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Have bloating and ongoing pain on right side rib area even after my gall bladder removal... dr can't find cause of pain

By October 27, 2011 - 7:42am
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I had total hysterectomy in Dec '09 and gall bladder removed in Sept '10...still having pain on side and cramps...just don't feel well...tired all the time...I am taking premarin for hormone replacement, vytorin for cholesterol & cozaar for high pressure. I also take a daily vitamin. So tired of being in pain all the time...
have neck & shoulder pain on right side which goes down to my lower back daily...seems like my whole right side causing me pain.

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You are most welcome. I hope you get an answer soon!

November 1, 2011 - 6:53am

Hi Marisol!

Thanks for your question, I'm sorry you're suffering from these symptoms still.

I cannot diagnose you since I am not a doctor, however, it sounds like you may have Postcholecystectomy Syndrome.
PCS describes the presence of abdominal symptoms after surgical removal of the gallbladder (Cholecystectomy).

Symptoms of postcholecystectomy syndrome may include:
Upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting.
Gas, bloating, and diarrhea.
Persistent pain in the upper right abdomen

Symptoms occur in about 5 to 40 percent of patients who undergo cholycystectomy.
The pain associated with post-cholecystectomy syndrome is usually ascribed to either sphincter of Oddi dysfunction or to post-surgical adhesions. Approximately 50% of cases are due to biliary causes such as remaining stone, biliary injury, dysmotility and choledococyst. The remaining 50% are due to non-biliary causes. This is because upper abdominal pain and gallstones are both common but are not always related.

Please seek another opinion to determine if this could possibly be the cause and keep us posted!


Best Wishes,


October 27, 2011 - 9:16am
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Thank you so much for your quick response Rosa. I have all of the symptoms you described above and will surely discuss with my doctor the possibilities you mentioned. It's good to know that it's not all in my head and I'm not going crazy...lol

October 27, 2011 - 3:44pm
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