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I had my gallbladder removed 3 weeks ago and sometimes,depending on what I eat,I start getting itchy all over my body.

I know around my wounds its normal due to the healing inside and out but not on the rest of my body.

Can anyone help me.

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    It's quite common, something to do with bile salts, mention it to either your GP or surgeon so it can be checked out.
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    I itch under my breasts , and on lower belly then toward my back drives me mad. Do you also ache where your gallbladder was when you have been in bed all night ? Got awful ache there this morning again, it goes when I've been up a while. Hope your ok and your wounds are healed ?
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    I itch all over at times and depending how I slept depends on the pain,so I know how you feel.

    I have also found that I could have an allergic reaction to certain types of food which is why I itch and break out in a rash.

    Wounds are healing well thanks,when did yours get removed?

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      Replied to you but went missing !!!!!!! Try again ! 

      Had op 17 days ago. All ok , bowels ok now though I still wee funny !!!!!

      if I lay on right side I ache in the morning and once up it goes or remains a dull ache for a bit. Don't eat fatty foods but did have spicey food last night , is it wind , anesthetic still in there , the spice, or still bruising ? I'm really well otherwise and don't regret the op but then it was badly inflamed the surgeon said. Just to say I don't always wake with this bad pain sometimes it's just a twinge oh and I burp such a lot !!! Have you tried leaving out the food that gives you the reaction? Silly question as you may have done but just checking  , you  need to write down what you had so you don't forget for another time , but I hope it's only temporary for you   

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    Yes,I have learnt not to lie on my right side cause i get pain to,so only lie on my back or left side.

    Was told by a nurse that you will have wind for up to 8 weeks after the op and not to stress.

    I also had an enlarged gallbladder as it was so diseased as the docs put it,so I know what you mean.

    At the moment its processed food like viennas.

    If you dont mind me asking,what date did you have your op? Mine was 9 April, so we are walking the same yellow brick road.

    Oh yes,strange but soya products don't agree with me either. I guess each person is different though.

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      My op was 16 April so on my way to 3 weeks now. How do you feel generally ? I have colour back in my face , I was so pale for months. X
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      I have that Susan but only if I'm desperate !!! I used it after my hysterectomy and it didn't agree with me , made me feel sick so will only use it if I'm in agony. Honestly I belch all the time ! Anytime anywhere lol 
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