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Hi I had a lap chol over a year ago and am having consistent pain in right rib pain around the front edge between 8th and 9th rib. The surgeon had a time removing gall bladder (my 1st ever surgery) due to extensive skin adhesions attaching liver and gb.

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Dr. David Houghton
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Talk to surgeon

Sounds like something that should be discussed with the surgeon.
There could be new adhesions, or it may be unrelated to the surgery.

In brief: Talk to surgeon

Sounds like something that should be discussed with the surgeon.
There could be new adhesions, or it may be unrelated to the surgery.
Thank
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Scar tissue

It appears that you have residual adhesions and scar tissue around the area of laparoscopic removal of your gall bladder and the discomfort over the lower rib cage is probably referred from the area of chronic irritation or inflammation.
Whether this is the problem and whether anything needs to be done about this is best answered by your surgeon who knows all your findings.

In brief: Scar tissue

It appears that you have residual adhesions and scar tissue around the area of laparoscopic removal of your gall bladder and the discomfort over the lower rib cage is probably referred from the area of chronic irritation or inflammation.
Whether this is the problem and whether anything needs to be done about this is best answered by your surgeon who knows all your findings.
Thank
Dr. Richard Schneider
Integrative Medicine

In brief: Abdominal Pain

Pain after a surgical procedure could be related to adhesion or scar tissue that forms.
Check with your PCP or surgeon to assess this.

In brief: Abdominal Pain

Pain after a surgical procedure could be related to adhesion or scar tissue that forms.
Check with your PCP or surgeon to assess this.
Thank
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