What causes severe left-sided pain in upper abdomen after undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: I underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy 5 days agoo.since last 4 days i have serere pain on lever side, middle of upper abdomen and left side of upper abdomen
Answered by Dr. Sabiha Banu 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
please get back with the details.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using HCM.

Can understand your concern & Really feel sorry for your painful state.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is less painful compared to open cholecystectomy.

This can be a radiating post surgical pain which usually persists for about 3--7 days with alternating variations of pain intensity or any related problems.

I would like to ask you a few questions,
1.Have you started taking normal oral feeds?
2.Are you on regular breathing exercises or incentive spirometry to prevent basal lung collapse due to pain holding after surgery?
3.what are the pain medications, you are on at present?
4.was the surgery done under General anaesthesia or regional(epidural)?
5.were you on pain management?
6.Do you have any abdominal distention, how are your bowel movements?
please get back to me with these details.

Hoping to help you as soon as possible, with these details.
All the best, take care.

Dr sabiha banu(anaesthetist, pain and critical care specialist)

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