Knee pain after gallbladder surgery

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I had laparoscopic knee surgery and they gave me antibiotics as well as they did when I had back surgery. However, the general surgeon that was going to perform my laparoscopic gall bladder surgery said there was no need for me to take the antibiotics for this type of surgery. I argued with him and he said there was no need and to trust him.
If the body can naturally expell the stones or the majority of stones by this means, why not offer it to patients before the drastic measure of surgery? My father had his gallbladder removed after suffering for years....and you know what?....he still suffers from pain and experiences problems with certain foods. Wow what a solution to his problem. The "gallbladder flush" I am referring to consists of virgin cold-pressed olive oil and the juice of fresh lemon.
Unfortunately martial arts studies increases my knee pain which has become more or less constant. Climbing stairs and bending/crouching is extremely painful, and my knees grind (you can see and feel the grinding) and pop/lock constantly. I've seen my general practitioner who thinks it is patellofemoral syndrome. Physical therapy did not help and I have a stomach disorder that makes taking NSAIDs very difficult.
I went through pretty much the same thing after knee surgery - piriformis like syndrome on both sides then the tingling, burning in hands, feet, hips and quads. I have a lot of symptoms similar to Lyme Disease, but my Igenex tests that I sent to the U.S. (I'm Canadian) came back Neg. My neurologist put me on Elavil low dose to help with the pain but he also has suggested that my issues are "psychological" from stress.
When the pain first started I thought it might be the CO2 migrating around from the gallbladder removal since I had a similar acute pain in my shoulder the first day after the surgery which was explained as being due to the CO2. But after nearly 2 weeks post surgery the CO2 should be fully absorbed. I have no chills or fever - just the constant hip pain. What could be causing this pain?
I kept it off for about a year, but after knee surgery and a year of lower back problems, and really falling back into bad eating habits, I ended up back up to over 240 lbs by late last year. But I had not had any gall bladder symptoms over this time that I knew of. Then, pretty much of out of the blue, on Dec. 27 I had the worst attack I've ever had, clearly a 10 out of 10 on the pain scale, right in the middle under my rib cage.
In my opinion I doubt that your knee, leg and hip pain is related to your gallbladder surgery, unless they injured something while moving you during the process. Burning and numbness with pain are often related to nerve impingement or inflammation or even injury. Normally the source of the pain originates from another site and is referred to the areas you are experiencing pain. Therefore the pain could originate in the hip, SI Joint or the spine or even another source.
If you read posts across the web, there are so many people that have worse pain after surgery and some have even been seriously injured due to mistakes made by the surgeon. Now on the flipside, there are people out there that have had a lot of success from back surgery; however, they seem to be in the minority. I think your decision on whether or not to have surgery needs to be an informed decision.
I have chronic back, neck, leg, and knee pain. Also stomach issues, HBP and thyroid. I get swelling all over, the doctors ignore it. I can barely walk after being active my whole life. Just one thing--it's hard to read your posts. Put paragraphs in, it helps. I keep getting lost. I am searching for answers also. I think I have an autoimmune disease, but they keept saying no because *it doesn't show in blood tests.
Is it 'typical' to have hip and leg pain 9 years after my second scoliosis surgery? I had my first surgery at age 13 and the rods extended to L3 but my bottom curve (originally a S curve; don't remember degrees?) and I began to experience pain as well as bulging of my upper right back/shoulder blade. So, in 2001, at age 18, I had my second scoliosis surgery with the same doctor (very well known and respected) and this time they replaced my old rods with Herrington rods from L1-L5.
I experienced the same thing after my surgery. Pain in (testicle)'s. What got rid of my pain was i wore spandex for the last 6-8 weeks after the surgery. And if it was hurting that means i was walking around to much. Which means slow down and sit down on the couch and watch tv until the pain goes away. Only time, care, and rest can nurse a herina back to full strength. P.
If we schedule this for 6 months after the stent was placed, and get her off Plavix and back on it as soon as possible after the hip surgery, would this work, or do we need to wait longer for this type of stent to do its thing and get the endthelization completed, since it takes longer for these stents? I should also mention that she has a pacemaker/defib and seven other bare metal stents from a previous heart attack, and one artery totally blocked currently.
So I guess I will take whatever they give me immediately after the surgery and refuse anything else.
I notice that most of my pain comes after I have something to eat. However it seems as though I have the pain always but in different degrees. I would like to know what ideas are out there for me to try. All my blood work has come back normal and also they found no evidence of an infection. Please help if you can as I seem to be on hold at this time as I am waiting for more tests.
I cramped severely for the rest of the day I had my surgery on, but woke up the next day literally pain free. I was totally pain free and only had the watery light brown/clear discharge up until a few days ago. Since about 3 days ago, I've been having pain that feels like it's getting progressively worse with each day, and my discharge is no longer watery, it's got consistency to it and yellowish in color.
Also, do a search for Sarno on Wikipedia and open the link provided by ABC News 20/20 and John Stossel. Sarno helped him after 15 years of back pain. Forget the surgery. Forget the drugs. Get pain-free. Get your life back. Read Dr. Sarno!!
I say NO to any liquid or extreme diets. What is the hurry?! There isn't any reason to rush. Drastic calorie reductions reduce muscle mass, metabolism, heart strength, etc. And can cause gallbladder and liver damage extremely quickly (i.e. in DAYS in some cases!). If you do feel the need to lose weight, just eat reasonable portions of reasonable foods, and do as much exercise as you can reasonably do. That is good advice in any case and for any weight.
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_______ Dear Vynetta, Clips are used to occlude blood vessels during surgery. There are always clips left during surgery. It would be unusual to attribute pain to the clip. We know that if the gall bladder is removed for atypical abdominal pains, then the pain will often recur postoperatively. In addition to the possible causes for pain listed in your e-mail, one must also consider irritable bowel syndrome, diseases of esophagus, stomach and intestine.
It comes and goes, and bowel movements are normal, also have pain in the right knee, any relation?
My mom is six weeks out from having a TKR where they used titanium but was I was informed today that her knee replacement WAS NOT total titanium. within 2 wks post surgery my mom developed a bad smell in sinuses, a very bad bitter metallic taste in her mouth, she's has had constant nausea for six weeks now along with loss of appetite to which she has lost considerable amount of weight, severely depressed with anxiety now..
hi ihave bad pain in my upper thigh that goes to the knee its swollen and pain from the inside. sharp pain will come that make me jump. i had a ultrasound. there was no blood clot. they not sure what it is. it hur worst when i lay down.it very painful in the inside and numb on the outside please help me.no will tell me anything. or it might be a nerve inflammed. please .
I had knee surgery just a little over a year ago with no MS effects. But by the same token I also had no surgery ill effects and was walking around without aid the day afterwards ( though a little bit slower than normal).
I had nausea and vomitting and abdominal pain and gallbladder hida scan says it needs to come out. But now I am extremely fatigued and have leg pain. Sometimes its in my arms or neck too. Its not the joints its like the bone or center area. I got a bad migraine the other day on the right side of my head and then right after a bloody nose real bad on just my right nostril. I found this odd.
a growth on my ovary that continued growing over 3 months. After pain for 6 months off and on and a trip to the emergency room, with pain so severe it made me double over, it was found on a CAT scan that I had a good size cyst that they thought burst. When I went to my OBGYN and had a vaginal sonogram they found not a cyst that had burst but one that doubled in size from the 2 weeks prior trip to the emergency room.
I have had 9 other surgerys and I must say this one was a breeze compared to my two total Knee replacements( one in April of thie year). I really feel better after TT than I have for a long time, but my little sis thinks I need Happy Pills, Just a small problem with anger management. Good Luck andI'll sure pray and hope all goes well.
I am a 38 year-old-woman who has been extremely healthy and active in life (playing soccer 4x/wk). Early last year, I had a knee surgery which took me out of my routine. I have been unable to resume that level of activity and gained 30 lbs. I was just starting to run on the treadmill again in early Nov. last year when in mid Nov., I had a laperoscopy and hysteroscopy performed to help understand my infertility (no pain at this time).
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