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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 goodingirls, Community Member, asks

Q: I have had upper right quadrant pain after gallbladder surgery.

I had surgery to remove my gallbladder and came home the same day with pain that was controllable. I am now having pain in the upper right side spreading down into my back, and after 22 days, I am still out of work. I thought the average time for recovery was two weeks, but my doctor says it will take time to heal and not to worry -- just to give it time. Has anyone been through this? Is there anything that relieves the pain? It feels like something is pushing up too high under my rib cage and I can't stretch enough to relieve the pain.

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Elizabeth Roberts, Health Guide
6/16/09 1:46pm

HI Good,

 I'm sorry to hear about your pain since surgery. This is a site devoted to people living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease - IBD, so unfortunately we can't give you an answer to your question about complications from your gall bladder surgery. This is really a question you need to discuss with your surgeon and/or the doctor who put you in touch with the surgeon.

 I do agree that this doesn't seem a typical recovery time and would feel better if you got checked out by a Dr. to make sure there isn't a more serious complication from the surgery or perhaps an infection.

Call your doctor today and talk to his or her nurse to discuss your ongoing symptoms.

Best of luck,

Elizabeth

 

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By goodingirls, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/25/14, First Published: 06/16/09