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Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can be done to get rid of it and the pain?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Why scar tissue?: Scar tissue by itself doesn't usually cause pain. Have you ruled-out other causes of the pain? Ulcers? Gastritis? Pancreatitis? A retained bile duct stone? Incisional hernia? If no other cause can be found it might be due (indirectly) related to scar tissue if the scar was pinching your bowel or bile ducts... . Surgery could help to cut the scars but only after no other cause is found.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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