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A 52-year-old female asked:

when get gallbladder removed will upper right quadrant pain go away?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Biliary disease: Gallbladder removal for a diseased gallbladder will lower your risk for serious gallstone related complications, like acute cholecystitis, gallstone pancreatitis and cholangitis. In most cases the pain is also relieved. It is a safe, effective and durable procedure. Take family with you to ask questions. Be well and good luck.
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
It should: You are52 female have 4 coronary stents and are concerned about right upper quadrant pain being relieved after gallbladder surgery. The pain should get better after the operation. Most patients report improvement after the pain of the surgery. This should also help to differentiate your abdominal pain and cardiac, although you may have had silent ischemia. Talk to your surgeon.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg commented
General Surgery 32 years experience
Cardiac and biliary pain are difficult to differentiate. If your pain persists after gallbladder surgery, your cardiologist will want to know.
Aug 7, 2013

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