Pain in lower rib cage area after gallbladder surgery

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Hi, I had my gallbladder out 3 months ago and have had several on going symptoms. One symptom is pain in my lower rib cage underneath the chest. Its on the right and goes all the way over to the left side. Anyone else experience this?

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    Are you experiencing the pain in both bottom ribs? I get that off and on a lot. Also very sore and painful in middle where stomach starts. Been very sick right after that started. This began 7 months after removal.

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    hi there

    when I went back to see my consultant after my op he explained that I would pos experience nerve pain round my right side as during the surgery this nerve is often aggrivated, the good news is that it settled down after a while.

    best wishes

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    hi there

    the pain was round my right side, ironically exactly the same as before I had my gb removed!! out of interest have u considered reflux or gastritis?? both can cause pain round the sides, just a thought.

    regards

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    Johnette Yes I have.Very much so.I got my Gallbladder out 5 yrs ago

    And I get Pain on my right side below or by the rib cage.And I do hope you get this.

    After I got mine out I was told I was starting Cirohsis of liver and im 60 yrs old now.Also I never drank alcohol. So I do get this pain. Did they say or do anything with your Liver?

    Also i get this pain before a bowel movement Its not like I have to go to bathroom it hurts and could be the next day I will need to move my bowels.But this pain exist and it hurts really bad.After getting the GallBladder out youll still get sick.Alot of foods wont agree with you. After sugery and in time youll find this out.So Hoping you do get this and get back to me. Lynnann

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      Hi Lynnann,

      Yes the pain is really bad. Do you get the pain only on the right side or the left side to? Mine is on both sides. I have called the doctor today about it and waiting to hear back. I've been really sick since the surgery and have an ultrasound and bloodwork and they said everything came back ok. This pain on both sides is new though. I've been taking an antibiotic and wonder if thats causing the pain. Did you have any issues after your gallbladder surgery and how long did it take you to recover?

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