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A 59-year-old female asked:

Abdominal pain on right. gerd, frequent diarrhea. gall bladder is removed. stool is very foul smelling. pain lies right under right rib cage?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Plz See GI Doctor: Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include labs, ultrasound+/-ercp, depending on above results.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
See a doctor: This cannot be easily diagnosed, and assumptions would be easily wrong. You need to be professionally evaluated and may need imaging studies. See your pcp or the general surgeon who did your cholecystectomy. Hope this clears up quickly.

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