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Larascopic gallbladder surgery 4 weeks ago. After 2wks shoulder pain, pain just below ribs on right side and in midback. Could it be a trapped nerve?

Larascopic gallbladder surgery 4 weeks ago. After 2wks shoulder pain, pain just below ribs on right side and in midback. Could it be a trapped nerve?

Check with your doc: If this is newly developing, there sometimes may be fluid collection around the liver after the surgery. There are different things that can lead to this, so difficult to tell you simply hear. But the sensory nerves for that part of the body refer pain to the right shoulder - so the right shoulder pain has to do with the area around the liver. Definitely speak with your physician. ...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

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
Once
Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
Daily
Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
Daily
Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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Light colored, loose and chunky stools along with lower right side rib cage pain after gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago. Normal?

Light colored, loose and chunky stools along with lower right side rib cage pain after gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago.  Normal?

Yes: Your stools may take time to adjust to a new normal after gallbladder surgery, as you no longer have the bile salts being secreted into the intestine to assist with digestion. As for the R-sided rib pain in the area of the surgery, it is not uncommon to have some residual soreness from the procedure itself. If redness, fever, distention in setting of the soreness would prompt more urgent check-up. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder surgery 4 weeks later having pain on right side of chest. Is this related?

Had gallbladder surgery 4 weeks later having pain on right side of chest. Is this related?

Gallbladder: Can be related if have a retained stone in common bile duct. Pain can also be from the incision sites. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Drink at least 2L of water
Daily
Avoid irritating foods
Daily
Empty bladder 4-6 times per day
Daily
Empty bladder after intercourse
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Upper right side abdominal tenderness everyday as well as gastro issues. Could pain still be from gallbladder surgery i had on 6/9/13?

Upper right side abdominal tenderness everyday as well as gastro issues. Could pain still be from gallbladder surgery i had  on 6/9/13?

Anything: Is possible but pain nearly 4 months after gallbladder surgery is not likely from the surgery. Would need to have an evaluation with your surgeon. Rare condition is pain from retained stone in the bile duct. May need blood tests & new ultrasound. Other possibilities are gastritis, pancreatitis, very rarely infection this late after surgery, etc. See your surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago so why now instead of hurting on right side, am I having a constant ache on the left side just under the ribs?

I had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago so why  now instead of hurting on right side, am I having a constant ache on the left side just under the ribs?

Hard to say.: It's not due to an absent gallbladder. Are you constipated..that could lead to some left sided discomfort. Stay well hydrated, eat well (no fat restrictions now), add some yogurt, and talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
once
Avoid fragrances in soaps, detergents, panty liners and pads
daily
Avoid too much scrubbing, direct pressure from thongs, tight clothes
daily
If menopausal, vaginal estrogens (plant based) help prevent uti's
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Why did I started having reflux and heartburn suddenly after gallbladder surgery 5 weeks ago? Is this a common side effect after this type of surgery?

Why did I started having reflux and heartburn suddenly after gallbladder surgery 5 weeks ago? Is this a common side effect after this type of surgery?

Can be: Surgery has a major impact on the body (and mind!). The effects of anesthesia and post-op meds can persist for several months. Talk to your surgeon about this this week, and see what he says. ...Read more

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