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I had my gallbladder removed exactly 2 weeks ago today. I also had an ERCP and bile duct stent placed the next day as 3 stones were lodged in my common bile duct. Recovery has gone well, but over the last few days I've started to feel transient pain (5 out of 10) in my right shoulder/back, which lasts for literally seconds at a time and then disappears. It woke me up all through the night last night. At first I thought it was just lingering trapped wind from the surgery, but 400mg of ibuprofen this morning took it down to a 2 or a 1, which I know wouldn't happen with trapped wind.
I have a follow-up with my surgeon on Wednesday, but I wanted to know if anyone else has had this pain as a part of their recovery? I'm not too worried about it as I know I'm still in the very early stages of recovery, but my mind would be put at ease if I knew others had experienced the same thing! You know how it is.
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