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People Share Health Signs They Wished They Hadn’t Ignored
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The Gallbladder Strikes Again

This Redditor recalled a story that occurred at age 22. They began getting pain in the left side of their chest, roughly the left-center of the rib cage to be precise. It only seemed to happen when they drank alcohol (sound familiar) or when they ate something greasy. This was not that crazy, as they have had gastric reflux since they were a child. Therefore, it was nothing to look over this. One day, they are out with a friend and split a pitcher of Sangria.

By the end of their meal, they were in severe pain that caused them to curl up, moaning. This caused them to go to the doctor where an ultrasound found they had gallstones. Interestingly, they also had back pain from it. For those unaware, there is a nerve that flows from the top of the back of your shoulder to the gallbladder. People with gallbladder pain might complain of pain there. Usually, anyone who has their gallbladder removed will feel this back pain for days after.

Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

National Institutes Of Health

National Cancer Institute

UK National Health Service

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Cleveland Clinic

Cedars-Sinai Hospital

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Cancer Society

Mayo Clinic

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