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Hello: please help! I have an unbearable pain on the right side of my belly under my ribs and goes all the way to the back/waist on that same side.

from the beginning after the surgery I had this pain but it was just sometimes, considering it Was near the stitches I thought it hurt there because that is close where the doctor removed the stomach and manouver everything from that side. Weeks past by and the pain dissapeared. And yesterday 19 days after my surgery here I come again with the same pain but now is super strong I would say 8 from 1-10 or sometimes 9/10. It’s horrible if I bend, If i turn, if I twist and I have to walk like huntchback because if I put straight hurts more!!!! The doctor told me it’s normal, that the abdominal wall is healing and bla bla bla...

but is it really? Don’t get me wrong doctors know a lot... but i hate that for them always always is normal unless you have fever or kind of dying..

so please guide me. Oh the pain is like someone is pulling me from the inside.😭

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OMG! I’m so sorry! I have zero medical training but if I had a pain that was 8 out of 10 (sometimes worse) I would be heading to the E/R! Do you still have your gall bladder?? Hope you get answers soon!!!! 😰

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Do you have an intact gall bladder?: did your surgeon have any trouble with your liver? And do you have any evidence before surgery of gastric ulcers? These are my best guesses for right subcostal pain that radiates to the back. But I am just a medical feel on BP website, I have no medical or nursing license, and those are the folks who may have better answers than me. And the least worrisome-- you might still have operative gas in there and you have a pocket of it under your diaphragm still!
Any more than this, I'm sure I don't know.

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@CyndieRI and @Frustr8 i do have my gallbladder. I’ve never had liver problems or gastric ulcers.
I’ve heard the gallbladder pain starts close to the belly bottom and immediately the pain goes down in the very lower belly right side.
This pain is up right under my rib... when I put ice in the front where the stitches are and heat in the back it disappears the pain probably in a 70% but when I stand up and forget about the ice and continue normally then it comes again. The only way I feel kind of good is being still like sleeping beauty in my bed not moving, not on my side just laying straight 😓
I’ll keep you guys posted to see how I’m doing by tomorrow.thanks

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Nope the classic gall bladder is right subcostal(under the rib) and either straight through to the back or mostly right shoulder , like someone took their fist,and hit you. the start in perinavel,and down to lower right side is classic appendix, the location is called McBurneys Point. Another way to find it? put your right hand on your waist, thumb to your back, now dread your fingers down over your abdomen, MeBurneys Point is where your 4th finger, the one next to your little one.lands.👉😛👈

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This happened to me. I went to ER, had scans of all kinds & bloodwork and they found nothing. It wasn’t my gallbladder or liver. I truly think it was gas or chalking it up to me healing.

It eventually went away and never came back. I experienced it 2 months post of for like 3 weeks.

I hope you feel better, but do go ge checked out in case it’s something

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I had my gall bladder removed about 4 years ago, and my pain started around my belly button and then felt like compaction from constipation. I couldn't even eat. I know the fam members that had theirs removed said about the same thing.

I had the same kind of pain as you after my surgery and my doc said the same. You said it went away by chance did you exercise or move wrong to have irritated that spot again? I did. I started hauling trash and loading up a truck wth trash bags because my dr said I was ok to do more. Well, I did too much too fast and irritated my surgery site and the pain came back worse than when I had surgery.

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7 hours ago, Frustr8 said:

Nope the classic gall bladder is right subcostal(under the rib) and either straight through to the back or mostly right shoulder , like someone took their fist,and hit you. the start in perinavel,and down to lower right side is classic appendix, the location is called McBurneys Point. Another way to find it? put your right hand on your waist, thumb to your back, now dread your fingers down over your abdomen, MeBurneys Point is where your 4th finger, the one next to your little one.lands.👉😛👈

Oh I’m gonna try that right away. Right now my pain is right under the rib and when I pressure it’s like it gets connected to all my right side😓

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1 hour ago, Bryn910 said:

This happened to me. I went to ER, had scans of all kinds & bloodwork and they found nothing. It wasn’t my gallbladder or liver. I truly think it was gas or chalking it up to me healing.

It eventually went away and never came back. I experienced it 2 months post of for like 3 weeks.

I hope you feel better, but do go ge checked out in case it’s something

Thanks, I hope that is what you say and not the gallbladder. I don’t want to be in the hospital again😭

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53 minutes ago, johnsons13 said:

I had my gall bladder removed about 4 years ago, and my pain started around my belly button and then felt like compaction from constipation. I couldn't even eat. I know the fam members that had theirs removed said about the same thing.

I had the same kind of pain as you after my surgery and my doc said the same. You said it went away by chance did you exercise or move wrong to have irritated that spot again? I did. I started hauling trash and loading up a truck wth trash bags because my dr said I was ok to do more. Well, I did too much too fast and irritated my surgery site and the pain came back worse than when I had surgery.

Well I didn’t lift anything, I basically washed the dishes and cleaned the countertop of the kitchen. Maybe it’s that and I honestly hope is that and not something else. 😓

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50 minutes ago, COL120 said:

Well I didn’t lift anything, I basically washed the dishes and cleaned the countertop of the kitchen. Maybe it’s that and I honestly hope is that and not something else. 😓

Depending how you moved while you were cleaning, wiping the countertop, moved taking a shower, wiped yourself after using the bathroom, etc you could have just stretched a muscle, ligament, tendon or other parts near that site that irritated it. If you feel like the Dr is wrong, it's completely ok to get another opinion and get it checked out. After I took it easy for about a week after I irritated mine, I started feeling much better.

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1 minute ago, johnsons13 said:

Depending how you moved while you were cleaning, wiping the countertop, moved taking a shower, wiped yourself after using the bathroom, etc you could have just stretched a muscle, ligament, tendon or other parts near that site that irritated it. If you feel like the Dr is wrong, it's completely ok to get another opinion and get it checked out. After I took it easy for about a week after I irritated mine, I started feeling much better.

Hmmm 🧐 interesting to know. I’ll check today how I feels if not I’m definitely make myself check in the hospital. Thanks 😊

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Hi everyone! It ended being the gallbladder and one of the stones of the gallbladder is blocking the fluids to the pancreas and I have pancreatitis too😩. So I’m having an endoscopy for the blocking stone and the gallbladder removed later on today.

thanks for your support. Wish me luck!

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Good luck and update us how you are doing. I'm glad you got it checked out.

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I should have suggested also pancreatitis, I had that in May 2015 and it was a pain I never hope to suffer again.😪😔😥

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