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she's in the same excrutiating pain

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So my mom had emergency surgery to remove her inflamed gallbladder almost 2 weeks ago. 2 days after the surgery while still being in the hospital she complained about a burning sensation in her stomach. The Dr said to take Maaloxx as well as Miralax along with her normal medication. She was then discharged from the hospital saying it should stop hurting. Well it hasn't. Yesterday she called the Dr. to complain about the continuous burning and they told her to go back to the emergency room. She had a CT scan, X-Ray, and her blood was drawn. After the tests, the Dr who performed the surgery came to the room to tell her she is just extremely constipated and it's rubbing against the area that the gallbladder was removed. Then sent her home. Today she's in the same excrutiating pain. She barely slept last night because of it. She also had gastric bypass surgery about 5 years or so ago. What should we do?


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replied March 14th, 2016
Gallbladder Disease Answer A56285
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Bowel discomforts and pain after cholecystectomy is normal and happens for a couple of weeks. It needs supportive care and symptomatic treatment. Treatment of triggers like constipation is mandatory. Use of laxatives, avoiding fatty and spicy foods. Eating small frequent meals and prefering diet like an IBS patient helps. Visit our IBS health center for further guidance.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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