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I have itchiness below my sternum on the right side. This…

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I have itchiness below...

I have itchiness below my sternum on the right side. This weekend after heavy meal and alcohol it was sore. Like bruised inside feeling. It felt like pain after too many sit ups

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

Discomfort has been going on a while but seem to get worse after alcohol and heavy meals

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

My gall bladder was removed 11 years ago

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Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 1 month ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.comThis is Dr. John and I will be helping you today.I will be reviewing your question and will respond shortly.
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Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 1 month ago
Any fevers or chills?
Any nausea or vomiting or diarrhea?
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Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 1 month ago
Any recent blood work done?
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No fever. Sometimes diarrhea last blood work done in spring 17
Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 1 month ago
I would recommend seeing your doctor so that new labs can be done looking at liver function labs, since one or more of these labs may be elevated and causing your symptoms.It could be from a retained stone or from infection or a reaction to medications, so further workuo is needed
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Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 1 month ago
Does that make sense?
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Gall bladder was taken out many years ago. No stones where found and this pain in not even close to the pain at that time. It is more a twitch and soreness. No outward sign of high bilirubin Gastritis? Greasy food and alcohol seem to bring it on I will have ���������� work done if it does not go away
Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 1 month ago
Understood. Occasionally, there is a small stone left behind in the duct that then causes issues later on. Less likely at 11 years Post-chole, but does happen sometimes.Itching sensation can be sign of elevated liver enzymes, so would have them rechecked since labs last done in spring
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