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Not able to sleep on the back after gall bladder surgery. Ultrasound shows fatty liver. Bubbling sound from the ribs. Advice?

well I am 44 yrs , 5'3 in height an about 87 kilo of weight, I had my gallstone removed in the year 2010, ever ssince the surgery I am feeling very sick especially at night i cant lie flat and doctors here have done ultra sound and they keep telling me that I have a fatty liver but more then if thats the sace why do I keep hearing bubbling noise in my right side of my ribs and I have to keep on changing my positions while sleeping I feel the pain getting less when I am sitting up, pls advise me
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Hello, karmasonam69,
You had gallbladder surgery three years ago and probably this
was done through laparoscopic route and not open surgery.
If the surgery was difficult due to location of the gallbladder
or too much inflammation around , it is possible to develop
some adhesions or scar tissue around that area. There is a
part of the colon called the hepatic flexure that is close to the
liver. If there is some kinking , gas can get trapped in that area
and give you the bubbles. When you change your position the
gas moves and you may get relief. Unless the problem is major
you really don't need another surgery. Try to take simethacone
containing pills that may help to break up the gas bubbles.
Make sure you drink enough water also. You might consider
getting an x-ray of your colon (Barium Enema) to see the
shape of the colon.
I wish you well.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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