Gallstones diagnosis!

Other long term effects of PCOS

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Postby noodles1609 » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:50 pm

Another gall bladder problem here. After many tests and much pain (and blooming strong painkillers) I was finally diagnosed with a "lazy" gall bladder. No idea if that's connected to pcos but it didn't half hurt! Specialist offered to whip it out but I declined his very kind offer.

Staying reasonably low fat works wonders, the occasional rich meal does remind me it's still there though.

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Postby Sadie » Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:47 pm

Hmm, interesting link between Gallstones and PCOS. I have PCOS, but the only "physical" symptoms i exhibit are acne (mild) and hair loss (extreme hair loss). I'm within my weight range and generally considered "slim" for my height of 5ft 6.

However, last December I was diagnosed w Gallstones and immediately had my Gallbladder removed.

My mother also had hers removed when she was my age (29/30). When asked why I had these stones, the Consultant said it is heriditry, many females get them, and because of the typical "high fat western diet". I must admit, i'm a big fan of dairy products, so i guess that didnt help ;)

Is there a connection between PCOS and Gallbladder problems? It could be merely coincidence.
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Postby ELIZABETHLEO5 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:06 pm

Hey, I dont know a great deal about gallstones, apart from the fact that my mom had them and didnt know and it almost killed her, she was rushed in an ambulance and had the gallbladder whipped out, she wasnt overweight and was in her late 30's early 40's, my moms mom had exactly the same problem in her early 50's and was rushed in to have hers removed, and my nans mom too, so it seems to be heriditary! It seems my PCOS comes from my mom's side and I feel it is related.

I have a hell of a lot of problems with what seems to me as food intolerances, I cant have much dairy I instantly get Diahhrea and same with anything spicey/or acidic...onions etc, they make me so ill that I end up doubled in pain and ill all night/day...I have never associated this will my Gall bladder but I suppose now it makes sense!

I am only 24 so hopefully I can try to avoid it, I know there are a few herbs out there that absorb fat, like Garcinia Cambogia (tamarind fruit).

I am not at all overweight, but I can easy put half a stone on a week if I start eating wrong foods (like at the moment with xmas) which to me seems an incredible amont of weight to put on in a week!!!


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Postby sara37 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:47 pm

I have been recently diagnosed with gallstones and my consultant is insisting I loose weight before they operate. I have to say its the biggest motivation I have ever had. However the consultant gave me a really hard time over my weight - dismissed my pcos and said that this was not the reason for my obesity! :x
Anyway Im strictly dieting and have to loose 3 more stones before they will operate. Fatty food is really a no no as that triggers attacks for me. But Ive had 2 attacks that did not seem connected to fatty meals - who knows!

Postby Hutchisong » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:25 pm

I was admitted to hospital between christmas and new year due to cholecystitis due to gallstones - its a pain I never want to repeat!!!

Just waiting to get booked in to get gallbladder out! - they would normally do it there and then but due to the festive hols and wards being closed due to the winter vomitting virus, I need to go back.
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Postby sara37 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:28 pm

Hi hutchisong
I truely sympathise with you it is an awful experience was that ur 1st one?

Postby PeaceLily » Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:57 am

Hiya, I had my gallbladder out in 98 (thank god!!) the pain was unbelievable. Seems like there may be a connection ?

Postby iomjax » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:09 pm

i had gallstone infact 140 of the little blighters each the size of sweet corn kernals i had them for 4 years due to my doctor mis diagnosing me as having a back problem!!! it was not until i came dangerously ill with jaundice that they decided to investigate
anyway been a year since i had my gallbladder out and have not looked back even lost weight woohoooooo
jax x

Postby sarahcratchley » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:21 pm


this is really interesting as I am having my gall bladder out next wed :) the pain I have is horrendous - I take buscopan, solpadeine max and a sleeping tablet to knock me out whilst it lasts!!!!!

Anyway have pcos too so maybe is a link? What is the op like - after pain etc I am really nervous especially in the days after

thanks sarah x x x

Postby smiler » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:18 pm


I thought i would quickly come and say if anyone has gallstones PLEASE PLEASE don't leave it. My partner has just come out of hospital after spending over 2 weeks in there with gallstones. He is a big lad and he had really bad indegestion bouts for about a year but i had to rush him into hospital because one of the gallstones got lodged into his pancreas and infected it and he was nearly put into icu and his organs started failing as well. He caught 3 infectionas as a result of them and he is only home for 3 weeks then has to go back in to have his gallbladder removed along with a big part of his pancreas which has died as a result of the gallstone that got stuck.

I really hope no one has to go through what i saw and for the ladies here who have i wish you all get better soon and very BIG HUGE HUGS to you.

Sorry for the long post but i care so much about everybody and don't wish anyone to go through what i saw.

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Postby Trying » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:06 am

Just thought I'd add in here too! I've got a giant gallstone and am on the list to have my gallbladder removed (hopefully sooner rather than later) - NHS permitting!

The symptons I've had include the feeling that someone has shoved a burning tennis ball in my stomach, which leads to back pain, nausea and usually tears from not being able to sleep. Mine almost always starts at night.

Since I joined Slimming World & now doing Weight Watchers instead, i found it controlled it, but am still going for the op (despite being pretty terrified of going into hospital) as I had a relapse from 12:00am Christmas Day - 9am last year after eating some breaded chicken & mushrooms Christmas Eve.
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Postby sarahcratchley » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:07 am

having mine done wed and I am terrified too!! Will let you know how I get on when I get home :?

I haven't had a relapse for 3 weeks but don't want another relapse!!

Postby Misunderstood » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:54 am

This topic has always interested me as I had my gall bladder removed 32 years ago. It wasn't until I came on Verity that I realised there was a possible connection with PCOS. I wish you well for Wednesday,Sarah and hope all goes well.
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Postby sarahcratchley » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:38 pm

had mine out yesterday all went well bit sore today but worth to end all other pain been having.

bit whoozy with drugs

goodluck to anyone having it done well worth it x

Postby bunnie » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:40 pm

I had gallstones removed this year, I had the scan at the same time I had the scan for ovarian cysts. I had to have my gallbladder removed and also wondered if it was related to PCOS as I'm not overweight but do store excess fat around my middle as a symptom of pcos. Doc's didn't tell me if they were related though but then they didn't know anything about pcos either! :/
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