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Pain In Side After Gallbladder Removal
I keep getting pain in my right side (after gallbladder removal) but doctors havent picked anything up and say its nothing. What do i do?
Pain s/p gallbladder: Can be retained stone-, scarring, biliary ( bile duct )dyskinesia, or adhesions ( adhesions- sticking of surfaces after surgery is hard to detect except visually at laproscopy) , check lipase for pancreas effects and for h pylori a stomach bacteria that may be complicating the picture. MRCP can help f/u w/doc http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3473449/ ...Read more
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
Is it normal to still get sharp pain on right side behind ribs after gallbladder removal 4 weeks ago but stent still in and possible stone?
Yes: It is possible to feel discomfort with a stent. Follow up with g.I doctor regarding stent removal. ...Read more
2 weeks after gallbladder removal still have pain under right ribs and in my back on the right side. ?
No. : Hi, in the first few weeks after a gall bladder removal a few pts may get some diarrhea but this resolves soon. Over time most patients who have had their gall bladder removed for the appropriate reasons have no trouble whatsoever and lead a normal life. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fairly rare: The vast majority of those undergoing cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) do not experience any of the things you mention. Occasionally people have trouble digesting very fatty meals but that is not good for you anyway and can be managed by a moderately low fat diet. Changes in weight are not at all related. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?
Normal short term: It is normal to have some pain around the port sites after lap chole and around the incision for an open procedure. These usually decrease by 2 weeks. If you seem to be having deeper pain, or if you experience fevers, night sweats or don't feel like you are getting better, call your surgeon for advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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