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What causes sharp pain under my ribs after gall bladder removal?

I had gallbladder surgery last Friday, June 4th. I ve slowly started feeling better, getting some energy back, etc. but the past several days I have started have severe, sharp pain under my ribs on the right. When I get up from sleeping it isn t as painful but within a few minutes of being up it s almost like something drops down into that spot and I can t inhale fully b/c it feels like something is tearing. This sharp pain is horrible. Yesterday it started that way & after medication it was less painful but I still had pain each time I inhaled.
Mon, 29 Jul 2019
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Hello,

As per my surgical experience, the sharp pain under ribs post gall bladder surgery may indicate underlying fluid, bile or blood collection in many of the cases.

Immediately consult your surgeon for the same and get necessary directives in terms of ultrasound examination need or else.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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