I am doing great. What can I do to alleviate the pain without any more surgery? The ribs on the right side get worse with deep breathing or any amount of pressure on either side. You’ve not long had surgery and your body needs to recover properly. The pain lasts longer in cholecystitis than in a typical gallbladder attack. I can still feel pain (inside) whenever i touch the area This past year i have been experiencing abdominal pain and bloating that usually comes 2-3 hours after eating. And they made it sound so easy and painless…. Symptoms of postcholecystectomy syndrome may include: Dyspepsia, nausea and vomiting. The pain can be caused by bile leakage or a retained gallstone in the bile duct, for example. Gallbladder surgery is required when there is a serious case of gallbladder inflammation, gallstones in the bile duct or gallbladder, and pancreas inflammation. However, negligence is not the solution. I had my gallbladder removed Sept. 13th. TIA Sounds similar to what my father is going through minus the hiccups. Several people here reported having such pain for more than a week after surgery. Sometimes if i sleep on my right side i wake up with a soremess. I have called his surgeon’s nurse several times and was told to make sure he is walking(He is!) Nothing showed up on a Hyda-Scan (testing for SOD dysfunction), an MRI or blood work. Its been almost two full months since i got the surgery. One possible cause, not related to gallbladder is also trapped gas. Lasts for 20 minutes to an hour. The liver enzymes came back normal. He needs an ECG badly. and 3 hours after my surgery I told my doctor about it and he said its normal. I didn’t eat for 7 weeks because it made me vomit but this last week I’ve forced myself to eat and put up with being sick. I just pray it doesn’t last long. Hi i m 5month pregnant lady,I had did my golbladder surgery 28th April 2018, after that my pain was fine but from 8th may, almost after 1week I m getting pain top right of my abdomen and back also whenever I m sitting, is it normal?Dr said in pregnancy such things happens but my question is why that area?he had no answer, please help me. And the most interesting thing is that they don’t show up on any test/or scan… It’s like someone is twisting your insides and when you lay back flat it eventually twists back but is very painful. I can breathe easily, I can put my arm up. its been 4 months now and yet i still have this pain i cant sit or lay right when i turn in my sleep the pain wakes me up because its so sore… i cant breathe deep breaths because it hurts. I got my gallbladder taken out last December 2016, and I am still having pain in my right side. Can radiate to the right shoulder or back. I saw my GP and I am waiting for an ultrasound scan. Any suggestions as what to ask for referral? PCS symptoms are same as that of gallstones which include abdominal pain, diarrhea and heartburn. sounds like the doctor is doing their best, those are the right tests.. Bile duct obstruction can be caused by [3,4,5,8,9,17]: Symptoms of bile duct obstruction can include: Acute pancreatitis, which rarely develops after gallbladder removal, can cause dull pain in the upper middle or left abdomen, nausea, vomiting and fever [6]. On the good side, it really does help with this pain, at least for me. So bad I want to cry. ugh. "can you still have upper right abdominal pain 6 years after gallbladder surgery?" Abdominal pain after gallbladder surgery is thus commonly observed. first couple of days he seemed fine(probably over did it physically) Then the gas pain started-He also had nausea and vomiting and his main incision bled, so I took him to the ER. They said that I had trapped gas in my stomache. As we mentioned earlier, in most cases, the pain goes away after a couple of days. I think you should go back to your doctor. I’ve had enough already and want to get back to normal living can walk but not far walking up the stairs I’m breathless wishing I never had it out anyone have any solutions or dealt with this and sorted it. The pain does get better but I still experience it under both ribs and when I eat it hurts in-between my shoulder blades. Which are exact diagnoses that you have and which ones have been excluded by investigations. Gallbladder removal surgery is typically the last resort for those with gallbladder disease and gallstones. There is slight discoloration (not enough to really call is a bruise) in the area. Any ideas/thoughts as to what this pain is from is greatly appreciated. Then again today when I stretched out while laying on my back in bed. Then came the sharp piercing pain on his right side(Surgeon warned him of this pain) The only relief is when he is standing bent over his recliner. Badly sick after wakeup and in pain too. Any advice would be great. Please, go to a doctor as soon as possible. One thing the doctors probably did not check are adhesions that cannot be seen during endoscopy but during laparoscopy. These hurt just as much as the stones in the gallbladder itself. Saw my family doctor who said too about phantom pain. The surgery is usually performed laparoscopically, by inserting a scope with an attached camera to it, and surgical instruments through small incisions on your abdomen. I was in an out of hospital the same day as all went well. Clinic doc gave me some pills to relax the diaphragm and I finally got some sleep. I didn’t really feel to much pain the first day because I was doped up from medication. Have you found any answers? Did they check for sphincter of Oddi dysfunction? It was a full operation as it was an emergency. He went back to the surgeon who only told him that the pain was in his head. I had an open cholecystectomy in the beginning of December. Every time I lay down here come the cramping and nausea. As I am proper rest and no fat food. weird I know, but it seems to work. Thanks. My gallbladder was removed Oct. 2nd,2017. When that isn’t happening, it feels as if there is a lump the size of my fist in that same area – no pain, just a feeling. The pain is constant gets better when I lay down but never goes away. I had may gallbladder removed last Nov 5th,via laparoscopic cholecystectomy and im currently having an annoying pain on the upper right side of my stomach, it is tolerable though, but im a bit worried if it’s normal or not. Yesterday, I took a nap on my right side and woke up to a new, dull pain just to the right of my bellybutton. I was never advised to change my diet ect I’m having more pains now then I did before removal. Sore Throat and Other Causes of Throat Pain, Gallbladder Removal Surgery (Cholecystectomy), Gallstones or bile crystals (microlithiasis), Pain in the right upper abdomen that appears within an hour, Classical abdominal or endoscopic ultrasound, A type of magnetic resonance imaging called MRCP, An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Laparoscopic investigation of the abdomen, Wilhelmi BJ, Widened and Hypertrophic Scar Healing, Presentation, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy) Patient Information from SAGES, Girometti R et al, 2010, Post-cholecystectomy syndrome: spectrum of biliary findings at magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, Duca S et al, 2003, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: incidents and complications. The last couple days though, I get a bit of a pain in the upper right quadrant just below the rib cage. You’re very early on in your recovery. I strongly suggest you to visit a doctor because this does not sound normal to me. are some of the worst offenders. Can be very painful. I saw the surgeon 2 days ago and he increased my pain killers and said I was improving. Pain under the ribs lasting for few days after gallbladder surgery is common and normal, but pain lasting for 4 months is not. Not sure what to do, the SOD I can handle, this i’m still working on. Hi, I am 32 years old I had gallbladder surgery 6 days ago. A week later they removed the misplaced stint. Any ideas? I feel like pain got to my soul now. Sometimes feels like stones are digging inside my liver or pancreas . I cant not breathe properly because of the pain. I’m not saying this has really happened but you can discuss this with your doctor. It’s just like a proper dull pain where the gallbladder was. lol. I became nauseous this time too. I am freaking out first surgery and its not going great. I thought maybe from alcohol but stopped or lowered drinking for year and still had dull aches. Pain persisting for 1.5 month after surgery may not be normal. Thank you for the reply…. Pain in the surgical incision can persist for few days after laparoscopic and few weeks after open gallbladder surgery. 2017. Feeling pain in same area of gallbladder , right side of upper abdomen. It can help what does your pain feel like exactly, where it is and when exactly it happens (what triggers it). if it’s more when you move, this could be it, or adhesions!! © 2021 HealthCheckUp.com. Feeling better, but still lousy. My stomach cramps up. Keep a bland deit. They like to make you think gallbladder surgery is no big deal.. not true eh!!! Did anyone say it is “a liver bruise and confirmed it by any investigation?” A liver bruise can be a side effect or complication of gallbladder surgery. Just got done crying so i guess thats my answer. Often gallbladder attacks (biliary colic) precede acute cholecystitis. Gallbladder surgery is quite a common surgical procedure that comes with a low rate of complications. Everybody for sone might take 2 weeks from others more,but it does get better your whole body has to adjust to this huge change and is not as simple as simple as the surgeons lead you to believe just give urself time to heal it does get better .Many blessings and good luck. Ehealthstar.com should not be considered medical advice. 1 month after removal, such pain does not sound normal to me. I had my gall bladder removed a little over a month ago and recently started having sharp pains under my right rib cage area and hurts to take deep and normal breaths times as well. Please advice me more what is it and what shall I do Base on experience from those who experienced it before. I don’t know what to do. I had my gallbladder removed in August 2017 I had pain in my right side like a stitch up until end December 2017. I can’t lay on my right side and it caused shooting pain where my liver is and in my right arm and shoulder and also I get pain under my right rib cage and right shoulder every time i breath in the pain worsens when i take a deeper breath. If i raise my right arm above my head it sets it off. Persistent pain in the upper right abdomen. Abdominal infection can cause fever, chills, severe abdominal pain or pus draining from the surgical wound [3]. I had my gallbladder laparoscopically removed on Nov 8. But lately it comes and goes every day and I eat like a nutritionist. I had my gallbladder removed several years ago. I went through the same exact stuff. I am 47 years of age under gone for laparoscopy gall bladder surgery on 25.08.2017. He didn’t get it done cause the hospital this surgeon used was closing within a week and the hospital wanted all the money up front. In some more serious cases of the postcholecystectomy syndrome, the pain can last a couple of months, especially if left untreated. It worsen the pain whenever im carrying my 12kilos 5month old baby.. The pain is so intense and i can not move without setting the pain off. I’m still sleeping sitting up can’t lay on left or right side. They can also do an ERCP test if your pain is really really bad, but it’s risky, as is them cutting the valve to open it up, so avoid that if you can! The problem would be if the pain would worsen or if there would be any discharge from it. The solution is to follow the guidelines given above to prevent abdominal pain, and visit your professional health care provider if the pain persists. I’m very worried. Had sever pain I lower right side. It’s like my gall bladder stones are back. I’m 17 and had my gallbladder out about a month ago, I can’t lay on my right side without heartburn or feeling like I’m about to vomit. Pain on the right side referred to the right shoulder after gallbladder removal is common and is usually caused by gas that was instilled into the abdominal cavity during laparoscopy. Doctor, author and fitness enthusiast, Ahmed Zayed, MD, is a surgery resident with a passion for helping people live a happy healthy life. I cannot sleep on my right side – it hurts if I try and if I breathe in while laying on my right shoulder the pain becomes severe – will this go away? I had my gallbladder removed in December of 2018, since my surgery I have been experiencing a lot of pain. In typical cases, gallbladder pain: Is an achy pain felt in the mid-upper abdomen. Your not alone. in Vail had prescribed!! One possibility after removing a gallbladder that was attached to the liver would be scar (adhesions) formation) at the site of the removal. 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