Question: Had gallbladder surgery – Feel I still have it – Surgeon says encountered problems…
Had gallbladder removed 4 years ago. All tests prior to surgery showed nothing but final diagnosis was Chronic Cholecystitis.
It was adhesed to intestines and duodenum.
After surgery I seemed to do ok for a while but then the nagging rib and mid back pain started up again. Felt like I still had gallbladder.
Finally this year I got the surgeons report from surgery and noted an introperative cholangiogram was done.
It says the surgeon had difficulty getting the dye in and made 3 attempts and noted a filling defect was seen in the mid common bile duct. I was never told this. The radiology report also makes not of the filling defect.
My question is
Is it possible to have a stone stay in the duct for this long?
Is the cholangiongram considered abnormal?
Wouldn’t I be jaundiced if this was causing the pain? I read about Sphincter of Oddi and wondered if that could cause this but I don’t vomit so I’m not sure.
I also woneed if it is a bile duct injury that could cause this pain. It’s like havin a constant stich in your side and it radiates to my back and makes my back hurt and it hurts to move