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What causes gall bladder pain after its removal?

I have a friend who had her gallbladder removed 3 years ago. She continues to have episodes mimicking gallbladder attacks. Her lab work comes back normal. Her ultra sound endo was normal. Her colonoscopy normal.
She's miserable and cannot live a normal life. I'm trying to help her
Tue, 22 Mar 2016
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hi.

noted history of cholecystectomy and ooccurence of pain after surgery. how would you characterize the pain? is it colicky and associated with food intake? post-operative pain/discomfort can occur even for those who had surgeries several years back. but the pain is usually mild and tolerable, resolving spontaneously. if the pain is persistent and is affecting her daily functions, it is best if she consult with a doctor, preferably a follow-up to her previous surgeon, for physical examination and clinical evaluation. other things that must be ruled-out are muscular strain, chostochondritis and pleuritic pain. recurrence of stone somewhere along her hepaticopancreaticobiliary tree must also be ruled-out. diagnostics and management will be directed accordingly. analgesics and lukewarm compress over the affected area may temporarily alleviate the pain.

hope this helps.

good day!!

~dr.kaye
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What causes gall bladder pain after its removal?

hi. noted history of cholecystectomy and ooccurence of pain after surgery. how would you characterize the pain? is it colicky and associated with food intake? post-operative pain/discomfort can occur even for those who had surgeries several years back. but the pain is usually mild and tolerable, resolving spontaneously. if the pain is persistent and is affecting her daily functions, it is best if she consult with a doctor, preferably a follow-up to her previous surgeon, for physical examination and clinical evaluation. other things that must be ruled-out are muscular strain, chostochondritis and pleuritic pain. recurrence of stone somewhere along her hepaticopancreaticobiliary tree must also be ruled-out. diagnostics and management will be directed accordingly. analgesics and lukewarm compress over the affected area may temporarily alleviate the pain. hope this helps. good day!! ~dr.kaye