"Gallbladder problems"

About: Barnsley Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

About three years ago I suffered an attack of which I thought was indigestion. When it happened again about a month later I visited my doctor who prescribed Omepregole. For a short period of time the attacks returned and I had to go back to the doctor several more times.I was referred to the hospital for camera tests which revealed Duodenitis and inflammation of the stomach. The medication to Lanzoprazole which I still take. These attacks three years on are still happening. I was taken ill on the 11th Nov 08 and I went to the doctor who gave me no examination and another box of Lanzoprazole. I thought nothing of it because as always after these attacks I felt like I had been beaten on the inside from the strain of vomiting. This continued throughout the week and on the 14th of that week I had another attack whilst at work and was taken to hospital. The doctor asked me some questions and took some blood then sent me to x-ray. He informed me after these tests that in fact it was my gallbladder. I was admitted to the ward where I had good care. I have been informed that the gallbladder will have to come out and I am now waiting for a pre-op appointment.

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