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I am having my GB removed this friday, and i had a very long painful attack over the weekend. It lasted for more than 5 hours, and I had to go to the ER. It is now 3 days later, and I still have kind of pain and soreness in my GB area - is that normal, or do i need to be concerned about that?

i'm sure you all know how it feels to live in absolute fear of this pain ever day, so i wont go too much into the psychological ramifications of this, but as you can probably guess, i'm terrified of complications like pancreatitis, etc.

anyone else get post-attack soreness?
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Date:April 1st, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Usually I have a sore abdomen for a few days. My attacks are such that I vomit/heave for several hours. So it takes a lot out of me.
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Date:April 1st, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
My gallbladder attack, came on so strongly two days before they could operate.. It was like havings mall problems here and there and then suddenly one day at work.. BAM... and it lasted until it was taken out.. At least to me. Movement standing. Pain it felt like my body was doing stuff it shouldn't.

I did have some issues with my gb removal. Only because it had leaked when it was removed and I ended up being hospitalized for three days. Which was one day longer than my Gastric Bypass surgery. All I can say is have hope. And hopefully they do it scopicly instead of the cut you open one.
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Date:April 1st, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
When I started having attacks last year, I was always sore for days afterwards, and I wasn't vomiting (at least not yet, that came later down the road). But then a few days would pass and I would have another attack and the cycle would start all over again. My back also hurt really bad too. I was taking a hot water bottle to work everyday.

I totally know how you feel, living day to day afraid of another attack. Mine started a week before my birthday and three weeks before a planned vacation, so it was even worse for me. I hardly ate because I was afraid something would set it off. I managed to go like a week without an attack, but then two days before my trip I had an attack that basically never stopped. 48 hours later, when I was supposed to be on a plane, I was having emergency surgery.

The only complication I had was that mine was so bad they couldn't do the surgery laproscopically and had to open me up. So instead of going home that day I got to spend 5 days in the hospital and have a huge scar. But I was back at work three weeks later and I feel great now. I haven't had any problems.
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Date:April 1st, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
I am constantly sore, so yes, basically.

Also, I'm having my gall bladder out next thursday, so fingers crossed for both of us :)
Date:May 29th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)

Gall bladder soreness after attack

Yes, I am also sore for days sometimes after an attack. It feels like pulled muscles in the ribcage area. Ugh.
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Date:June 3rd, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Gall bladder soreness after attack

Wow - I posted that a long time ago. It has been two years since I had my gallbladder taken out. It turns out that soreness was a bad sign - while I was in surgery, they found a big stone in my common bile duct, that if they had not removed it, would have killed me by the end of the year. I had no idea it was there, but thank God I got over my fears of surgery and got it taken care of. I encourage all of you to do the same.
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