on march 2nd I had my gallbladder removed. My common bile duct was enlarged at the time but no stones were found there.
For about the last 3 weeks I have been having pressure in my right side. I explain it as it feels like something is in there that is too big or someone is trying to push their way out. Recnetly it started causing some pain around my rib cage in the front and back. What do you think this is? I have a dr apt on monday but I didn't know if I should wait until then or go to the er? I figured if it was something major, I would be dead by now?
Any info would be great.
I had gallbladder surgery a few weeks ago. My surgeon said to expect pain off & on for 3 months. It's a good thing though you are going to the dr monday. I would not hesitate to call the surgeons office & talk to his nurse & tell her what kind of pain your experiencing. Of course now it's the weekend so their probably not around... I had a pain scare last week & called my surgeons office. He had me go in for blood work & x-rays to make sure there was no internal bleeding etc...
Thank you- that makes me feel better. Nobody really told me what to expect after surgery. It makes me very angry as I called my surgeons office 2 fridays ago the nurse said I should be seen just to make sure everything is okay and I called to make an apt. Of course I had ot leave a message which nobody returned utnil that monday. My surgeon was out of town until this coming monday so I have had to sit and wait. I thought about going to the er a few times because the pressure was so bad. I was scared I was bleeding also but I figured if I had been bleeding since march 2nd that I would most likely know about it =) I am thinking now that either there are stones in my duct (which they did check for but maybe missed) or they bruised a rib or something. I sure hope it is nothing that requires another surgery. I dont care what anyone said, that recovery was a lot worse than anyone let on it would be! Of course it didnt help that my bathroom is up 17 steps! I was just glad I didnt have to stay the night, after all, I have no health insurance! I sure hope your recovery is going well! Thank you so much for your reply, it really did ease my mind to know that you were told to expect pain that far out; perhaps I should pass on to my surgeon that he should warn his pt's as well. I will let everyone know what I find out monday just so people know what they can expect.
Hi there... I had my gb removed on march 10th so i'm right behind you... Wonder how you are doing now and what you found out at the doc's office??? I still had lots of pain in the sternum area when I saw the gastro doc a couple of weeks ago but now it's even going away! Am on nexium though... Last pill (samples) tonight... Gonna see if the pain was surgery recovery pain related or was gastritis.... The nexium helped or was a coinkydink and I was still healing... Gastro doc said like my surgeon that the magical time to really feel way better was 3 months post op! So i'm 7 weeks postop yesterday.... That would make you 8... :)