Gallbladder removal and difficulty to pee

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Hi I Just had my gallbladder removed today and it went fine, except that they had to put a catheter on me and send me home with it until Monday, because I could not pee. They said it was due to the anesthesia, did this happened to anyone here? How long did it last ? I am worried that this will be a long term thing. Also what did you guys do to help You get the gas out? Can I take gas-x? I feel like I have heartburn, what could I do ?

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    I'm waiting for surgery for my gallbladder but I've had other surgery and I've had the same problem and needed to have a catheter. Anesthetics do seem to do that to me. Hope that helps x
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    I didn't have the difficulty in urinating after my surgery (keyhole removal in June), but the gas pain was unbearable. I did a LOT of walking around and I took gas-x to help relieve the pain. It still took about a week for it to dissipate.
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      I am in a lot of pain and the medicine does not take all the pain away. It even hurts to talk loud, this is crazy
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      The painkillers barey helped me. I ended up taking a muscle relaxer which knocked me out and let me sleep for a bit without pain.

      I would definitely do a lot of walking. I know it may be rough, but it will help. It will work its way out in time. The first few days were agony for me.

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      I had some flexeril from when I had horrible back spasms.

      I took one and I somehow misplaced 6 hours of my day. It helped me sleep, but as soon as it wore off, the pain was back.

      I still get pain and cramps from where my gallbladder was to this day. Not as severe as post surgery, but more bothersome than anything.

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      Cold packs helped me more than anything for a more immediate relief. I also added hot water and vinegar, several times per day, as well as a digestive enzyme. I think they all helped.

      The gasx seemed to do little for me.  Coca cola helped. 

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    I have always had this problem with surgery. In both case I took a medication used for men who have enlarged prostate and it really helped me.  Also, sitting in hot water was effective. 

    Regarding the pain.  After the first week, I was better, but still had pain which lasted in one form or another for 8 weeks.  Hang in there. 

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