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Stomach pain, pain under rib cage, chest, shoulders after gall bladder removal surgery. Causes?

i had my gall bladder removed yesterday.i have had two serious pain spells while trying to get into bed.with paralizing pain from my stomach and under my right rib gage going up my chest into my shoulder my doc is off for two days.his nurse said it is probably due to gas left in the stomach after surgery.should i have other concers
Asked On : Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response

I have gone through your problem.

You have undergone laparoscopic surgery for gall bladder removal. During this surgery carbon dioxide gas will be sent into your Peritoneal cavity (abdominal cavity). After the surgery some patients may experience pain under the ribcage or pain in the shoulder. This usually subsides in one or two days. As your nurse said this is due to the gas left in the stomach. Don't worry about this pain.

Good luck and wish you a fast recovery.
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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