Severe Back Pain After Gallbladder Removal

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Hello,

I just had my Gallbladder removed and I have severe mid and upper back pain. Like pain level of over 10. Mostly hurts if I lay on my back. But overall it hurts all the time too. Anyone else had this. Norco helps the pain. But my front doesn't hurt ad bad as my back. Help.

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    I didn’t properly lie down for a good week or two after the surgery. Was pretty sore too. Took anti inflammatory painkillers too and paracetamol (acetaminophen) as works well with other tablets. And had hot water bottle or heat patch on sore parts. Short walks help too xx
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      Thank you. It feels like my back is broken. The doctor says its not related to the surgery but it is really bad. The front doesn't hurt Really. Just my back. I appreciate your reply.

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    It sounds like you are experiencing the gas from the keyhole surgery dispersing from your body.  They say to try and move around and that should help.  Hope you feel better soon.
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    I am experiencing the same pain. Middle right back pain. It is a deep, intense, constant ache since having my gallbladder removed. Did your pain ever go away? How long did it take?
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    Had my gb removed 4 days ago and the day after surgery I felt good and elated that the constant pain in my shoulders and middle back had gone and also the mild pain under my right rib. Had an attack of the gas pain in my right shoulder whilst in hospital and a senior nurse (red coat) helped me get up as I couldnt . He explained all about it as well. Got home next evening and didnt feel too bad. Took another gas pain getting into bed and I thought my lights were going out but managed to get up and walk around. The intense back pain has returned, which I had pre surgery, and I'm beginning to think its something else. Also the hives have returned, which I thought was being caused by my BP tablet, which I have stopped. Feel the instense back pain when I breathe and also feel it in front of chest opposite back pain. Sent for a coeliac disease testing kit to see if i'm allergic to wheat as to rule this out. My gb was inflamed when they took it out and sent it away for analysis. The back pain appears to radiate to the neck of the stomach. I also suffer from barrett's oesophagus and had to cancel the camera down the throad as the appointment came up when i was in hospital. I eat ok in the morning but it all seems to get backed up rest of evening. Apart from above happy to have my gb out.

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    I am now exactly two weeks out from surgery and my back pain has subsided, but not yet completely disappeared. I am hopeful that it will vanish completely with time. It is also the same pain i was feeling before surgery.

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