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    07-17-2013, 10:08 PM
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Yearling
Had my gallbladder removed, now fever and sensitivity.

Hey everyone!

A little history on my health; I have Hypothyroidism, and Eosinophilic Esophogitis (allery that effects the esophagus, causing inflammation and reflux) and some undiagnosed joint problems.

Over the past two years or more I've had many stomach problems. I've been tested for Celiac, Chrons, Diverticulosis, blah blah.. Just about everything out there. Celiac was a major suspect, but biopsies and blood tests show no gluten intolerance or even just a wheat allergy. (a was told that a carry the gene for Celiac though?)

I've been scoped both ways, which diagnosed the Eosinophilic Esophagitis but nothing else. After that they ordered a sonogram of my gallbladder which was fine, no stones. Then a HIDA/HITA? Scan which showed my gallbladder was working at 31% ejection rate.

We talked with a surgeon and I had it removed on July 11th.

Now, I'm still in a good deal of pain. I have a constant pulling/stretching feeling on my lower right side (lets call it my flank :P lol) and everywhere within a 7-8 inch radius of my bellybutton incision is very sensitive skin wise, and also sore/bruised feeling.

I took my temperature yesterday and it was 99.6, and now it's 100.0.

Does anyone think I should be concerned? What was your experience with gallbladder removal?
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    07-17-2013, 10:28 PM
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No experience with gall bladder in particular but any amount of fever and sensitivity like you're describing so soon after surgery...yep, I'd be concerned. Some soreness is to be expected in the 2-3 days following surgery, but by day 6, I would think it would be lessening enough to notice that it was getting better.

I'd be on the phone with the doc and be going to see him in the morning at the latest.
     
    07-17-2013, 10:29 PM
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Green Broke
Hmmm... Low grade temp. You may want to go into the doctor and have them work you up for and infection. Is their visible brusing? You may have a hematoma (blood pooling, maybe from missing a vessel during cautery (sp?)). Did they do it laparoscopicly?
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    07-17-2013, 10:38 PM
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Yearling
SlideStop, yes it was laparoscopicly. The other three incisions are alright from what I can tell. No paid near those. But the bellybutton does hurt. There's no visible bruising and no redness.

And smrobs, the pain is better everywhere else but the spots I mentioned. If my temperature is still 100.0 or above in the morning I will probably call.

I can't lay on either side, or sit straight (torso and legs at a 90 degree angle) without discomfort. (pulling sensation will get worse and I get horrible pains in my right shoulder that make breathing painful.)
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    07-17-2013, 10:51 PM
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Green Broke
If it was laparoscopic you should probably be feeling WAY better. Your belly button probably hurts because they were right around your umbilical stalk.

I'd call the doctors office and have his answering service get in touch with him before it gets to late at night. Then he can instruct you on what to do, whether it be come in tomorrow or go to the ER now. I think its odd your having trouble laying down, sitting, etc. It doesn't sound right.
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    07-17-2013, 11:03 PM
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Yearling
As long as a lay on my back I'm alright.

But yes, I expected to not need pain pills by now and I still need them.

Oh, I also forgot to mention.. My third day after surgery I vomited about 3 times and I wonder if that could cause the pulling/stretching feeling.
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    07-17-2013, 11:08 PM
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SlideStop, yes it was laparoscopicly. The other three incisions are alright from what I can tell. No paid near those. But the bellybutton does hurt. There's no visible bruising and no redness.

And smrobs, the pain is better everywhere else but the spots I mentioned. If my temperature is still 100.0 or above in the morning I will probably call.

I can't lay on either side, or sit straight (torso and legs at a 90 degree angle) without discomfort. (pulling sensation will get worse and I get horrible pains in my right shoulder that make breathing painful.)
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You need to be seen, IMO, ASAP. That pain in the shoulder and painful breathing make me nervous for a thrombus or embolus and that can have a very grave outcome. The low grade fever is nothing to mess around with either.
     
    07-17-2013, 11:09 PM
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Green Broke
You shouldn't be vomiting at this stage of the game, unless it's from the medication your taking.
     
    07-17-2013, 11:10 PM
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Green Broke
I'm thinking either an infection or you did, as you mentioned, strain something during the vomiting process. Better head off to the vet - er doctor sooner than later. Hope all will be well.
     
    07-17-2013, 11:11 PM
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Green Broke
Seriously, call the doctors line. Ask the answering service to call him or call the emergency number on the answering machine. If you can't get a hold of him go to the nearest ER.
     

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