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pain in my upper left abdomen as well as the right?

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I am having my gallbladder removed in one week. i have been experiencing pain in my upper left abdomen as well as the right. i was curious as to what could be causing the pain on the left, and if it could be related to my gallbladder problem..

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replied October 3rd, 2011
Gallbladder Disease Answer A27309
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It is difficult to comment on the cause for the upper abdomen pain without examining you. It is likely to be due to inflammation caused by the gallbladder in the surrounding structures. Report your symptoms to your treating doctor/surgeon and go ahead with thorough evaluation before your surgery to look for the underlying cause. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating doctor/gastroenterologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.

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