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Hi my name is Claire I'm 39. After suffering 3 episodes of coli cystitis last July/August 15. The decision was made to remove my gallbladder in October last year.
I'd hoped the surgery would stop the pain completely.
Unfortunately I've suffered with pain post surgery for now 11 months.
I was fine for the first 2 days. Then the pain came back. All my pain is under my ribs on the right side. Ive never suffered the back pain like others. A scan had showed several stones, and apart from a bleed during surgery, everything went well.
I also now have periods of vomiting and diarrhoea.
It starts with sulpha tasting burps. My stomach becomes very bloated and I'll get stomach cramps. I'll them vomit for 24hrs. And the following 24hrs I'll have diarrhoea. It's been like this every 2/3 wks since surgery. I'm also aware that my stools are often different colours. Sometimes they are really pale like straw, other times almost look green. They also contain a lot of undigested food. I never had this prior to surgery.
My GP days it's normal, and will take up to 12 months to settle following surgery.
I was wondering if anyone else has suffered similar to this. And how they managed the pain and stomach upset. I'm currently taking codeine and diclofenic suppositories, I can't take them orally as I have a hiatus hernia. I take omeprozole for the h/hernia.
I do try to follow a low fat diet.
I've noticed the pain is worse if I have a really busy day, or try to exercise.
Any help and advice will be gratefully
Thank you for reading. Claire. X
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