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chest and back pain after gallbladder surgery

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
27 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Need to see surgeon: That may just be post op pain but you need to be evaluated for a possible bile duct leak.

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
50 years experience in 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 in 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 in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cislowski
47 years experience in 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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience in Pain Management
Pelvic imbalance: That followed weakening of the core muscles following abdominal surgery. See a good physical therapist.
A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Spine: Anomaly at lumbar spine- disc/ arthritis can be responsible.Colonic problem also.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
?Gallbladder Attack?: The location and description of your pain may be secondary to gallbladder disease. These attacks typically occur after eating (esp. Fatty foods), las ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in 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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Tao
Dr. Linda Tao answered
34 years experience in Cardiology
Check w doctor: Any time you have new symptoms after a procedure you should check with the doctor who did the procedure. Do you mean you had an endoscopy to look at t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
20 years experience in General Surgery
See ur surgeon: This could be several things such as a retained stone causing symptoms, or a bile leak such as from a clip slipping off causing a "biloma." Or, it ma ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
See you MD: You need to get a complete history and physical, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging as well as possible endoscopy to evaluate the source of your d ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Might have: Biliary dyskinesia where the gallbladder functions poorly. Are your symptoms related to eating or is it just a random occurrence? Review your tests wi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Igor Grosman
17 years experience in Gastroenterology
Abdominal pain: Abd pain radiating to back may be sign of pancreatic pathology or gallbladder problem. I would start with ultrasound and blood work for liver and panc ... Read More
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GO TO ER: With such features, I would like to ask you to be checked out to rule out perforation or some other serious issue going on. Hope you get well soon
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
21 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Air: This was probably due to trapped air after the surgery. Should be improving as time goes by. Check with your surgeon if not improving.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in 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 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Probably GERD: Alwso my be sliding hiatal hernia getting stuck in the chest. See gastroenterologist for further diagmpsis and treatment
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Singh
Dr. Jay Singh answered
30 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Likely Muscular: The contraction of back and abdominal muscles during the process of vomiting can create significant muscular inflammation and can usually be managed w ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
See your doctor: You should consider seeing your physician for further history. There are a few things that come to mind, but to make any guesses without further histo ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Unfortunately, yes. I am a sad witness to that even in my own family.
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