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Posted by: Zain | 2009-10-05

Gallbladder removal - after effects - 9 years later

Hi Doc
I had my gallbladder removed due to gallstones and lived a perfectly normal life exept for gaining weight(which was never a problem before) and gettling a pain in my right hand side slight under my right breast... like my ribs are pulling tight... pain is awfull especially if i bend down for too long.... the pain in my right feels like a cramp in my bones but just more painfull... what causes this and why... what can i do about it... it really causes problems.. i cant even play with my son picking him up or bending down... i must constantly be upright and to ease the pain i have to strecth my arms over my head.... PLEASE HELP

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Dear Zain
It is difficult to guess what the cause of this pain could be, it could be fibrosis after the operation, or a referred pain from a peptic ulcer or even a pinched nerve in the back causing referred pain along the rib. Rather let your doctor have a look as he may need to send you for a sonar or x/rays?
Dr Bets

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