Chronic Pain on upper back right side.

Posted by midz7 @midz7, May 31 6:57am

Had my gallbladder removed 2012, was ok for the first couple of years, however since then I've developed a sharp pain not far from the right scapula blade, if I lie on my right side the pain goes, sometimes if I lie on my left it goes too, but much of the time if I'm standing at the sink to wash the dishes I feel it coming on.

I'm worried that it could be down to a few things, perhaps liver problems, pancreas issues, or an internal problem post cholecystectomy.

I also have kidney stones in both kidneys, however I still had this pain issue after I got stones removed some years ago which kind of looks like it ain't stone related.

Does this sound similar to any other member?

midz7

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Welcome, @midz7. Fellow member @warrendog @debkl and @suzbyrne talked about a similar pain in the upper back in this related discussion:
– Digestion and upper back pain https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/digestion-and-upper-back-pain/

Have you talked to your doctor about your concerns to rule out potential causes?

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I was finally diagnosed with a large para esophageal hernia. Most ost my stomach was above my diaphragm. I had surgery March 22.

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@warrendog

I was finally diagnosed with a large para esophageal hernia. Most ost my stomach was above my diaphragm. I had surgery March 22.

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I had the same life threatening para esophageal hernia as you. Had it repaired in May 2020 and no problems since. My symptoms were spontaneous shooting pains through my back that would randomly come and go. I thought I had pancreatic cancer. I did all kinds of tests before the doctors finally eliminated everything else except this large hernia which I had had for years. The hernia surgeon knew right away. He also did a Toupet fundoplication at the same time to eliminate my acid reflux.

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