• 6 months ago

    Just my gallbladder?

    I am a 19 year old female--I am 5 ft 2 in and weight approx. 115 lbs. About 4 years ago, I was diagnosed with gastritis on top of having an inflamed gallbladder that works at about 12%. I have been taking Prevacid for those 4 years and I have yet to get my gallbladder removed, even though I am planning on it. I don't have any gallstones, but it is inflamed and there is family history of having poor gallbladders. I have always been bloated and uncomfortable after eating, but lately it has gotten worse, especially this year. This whole year it has been worse than years past, but now I feel very uncomfortable and I can barely tolerate big meals without feeling complete discomfort. What I think is a "big meal" is what others think of as an average meal -- for reference, the other night I was beside myself after eating some fries and 2 *finger hamburgers. They're fatty and fried, but I felt the same way this morning after having a slice of toast, a tablespoon of egg yoke, and some zucchini. No matter the meal, I am uncomfortable after eating... even hours later. I lose my apetite, and lately I have sometimes been getting headaches after eating. I have also recently been having episodes of having sudden shortness of breath randomly and sometimes feeling faint which hasn't occurred in years past. I have been tested for food allergies and I am not allergic to anything (although I personally believe I might be gluten intolerant). I am also constantly belching and sometimes after eating I develop a strange yellow/green coating on my tongue (and I have great dental hygiene). My abdomen is also very tender. This is understandable with having a poor gallbladder and gastritis, but it is tender to the touch no matter when I eat. Should I get this checked with my doctor? Can gastritis get "worse?" Does this mean my gallbladder is just ready to be removed? I'm confused and I don't understand what is going on, but I also don't think it's worth going to the doctor for because I feel as if they will tell me it's just my gallbladder... (which maybe it is?)