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Right upper quadrant pain 2 months after gallbladder surgery

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I had my gallbladder removed on Jan 6. I returned to work 2 weeks after the surgery and even began working out at the gym a month after the surgery. I was feeling great for a while there. Then about a week ago I was sitting at working typing and felt a sharp pain in my upper right quadrant right under the ribs. I saw my doctor a few days later and had a x-ray of the chest and abdomen. The results came back normal but the pain was still there so I had a ct scan of my abdomen which also came back normal. I have pain and not knowing the cause is very nerve racking. The pain is relieved with heat, but the moment the heat is removed the pain is back. I hurt when I walk, the end of exhaling while breathing, when I burp (as I tend to do a lot after the surgery) and cough. I was also diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and take Prilosec. Before I had my gallbladder removed I was nautious 24 7 for aboutg a month and a half. I am just ready to feel good for a change.
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replied February 28th, 2012
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Since the CT done after the procedure is normal, that rules out pathologic processes due to post operative complications.

Your pain is probably due to inflammatory nature, of the scars associated with the surgery.

Use of anti inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen, might be helpful to relieve your symptoms.


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