| | Three months post-op and STILL having pain
I had my GB removal (lap) back in December.
First, everything was going great. I had no pain, no digestive issues, the only pain I had is when I over-exerted myself at the gym with crunches or sit-ups.
But now, I've got a pain right under my right rib cage, in the area my GB used to be, and it radiates to my back/lower back/kidney area. My right side of my abdomen feels "sick" all the time.
I went back to my surgeon, who went ahead with a physical exam and pressed on all parts of my abdomen/back, and it only hurt right under my rib cage. He thinks I "pulled a muscle"... He said it's not a bile leak, and nothing serious.
So a week later I made an appointment with my general doctor, and she too, agrees it a muscle injury, and has nothing to do with the surgery. She says she "understands" how I'm nervous about this pain because it is IDENTICAL to the pain I had when my GB was acting up, but was assuring me that it's definitely muscle related.
Now randomly, hours after I eat ANYTHING, sometimes I get severe cramping in my stomach BELOW my belly button. At first I thought it was a bit of a stomach flu, but it's been happening on and off randomly for weeks. And I feel nauseous after eating sometimes.
Neither of my doctors even wanted to do an ultrasound, or blood work. I dunno... I feel kinda like neither of them took me seriously. I'm freaking out because I think it's a kidney/liver problem or some kind of tumor.
Has anyone else had this pain? Or these problems AFTER GB removal?