Gallbladder surgery

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My gallbladder had to be "cut away" from liver - i have a drain in & sharp pain when i breath. Anyone else with this scenario?

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    When you breathe in general? Or when you take a deep breathe? I had a drain too (no complications - just how the surgeon did it) and I couldn't take a full deep breathe for 2 weeks (was able to breathe a bit deeper almost every day seemingly), and I couldn't sneeze for 2-1/2 weeks or so. The deep quick inhale before sneezing always hurt and caused me to not sneeze.

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      If i breathe deeply, yes - it's like i am breathing shallow so it won't hurt, then my body forces me to take a big breath & it's " yikes!"

      2 weeks before relief? I was expecting some soreness & gasiness but not this sharp pain

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      I wasn't breathing shallow at all. Breathing normally was fine but when I went to take a deep breathe it hurt. Yawning hurt. Sneezing I couldn't even do - I would get shocked with the pain before I sneezed. It got better every day until I didn't notice it anymore. If you can't breathe normally, I'd call your sugeon.

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      Have followup appt tomorrow - it's only day 4...glad to hear it gets better tho, thanks! Hopefully mine is the same

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      Good luck with your appointment. I felt so much better after the drain was out. I hope that's part of your issue and it's only uphill from here.

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      Thanks! I am hoping that too! Have had experience with drains with my mastectomy - amazing how much tube comes out!
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      My husband was! lol he just kept saying he couldn't believe how long it was! I am sooo glad it's out - feels so much better!

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