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Stephens City, VA
A member asked about a 45-year-old female:

Gallbladder removed wed & have had severe back pain since sat. doc said it was from laying down more than usual. today there was white mucus in my stool. read in another post it could be a colon infection. how do you get this & does it cause backpain?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Call surgeon now: This is abnormal and you need to contact your surgeon again ASAP. I don't think laying down in a normal condition causes severe back pain either unless you have a very bad mattress.
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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Postoperative Pain: Surgeons worry about a few things postoperatively. They worry about bleeding, they worry about pulmonary embolism, urinary tract infection from the catheter, and they worry about wound infections. If you have any shortness of breath or pain with breathing, pain in your calf, go to the ER for examination. Back pain can be caused by positioning during surgery, etc. Good idea to be seen, call surgeon
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017


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