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Gallbladder and stomach

I had my gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago after going to the ER with severe right upper quadrant pain radiating from the back.  The ER said that the ct scan showed acute cholecystitys and need emergency surgery.  I had my general surgeon remove the gallbladder 2 days later.  I am now 2 weeks post-op and am still in a lot of pain throughout my abdomen.  I called the surgeon on Monday and he had me go in to see him.  He examined me and stated that all of my pain is normal.  What was interesting is that he told me that my stomach and gallbladder were so inflammed that they were attached to each other and now the pain is caused by the stomach trying to settle into the correct place.  He told me that my surgery was one of the more difficult one ones he has done, alos alot of scar tissue.  My question is...I have researched "gallbladder attached to stomach" and cannot find one article related to this situation.  Have you heard of this?  If so...can you give more information?
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Hi Tina:

It sounds as though your Doctor was referring to something called "adhesions".  Hopefully these links will help:

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/adhesions_general_and_after_surgery/article_em.htm
http://www.risingwomen.com/may%202005%20health%20rowe.htm
http://www.adhesions.org/faqs.htm
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/adhesion-general-post-surgery
http://www.clearpassage.com/adhesions/post-surgical-adhesions.php
http://www.itmonline.org/arts/adhesions.htm

All the best,

Sam
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I just had my gallbladder removed yesterday and like you, mine was attached to my stomach as well. So instead of just a normal three hole surgery, it turned into three hole and an extra two inch incision surgery. I'm not sure whether it could be an adhesion as was previously posted, especially because I had never had previous injury or surgery to my abdomen. My doctor told me that pain could last for a while, especially when breathing deeply or really using my diaphragm (stinks considering I'm a teacher and singer.)

I'm trying to search now too...and the only thing that showed up was your posting. I am going back to my surgeon and primary physician next week and will ask what's up with how long the pain will last and any possible future problems this could cause. Would you like me to email you what I find out?
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Hi Tina:

I don't understand.  In your May post, you said you had your gallbladder removed two weeks ago.  In the last post, you said you just had it removed.  If you're still recovering from your surgery, it might take a while before you feel better.  If it's been a while and you're still recovering, check out www.top5plus5.com and search for Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and/or Pancreatitis.  There is also a webgroup there you can join.

All the best,

Sam
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I was told the same thing when I had my surgery 3 weeks ago now. I also have been researching gallbladder attached to stomach and the only thing I have found so far is your comment. I was told that my gallbladder had become infected and that resulted somehow in its attaching to my stomach. My  gallbladder was working at 1% when I had it removed. I thought that would fix all my problems but so far it has just created new ones. I would be interested to know how you are doing now that a couple of years have passed for you.

Hope you are still out there.
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