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I had gallbladder removed in june. A month later had same pain return ?

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The exact same pain may mean you have a retained gallstone floating in the common bile duct -- the main drainage tube of the liver to the small intestine.
A stone can escape the gallbladder during surgery or have been there before surgery. You may also have another disease, such as an ulcer, incomplete stomach emptying, or other disorders. See your surgeon to discuss this.

In brief: See your surgeon

The exact same pain may mean you have a retained gallstone floating in the common bile duct -- the main drainage tube of the liver to the small intestine.
A stone can escape the gallbladder during surgery or have been there before surgery. You may also have another disease, such as an ulcer, incomplete stomach emptying, or other disorders. See your surgeon to discuss this.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: See your surgeon.

Even though your gallbladder is gone, it is possible to have a retained common bile duct stone that can cause pain that would mimic a gallbladder attack.
A simple blood test can help determine if this is present, sometimes followed by an ultrasound or mri. If a stone is present in the bile duct, it can be removed non surgically by an ERCP performed by gastroenterologists.

In brief: See your surgeon.

Even though your gallbladder is gone, it is possible to have a retained common bile duct stone that can cause pain that would mimic a gallbladder attack.
A simple blood test can help determine if this is present, sometimes followed by an ultrasound or mri. If a stone is present in the bile duct, it can be removed non surgically by an ERCP performed by gastroenterologists.
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