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I had gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago is it normal for it to ache in spot gallbladder was at still..

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Postoperative discomfort in the upper abdomen or at the incision sites after laparoscopic surgery is common and normal. The discomofirt resolves over some weeks. Avoid eating fatty foods ; avoid constipation. Walk. See your surgeon for follow up after surgery. Call your surgeon if you have concerns, fevers, repeated vomiting or increasing pain.

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Last updated Oct 1, 2013

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