31 year old male 160lbs, and I had a serious case of gallstones three years ago. After a number of hospital visits resulted in an operation. Up until a month ago I was pain free. I had severe abdominal pain and had to go to the emergency. They gave me an ultrasound and told me that my biliary tracts were enlarged, and that there might have been a stone, but that it was gone. I was given a hefty dose of antibiotics for jaundice, and was sent home two days later as my tests went back to normal. Since then I've been more or less pain free, but I've felt some discomfort, and recently I feel like a balloon and get constipated. No matter the diet I try, nothing except fasting for a couple of days help. I'm at my wits end and would appreciate some advice if possible. I feel fine otherwise, with no fevers, pain or nausea. My doctor told me I would be scheduled for an MRI, I assume to once and for all tell whether or not I still have gallstones?
Since you already had a cholecystectomy the chances of having a gall stone are almost zero. The stone that blocked your biliary tract was most likely left over from before the surgery. Most likely they are going to examine your pancreas to see if there is anything going on there. Sit tight and try not to worry. The MRI should give you an answer.