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Swelling on right side, sharp abdominal pain, warmness over the area post gall bladder removal surgery. Cause?

I had surgery about 8 months ago I had my galbladder removed on sunday I started having like lil sharp pains on my right side where I had the surgery that sameday I woke up and felt my right aide swollen it bothered me to sit down and no I been feeling like hotness on my right side I feel like is hot water is runninv my side I could feel it inside I dont know if thats bad or why im feeling like this I feel like if I have some on my side that bothers me wen I lay on that side and I had abdomen sharp pain today
Asked On : Sat, 1 Dec 2012
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Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Hello, bettyqee16,
You state that your surgery was 8 months ago. I am not sure if
you had a laparoscopic surgery or open surgery. If there was a
lot of inflammation at the time of surgery, it is possible to have
some scar tissue develop after the healing. You may have a
pinched nerve in that area under the rib cage on the right side.
It is very unlikely to have an infection after all these months.
If you have post-operative complications, usually that occurs
within the first two weeks. Delayed complications such as a
retained stone in the bile duct can show up much later. This
is associated with fever,chills, abdominal pain and yellow jaundice.
It does not look like you have any of these symptoms.
Just keep an eye on that area and you can apply some pian
relieving cream that you can find at a drug store. If the pain
gets worse, have your doctor check you for any additional tests.
I wish you well.
Answered: Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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