Nausea, Pain and Headaches after Gallbladder laparoscopic Surgery

Posted by kalenkerby @kalenkerby, Oct 21, 2018

Hello. I am a Male 32. I had my gall bladder removed 4 days ago. Since I have had strange pains and feelings. Nausea after I eat Everytime. I realized after it's removal my stomach will have swelling, but it feels like there is a Large Knot just right of my Belly button. I also have had severe Hunger type pains. It's the only thing that I can compare it too. Very bad and painful pains that resemble Severe Hunger pains. I have also had headaches since the surgery. Mainly the right back of my head, it feels like there is a Knot under my skull almost. It doesn't hurt severely, but it does hurt sometimes worse than others. And nothing seems to help. Almost a throbbing pain. And of course pain across my entire abdomen. Top to bottom. Side to side. Which is to be expected I guess. But I have have more pain in my right chest and under my left breast off and on. What of these are to be expected and not?

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@johnetteg

Hello everyone. I am a little over 3 months of having my gallbladder removed. I am still really sick with nausea, sick after anything I eat, no appetite, I’ve lost 22 lbs, fatigued, I have pain where the gallbladder used to be. I’ve had an ultrasound, ct scan and bloodwork, all come back ok. My question is has anyone else experienced prolonged symptoms for months on after having their gallbladder removed? My doctors are not much help and say it’s unheard of for me to still be sick this long.

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i am sorry! is anybody know moyo clinic e-mail address? i am unable to find of mayo clinic e-mail address.

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Hello everyone. I am a little over 3 months of having my gallbladder removed. I am still really sick with nausea, sick after anything I eat, no appetite, I’ve lost 22 lbs, fatigued, I have pain where the gallbladder used to be. I’ve had an ultrasound, ct scan and bloodwork, all come back ok. My question is has anyone else experienced prolonged symptoms for months on after having their gallbladder removed? My doctors are not much help and say it’s unheard of for me to still be sick this long.

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@luky2girls

i am sorry! is anybody know moyo clinic e-mail address? i am unable to find of mayo clinic e-mail address.

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Hi @luky2girls– are you looking to make an appointment? If so, here is the link to do so- http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63.

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@johnetteg

Hello everyone. I am a little over 3 months of having my gallbladder removed. I am still really sick with nausea, sick after anything I eat, no appetite, I’ve lost 22 lbs, fatigued, I have pain where the gallbladder used to be. I’ve had an ultrasound, ct scan and bloodwork, all come back ok. My question is has anyone else experienced prolonged symptoms for months on after having their gallbladder removed? My doctors are not much help and say it’s unheard of for me to still be sick this long.

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I, too, have ongoing pain in my ruq. It’s going on 3.5 weeks post op. It feels like ‘phantom GB.’ I’m on Omeprazole 40/day for nausea that started 8 days post op. I have no energy because of the nagging ruq pain.

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@vickiperk

No not really. Still unable to eat but swallowing is improving.

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Do you have any pain where the gallbladder used to be and in your upper abdomen? I have pain there and its been constant for over a week.

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@luky2girls

i am sorry! is anybody know moyo clinic e-mail address? i am unable to find of mayo clinic e-mail address.

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@luky2girls The only way I know of to contact The Mayo by email is through their app and you can only email your care team and email to make an appointment with your care team. Otherwise you call their number which is listed on the Mayo page.

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luky2girls.Dear Zaroga hi! İ am so glad for your notification.Thank you so much.

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I am four weeks post operation and am experiencing nausea, bloating, headaches, pain, loss of sleep like you and so many others on this thread. Add to this constant belching after eating, and my insides are on fire at night. I don’t think I have fever but radiate heat. I also have acid reflux so have doubled up on one med and added another to coat my stomach before I eat. Still no relief. I will try acupuncture next week.

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Hi. I had my gallbladder removed in September and have the same symptoms everyone has mentioned in this thread. It’s actually the symptoms I had prior to having my gallbladder removed. Since my surgery I have had too many tests to count, most coming back normal and none explaining my symptoms. I have been diagnosed with mild gastroparesis and Barrett’s Esophagus (have never had heartburn or acid reflux). I am nauseated constantly, in pain in the upper center of my abdomen constantly. Sometimes it’s worse than others. I can’t eat much, 3 or 4 bites and that’s only once or twice a day. I’ve lost a total of about 50 pounds since the onset of symptoms in June. I’m begging everyone I can for help. I’m miserable and my family and coworkers are miserable right along with me. I’m sorry to see that there are others experiencing this, but glad to know it’s not just me and I’m not crazy. If anyone has any advice or suggestions please share. Thank you.

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@johnetteg

Do you have any pain where the gallbladder used to be and in your upper abdomen? I have pain there and its been constant for over a week.

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Hello Johnetteg

Any update? Have you found anything out? Hope all is well!

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@popop

Hello Johnetteg

Any update? Have you found anything out? Hope all is well!

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Hi, I am the same. The pain and sickness is still there and I continue to lose weight. I’ve now lost 28 lbs. The pain is constant and makes it hard for me to do anything. I am also very fatigued and my vision is blurry and my mind is foggy. I can barely get out of bed most days. I still can’t eat much. I don’t know what to do. I don’t have a doctor’s appointment until February. I feel like I’m slowly dying as things are getting worse. I’m sorry to say all of this and I don’t want to sound dramatic but this is how I feel. I’m so sad and just want my life back. I love my life, my children and husband and they need me and I can’t be there for them like I always have. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever been through. I just want my life back and to be me again. I push through the days and just keep surviving but this is no way to live.

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Hi Everyone. I just had my gallbladder removed 5 days ago. Everyone told me I would be feeling better a couple days after surgery and the post op
pain would be mild. The first two days post-op I was in extreme pain, barely relieved by pain medicine and was told by my surgeon that the pain was due to irritation of my diaphragm. I am
Also having headaches, fatigue, blurred vision, and burning pain right below my ribs. Eating makes me nauseated and bloated. Thank you all for sharing your experiences. I felt like I am going crazy and making up my symptoms. While it isn’t an answer to what is going on I’m glad to know it’s not all in my head. Friends who had the surgery before me have all said they were up and about a couple of days later and able to eat what they want.

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If you’re not eating enough, you could have hypoglycemia which could contribute to your lightheadedness and headaches. When they do your lapirscopic surgery they fill your abdominal cavity with air to better see. Following the surgery, you can have aches and pains as this air works its way out—frequently in the shoulder/neck area as it tends to move up. Because the gallbladder holds the bile that your liver releases for you to digest your food, the bile is now going directly into your stomach and that can cause some nausea and discomfort on its own. Talk to your doctor about anti-nausea medications and antacids to help you adjust. Wishing you all the best of luck. I had the surgery several years ago and it took me a good 4 to 6 weeks to feel good and comfortable eating. Smaller, bland meals are the best.

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@johnetteg

Hello. Thank you. I so glad I stumbled onto this site. Have you heard of symptoms I describe after gallbladder removal lasting awhile or the recovery taking a longer period of time? My doctor says it’s not normal for it take this long and most recover after 2-4 weeks. I’m getting worried. I really want to know if anyone else has experienced this. Any info or insight would be greatly appreciated. Take care.

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If been having similar issues my doctor has said the same thing that it's not normal so basically just said there isn't anything he can do because it's not surgery related and gave me referrals to other people and that will take at least a month to see them. Hang in there, I know how bad it can be and how debilitating it feels. Your not alone

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@johnetteg

Hi, I am the same. The pain and sickness is still there and I continue to lose weight. I’ve now lost 28 lbs. The pain is constant and makes it hard for me to do anything. I am also very fatigued and my vision is blurry and my mind is foggy. I can barely get out of bed most days. I still can’t eat much. I don’t know what to do. I don’t have a doctor’s appointment until February. I feel like I’m slowly dying as things are getting worse. I’m sorry to say all of this and I don’t want to sound dramatic but this is how I feel. I’m so sad and just want my life back. I love my life, my children and husband and they need me and I can’t be there for them like I always have. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever been through. I just want my life back and to be me again. I push through the days and just keep surviving but this is no way to live.

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How are you feeling now it's been over a week have things gotten better? Things here have not gotten better I would say they have gotten worse now I seem to have constant diahrea on top of not really being able to eat the headaches seem to last all day and it hurts to keep my head up and eyes open. Really hoping your feeling better now!

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