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Newby here. I am about 5 weeks post lap chole and I have been having a hard time healing. Everytime I think I've healed, I get sharp muscle pains (I hope it's just the muscle), these pains also started to shoot over to the left side. My doctor said I just have inflammation of those muscles d/t too much activity or that I strained something, but how come there is nothing about that anywhere you read? I know not to trust "Dr. Google" but I just don't know how to determine if the pain is normal, I'm 28 years old and have a hard time remaining sedentary.
Today the pain came back again, with a vengeance. I was shooting pool last night and it didn't hurt then but when I awoke this morning, the muscles around my right side incisions were on fire. I'm just tired of the pain all the time, between that and the GI distress I am losing my mind! I was prescribed Colestid (bile acid binders) to help stop the frequent runs to the bathroom, might I add I haven't even been eating more than 10% of calories from fat (recommendation is 30%), but this has been to no avail. I almost wish I never had this surgery! I didn't have gallstones but had inflammation and severe pain, now that the pain is back it makes me worry I had a Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction but I really hope it's just the muscles telling me to stop straining them. Any thoughts? Do I just need to give it more time? Everyone else I talk to seems to have been just fine after their surgeries.
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