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If you have hives (Urticaria) check for gall stones!

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BOB

Provo, UT

#1 Oct 29, 2006
If you have hives (Urticaria) check for gall stones!

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ihatehives

Far Rockaway, NY

#2 May 9, 2009
if you are getting/have hives, well if the hives continue, you should check out this new community hivesforums.info I constructed for those like me that have/been living with hives for a long time/all their life. the forum also lists all types of drugs used to control hives.
Barbara

London, UK

#3 Jan 9, 2010
BOB wrote:
If you have hives (Urticaria) check for gall stones!
What other symptoms do you have? Is the urticaria due to gallstones blocking the bile ducts?
Barbara

London, UK

#4 Jan 9, 2010
My gallstone, discovered in November, is 22mm in size. The 'cold' urticaria began over a year ago and I've had flank pain for some years. More recently nausea and vomiting with a high than normal liver 'gamma' reading.
Vikram

Hyderabad, India

#5 Jan 27, 2010
BOB wrote:
If you have hives (Urticaria) check for gall stones!
Bob, I have recently discovered stones in the gallbladder, followed by a eruption of hives. can you give me some references so that I can learn more about this possible connection.

Thanks and regards

Vikram
Robert

Apaseo El Grande, Mexico

#6 Jun 16, 2011
Yea I think this a great way to make sure that you are doing everything possible to help your situation with Urticaria. Maybe some people will find this useful :)

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Terra

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Aug 8, 2011
I just wanted to write in because before getting my gallbladder removed, I had extremely bad pain, not sharp but a consistent heavy pain in the middle of my chest and also in my back. It would last about 2-4 hours and on occasion I had gone to the ER. It would get so bad that I would literally roll around on the floor not knowing what to do. They diagnosed me with gallstones and sent me home after giving me something to help my digestion. I dealt with this on and off for about 5 years. This past year, however, along with the pain in the middle of my chest and back, I started to get chills, vomiting and extreme hives. I would go to the ER and they diagnosed me with a food allergy to what-they never could tell me. I finally scheduled a gallbladder removal after getting insurance. After my surgery, I have never ever not once got hives again. (before surgery I was getting them 1-2 times a week.) I still am a little concerned with why the ER never just took out my gallbladder. I think I was discriminated because of not having insurance. One episode was so bad that I actually passed out in the ER, vomited and my blood pressure went really low. I had to stay overnight- but not once did they tell me what was going on. Just that they were treating my hives. I'm not a doctor- but I have always strongly felt that my hives were from my gallbladder and not a food allergy. I always would get gallbladder pain with the hives so it made sense to me. When they removed my gallbladder, they said my stone was really big. They actually did 5 port incisions instead of 4. That was in Nov. of 2010. It is now aug. 2012 and I haven't had one episode of hives since and I eat all the foods that the doctors originally told me to stay away from because they thought I might of been allergic to them.
suzy

Westbury, UK

#8 Nov 28, 2011
Terra wrote:
I just wanted to write in because before getting my gallbladder removed, I had extremely bad pain, not sharp but a consistent heavy pain in the middle of my chest and also in my back. It would last about 2-4 hours and on occasion I had gone to the ER. It would get so bad that I would literally roll around on the floor not knowing what to do. They diagnosed me with gallstones and sent me home after giving me something to help my digestion. I dealt with this on and off for about 5 years. This past year, however, along with the pain in the middle of my chest and back, I started to get chills, vomiting and extreme hives. I would go to the ER and they diagnosed me with a food allergy to what-they never could tell me. I finally scheduled a gallbladder removal after getting insurance. After my surgery, I have never ever not once got hives again.(before surgery I was getting them 1-2 times a week.) I still am a little concerned with why the ER never just took out my gallbladder. I think I was discriminated because of not having insurance. One episode was so bad that I actually passed out in the ER, vomited and my blood pressure went really low. I had to stay overnight- but not once did they tell me what was going on. Just that they were treating my hives. I'm not a doctor- but I have always strongly felt that my hives were from my gallbladder and not a food allergy. I always would get gallbladder pain with the hives so it made sense to me. When they removed my gallbladder, they said my stone was really big. They actually did 5 port incisions instead of 4. That was in Nov. of 2010. It is now aug. 2012 and I haven't had one episode of hives since and I eat all the foods that the doctors originally told me to stay away from because they thought I might of been allergic to them.
hi terra i have just got back from spending the night in hospital with severe pain due to gall stones, which i was diagnosed with last week i am waiting to hear about going in to have them removed, but i was really interested to hear about your problem with hives, as i have had this as well and was told its due to an allergy of sorts just like you was , i also believed it was down to my gall stones as these really bad attacks always happened with really bad hives around my chest, back, head and all over my face they drove my crazy and lasted for a few hours, the doctors never really connected the two you have made me feel so much better as i now know im not going mad and someone else has had the same thing as me, i am hoping this will all go away when i've had the opp, thanks again sue
Konson

Sofia, Bulgaria

#9 Dec 4, 2011
Everyone gets them from time to time, don't sweat it. There are countless things you can do to try and get rid of hives- http://www.howto-getridofhives.com , but they will usually resolve themselves over time. My brother still gets them immediately after eating shellfish and some other allergens.
Jenna

Chesterfield, MO

#10 Feb 29, 2012
I would usually have an onset of hives right after having a gallbladder attack. My gallbladder was removed in September and have had no more sudden excruciating pain and no more residual hives. My doctors never told me how or even that they were connected but I am certain that they were. I was also misdiagnosed for having a food allergy initially and my gallbladder attacks were misdiagnosed as panic attacks & severe gas for years. I am so happy to be gallbladder free.
Barbara

London, UK

#11 Mar 1, 2012
I had my gallbladder removed in 2010 but, unfortunately, I still get the 'cold' urticaria. In my case it wasn't due to the gallstones.
Jimbo

United States

#12 Apr 2, 2012
Yes, I had hives for a year before I had my gallbladder out. Since then, hives have not returned. My dermatologist pointed out the connection and said he now asks all hives patients about gall bladder issues.
Melissa

Shawnee, OK

#13 May 30, 2012
Hi all! This is interesting and I never linked the two till just now. I have had hives since I was 6 and I am now 33. No doctor could ever give me an explanation. My endocrinologist said it was due to graves disease I was diagnosed with at 8 then I had ablation at 13 and have had hoshimotos every since. The doctor thought with the autoimmune thyroid and vitiligo, which is also autoimmune, that the hives were just a reaction to my body trying to destroy itself. Hives were a daily occurrence. DAILY!!! By the time I was 17 I was immune to Benadryl. The hives would be so bad that I could not walk from the welts on the bottom of my feet. Eyes would swell shut, lips got huge, I even got them in the roof of my mouth and on my gums. I actually had gotten a steroid shot for a lymph node infection in 2010 and didn't have a hive again till feb 2012. Just after a steroid injection -and massive allergic reaction-in my lower back. Now i get them every morning. Docs can't explain why. Then in march the gallbladder issue started and hida scan showed ejection fraction at 30%. I asked if the gallbladder and gives could be linked and she told me "hmmm, never thought of that. Yes, you have histamines in your digestion tract and it could be over stimulated". She also said I could have always had a slow dumping gallbladder and could have had contributed to a lot of ailments. Interesting. But, if there is no link to gallbladder or whatever the doctors cannot find, an allergie shot might just be the miracle cure.
Neel

Pune, India

#14 Aug 23, 2012
Hi All, its really nice to see a person ailing with same disease, I have been getting this hives since february 2012 and Since July I have had three stomach pain attacks , now on 20th August when I saw a gasteroenteritis , the Doc asked for Ultrasound and I was diagonosed with 20mm mobile calculus, and advised to get the gall bladder removed. Now am still thinking if both the issue will be sorted out or not , the hives and the stomach pain with the operations.
Dawn

Vincennes, IN

#15 Oct 8, 2012
WOW!!! I have been going through something very similiar. I just had my son 8 weeks ago and my OB made reference to some stomach problems I was having being a gallbladder issue. Over the last 6 weeks I have had horrible stomach pain that has had me in the ER more then once. As the pain progresses I break out in hives on my hands, feet, neck, face, chest, and sometimes stomach. THey keep trying to tell me that I am allergic to something and treat the symptoms with steriods. I am fine through the steriods but as soon as they are one a day later it all starts over and I still have stomach problems while on the steriods. Although I hate the thought that anyone else is going through this, I am happy to know that I am not the only one with these issues
Sujit

Kolkata, India

#16 Nov 11, 2012
Barbara wrote:
I had my gallbladder removed in 2010 but, unfortunately, I still get the 'cold' urticaria. In my case it wasn't due to the gallstones.
Hello Barbara,
What exactly is'cold' urticaria? My wife too suffers uticaria and the surface of the red patches all over her body are much warmer than the clear areas. I suppose this isnt the same as 'cold' urticaria(?). Recently she was diagnosed with gallstones after a severe attack. She's gonig thro' the surgery (lap-chole) next week. I pray to Gods this surgery removes the hives attacks she's been living with.Its traumatic for her and us.Do tell.
Sujit

Kolkata, India

#17 Nov 11, 2012
Terra wrote:
I just wanted to write in because before getting my gallbladder removed, I had extremely bad pain, not sharp but a consistent heavy pain in the middle of my chest and also in my back. It would last about 2-4 hours and on occasion I had gone to the ER. It would get so bad that I would literally roll around on the floor not knowing what to do. They diagnosed me with gallstones and sent me home after giving me something to help my digestion. I dealt with this on and off for about 5 years. This past year, however, along with the pain in the middle of my chest and back, I started to get chills, vomiting and extreme hives. I would go to the ER and they diagnosed me with a food allergy to what-they never could tell me. I finally scheduled a gallbladder removal after getting insurance. After my surgery, I have never ever not once got hives again.(before surgery I was getting them 1-2 times a week.) I still am a little concerned with why the ER never just took out my gallbladder. I think I was discriminated because of not having insurance. One episode was so bad that I actually passed out in the ER, vomited and my blood pressure went really low. I had to stay overnight- but not once did they tell me what was going on. Just that they were treating my hives. I'm not a doctor- but I have always strongly felt that my hives were from my gallbladder and not a food allergy. I always would get gallbladder pain with the hives so it made sense to me. When they removed my gallbladder, they said my stone was really big. They actually did 5 port incisions instead of 4. That was in Nov. of 2010. It is now aug. 2012 and I haven't had one episode of hives since and I eat all the foods that the doctors originally told me to stay away from because they thought I might of been allergic to them.
Hello Terra,
Your letter is indeed very heartening & encouraging!
My wife has been having identical hives issues as yourself. Recently she had a severe Gallstone attack (sonography showed 13mm stone plus smaller ones).She's going in for surgery next week (lap-chole).We have prayers in our hearts and minds that the hives problem is also resolved.The hives attacks are horrible and no doctor in the last few years has related the two or has been able to diagnose the fault.Thanks for the write-up!
Joy K

Greenwood, SC

#18 Nov 15, 2012
I started with hives on Sept 2, 2012 of this year. I also had stomach pain on same day. Later that evening I ended in the ER and was given steroids for hives and kept overnight. From that day on I had joint pains and hives continued to get worse. I went to ER 5 more times and was given steroids each time and something for the pain under my rib cage. Was told after ultrasound that I had gallstones. Check x-ray also showed a pocket of fluid in my lung. Was told by ER doctor that fluid came from trying to breathe when pain was bad under my ribs. ER doctor recommended gallbladder removal. Surgeon came in and said he would not operate because I was too sick. Left hospital and continued to get worse. Starting run fever and hives continued to be just as bad. Went back to different ER and check X-Ray showed I had pneumonia and was dehydrated. I lost 22 pounds in 3 weeks. Pneumonia got better with antibiotics, but still have pain and cannot eat anything more than soup or dry sandwich. Tried to have test a couple of weeks ago to show % of gallbladder working, test could not be done because too dehydrated to get IV in my arm. I dont what to do. Have been back to surgeon who tells me that there is no way he will operate. My family doctor is now going to send me another surgeon. He says my lungs are clear and finally hives have cleared. The only thing left is the pain. Please let me know if there is possibly something else could have caused my symptoms or is everything related to gallbladder. I am at wits end. I cannot work due to pain and fatigue. Today is November 15, 2012.
Sarah

United States

#19 Dec 23, 2012
I was taken to ER on the 16th for horrible upper abdominal pain. I was vomitting, white as a ghost and very clammy. They did ultrasound and found gallstones and also had pancreatitis. I was admitted that night and could not eat anything until pancreas was back to normal so they could operate and take gallbladder out. 3 days later I was in surgery and gallbladder was taken out. I have been dealing with hives eversince early 90's. I would get really bad breakouts in spring and summer due to sun, humidity, getting over heated etc. I was told it was Lupus of the skin(i dont know). I was on and off steriods for 2 years than was put on Plaquenal and Quinacrine which seemed to help. Now that I just got gallbladder out I have not gotten any new hives and what I had went away real quick. I hope that getting gallbladder out helps with hive situation also. I have dealt with them for years and am ready to rid of them.
Sujit

Kolkata, India

#20 Dec 27, 2012
Folks, the hives have no relation to gallstones. My wife got those stones and the gallbladder removed, and within three days she was back with the hives with intensity as before. She's back on the homeopathic treatment to subside the intensity of the red angry patches.Sad.

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