pain after 4 weeks of laparascopic cholecystectomy

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9 days after lap chole started getting sharp pains in centre of chest,went to docs who stated internal infection.still getting pain under rib cage and intense sometimes sharp pains in back.occasionally feel sick,not drinking any alcohol ,on low fat diet.dont normally drink either.any ideas please?

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    Hi 

    so sorry .. But I have read on here that a stone can be missed and left stuck in bile duct..if it persists go to a and e and get scanned .. 

    They may have to remove it or it may pass but you need to get scanned if there's pain..

    hope that helps 

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    Could be the infection has not cleared yet. Or a stone, but could be that your body is adjusting to the trauma of the op. Have had lots of niggles, pain, sickness etc.. but easing up all the time. My body is going through the healing process. If you cut your finger it can still sting, same for the op. But if really worried ring 111 for advice. Otherwise pop to the A & E department.

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    I had my GB removed 12 months ago. Pretty much straight after surgery the RUQ pains started again and I have been suffering since. Multiple A&E visits etc etc. It was a big enough struggle getting specialists to diagnose Gallstones as I didn't fit their "criteria" (I was 24, slim, no gallstones on ultrasound). Eventually demanded a Endoscopic Ultra Sound and they found stones/sludge. 

    Now I've got the doc's scratching their heads again! Current ideas are either Cholongitis, SOD or left over stone in Bile Duct. I'm waiting for a ERCP now to place a stent.

    What has massively helped me through the pain is my Doc prescribing me Buscopan Ampoules and I inject myself pretty much everyday. I wanted to share this to see if it can help anyone else as it has certainly saved me a number of A&E visits. 

    Interested to know if anyone else has similar history to me smile 

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      Hi I will try buscopan tablets.I have omeprazole to to take in the morning and gaviscon.Woke in n the night with gripping chest ,cramp pain which won't ease this morning.Seeing specialist Friday ,so hope that will help
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      Sorry to hear you have had a bad night. I always find that "attacks" come then frustratingly. Not sure if that is to do with the position of laying down, or just time of the day when everything is being digested! 

      With the Buscopan tablets, I found they didn't work on me. My Doc said it's because they are full of sugar and just don't have the strength after being in my stomach (or something like that!?) Hence why I am now on the Ampoules and just inject myself when I feel a twinge. You never know though, the tablets could really work for you smile

      Good luck with your appointment on Friday. 

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    Are you doing better?
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      hi saw spec on friday who recommended ct scan.Had that yesterday,have cysts on liver,not related anything to worry about,dot on pancreas not related,bile ducts ok,wait and see now ,may have to have gastroscopy as could be stomach ulcer(i dont think so) i had a bad attack on Sunday,pain like a band was relentless total spasm,after walking
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      What are the going to do for the cysts on your liver? Go for a shorter walk. I know its no fun hurting after walking. I hope they find the answers real soon. Glad most things came back good. Annoying they didn't give answers on the other issues.

      Hang in there.

      When do you see your doctor next?

      Lori

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