Hot or cold compresses after gallbladder removal ?

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Hello I was wondering if anyone can tell me what is better to help you with pain after the gallbladder removal, a hot water bottle or cold/ Icy bags. I am not sure if it's ok to put a hot water bottle on top of the belly button or where the gallbladder a used to be

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    I didn't need anything like that.  Just lots of prescription pain killers.  That will sort you out.  If you are experiencing pain at the moment, you should find that goes as soon as you wake from the operation.  It will just be a question of pain from the scars. 
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      Well i have the pain killers but I would rather not take many of those because I do not like taking that much acetaminophen which is combined with the hydrocodon. Also I fell life one pill does not do much and I am afraid of taking two
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