U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 40-year-old member asked:

What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
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 medication. Many patients proclaim that they didn't realize how bad they felt with their sick gall bladder until they were better!
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 22 years experience
Incisional pain: Usually pain around incision and right upper abdomen pain. Also pain in right shoulder/upper arm region ( this related to the gas we put in abd for lap chole surgery). In general pain should get better in days. If not then contact your surgeon.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 31-year-old member asked:

What could cause pain after gallbladder removal?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Differential DX is..: ...The process we go thru to narrow down the cause of a problem. In this case, we need to know when the pain was occurring relative to the surgery and the type of pain. If the pain mimics a gallbladder attack, it may be due to a stone in the bile duct. Mild pain early-on is likely incisional pain. Severe pain, esp associated with fever may indicate a complication. Best bet: see your surgeon.

Related questions

A 48-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Mar 16, 2021

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.