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What causes persistant pain on left admoninal side after gall bladder surgery (8 months ago)?

What causes persistant pain on left admoninal side after gall bladder surgery (8 months ago)?

Most likely: Unrelated to the removal of your gallbladder but sometimes patients develop adhesion's after surgery that can cause pain. To determine if its new or related return to your surgeon and discuss your symptoms. They will help you navigate this issue and hopefully get you more comfortable. ...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 have gall stone in neck of gall bladder but have all pain on left side and upper back left side?

I have gall stone in neck of gall bladder but have all pain on left side and upper back left side?

Not typically.: It is unusual to have pain on the left side for symptomatic gallstones. Pain is typically on the right side. If you have a gallstone in the neck of the gallbladder you are prone to acute cholecystitis which can become a surgical emergency. If you have most of you're pain after a fatty meal I would set up an appt. With a surgeon. ...Read more

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I have been having pain on the upper right side just under the edge of my ribcage. At times it hurts through to my back. Could it be my gall bladder?

I have been having pain on the upper right side just under the edge of my ribcage. At times it hurts through to my back. Could it be my gall bladder?

Family practice: It could very well be your gallbladder. Stay on a bland diet until seen. If pain is constant go to the er. Otherwise have your dr see you. He/she will order an u/s and lab studies to determine cause of pain. ...Read more

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What would cause pain on right side by belly button? Could gall bladder?

What would cause pain on right side by belly button? Could gall bladder?

Your gall bladder: Is higher in your abdomen than the level of your belly button. Your gall bladder sits underneath your liver, under the lower ribs on your right side. Right sided abdominal pain could represent a kidney infection, appendicitis, or several other possibilities. ...Read more

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Left flank pain in my back/gall bladder?

Left flank pain in my back/gall bladder?

No: The gall bladder is on the right side of the body. Pain in the flank area can be a number of things but could be related to a kidney problem. You should see your doctor asap to have it checked out. ...Read more

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ALT came back 39. I'm concerned. I've also been having some upper right side pain, but I've had problems with my gall bladder...any advice?

ALT came back 39. I'm concerned. I've also been having some upper right side pain, but I've had problems with my gall bladder...any advice?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, an ALT value of 39 per se is not to be concerned about. It would have helped to have rest of your lab data and imagining studies. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who has access to this info.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...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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Can gastritis cause pain on my right side my liver has been checked and also my gall bladder and they came out ok?

Can gastritis cause pain on my right side my liver has been checked and also my gall bladder and they came out ok?

Possible: It is possible to have referred pain to the r side with gastritis and peptic ulcer disease can occur as well, often with upper r sided abd discomfort. Watch your diet, avoid triggers foods and keep seeing your dr. For the continuing evaluation of your pains. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dull pain under the right side of my ribcage for 3-4 years. I have had multiple ultrasounds and it is not gall bladder or tumor. Vc came back clear.?

Dull pain under the right side of my ribcage for 3-4 years. I have had multiple ultrasounds and it is not gall bladder or tumor. Vc came back clear.?

Keep looking: You are a male 28 years old with right upper quadrant pain. You stated it is not gallbladder or tumor. Your doctor should keep looking. If it limits quality of life. The structures in this area are the liver, gallbladder small bowel and right colon. Blood tests to evaluate for hepatitis need to be ruled out. A specialist referral may help. ...Read more

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I have been having severe pain in lower side and all way to my belly button. Nothing relieves it. What could cause this? No more gall bladder either.

I have been having severe pain in lower side and all way to my belly button. Nothing relieves it. What could cause this? No more gall bladder either.

Right side?: If the pain is from the belly button into the right lower quadrant and you still have your appendix you need to go to the ER. If you have no appendix then options could be an ovarian cyst, colitis or a kidney stone. ...Read more

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No gall bladder for 10 yrs. Lately having pains in left side under ribs. And pressure wer gb shud b. What cud this b? Mri turned up nothing wrong

Could be many things: The GB is on the right under your ribs, so the left sided pain is likely unrelated. If the MRI was normal, I would consider things like acid reflux/gastritis, bruised ribs/muscle pain, etc. Since there are so many possibilities, I'd suggest seeing a primary care doc for further workup. A neg MRI makes an emergency unlikely. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain on my right side of stomach not gall bladder already had ultrasound that came out ok I do have gastritis could that be the cause feels like air?

Pain on my right side of stomach not gall bladder already had ultrasound that came out ok I do have gastritis could that be the cause feels like air?

Could still be GB: Could could still be gallbladder. There is a disease called dyskinesia that is not found on an us but on a hida scan. Also would recommend egd if not already done. ...Read more

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I had gall bladder surgery 3 weeks ago and now I am having pain in my left side above my belly button. Why?

I had gall bladder surgery 3 weeks ago and now I am having pain in my left side above my belly button. Why?

See Your Surgeon: It's very difficult to answer this without the benefit of the knowledge of your surgery or your physical exam findings. What I can tell you is that the gallbladder is usually removed from the abdomen thru the umbilical incision. Therefore, it is common to have pain there even three weeks later. ...Read more

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Getting sore pains lower left side ab & across top/middle of ab Why could this be? Am in t process of tests for my abdomen, gall bladder, kidneys etc

Getting sore pains lower left side ab & across top/middle of ab Why could this be? Am in t process of tests for my abdomen, gall bladder, kidneys etc

Workup in progress: All of the possble entities are being addressed by your pmd so have patients
If pain becomes acute, nausea/vomiting or fever go to ER ...Read more

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I have upper back pain (left and right) when I breath in or sneeze. What could this be? Gall bladder?

I have upper back pain (left and right) when I breath in or sneeze. What could this be? Gall bladder?

Ribs or lungs: See your doctor for evaluation. Usually gallbladder related issues are associated with food eaten, not sneezing or breathing. ...Read more

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I sometimes have a burning pain in my upper abdomen. Could this be caused by gall bladder. It seems to happen after I eat. It also burns in my back.

Low hydrochloricacid: Low hydrochloric acid cause indigestion which creates putrification of food - causes burn due to production of lactic acid. Suggest when you eat before food take betaine hydrochloride 1000mg and after food take phosphatidyl choline this will help with digestion. To heal burning pain take bromelain plus cla will heal pain in epigastrium. ...Read more

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Full bladder feeling consistently with cramping on left side? I had emergency gall bladder surgery about 2 years ago? Sour stomach

Full bladder feeling consistently with cramping on left side? I had emergency gall bladder surgery about 2 years ago? Sour stomach

Possible retention: In a male over age 55-60, post-operative urinary retention is quite common because of the effects of surgery, anesthesia, and medications causing swelling/tightness of the prostate and retention of urine. A UTI would be another possibility. Avoiding constipation, warm tub baths, limiting use of pain meds may be helpful things you can do. Otherwise, recommend call your md and/or surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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I had my gall bladder removed one month ago and last week I started having chest pains on the left side by my collar bone and top of breast.

Unrelated: I can't think of any way that that could be related. It's a new problem that should be checked out. Sorry! ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left shoulder blade. Movement-no pain, breathing-pain. Prev on blood thinner 4 clot. Off 1 month. Gall bladder out 1 wk. Another clot?

Sharp pain under left shoulder blade. Movement-no pain, breathing-pain. Prev on blood thinner 4 clot. Off 1 month. Gall bladder out 1 wk. Another clot?

Possibly: You have pleuritic pain - meaning respiratory motion (rubbing of the pleural surfaces or the muscles of respiration) provokes pain. A recurrent blood clot is certainly a possibility. Especially if you have history of blood clots, are off medication, and had recent surgery - all risk factors. You definitely need to be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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I have had spotting the last couple weeks and now have a lower left side pain or cramp while urinating. I had a er lapro gall bladder removal 4mo ago?

I have had spotting the last couple weeks and now have a lower left side pain or cramp while urinating. I had a er lapro gall bladder removal 4mo ago?

UTI or Kidney Stone: Left flank pain while urinating can be a sign of a Kidney Stone or Pyelonephritis (ascending urinary tract infection). There are other possibilities as well. See your clinician, who can examine you, check your urine, and determine if further tests, like a spiral CT are indicated, then treat you appropriately.
Take care! ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes (ALT- 85, AST- 75). Normal liver/gall bladder ultrasound. Amylase was elevated but has normalised. Pain on LEFT side. Pancreas?

Elevated liver enzymes (ALT- 85, AST- 75). Normal liver/gall bladder ultrasound. Amylase was elevated but has normalised. Pain on LEFT side. Pancreas?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if you drink alcohol, stop entirely, if you are even slightly overweight, lose weight and discuss any medications, including over the counter ones, with your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Surgery 9.dys ago bad pain left. Side. Of.belly button had lapro 4 ovarian cysts and lysis of adhesions from previous gall bladder s feel really bloated?

Surgery 9.dys ago bad pain left. Side. Of.belly button had lapro 4 ovarian cysts and lysis of adhesions from previous gall bladder s feel really bloated?

Schedule follow up: Usually people are feeling pretty normal 9 days after a laparoscopic surgery. If you are still having pain then it is important to schedule a follow up post op visit with the doctor who did your surgery to make sure all is ok. ...Read more

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Pain in left side & abnormal BM for month- liver, lungs, blood, urine, endoscopy, kidneys, gall bladder, lungs, heart, all ok - possible colon cancer?

Pain in left side & abnormal BM for month- liver, lungs, blood, urine, endoscopy, kidneys, gall bladder, lungs, heart, all ok - possible colon cancer?

Here are some. ..: For the time being, watch for possible food indigestion. Besides, continue to watch for possible colonic diverticulitis. Note that every illness always displays itself along its course & pattern of full spectrum. So, still seek professional attention & counseling timely. Don't give up; time & patience will unfold the true story of an event timely. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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


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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