Q. Are my low back pain, bloating and other symptoms related to gallbladder removal?

Answered by
Dr. Sugreev Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 28, 2022 and last reviewed on: Dec 05, 2022

Hi doctor,

I am a 23-year-old female. A few days ago, I had horrible pain in my mid and lower back and a low-grade fever (99.7 °F). I also had pain on the left side of my abdomen with nausea and vomiting. It is day four, and I feel like something is swollen in the middle left side of my stomach. Still, I have back pain, stomach bloating, a change in bowel movements, and a low-grade fever. I also got my gallbladder removed. Should I visit a hospital? Kindly help.



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I understand your concern.

I suggest you visit the hospital. If there is swelling and severe pain, then an ultrasound and other examinations are to be done to rule out if there is any disease such as kidney stones or urine infection. Another reason is gastritis, which is usually caused by infections that further lead to vomiting and bloating. It becomes difficult for your stomach to digest food after removing your gallbladder. It would be helpful if you sent your picture of the swelling. I would also like to know:

1) How many episodes of vomiting have you had?

2) Do you have difficulties in passing stool?

3) Is there a burning sensation in urine?

Thank you.

The Probable causes:

The probable cause is gastritis.

Investigations to be done:

USG (ultrasonography) examination of the whole abdomen is helpful.

Differential diagnosis:

The differential diagnosis is renal stone.

Probable diagnosis:

The probable diagnosis is abdominal pain and bloating.

Treatment plan:

I suggest:

1) Tablet Emeset (Ondansetron) 4 mg once for three days (if vomiting occurs).

2) Tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg once before the meal for three days.

3) Tablet Meftal-Spas (Dicyclomine and Mefenamic Acid) one tablet after the meal when pain is there for three days.

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