Lump after gallbladder removal

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Hi guys hopin someone can help I had my gallbladder removed 20 days ago and I have 5 incisions but I'm the top one (in between my breasts ) i also have a large lump prob the size of a palm of hand it's hard when I stand but not when I lay down but it's spool painful to breath lift my arm up and basically to do anythin I'm in agony I have been to a and e told different things... swellin, mucles tryin to get back normal, infection, could be build up of blood but yet no one is intrested in actually gettin to the root of the problem for me has anyone else been thru this? Really in so much pain and have 2 children who are small and need extra care and I'm literally at my wits end with this. Never had this much pain after my c section!

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    Hi Jen

    i had my surgery six weeks ago and had three ncisipns as keyhole was attempted but in the end they had to open me up. Is your scar from bust towards naval or across below bust as mine was.?

    i still have a few spurts of pain and cannot really ever get comfortable so I went to my GP.  In reality it can take about six months to fully recover from this surgery however if you have discovered a lump I would suggest seeing GP for a specific referral . If your go doesn't do this ask him to give you answers or insist on a ct scan to find out what's going on ....  I hope your mended real soon x

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      Hi ya I have them dotted about lol 2 larger ones are above belly button and in between boobs the others are to the right side. The wounds themself look really good touch wood no probs with them it's just this lump I'm sittin down now breathin is hurtin I'm so fed up goin to doc and a and e and then not bein bothered at all but feel down u do feel somethin else is goin on.
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    Hey Jen, I'm no doctor but it's your right as a patient to get some kind of uniformity in your diagnosis.  You've been to.d so many different things so they need to nvestigate and tell you which it is!

    if you not get any joy tell them you will contact the BMA regarding your treatment or lack of.  Don't be afraid to be assertive with them.  Had I been at the time I would have had keyhole surgery instead of open surgery . I was mis diagnosed for over two years and told I had a heart spasm.  This is your body and if you think something is wrong tell them you want it. Vestige tea or your going to take it further ... :-)

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      Totally agree with you Elaine. We are the 'Specialists' of our own bodies....and least we not forget, mankinds oldest golden rule, "if you're feeling pain, somethings wrong". Pain is a warning signal, before it goes big time.

       

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    Jen, how are you now?  Are you any better?  Please let me know.  If not, I will give you some of my wonderful wisdom!!  I do hope you are feeling better mind.
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      Hi ya! Well I've ended up in a and e twice had bloods taken as they said if my blood levels were rasied it would show infection and maybe that would be the build up of pus or blood etc but they have always came back fine am awaiting a ct scan the lump is still there tho but I still can't lean forward everytime I do I feel like somethin is moving and popping?
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      Hi doĺly i too have developed o lump by the incision under my breast doesnt give me too much bother just wondering if you have any ideas 6 months since my open surgery thank you .
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      Hello Jenny4811.  The thing I would look out for is is it getting any bigger?  My lump got bigger and caused all sorts of issues.  I had it removed in the end and that wasn't pleasant.  2+ years on and I have 3 separate hernias in my abdomen and need more surgery.  I know mine has been an extreme situation.  And I'm not trying to scare you.  My best advice would be, you know yourself best.  If you know it's not right and it starts getting worse and/or causing any issues, it would be best get it all checked out.  Good Luck.

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    Hello, I had my gallbladder removed in June 2016 and I noticed a soft lump about the size of a quarter right about the incision scar on my upper abdomen. When you touch the lump it pops like there is an air pocket or something there. Can anyone please tell me what this us? It isn't causing any pain yet that I can tell. Any response is greatly appreciated. Thanks. 

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    Jen i have the same a lump inbetween my breast its like a hernia if i lay diwn it goes towards the end of day its there if i cough i can geel it i have mo pain with it though
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      Hiya I also have a lump under my right rib, its quite painful, I had my gallbladder removed 5 months ago, I was just wondering did you find out what it is?
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      Hi love i havnt found out what it is yet its not painful but swells quite abit i just get worried about having to go back in hospital have you found anything out love .
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      No I've not found our anything yet either I'm waiting for a specialist appointment hopefully might get some answers, while I'm waiting there testing for cronhs and other things, I'll let you know when I find out anything I'm like you I really don't want to end up back in hospital, but this lump is very worrying too, I hope your feeling okay

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      Hi love hope your ok any news about your lump im going to have to get mine checked out not much pain though im just a little scared of what it is .
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