My GB was removed 02/15/13 , no stones GB working @ 30%, using the Da Vinci robot. On 02/17 ER with pain that felt like the start of heartburn, but went around abdom to my back. Told it was gas pain from surgery & sent home. I've had 3 C-Sections & didn't think that was it.
02/16 EMA took me to ER with severe pain & shortness of breath. Received 3 morph shots in probably 30 min & it didn't ease any pain. The pain attacks were very sporadic in how often it happened & how long. I was transported twice to a larger hospital where my surgeon was located. Discharged after 2 days again this time for gas & constipation. I don't know how many CT or HIDA scans I had, but was told nothing showed. I think something was said about my liver enzy being high. I continued having the pain, breathing worse, high BP, & needed husband to move me.
Finally, on 02/22 a CT showed fluid in my abdom. A stint was done that night by a different surgeon. The 23rd I had 2 JP tubes, one in lower left stomach & below chest bone. Discharged the 27th with only the tube @ my chest. Other was just removed on the 19th.
The GB surgeon said there must have been a duct cut that he didn't see, & that he's still not sure of where it was leaking. Why would it take so long for the fluid to show on tests? Why would the leak cause so much pain?