Had my gallbladder taken out yeaterday and have sharp pains when exhaling while laying on my back

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Sharp pains while exhaling while laying on my back or my right side. What causes this and is it normal?

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    Hello!

    This sounds like it's the pain from the gas that they pump into you whilst you have the op. I don't know for certain of course but I had mine taken out on Monday and experienced similar pain. It actually helps to walk around (albeit slowly) and drink mint tea, all of this helps dispell the gas and will make you more comfortable. Feel better soon and remember to take it easy!

    Anna

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    Hi

    Most of the time it's the gas they use to inflate your tummy while they operate.

    Moving about helps as does peppermint tea.

    It will ease up after a few days normally.

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    Totally normal, I started to turn a corner at day 12. Hang in there!
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    First three days (w/o any pain meds, by choice) were worst - turned a total corner with all of it Day 10 post op - you just had major surgery and it WILL hurt for awhile, even if it is treated as Out Patient surgery - start very slow with foods, liquids, still stay LOW fat until you can handle more - and if things get worse by all means call your health care provider - praying for you today:-)
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    Yes it's very normal... You can expect some pain like this for a few days , it will lesson as you heal.

    Use the pain relief they should have sent you home with. You will be sore for a while. 

    Thée is gas, you have been jiggled about etc etc. 

    So rest up and look after your self.

    But it all gets better 

    😊

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