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I have had trouble off and on for the past year and a half. I did not have insurance til now. It finally started on March 1st (YAY!). I never had anything done about the troubles because they were infrequent and I could not afford it without insurance.
Now the pains seem to be getting worse which is why I am on JM at almost 3 am. I feel like I am going to explode from the pressure. It is like having to let out the biggest belch of your life and not being able to get it to come out. The pain is very often confused with a heartattack because it can be so intense.
I am calling the Dr tomorrow to make an appt. I already know my options I think.
1. Deal with it til baby is born and pray it doesn't get worse.
2. Elect to have open surgery now (laproscopic is out of the question because the uterus blocks the gallbladder by this stage). Surgery of course can have complications such as preterm labor.
3. Elect to have a c-section close to due date to have gallbladder removed at the same time.
I think all of these options STINK! The pain can be so bad I don't know if I can deal with it. But I don't want to risk the baby in any way. I don't really want a Csection but I don't want to deliver vaginally and then go into gallbladder surgery. KWIM?
Oh sweetie Im sorry that really does suck. Im sorry your in so much pain. Wow I dont know what I would do either. Id have to give it some serious thought, but I would definatly have to choose the csection as I dont feel the other are options at all. I just dont know if I would want to have the baby vaginally and then have the surgery, is that an option? Cuz I would never choose to have a csection if there was another possibility. Im sorry honnie, that really stinks.
I am sorry you are dealing with this pain. I know what it is like. I had mine gallbladder out shortly after my oldest was born. Back then it was full surgery and I have this huge scare and was in the hospital almost a week.
They are hard choices for you to make. First I think for the next three months watch your diet. There are so many foods to stay away from when you have gallbladder problems. Fatty foods are going to make it worse. See what meds they can give you for the pain if it acts up that wouldn't hurt the baby.
After the baby is born ask about having the surgery. It is small holes and often usually day surgery. Maybe it is something they could do while you are still in the hospital after the baby is born. I agree if you do not want the c-section see if the other is possible.
I feel your pain, I had mine removed when I was 19, definatly watch what you eat, greasy foods are a huge no no. I had the laser surgery, the recovering takes about 2 weeks and I won't lie to you it was very painful, that is the reason I am so scared to have a c-section. I am sure it doesn't hurt as bad as the big surgery but anyting you have your belly cut on it is gonna hurt. Before my gallbladder got really bad, I would drink a 7-up when the attack started and that would help. Zantac also helped some. You definatly need to get it checked now, because the stones can move into the ducts which will cause jaundice that would be bad for you and baby. I am sending you alot of feel better vibes because I know you need them.
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Sorry you are having to deal with this now of all times. I have never had any problems with my gallbladder and hope I never do so I can't say that I know how it feels. I just hope you get to feeling better so you can wait to have the surgery when the baby comes.