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I'm having severe pain after having a stent placed in the lower 3rd of my gallbladder duct two days ago. The pain occurs in the upper portion on my stomach everytime I eat food. Is this normal after a stent?


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replied January 24th, 2010
Bile Duct Disorders Answer A9464
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You would like to know whether it is normal to feel pain after a surgery for a stent placed in the main gallbladder duct.

Stents are placed when there is a stricture of body canals(caused usually as a result of infections) or vessels(due to atherosclerosis). Their main function is to dilate the stricture. The fibrous tissue in strictures of body canals such as the gallbladder duct ruptures slowly under the stent's pressure and causes pain.

According to the data that you provided, you are experiencing pain after placing a stent in the main gallbladder duct. See your doctor to consult whether you may use analgetics. You may also consider seeing the doctor that placed your stent to confirm whether it was placed correctly or whether there is an underlying condition.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about treating pain after placing stents.


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