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Old 06-12-2018, 12:53 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. I’m also exhausted easily. I’m due to go back to work without restrictions and I don’t feel as if I’m ready. I’m thinking of making an appointment with my surgeon. Any suggestions?
Yes, do see your surgeon.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:06 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, 04:03 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, 09:15 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 11-10-2018, 11:17 AM
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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 11-10-2018, 11:39 AM
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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Old 06-25-2019, 10:56 AM
Location: Wales
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Hey Kristen it's Rachel, I can understand how u feel I have had nothing but issues especially like yours and I'm fed up of going to the GP who tells me what do you think is wrong with you or being taken to A and E being told acid reflux. I'm off work all the time I have no energy as I feel. Terrible I just want to sleep. I came back from the hospital telling them that I feel as if I got stones for them. To say to me no you haven't they send me home with acid tablets only for me to call my GP again and have her say to me that what do I think is wrong wth Me? I feel as if I'm hitting a brick wall like I've woken up in middle of the night to a stabbing pain like stones are stabbing me its a vicious circle cause the GP package you off to the hospital and the hospital tells you to go see GP. I had to arrest with the surgeon that it wasn't acid reflux for him to tell me to come back Thursday and he will see what he can do other wise I was doing to be send home with paracetamol I don't think these people want to under how much your life feels ruined by all this. I had mine out 1st March no issues for 3 months woke up on a Friday with chest pain and I have bad ears but mentioning this to the doctors only to tell me we don't specialise in this kind did thing is always the answer. I'm going back Thursday wanting a CT scan with actual dye not an ultra sound scan this time but I've had enough I'm. Losing the will tbh and it's a if no one wants to listen to you that make sit that much worst. Best one have had off a consultant so far is we don't understand the gallbladder lol well mate if you don't how do you expect me to x
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:05 AM
Location: Wales
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Bikerrn1998. I had mine out 3 months ago no problems after that until I woke up with a stabbing pain in my chest and since then I've been ill feeling like I got gallstones back but I've had scans nothings showed up the hospital keep saying it's acid reflux which I know it's very well not. I don't find consultants that good tbh mine argued with me because I kept saying I feel like I got stones because he was going to tell me to go see a GP I lost it with him so the conversation ended in Cooke see me Thursday. I've given up with them in all honesty as I've never had any decent answers from them tbh they just try find an excuse to palm you off with. I've heard from lots of people mind that they are suffering many years after removal I didn't want mine out but had to cause of repeat infections but I don't feel any better I was annoyed cause I thought yeah get some pain but not like what I've had lately I'm hoping for a miracle or I may go private because the NHS are not being very helpful.
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:48 PM
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Location: Southern California
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I wonder if those who have G.B's removed take anything like ox bile or acid bile factors and I know there are drugs that do pretty much what these supplements do because I had a friend who lost her G.B. and eventually her life as there was more to all her issues....

You could do some research for yourself.

I take ox bile and I've taken the factors BUT I have my G.B. and things just work a lot better for me in that part of my body.

Even consulting a naturopath doctor could give you more support in what you are dealing with.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:42 PM
Location: Wales
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I had my gallbladder removed in March and since the middle of June I have had reoccurring issues. I can pop pain killers nothing works, my back aches severely and getting out of bed can be hard I sleep with two hot water bottles one on my back the other on my chest to relieve the pain. My feet itch badly I'm scared I will peel the skin off and I get pain around my belly button. I was planning on making an appointment to see a good GP because I am sick of going and being told that I have nerve issues. I can understand how you feel this is ruining my life I have been like it three years now and I feel depressed all the time no-one wants to listen so it's like your forced to suffer in silence. I find the consultant. Useless they tell you you will be fine when you don't feel it. Every test I have comes back normal which irritates me I think some of these professionals need to be you for a day too see what it's like to feel so unwell all the time.
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