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A 31-year-old member asked:

What could cause pain after gallbladder removal?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 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.
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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 40 years experience
Normal short term: It is normal to have some pain around the port sites after lap chole and around the incision for an open procedure. These usually decrease by 2 weeks. If you seem to be having deeper pain, or if you experience fevers, night sweats or don't feel like you are getting better, call your surgeon for advice.
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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 11 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!
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Pain after gallbladder removal surgery. What can I take for this?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
How long ago: Was your surgery? Was it laparoscopic? You can expect to have incisional pain while healing up from surgery. When this is over, you should feel better. Some patients get colicky pain for a few weeks until your system gets accustomed to absence of storage organ. Ask your surgeon what to expect at what point in time after surgery. Persistent pain, fever, vomiting, or jaundice are danger signs.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have pain 1 month after gallbladder removal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
You should: consult with your surgeon or gi specialist, because it can be occult infection, alkaline reflux gastritis, pancreatitis, or other causes.
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