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This is a discussion on Gall Bladder Problem? in Gastroenterology Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... Hi, I am a nursing student graduating this may. I look at allnurses.com a lot for different info. I...by joshbruckner Apr 12, '05Hi, I am a nursing student graduating this may. I look at allnurses.com a lot for different info. I have a health question.
My girlfriend has frequent GI discomfort after eating all kinds of foods, especiallly meals high in fat. The pain is pretty severe (she whines a lot) and it happens at least a few times a week, usually after a big dinner or lunch. She also has problems with constipation. She runs marathons and eats vegetarian, so she is in great shape otherwise.
After reading in my handy med-surg. textbook I diagnosed it as irritable bowel syndrome and then cholecystitis. I really don't know.
A friend's mother who has been a nurse for 30 years told her it sounds like a gall bladder problem.
I told her just to go to the student health center at vanderbilt and get an MD to look at it.
Anyone have any advice? thanksLast edit by Nurse Ratched on Apr 19, '05 : Reason: removed email
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- Apr 19, '05 by 1701valerieAn EGD is usually scheduled as one of the first procedures to make sure nothing is wrong in the stomach. Then onto a ct scan to check for gallstones. Then a possible hidal scan to test for liver function. Then they do surgery if it is warranted and the client will feel much better!
A lot of times a fatty meal/foods will bother someone who has gallbladder problems. It is rather classic. Best of luck to your gf!