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Casey

Hi!

Ugh, stomach pains are so uncomfortable and often embarrassing. For years I experienced cramping and a sudden need to rush to the bathroom. It was always brushed off as a sensitive stomach (I have to admit to not being the best eater in hs), and since there was no rhyme or reason to it there wasn’t much to be done. In my early twenties it started to become more severe, similar to what you’re saying with the right side. It was under my rib and it was pain that would take my breath away out of nowhere.  A PA finally thought, “I wonder if it’s your gallbladder”. We did a test (unfortunately I forget what it’s called) and it turns out my gallbladder was hyperactive. This is less common than the under active type which causes gallstones. From my basic understanding my body would produce too much bile and that’s what caused the pain and urge to use the restroom. In a simple outpatient surgery I chose to have it removed. I’ve felt SO much better since. Perhaps you could request them to look into this?

Xox