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Old 06-12-2018, 01:53 PM
Location: Georgia, USA
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Originally Posted by Bikerrn1998 View Post
I had my gallbladder removed just over 4weeks ago. It was I infected, and so swollen, that it was attached to my pancreas and liver. The surgeon removed all of the gallstones, but was unable to remove all of my gallbladder. What little bit of my gallbladder he left, he removed the gallstones and sutured it shut. He did this due to avoid removing the remainder of the gallbladder, as this would be a risk as well as damage to my pancreas and liver. My Doctor informed my judo that this was an extremely difficult and lengthy procedure. I have been healing well up until about 3 days ago, when I began experiencing sharp stabbing pains in and around my surgical site. Iím also exhausted easily. Iím due to go back to work without restrictions and I donít feel as if Iím ready. Iím thinking of making an appointment with my surgeon. Any suggestions?
Yes, do see your surgeon.
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Old 10-07-2018, 09:06 PM
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I had my gallbladder removed 3 1/2 weeks ago . I have awful pain when I sit up, bend to the side or forward. The pain is so bad it makes me scream out. It has nothing to do with what I eat. I can’t sleep on either side. I had a ct and it showed nothing . I am so frustrated my surgeon just gave me muscle relaxers and it does nothing for the pain just makes me sleepy. Has anyone else had pain like this. I can only lay back in my recliner. Help I want to stop hurting.
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Old 10-24-2018, 05:03 PM
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I had my gallbladder removed yesterday morning and now I'm having a very sharp pain on the left side of my stomach. Very debilitating.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:15 AM
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I dont know if this will help anybody else having upper stomach and back problems after a gallbladder removal surgery. But when I had mine taken out in 2010...Even 2 weeks after surgery i still had this pain in my upper mid section and sometimes pain in my back. So I lived with the pain for about 3 months until i finally saw a doctor. She suggested to me that it could have been acid reflux. Since i didnt have my gallbladder anymore to help digest fats or something like that. So she put me on omeprazole for about a month and about a week later after taking the medication I felt normal. No more pain.
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Old Today, 12:17 PM
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I had my gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago and I am still having severe pain in my right ribcage area and wraps around to my back. It feels like I have a broken rib. Hurts so bad and I cant stop worrying something went wrong after the surgery. It's worse than the lain I had before the surgery. I ice it and laying down helps temporarily but when up and moving or even while trying to sleep it is hurting so bad. I saw my dr about 4 days ago for my post OP check and he acted like this is normal , but everyone else I talked to was fine within 2 weeks after surgery. Any advice?
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Old Today, 12:39 PM
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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^^^ Not unusual for pain to persist for a couple weeks after surgery, but it should be getting better day by day. Was it done at a teaching hospital and you had an extra student or resident observing and leaning on you with a sharp elbow? A retractor could break a rib (Remember Cosmo Kramer was worried about this after seeing that 60 Minutes episode.)

You can still make stones after surgery, or an old, little stone was left behind and causing pain directly or indirectly by causing pancreatitis.

Severe pain along a rib also brings to mind Shingles, brought out by the stress of illness. An easy diagnosis once you break out in the rash, but often missed when you get an abortive case with no rash.

Of course, when you here hoof beats coming down the road in Wyoming, it's probably a horse and not a zebra. If this was "old fashioned" surgery (not laparoscopic), plenty of people are still sore after two weeks. Check with your doc.
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