Sneezing/coughing after gallbladder surgery

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Really silly question. When I sneeze or cough I get a horrible pain by my incisions. Is there anything I can do to help with this pain? I'm scared to sneeze or cough too much cause I don't want to mess my incisions up. No stitches. Just skin glue.

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    Yes! Just keep a small pillow on your lap so when you sneeze, cough, laugh, or even move you can press it against your stomach. It will help hold the pressure. I just lay with mine on my stomach all day.
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    How long ago was your surgery? I had mine out about 7 weeks ago and just got my first cold since surgery. I keep getting intermittent sharp pains on my right side that come and go, but I just keep wondering if it is a result of the strain on the scar tissue from surgery from coughing and sneezing...
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    I can relate smile Do keep a small pillow up against your tummy surgery area and push on it a bit when you need to cough or sneeze. This helps take pressure off the tummy. Also great to use when changing positions, getting up, etc. Hope this helps !

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    Use your pillow for when you sneeze or cough it helps a lot. It's going to be your best friend good luck with recovery you'll do great

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