Gallbladder confusion

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i had my gallbladder removed a month ago. Still having a bit of soreness mainly in the lower right area.  For work I'm required to squat a lot. Every time I stand up I almost pass out, I get black spots and almost pass out. Is this normal? It never happened before surgery. 

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    Hi, Cindi,

    You've had major surgery which removed an organ.  Recovery should take 6 weeks or more, even if you had keyhole surgery.  You also shouldn't be doing any heavy lifting, as you have stitches inside. Did you get any post op instructions from your doctor?  

     

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      I did. I went back for the 3 week checkup and he gave me the all clear. I'm going to call him tomorrow just to check this out. I was a bit on the fence about it but the symtoms are now happening a little more. I did have the keyhole surgery. Hopefully he'll have some answers. 

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      Hi, Cindi,

      Wow, I was told it takes 6 weeks to heal, and that though I might feel better, I needed to take it easy because of the internal sitches. Also, some people take longer than others to heal.  Everyone is different.

      Best of luck and let us know how you do!

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    Thank you all for the support. I have an appointment with the my surgeon next week. Hopefully he can explain why I'm getting these  feelings of almost passing out when I stand up. I'll update late next week.

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