| | Pain after gallbladder removal
I had my gallbladder removed 9-28-05. I honestly was reluctant to have the surgery, because I had little pain. I got sick with what I thought was the flu, but I went to the ER after I hadn't kept water down for 24 hours. After many tests (and a hepatitis scare), they determined I had a gallstone blocking an unusual duct in my liver (most people it is the common bile duct - not me). After my liver recovered I let them take out the GB.
I have been in terrible pain ever since. Any time I stretch/flex my abdominal muscles, cough, or sneeze it feels like I am being stabbed in the stomach right below my rib cage on my right side. If I irritate it several times during the day, it will throb for a while (more of an ache than the stabbing pain). I saw my DR 2 weeks after the surgery and he was unconcerned, but told me to keep taking the motrin he had prescribed. I have, but I am still having this pain. I am going to see him again in a week.
Has anyone ever had this problem after GB surgery?