Pain after gallbladder surgery - cause??

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I am 2 1/2 weeks after surgery. Sometimes in the evening i get stabbing pain where i used to have the constant dull pain. Wonder if it's because of what i ate? Or i overdid it physically? It doesn't always hurt so i don't think it's just surgery pain. I have been icing it but it doesn't always help sad

Anyone else have this? Sure hope it doesn't last!

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    Call your doc and go over what your experiencing with the nurse and ask for food diet and pain meds . It only been a short time from surgery. Pain meds will jell with stabbing pains and foods you eat can trigger pain. Ask for fatty foods fried foods or eating out always a good idea for the first few months.

    sometime we are given antibiotics kill off all the good bacteria and leave Yeats behind. Taking supplement probiotics and eating yogurt has helped balance the gut bacteria. 

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    Hello, I hope it settles down soon . Give it a little longer it should settle down . Try to eat a fat free diet if you can . If it persisits dont be worried about consulting your doctor . Report if there seems to be a slight swelling on the right side of the chest I think below the rib cage. I feel fine now I had mine done some time ago, the best thing I decided on . Iv no regrets. I hope that helps . 
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    Thanks for encouragement! It was bad last nite, but i had my family for our Thanksgiving, so i ate a little of a few things i shouldn't have - i tried to be good ha! - and i was bouncing babies on my lap - so i guess i shouldn't have been surprised. Just got worried.

    Also my steri strips are still stuck tight! They say to let them fall off naturally but it's over 2 wks! Is it bad to leave them on so long?

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      Hi, Sue,

      It's still early days for you.  Try low fat, and if you use fat, keep to grass fed butter.  I use that, and coconut oil to cook with.  Eat small, frequent meals.  You could try the FODMAP diet, which is availale on line.  

      Your body needs time to adjust to the new normal.  It will get better!  

      Best of luck, let me know how you do!

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      Id do as you were advised. See the doctor if your unsure. I just thought of what my consultant said to me when he asked if I had any questions. I had heard so much about what and what not to eat ....I asked him what should I avoid eating ? He answered and said anything you like in moderation. Im glad I asked the question because so many people were giving me warnings not to eat. I did what he said and like Iv said Iv no regrets and had a very settled time since my operation . Kevin 
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