looked at and figured it's ok. Not looking at the percentage of function. Sometimes I wonder if the technician that writes the report from the scans/ x rays knows what they are talking about. I'm going to have another one done or get another opinion from another doctor for more tests. Thanks so much!!

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