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back pain after gallbladder surgery

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
50 years experience General Surgery
Several things: Most common cause for back pain after gb surgery is transporting you from the or table when you are only semi-awake...Less common cause is a retained ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Walk: And move around. Use heat on the back. Do not sit or lay around too much as muscle tightness ; spasms will set in.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Would need more information. How long ago was the surgery? In the first few weeks after major open abdominal surgery, there sometimes can be some back ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Langell
21 years experience General Surgery
Not typically: By six weeks out from surgery you should be continuing to improve and not developing new symptoms. Back pain in this area could be due to a variety of ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It would be a good-: -idea to call your surgeon, a hematoma or infection can cause pain & radiation to your back.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cislowski
47 years experience Cardiology
Irritation of the di: The call bladder is connected to the liver. Just above it is the diaphragm. The procedure to remove the gall bladder can irritate the diaphragm and th ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
How long?: I suspect it was done by laporoscopy. Pain should not be present after several weeks. If that long, then see your surgeon or gastroenterologist!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Position during oper: While the patient is on the operating table during the surgery and under anesthesia the back can be in an awkward position and the patient comes out o ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mahesh Allam
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Not related : Back pain probably unrelated to gall bladder surgery. Consider ultrasound of upper abdomen to rule out collection of fluid around the surgery area. Al ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Could be serious: If you had recent surgery. Without further details, impossible to tell anything further. See a doctor for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Often not much: Although there is always pain after any surgical procedure, patients often go home the same day after laproscopic gall bladder removal with oral pain ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Very difficult: Intra abdominal scar tissue is a very difficult thing to prevent following any surgical procedure. Many attempts at irrigating, washing and even bathi ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Off and on for a few weeks after surgery, upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts can occur after larger meals or f ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In few day,gas pain: Are common after laparoscopic procedures because carbon dioxide is injected into the abdomen to improve the surgeon's view. To help treat that.Positi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder pain: Not common, but it does happen if the diaphragmatic nerves are irritated and there is referred pain to the posterior shoulder.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Pelvic imbalance: That followed weakening of the core muscles following abdominal surgery. See a good physical therapist.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Pbp: Posture posture posture. Need to work on strengthening the lower back muscle. See pt to help with a good program.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: Residual symptoms of pancreatitis can include some fullness and discomfort, depending on severity and cause. During the period of recovery, abstinenc ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Unfortunately, yes. I am a sad witness to that even in my own family.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Common problems: Back pain is common after abdominal surgery due to position on the operating table. Problems with bowel movements are also common, due to pain meds a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
See your surgeon : You need to see your surgeon to discuss with him any symptoms and signs that occurred after surgery.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Siefferman
13 years experience Pain Management
Not surprising: It's common for other structures to take on more stress after nearby surgery.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Unless you have a history of prior pancreatitis, it would not likely occur now (4 weeks after surgery). You may have gastritis from narcotic pain medi ... Read More
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