Today I saw a surgeon who will be taking my gallbladder out in a week or so. I wanted to warn everyone, if you have indigestion, bloating, constipation, poor appetite, nausea - you could have gallstones. I went to doctors for three years with these symptoms and not one doctor thought to do a ultrasound to diagnose gallstones. Even though I had lost over 50 lbs due to poor appetite, had been to emergency room several times with nausea and vomiting, constant constipation, etc. Maybe I was ignored because the normal symptoms of gallstones are pain in the shoulder blade area and where your gallbladder is located, along with the above symptoms. The surgeon told me everyone does not get pain in the shoulder or gallbladder and my symptoms are "classic" for gallstones. He was so amazed I went this long suffering. For anyone here with digestive problems, please ask for a ultrasound of your gallbladder to make sure you don't have gallstones. I have really suffered, both physically and emotionally due to this dragging on so long. I finally saw a new doctor two months ago who immediately ordered a ultrasound which showed a whole lot of stones. The surgeon showed me today and I was shocked. It is also dangerous to have gallstones as they can begin moving and block "ducts" in your pancreas or bile duct. Blockage of the pancreas is life threatening. When that happens you are in terrible pain and they have to do a major surgery to help you, instead of the laparascopy surgery when it is not an emergency. We really do have to look out for ourselves these days.