Is it normal to have back pain after gall bladder surgery?

Yes. The best and most simple answer is yes, but within reason and for a reasonable amount of time.
For a few days. You can feel your gallbladder area in your back, and the trauma of having it removed can give you pain in your right back, or between your shoulder blades. Pain elsewhere is unlikely to be related to gallbladder surgery, unless you were in a funny position when you went to sleep for surgery, and it put pressure on a part of your back. You definitely need to see your surgeon and check it out. Go.

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I had gall bladder surgery a month ago. My belly button was an innie but is now an outie. When will it go back to normal? Can I do something to help?

Not sure. If you had the "outie" directly after surgery, it may be how the surgeon put the incision back together, and the only way to fix it is another surgery (only needed for cosmetic reasons). If it was an "innie" after surgery, but all of a sudden is an "outie", then you may have a hernia related to the surgery. Read more...
Go see the surgeon. It could be normal postoffice changes but if it does not change in another 2-4 weeks, you should see your surgeon; it may be a hernia. Read more...
See your surgeon. This may be due to normal swelling due to the proliferative wound healing phase, and often referred to as a "healing ridge". Could also be that the attachment of the belly button was lifted off the abdominal wall during surgery. Lastly, it could represent an opening of the abdominal wall, also known as a hernia. See your surgeon for an exam, and specify your goals for an outcome. Read more...

Is urinating frequently after gall bladder surgery normal?

depends. Some increased urination after surgery may simply reflect excess fluid elimination, or irritation from the foley catheter. However if the increased urination is persistent or associated with burning, you should have your physician make sure that there is not a urinary tract infection. Read more...

Would someone normally have any issues breathing after gall bladder surgery?

Only brefly. Immediately after surgery there may be muscle weakness & soreness that prevents deep breathing. As you heal the pains resolve & breathing becomes easier. If you have asthma or wheezing, or if breathing is getting worse & not better, call your surgeon. This is assuming your surgery was recent. Read more...
Mild. Yes, especially if it was an open surgery (you have a wound under your ribs on the right) because that makes breathing painful. Take pain meds and use insentive spirometer until the wound heals and you can breathe normally. Mention it to your surgeon during post-op visit. If you get acute shortness of breath call 911. Read more...

How long before I will be on a somewhat normal diet after gall bladder surgery?

Few days. Usually can return to full normal diet in a few days, be careful with eating too much fatty greasy foods too soon. Read more...

9 weeks after gall bladder surgery and still no appetite, eating little. Is this normal? Have resumed normal activities but am weak, losing weight. Marinol no help. Next steps?

Not typical. if gall bladder removed uneventfully and no stones left behind in the bile ducts or leak of bile after surgery, you should be improving. Follow up with your surgeon. Other problems can coincide with or cause gallbladder disease. One uncommon problem that can cause gallbladder problems as well as difficulty eating is hardening of the arteries to the gut and could be considered given your age. Read more...

Why is my lower back swollen after gall bladder surgery with an ovarian cyst removal?

Please call the doc . Who did your surgery, they know what they did and how it went, that is included in your post op care the doc is supposed to answer all ?S like this and do the proper txment if there is a problem. Read more...

How much time does it take to hear back from meps when they need to review one gall bladder surgery?

Call & ask you MEPS. The surest bet is to call your local MEPS of your insurance and state agency since the pace to go through MEPS may widely vary depending on their workload and the characters of its bureaucracy. Best wish ... Read more...
MEPS. "Cholecystectomy is not disqualifying if performed > 6 mo's prior to examination and patient remains asymptomatic. Fiberoptic procedure to correct sphincter dysfunction or cholelithiasis if performed > 6 mo'sprior to examination and patient remains asymptomatic may not be disqualifying." It could take a while if waiver is required. http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/abdominal.h. Read more...

I'm 5 months post-gall bladder surgery. I feel normal except that after a BM, I will experience leakage that resembles mucous. Normal or not?

May not be related. to your gall bladder surgery , you need examination and possible colonoscopy , certain types of polyps ( villous adenomas ) secrete mucus . See your doctor. Read more...
Here are some... If the degree of mucus appearance is mild and its occurrence, not frequent, you may leave it alone. If different from what described, seek pro-evaluation and counseling. Clinically, it may represent some colonic inflammation. Read more...