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Tight chested after gallbladder removal

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I have curviture of the spine. I had my infected enlarged gallbladder removed on Tuesday, also I had a hernia repaired. I am still in pain in my abdomen and keep feeling tight chested, I use a ventilator anyway. My oxygen level was a bit lower than normal when I came home. I had been in ICU the first night after the operation due to my respiratory failure.

What can be the cause of this pain, will it just take time, why I am feeling a bit tight chested too?

Many thanks

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replied February 1st, 2010
Abdominal Pain Answer A9673
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

If after gall bladder removal and hernia repair surgery, you had respiratory failure and were in ICU and now you have tightness in chest then it could be that there is some lingering problem.

A slight pain in the abdominal area is expected after surgery. However, since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss this with your surgeon once. Hope this helps. Take care!

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