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Hi,
I had gallbladder surgery 3 days ago and have horrible pain in my right shoulder. Its worse when I lay down. The doctor says this is normal from the the air used during the surgery. Says its gas. Can anyone out there tell me if theres anything to do to relieve this and how long it lasts. Its so bad that I can't even sleep at night. Thank you.
[QUOTE=kar01]Hi,
I had gallbladder surgery 3 days ago and have horrible pain in my right shoulder. Its worse when I lay down. The doctor says this is normal from the the air used during the surgery. Says its gas. Can anyone out there tell me if theres anything to do to relieve this and how long it lasts. Its so bad that I can't even sleep at night. Thank you.[/QUOTE]
Hi there. Pain in your right shoulder is totally normal. It is from the gas they use to expand your stomach during the surgery. The best thing you can do is walk around as much as you can to get the gas moving and get it out. I had gb surgery about 6 months ago. I had gas for 6 days. It hurts very much. Did they give you anything for the pain? I took Tylenol 3 with codeine for the first few days. It will get better. Like I said, mine lasted for 6 days and it seemed like an eternity :rolleyes: Just make sure you walk as much as you can handle but don't overdo it. You might want to try sleeping with a pillow under your back or shoulder to prop you up a bit at night. Best wishes :)





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