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Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can do to eliminate the pain?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Rare: Depends on how the surgery was performed. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery very rarely leaves any scar tissue. Open gallbladder surgery can cause more scar tissue, but it usually is fairly minor and rarely would cause intestinal blockage or pain. You may need to see a gastroenterologist for evaluation.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Time mostly: Pain from scar tissue can take 3-6 months to go away. Sometimes an anti-inflammatory agent can help with pain. Also consider other sources like constipation.

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Last updated Mar 17, 2018

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