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Er worthy or no? Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4675 posts
12th Jul

I have a LOT of health issues and recently was diagnosed with gastroparesis a couple months ago. I was on reglan to help my stomach to start contracting better but it hasn't helped with the nausea and pain. My regular dr really truly believes that something is wrong with my liver and/or biliary duct and thinks that the gastroparesis is masking a more serious problem. As a result, I almost always have a dull pain in my upper right side but today, it not only hurts there but it is also extending halfway down that side. It's not a stabbing pain or anything but enough to hurt with movement or just resting. When I press on the area, it feels almost bruised but it's not. The last couple days my nausea has gotten worse, my feet have been swollen and my heart has been palpating some. My question is, do you think I should just go to the ER? My dr office is closed today and they don't have an on call answering service. I'm just not a person that really likes going to the dr for nothing. But this pain with all my other symptoms is really starting to worry me. I just don't know what to do :/

RachaelMarie0530 1 child; Cocoa, FL, United States 131 posts
12th Jul

i would go just to make sure everything is ok 

Backwoods 1 child; ........, .., United States 17234 posts
12th Jul

I would go. To me, it sounds like you have a swollen gallbladder. 

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4675 posts
12th Jul

Quoting Mad Hatter:
I would go. To me, it sounds like you have a swollen gallbladder. 


I don't have a gall bladder anymore. It got taken out 5 years ago which is why the dr thinks it's my liver or biliary duct.

Backwoods 1 child; ........, .., United States 17234 posts
12th Jul

Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:

I don't have a gall bladder anymore. It got taken out 5 years ago which is why the dr thinks it's my liver or biliary duct.



Well, there goes that then. LOL. My gallbladder swells up from time to time. Considering he thinks it's something dealing with your liver, I would go in and see what they could find.

goatfajitas 3 kids; 1 angel baby; dirty 5 thirty, CA, United States 3996 posts
12th Jul

I have an enlarged liver and that's the exact pain i get. I would go get it checked out, the er will do more immediate things like a sono and blood work that might take weeks with your regular dr. 

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4675 posts
12th Jul

Quoting Mad Hatter:


Well, there goes that then. LOL. My gallbladder swells up from time to time. Considering he thinks it's something dealing with your liver, I would go in and see what they could find.


LOL. Yeah. Alot of people say it's my gall bladder till they know I don't have one. They took it out after my first child because it was filled with gall stones and thought for sure that would solve my issues. Nope, 5 years later and the symptoms are only getting worse, not better :/

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4675 posts
12th Jul

Quoting Sandyfajitas:
I have an enlarged liver and that's the exact pain i get. I would go get it checked out, the er will do more immediate things like a sono and blood work that might take weeks with your regular dr. 


Oh okay. What causes the liver to be enlarged? I've always wondered that because I know a few people who have had enlarged livers but never could figure out why. 

Backwoods 1 child; ........, .., United States 17234 posts
12th Jul

Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:

Oh okay. What causes the liver to be enlarged? I've always wondered that because I know a few people who have had enlarged livers but never could figure out why. 



I looked it up and this is what I found, I'm not really familiar with liver issues. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/enla...
The ER would be the best choice for immediate treatment, assuming you have a good ER.

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4675 posts
12th Jul

Okay thank you. I'm currently waiting on my DH to get home so I can go.

Backwoods 1 child; ........, .., United States 17234 posts
12th Jul

Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:
Okay thank you. I'm currently waiting on my DH to get home so I can go.



Awesome. I hope they can do something for you. 

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4675 posts
12th Jul

Quoting Mad Hatter:


Awesome. I hope they can do something for you. 


Thank you, me too! I am so tired of this crap. Lol.

Backwoods 1 child; ........, .., United States 17234 posts
12th Jul

Quoting Trey&Genesis'momma:

Thank you, me too! I am so tired of this crap. Lol.



I would imagine so! Keep us updated on what they figure out!

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4675 posts
12th Jul

Quoting Mad Hatter:


I would imagine so! Keep us updated on what they figure out!


I most certainly will if I find anything new out. Lol. Our ER sometimes is pretty useless.