A few weeks ago i suffered back pain and hepatitis symptoms and eventually was told it is probalby gall stones. I subsequently discovered this site after searching to see what I could do about it. They (doctors) hint at wanting to take my gall bladder out. I have an appointment with a gastrointestinal specialist next week so we will see. In any event I have been treating myself with herbs such as milk thistle and peppermint and did my first flush/cleanse last Thursday and have to say I was astounded by the number of stones that came out. The largest ones were the size of c batteries among a myriad of smaller stones ranging from pea to grape size. No wonder I was in such pain and jaundicing etc. Anyway, a few days after the flush I started getting pain in my left side right below my ribcage about midquadrant. It has been persistant and I am troubled. What could this be?