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2young2dieMom
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I was on ceftriaxone for 9 months so I know gall stones could be an issue, but I haven't had any pain. I developed gastritis and chronic diahrrea.

Could this be a sign of gall bladder problems? I'm having an abdominal cat scan in a few days, will that show anything?

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Usually you would have pain as your main issue.. pain especially in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen.

If you have stones they would show up on a CT scan.

PS.. I think you CAN have diarrhea as a symptom.

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Gallstones cause abdominal pain.

A blocked bile duct would cause gray, pasty looking stool. And more pain. This is a medical emergency.

The CAT scan should tell you how your gallbladder is doing.

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Why a CT scan?? Usually you would do an ultra sound for gall stones. There is no radiation danger with ultra sound. There are huge amounts of radiation in CT scans. And I don't know why they would rx a CT for this rather than ultra sound.

Plus, diarrhea is usually from Candida or having the good bacteria stripped, rather than from gall stones. You need tons of the best probiotics---away from the abx. Plus, something for the Candida, if that is a factor, which it probably is.

Talk to your dr about the diarrhea, if you haven't already.

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I had this problem before and after I had my gall bladder removed.

But a lot of things can cause the big "D"

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Rumigirl is right . . esp about the probiotics.

I just assumed the CT scan was for some other reason... and 2young was wondering if it would show something on the GB.(?)

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There are some good herbal combinations for gall stones. You may also want to look into Hulda Clarks' concepts in this area. It's not for everyone, though.

I think it's better to give some of the alternative protocols a chance before getting it removed - if possible.

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more info -

http://www.gallbladderattack.com/index.shtml

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