After Gallbladder op

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Hi all again, had gallbladder removed six days ago, had pain but not severe thought I was doing o.k then when I was just about to get out of the car today with my husband went for a short drive had bad pain come onto to me, lasted about 20 minutes but had to go home and phone the doctor, she said it may be scar tissue or worst senario stone left in bile duck, any suggestions if a stone is stuck will it pass etc.  thanks Stella

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    Hi,

    This happened to me, although my surgeon was aware that a couple of stones had escaped during my gall bladder removal..

    which caused me the same cramping gallbladder pain ( although not as bad as when I had a gallbladder), feeling sick, cold shivers.. Generally feeling miserable & not recovering like I had hoped.

    so one month after my gallbladder removal I was going back under to have the stones removed by ERCP! Feel much better now apart from the continuous bile into my stomach rolleyes 

    But if I was you, I would ask to be referred back for a scan to see if there is any stones stuck in the bile ducts Hun, as the longer they are there ( if there is) the more chance your pains will continue & infection might occur, 

    good luck smile x

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    Hi Stella do hope it's not a stone.

    But I found sitting upright set off pains . I reclined everywhere I sat and had to recline my car seat if travelling . My pains were not a stone just healing pains . Couldn't bear do to up bra for weeks either .. 

     

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    My doctor told me it was adhesions. I f your pain continues I would get another cat scan and it will confirm if a stone is there or adhesions. If mine continues that is the path I am going to take. Keep me informed!
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    Sorry to hear this Stella. I'm sure the nurse and doctor know what to do. I had mine removed on the 11 and I'm doing pretty good. I'm just resting and taking it easy. I have been house bound this whole time. Major cabin never but its freezing outside. I still have some pain but its getting better. I hope by now you got the answers from your doctor. Let us know what the doctor does. Take it easy. Rest and drink water.
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    How are you doing today Stella?
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      Hi Lori, after a bad bout of pain the doctor said they thought it was just gravel or sludge that was going through, apart from that, not too bad apart from tiredness and some pain.
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      Glad to hear it sounds like it worked it self out. I haven't left the house since the 11 when I had my surgery and I'm really got cabin fever and need to get out for awhile. So my husband is taking me to walmart to walk around for a short time. A friend of ours is having a concert, pianist, tomorrow and I want to go see him play. I hope your feeling better. So you don't have to have another surgery? I think we all are waiting for this pain just to go away. Hang in there.
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