Pain in ribs left side months after gallbladder surgery what could it be?

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I've been getting pain in my left side Lower ribs. it comes and goes but can hit really bad. I had my Gallbladder out in June and haven't had it till now. I've also lost alot of weight 27 nearly 28 kg.

Tried to get into drs but no luck being Xmas and lots of public holidays. Plus my doctor has been away.

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    It may not be related to the gall bladder removal as that wä a good few months ago.

    I would try not to worry too much and just see Gp as soon as. However if the pain gets unbearable is their an out of hours clinic you could visit?

    Good luck let us know how you get on x

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    Hi, Stef,

    You might be forming scar tissue as you heal.  Some of us still have "twinges" from time to time.  One thing I noticed is I have more of them if I spend a lot of the day sitting, so I try to get out and walk as much as I can.

    But do go see your doctor.  It woul help us if you got back to us and posted what he or she said.

    Thanks!  And, Happy New Year!

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    Sounds like irritation to your pancreas, that's how my pancreas pains present

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    Hello Stef42968,

    ​ Glad to hear someone else is having this pain.I had my gallstone removed Aug 2,16 and started getting this after sitting several hours at work. I just went to my

    ​primary doctor last week and explainging to him exactly lower left side ribs he said not to worry nothing is there.

    ​Possible muscle tention but nothing could be there to cause worry.

    ​And I have notice since I have been on vacation for an entire week since surgery no long sitting and no pain this week.

    ​Hope this information helps.

    Hope you feel better.


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