Had my gallbladder out in 2009 when I was, what, 22? Yeesh, time flies. Anyway, I was having typical symptoms of pain in the abdomen, but otherwise I did not have elevated enzymes (from what I remember, they tested a few times months before we decided on surgery), or white stool, which are typical of gallbladder problem. When HIDA scan showed my gallbladder at 0%, I had it out.
Now, since then, I'd had one or two episodes of phantom pain down there, or a feeling of strong discomfort. Sometimes it was painful for just a moment (unlike hours when it would happen before), or about 15 minutes of just feeling the discomfort and a full-body blah.
After starting Sprycel, I noticed I had a painful episode a couple days later and actually had about two bowel movements of white stool. Ever since then I've had several moments of very minor pain or pretty strong "discomfort", lasts about 15 minutes, and goes away. Usually it will happen for a couple of days before vanishing for a couple of weeks. So, I've had about three or four total times this has played out. I also can have the almost-forgotten super-foul gas, and many yellow stools.
Went in about three weeks ago to get a CBC and liver test at my onc's, just to test things after Sprycel. I am seeing him in two weeks for a three-month post-Sprycel followup.
Any idea of Sprycel could cause an increase in pains? Sludge buildup in the liver down the bile duct? Narrowing of bile duct? If I hadn't had the gallbladder problems before, I would have chocked this up to the gas everyone talks about on Sprycel, but all things considered I don't think that's the only issue.