Twinge in left side by ribs since gallbladder removal?

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Hi all, I had my gall bladder removed 3weeks ago today. I got rushed back in with an internal bleed, I am now on the mend however I have noticed when I take a deep breath I have a dull ache on the left side by my ribs. Also when I bend down I get the discomfort. What is this? Why am I hurting on the left side? Will it go? Tia

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    Hi samfamfa83 well three weeks isn't long after what you have gone through, you are still healing inside after all it was a very invasive operation. Give it at least another three weeks if you are still worried then see your GP but I'm sure you will feel better by then xxx
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      Hiya

      Thanks for taking the time to respond. I have a follow up appointment start of October so will monitor it and bring it up then.

      Thanks. Xx

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    It does take time to recover from this operation, specially as you had to be rushed back in. Be patient. Hope this settles down

    Take care and keep in touch

    Sarah

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    Hi, i experienced the same, as the others are saying it is quite soon and like me you have to come to terms with the fact that they aren't exactly gentle when they are in there so there is internal bruising and healing to mend..... im 6 weeks post op now, the sharp pain when i take a breath has now gone but im still 'aware' that im a little sore inside when i bend but this is also easing - hang in there,, :-) 
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      Hiya thanks for that. Yeh I'm back at work now and the physical side of it is really telling on me. Lifting children putting beds away etc etc I am done in and a little achey. Wow 6 weeks on I thought would be near enough forgotten about. Thanks for taking time to reply x
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