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Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Common problems: Back pain is common after abdominal surgery due to position on the operating table. Problems with bowel movements are also common, due to pain meds and stress of surgical procedure and general anesthesia. These should all slowly get better within 6-12 weeks after the operation. There is of course high variability Amon individuals. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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I am two weeks post-op from a gall bladder removal surgery. The surgical pain is gone and now i have gotten terrible back pain. What's wrong?

I am two weeks post-op from a gall bladder removal surgery. The surgical pain is gone and now i have gotten terrible back pain. What's wrong?

See your surgeon: back pain after gallbladder surgery make us worry about the pancreas,could be a simple problem from sleeping more and laying on the bad mattress more than usual,but i will check with my surgeon,let them know about how you feel,if you are my patient ,i want to know. ...Read more

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How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

7-10 days: In my experience most people will return to work in 7-10 days, however I have seen people return as soon as 3-4 days or as long as 2-3 weeks, especially if the work requires strenuous activity. ...Read more

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How long would it take until fit to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

How long would it take until fit to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

Depends if it is: Open or laparoscopic surgery and what kind of work you do: physical labor v. Office work. If it is laparoscopic surgery and your job is not physical, typically one week or so. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic gall bladder removal 10 days ago and now I have pain in my back on right side?

I had laparoscopic gall bladder removal 10 days ago and now I have  pain in my back on right side?

Call Your Surgeon: There are many possible explanations for your back pain, from simple musculoskeletal pain to the possibility of a stone in your common bile duct or a postoperative bile leak. Please return to see your surgeon so that (s)he can take a more complete history, examine you, and order the appropriate tests to get you well. ...Read more

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Could pain under the right rib cage radiating to the back be liver trouble? I had gall bladder removal about 7 years ago.

Could pain under the right rib cage radiating to the back be liver trouble?  I had gall bladder removal about 7 years ago.

Gallbladder, liver: Yoy are experiencing right sided pain going to the back. This could be from the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and even lung. Talk to your doctor. He/she may to blood work and other tests. Make sure you write down what makes the pain start, what makes it better or worse. ...Read more

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Had gall bladder removal 3weeks ago but now have pain when having bowel motion Pain in lower back as well Why could this be?

Had gall bladder removal 3weeks ago but now have pain when having bowel motion Pain in lower back as well Why could this be?

Nonspecific : Not sure about the pain with bowel movement - no location mentioned. Back pain is very common after operations with general anesthesia due to lying flat on the operating table. Gallbladder removal typically is a short operation, but any preexisting back problem could be unmasked. Check with your surgeon and/or primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

What to do if I have pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

Sphincter?: Spasm can occur at the entrance of common bile duct into duodenum, called sphincter of oddi dyskinesia. Prolonged spasm causes similar pain as gall bladder disease. Sometimes patients have to be scoped to make this diagnosis. Gastroenterolgist visualizes area and performs manometrics in adults.Rx available, stent, etc. In some hands hida scan can be very suggestive of this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to be having pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

Is it normal for me to be having pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

Possibly: Depending on how long it has been since the surgery, this may be normal. After about a month, you should have very little abdominal pain. Right upper quadrant pain beyond that should be investigated. There can be fluid that collects where the gallbladder was, and there can be scar tissue ("adhesions") that can be painful. See your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more