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A 36-year-old male asked:

Im getting pain on my right side ribs, is this related to my surgery for gallbladder remove last year of november?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe but not likely: A year after gallbladder surgery, it would be very unlikely that pain would be related to the past surgery. Would be very rare to have a retained bile duct stone now. Need to see your doctor for an examination. If there is persistent pain may need blood tests, x-ray and may need to see a gastroenteoolgist for endoscopy to look for other possible conditions such as gastritis, ulcers, etc.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2013

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