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Girlfriend had gall bladder surgery on august 27 and having pain on her side still where the incisions was at what could be causing the pain?

Infection, adhesions. She should see her surgeon as soon as possible. She may have an infection, adhesions or wound that didn't close properly. Read more...
Many things. Best is to see surgeon to re-evaluate. Difficult to say exactly what is the cause of the pain unless it is looked at. Read more...

Is gall bladder surgery done with scopes? How often do you need to make a bigger incision? Why?

Most is. Almost all gall bladder removals (cholecystectomy) are done through a laparoscope nowadays - the complication rate is 2%. Less than 5% are converted to open procedures. Scarring from previous surgery or infection, xs bleeding or difficult anatomy are the usual causes. Check out this site for details: http://www.Surgery.Usc.Edu/divisions/tumor/pancreasdiseases/web%20pages/biliary%20system/laparosc. Read more...
Yes. It is called laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Conversion to an open procedure (bigger incision) is done when there are intraoperative complications or technical difficulties, probably 5-10% of the time. Risk of open surgery is increased for higher age (over 60), obesity, long hospital stay or operating time, elevated white blood cell counts, elevated alkaline phosphatase, thick gall bladder wall. Read more...
Yes. Cholecystectomy is almost always done laparoscopically. Open operations are less than 5%. The main reasons for open operation are acute cholecystitis with severe inflammation and variations in anatomy that make laparoscopy less safe. Read more...

I had lap gall bladder surgery 2 days ago. This a.M. Both outer upper arms are red, flushed and warm to the touch. They also feel sore.?

Likely from injectio. During surgery medications were given by IV most likely you have inflammation of the veins apply warm compresses will help you will subside in few days and speak to your surgeon. Read more...

Had gall bladder surgery 18 days ago. Doctor at post opt visit told me to now peel dermabond off. Wounds look fine. I am nervous. Will it hurt?

No. Pulling the Dermabond off should not hurt. If you are worried let it soak on some warm soapy water and it should come off pretty easily after 18 days. Read more...
No. Nay, you will be fine. Peel is off gently and slowly but it shouldn't hurt. Read more...
Not for long. be thankful that you're healing. The anticipation of this kind of pain is always worse than the actual pain itself. good luck with your healing process. . Read more...

Laproscopic gall bladder surgery 6 days ago; pain on right side from shoulder to kidney area, especially when breathing....should I be concerned?

This is probably. due to air trapped under your diaphragm from the laparascope. Should resolve soon. If getting worse or associated fever call your surgeon immediately. Read more...
Gallbladder bed pain. If pain is new at this stage then notify your surgeon immediately,it is indicative of inflammation at the former gallbladder site,might be normal if the organ had been acutely inflamed of infected-the surgeon would be best placed to judge this. Read more...
Post operative pain. The pain described indicates irritation near the diaphragm area, as it is post operative period if the abdomen is tight and any fever with it have it checked out through your suregon. Read more...