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Needle pain on the gallbladder removal scar. Pain near the kidney, swelling. Concerned

I am 72 yrs old and had my gallbladder out 20 yrs ago. Last week I started needle pains under the gallbladder scar . I took just antacids and it helped for 2 days but now the pain is back and just as bad and has gone around to the right kidney area which is very painful to the touch and appears swollen. I am so scared at my age. What could be wrong to have such pain that you cannot touch your right side back area?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to hcm. Thanks for ther query.
most common reasons are gastritis or hepatitis and you need to do further tests to rule this out including ultrasound and gastroscopy.also it may be pancreatitis which is serious condition. Till tests, you should avoid fatty food.alcohol and smoking. Wish you good health.regards
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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