@jmacvol, @bettyjo, @renariki, you have also discussed pain from scar tissue in the past; do you have any insight for @mikehow? Gallbladder scar tissue pain is just one of the many possible sources of discomfort. Well Mike hope you find all the right answers that you are looking for. SOD or sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction can also simulate attacks. The most likely reason is that … A subsequent ultrasound showed her liver has experienced a very mild improvement, but Christine is quite concerned about her health and thats why she wante… My docs explained to me as damage to 1 or more small skin nerves, or when a nerve is squeezed by the scar tissue. I would get this sudden pain, it would intensify and then peak, and finally subside, all within roughly 10 to 15 minutes, very infrequent and unpredictable. My upper right quadrant is uncomfortable feeling, hurts at times and also feels like a pinching through to the back. The cause of the pain is either due to the sphincter of Oddi dysfunction or due to post-surgical adhesions. Now I'm having pains some severe on my right upper side under my ribs. At about 0230 I had to take her back due to vomiting., she was admitted. I had my my gallbladder removed 3 years ago. I had an MRI of my back due to a car accident and this is what they put on report. Hi Mike, welcome to Connect. In scar tissue pain, which can occur after an operation. I had my gall bladder out 40 years ago, the old major abdominal surgery way, with an 8 inch scar and a 1 week hospital stay. And thank you for the encouragement that you have offered. Sometimes, feels like it could be a digestive type thing, because my bowels feel almost full, if that makes sense, also when I lay on my stomache sometimes it feels … If symptoms don’t go away quickly might be time to see the doc! If you have not had your gallbladder removed or don’t have gallbladder disease, but are experiencing right side abdominal pain, this has many possible causes, as you can see, and the list here is not complete. Patients with this problem tend to have a recurrence of their original pain, or a variation of it, after the gallbladder has been removed surgically. ... (Patient) Published: December 27. How many assistants does Matt Nagy need to hire? There are many theories to explain why this occurs. And what are the Bears’ plans for safety? Liked by Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator, Lupe, @dodgerblu818311, I want to welcome you to Connect. It moves from front to back. I have pain in the area and nausea, should I be concerned? She is pretty much painless, but is bloated. Other common causes of right upper abdominal pain include muscle strain, trapped wind, peptic ulcer, pleurisy … I had my gallbladder removed the next day (yesterday) by laparoscopic surgery. before you jump to conclusions, i do NOT have a gallbladder, it was removed in Aug. 07. i am having pains exactly like a gallbladder attack,i went to the doctor yesterday and he gave me some pain medicine, which is not working, so i called him today, i was wondering what else could be causing me such pain. What treatments are available to help relieve the pain? I also have IBS for many years. Acute pancreatitis, which rarely develops after gallbladder removal, can cause dull pain in the upper middle or left abdomen, nausea, vomiting and fever. If this clip is dislocated even slightly, bile may leak in the abdominal area, leading to abdominal and lower back pain after the surgery. Column: As institutions fade, a key question: ‘Who charts Chicago’s future and what does it look like?’, Column: Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day letter to Joe Biden: An exclusive (very real) draft. @mikehow I am sorry that you are experiencing some harsh pain. There can be so many sources of post-surgical pain, that it is impossible to say I had THIS pain, but can only truly say I felt a pain that was different than what I have felt prior to this time. With my gallbladder I develope Abdominal Adhesions which are bands of scar tissue that form between organs. Typically, these symptoms include pain or the urgent need to run to the bathroom after eating. I have had no problems for 40 years,but now, right along the scar line, I get occasional sharp pains, almost stabbing. I had my gallbladder removed seven years ago. @mikehow This sounds like a good plan. I had my gall bladder surgery in 2013 a few days after I had my daughter via C-section. Constant pain now where gallbladder was and further down right hand side of body, front and back. Chicago Bears Q&A: Why not go all-in on a rebuild? The performing surgeon has to be retired or passed. This pain went away for about a month after my gallbladder was removed but gradually came back and now is more painful than ever. The gallbladder is not a vital organ, but that does not mean having it removed is going to be a picnic. Gallbladder removal surgery is called cholecystectomy. My doctor thinks I have something wrong with my "sphincter of Oddi." It may presume the crowd of individuals, which suffer from indigestion and pain after gallbladder removal. I hope docs can narrow things down for you and do something that will give you relief from that pain. They attempted an ultrasound but could not get a good picture. … On the surface I have no feeling for about 6 inches wide and 8 inches long however I do get the stabbing sharp pain. i had gallstones & gallbladder removed two years ago, but i'm getting almost the same pains again above stomach and round to back and full up feeling. She said our bodies know when an internal organ is missing just as if it were part of a limb. Other symptoms associated with gallbladder removal that appeared after the gallbladder removal were also noted; These ranged from mild ill defined digestive symptoms to severe attacks of abdominal pain and jaundice, flatulence, gastritis, esophagitis, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, upper abdominal pain (where the gallbladder was), colicky lower-abdomen pain, trouble digesting fats, excessive weight gain (obesity), and in som… I had my gallbladder removed due to sludge over 5 years ago. Dr. Alashari was formerly with Grand Strand Regional Medical Center … Some people have no symptoms. But bile fluid can occasionally leak out into the tummy (abdomen) after the gallbladder is removed. Since that time, I have had to deal with many digestive problems that I never thought would be issues. They have all mentioned having gall bladder surgery. I have experienced many episodes of pain in the same spot that feels exactly like that pain. Rosemary. When we say lifelong, we mean a pain after gallbladder removal that lasts years later after the actual surgery. Symptoms of a bile leak include tummy pain, feeling sick, a fever and a swollen tummy. More painful immediately after I eat or drink even a sip or small bite. It feels so wierd am doing something one minute then the next am literally screaming from the pain. "I probably noticed the … Rosemary. Mike, I am sorry you have began experiencing pain in an area you probably thought you were all clear on. I did not experience pain following my gall bladder removal, but the surgeon and her team did tell me that “phantom pain” where they removed part of my pancreas would not be an uncommon experience. A stone that remains in a bile duct after gallbladder removal surgery can cause severe pain, or jaundice, which is the yellowing of the skin. All my symptoms were in my upper back R side. Laura Consolo of Melrose, Mass., had her gallbladder removed 12 years ago and has experienced some digestive changes. Don’t panic, this is a relatively rare complication. 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I think you also might be interested in reviewing this discussion, where @rssanders, @jgirlatlaw, @justjane, @eddiesrp talk about their experience with scar tissue after surgery: http://mayocl.in/2kpKLyV. Thank you Janet for answering my question..but I've had my gallbladder out 4 years ago when they took it out it was because of function I had no stones no sludge..I'm still taking the Ppis and I'm doing the apple cider and baking soda to no avail pain is still there.. But that makes sense for a few weeks; it doesn’t account for the pain that starts months or years post-cholecystectomy. I had my gallbladder removed on 2002. I have yet to meet a doctor who says, ‘Why did you bother me with this.’ Instead they will say, ‘You did the right thing to get it checked.’ Even when there is a simple explanation for it! Sorry for the disconnected response. I wish you well. Dawn, Liked by Rosemary, Volunteer Mentor, Colleen Young, Connect Director, mikehow. Liked by Rosemary, Volunteer Mentor, Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator, @gman007, Thank you for mentioning “phantom pain”. After 40 years, that must be unsettling to you in addition to the pain. 6 years ago I had emergency surgery to remove my gallbladder. Scar tissue surrounding organs: http://mayocl.in/2o7g2LT. I to have had and still have occasionally sharp pains at my old sternal incision. I had some pain during first year, but I learned that those were scar tissues and healing. The hospitalist her … Some people who have had their gallbladders removed—a procedure known as a cholecystectomy—find themselves dealing with ongoing digestive problems. I have some abdominal scars from my organ transplants 7+ years ago. Pain from Scar Tissue. It was laparoscopic, and only 2 months ago. The placement is in the same area as my gallbladder was. Now for the last month the pains are getting more frequent and lasting longer, the pain is so bad I double over … A complete blockage can cause an infection. I believe anything is possible until proven otherwise, but if you are having pain from the staples used 40 years ago, I want my next vehicle built out of that material. Has your pain recently developed, or has it been ongoing and gradually increasing? Whether a laparoscopic cholecystectomy or open surgery was employed in taking out the gallbladder, scar tissue pain is inevitable during recovery and the healing process varies from person to person. Have there been any unusual movements on your part in doing yard work, honey do’s, etc…If so, I would tend to place the blame with scar tissue, but…..there is a reason all of us have not hung out our shingle and gotten a huge malpractice policy. Reasons for Pain After Gallbladder Removal. Adhesions cause pain by pulling nerves, either within an organ tied down by an adhesion or within the adhesion itself. I had several gallstones, 2 of them were totally blocking the duct, and my gallbladder was severely infected and ready to rupture. No one seems concerned? I've had the pains for about a year on and off but I just put it off as phantom pains,gas, or just being active and pulled something. Thanks for your reply. 1. I hope you get an answer about your pain. Rosemary, I moved your message to the Digestive Health group, so that you can meet other members talking about similar symptoms. I am sorry about your pain.   Here you will find out why that might be happening and what you can do about it. Here are the four “S’s” of gallbladder pain after removal: Stones – Sometimes there are still gallstones, or small calcified spots left in the remaining ducts or even in the ducts from the liver that head towards the (now missing) gallbladder. Christine has a copy of my book Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It and she has been following the plan in that book for the last 6 months. Mike, I again will point to the phantom pain my surgeon suggested after I had part of my pancreas and spleen removed. She said our bodies know when an internal organ is missing just as if it were part of a limb. May be a good idea to see a doc who did not perform your surgery and let us know what the young whippersnapper has to say. Liked by Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator. Constantly tired. Unfortunately, you have developed a fairly common problem after gallbladder removal - that of recurrent right-sided abdominal pain. My symptoms of gallstones actually started a few years ago. Hello Mike, I too resently have had pain where my gall bladder scars are at. Take Care and God Bless. I did feel something that felt like that pain after having the tail section of my pancreas and my spleen removed. He updated blood work showed the Bilirubin increased to 4.0, her AST was 133 and LST 569. Other symptoms that can occur as bloating, I was in the hospital on IV antibiotics for 6 days after the surgery. Both conditions cause severe upper right abdominal pain after gallbladder removal which can spread and move as far as your shoulder. I had my apendix reomoved over 30 years ago, my gall bladdder was removed almost 10 years ago, and i had a … More than 700,000 cholecystectomies are performed annually in the US. I’m also tagging @rdrdhap @giza @avocado1 @ginpene05 @kag13 @nonnie1@loriel59, with the hope that they, and other members on this discussion, will return with more insight for you. Gallbladder removed 2 years ago. When the gallbladder is removed, the bile duct is clipped to prevent bile leaks and other complications. Bowel obstructions caused by adhesions following abdominal surgery: http://mayocl.in/2nhtuhj Could it be that the internal staples are shifting after all these years? And when something is just not right, we need to get it checked out. When the gallbladder is removed, special clips are used to seal the tube that connects the gallbladder to the main bile duct. version 3.3.6.2.3.2Page loaded in 0.805 seconds, "Hi Mike, welcome to Connect. I’ve not had any discomfort since. Well if am correct on when this pain started, then it’s been like maybe 3 or 4 months. We have a few past discussions on abdominal scar tissue or adhesions that can cause pain and discomfort; feel free to scroll through the conversations and tag members: recurring abdominal adhesions: http://mayocl.in/2qWRN2R I had mine out in 1993, 18 months after having a frank breech presentation baby. I’m tagging @gman007 @rosemarya @hopeful33250 @bonitav @jimhd on this conversation. @dodgerblu818311, have you seen a doctor for your symptoms? I did feel something that felt like that pain after having the tail section of my pancreas and my spleen removed. Sometimes this fluid can be drained off. We learn as we age to listen to our bodies. Rosemary, Liked by Colleen Young, Connect Director, Lupe. There are many complications that can occur after gallbladder removal surgery. That sounds like the craziest thing in the world, but the first person who said my missing left arm hurts was likely placed in a padded room for some period of time. My next step, it seems, is to see a surgeon much more familiar with this problem. How do you manage the pain-episodes? 2. I wondering if anyone has also experienced delayed pain at a surgical site. Even if several shows have cast him that way, Ask Amy: Wanting to weigh in about sister’s obesity. Her gallbladder was removed 5 years ago. It feels like it is right under the skin line. My husband recently had gall bladder surgery. About a week ago I started having sensations that I did before my surgery. You might Google your question. By medical research, postcholecystectomy syndrome strikes 10-15 percent of people without the gallbladder. 1 doctor answer Dr. Barry Rosen answered I'm tagging @gman007 @rosemarya @hopeful33250 @bonitav @jimhd...", "@dodgerblu818311, I want to welcome you to Connect. Constant pain now where gallbladder was and further down right hand side of body, front and back. I have pain in the area off/on and get gassy and/or constipated at times. Pulling on the scar tissue in the local area can cause pain. I had my gall bladder out 15 years ago, laparoscopically, and I haven’t ever had pain at the surgery site. Some are immediate and some can happen years after surgery. She has had a fatty liver for the last 6 years. Christine is a 39 year old mother of four who came to my clinic seeking help for her fatty liver. They sent her home and ordered a MRCP on Monday. My gallbladder was removed four years ago. This is known as the Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome. Had blood tests - all ok. @mikehow, Hi Mike. Cut in the Abdomen. Jan. 26 snowstorm map: How much did it snow near you? Postcholecystectomy Syndrome is a medical term used to describe the negative digestive symptoms which many people experience after theyve healed from their cholecystectomy procedure. My doctor (GP) said something about scar tissue being the culprit, but I guess I’m fixated on these staples. I’d like to welcome you to Connect as well; I can only imagine how stressful it must have been for you, with having a baby and then gallbladder surgery soon after! 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