gall bladder pain after gall bladder removed

by David Lawrence
(U K)

Many years ago I had my appendix removed,in 2002 I had my gall bladder removed by key hole surgery, soon afterward I was still getting the same painful symptoms, 8 months later I had a stone removed from my duodenum, from then on I have suffered from acid reflux and the same symptoms although uncomfortable the pain is usually not too severe, I have pain beneath my breast bone, feeling bloated as if I have a ball there.

This week I had a very bad attack and was taken to hospital, I was in excruciating pain, sweating and my wife said my face appeared yellow, during these bouts my breath is unpleasant my urine is a dark orangery color. I feel very tired and drained afterward.

I was discharged from hospital the same evening with Tramadol for the pain, which did ease the pain and was told to see my G P for a scan.

I am a healthy active man apart from this problem I am 6ft 2inches 14 and a half stone. I am 58 years old . The medications I am on are:






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Hello Mr Lawrence,

It is definitely possible to have gall bladder pain after gall bladder is removed, as you found out 8 months after your surgery.

It is also possible that the last bout of pain you had might be due to this. A scan would definitely help to shed more light on the cause of the pain.

We are so sorry to learn of this excruciating upper abdominal pain you had. Please keep us updated on the outcome of your investigation, and get well soon!

Abdopain Team.

1 year ago I had my gallbladder removed do to abdominal pain. Well the pain is still there, please let me know what this could be. Thank You


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Apr 25, 2012
Pain after gallbladder removal
by: Suzy

I have also had my gallbladder removed and periodically experience excruciating stabbing pain in my right upper side. I have had follow up ultra-sounds and a CT scan and nothing was found. I can not pinpoint why the pain starts and it is not releived by eating or drinking nor do pain-killers help. It usually lasts a couple of days and the pain comes and goes in waves, at the height it feels like a contraction that last for several seconds and takes my breath away it is so severe. My doctors tells me he cant find anything wrong with me and suggests it may be related to my back. My chiropractor says that pain that severe is not related to the spine being out of alighnment. Can anyone help?

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