Gallbladder :: Non-functioning And A Lot Of Symptoms

Mar 16, 2016

I am a 29 year old male and about two years ago I started getting this burning pain in my upper right abdomen. I figured it was nothing and just ignored it. Around that same period I had an episode one night (on a day where I started trying a detox eating only carrots and cellery....yes kinda strange I know) where I felt like I was having a heart attack and ended up going to the emergency room. It ended up being "nothing" and I just changed my diet and I didn't experience that pain much afterwards.

Recently, the pain returned along with other symptoms so I went to the doctor to get it checked. Long story short the results came back showing non-functioning gallbladder but no gallstones. The doctor said my gallbladder may be inflamed and it might be having spasms. I have another appointment to get my stomach checked for anything else, I want to be absolutely sure before I make a decision to get my gallbladder removed.

Here is a complete list of the symptoms I experience after eating:

1) pain in upper right abdominal after eating fatty foods
2) tightness in chest and stronger/uncomfortable heartbeat after eating carbs+fat
3) sensitivity to carbs and feeling like my blood sugars get really high fast (get light headed very easily) even though my blood sugar test seem fine
4) sometimes feeling like there is a rock in my stomach after eating that last for 4 to 5 hours

I would like to ask a few questions, hope it isn't to much:

1) Would I benefit from a liver+gallbladder detox given that my scan showed no stones? I heard the stones can exist inside the liver?
2) Can someone with gallbladder issues feel like they're have blood sugar issues when in reality their blood sugars are fine? and does this go away with surgery?
3) what are the odd that all my problems go away if I remove my gallbladder?
4) any other suggestions for someone in my circumstances?

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