Gall bladder flush
by A Walsh
(Johannesburg South Africa)
Over the past few days, I have experienced about 4 or five bouts of quite severe, sudden abdominal pain, in the upper right hand abdomen, roughly half way between the breast and the waist.
It is a wave-like pain, but has subsided every time. I feel no other ill effects. My corneas are not yellow, I do not have a fever, do not feel ill.
I am a female, 56 years old, of very fair skin (but reddish hair), am in menopause, 1.5 m in height and 56kg in weight.
What action should I take?
Perform a gall bladder flush (epsom salts and olive oil)?
Blood pressure: usually rather low. On no medications (recently ceased HRT - Activille?? - as this resulted in constant bleeding.)
Have no medical conditions that I know of, am on no medication at all, reasonably fit (exercise 3-4 times a week.)
Have never had any surgery.
Hello Mrs Walsh.
The pain you describe certainly does sound like that of biliary colic - gallstones.
Before going off to perform a gall bladder flush, I will actually try to have this pain diagnosed. There are other things that could mimic a gallstone.
Why not arrange to be seen and examined by a physician? Perhaps an ultrasound scan might be necessary.
In the main time, if you have the pain, take some painkiller and seek urgent medical attention. What do you think?
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