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Had an emergency gallbadder removal sat am ,,,lap surgery.

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Had an emergency gallbadder removal sat am ,,,lap surgery. Went home sat late afternoon. No antibiotics and no pain meds. Seem to be getting some kind of cold, runny nose etc. Very sore. No bathroom visits since last wednesday. Now what
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

where are you sore?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Right of the stomache area and of course the four incisions
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I do not want to talk on the phone. Txt is fine
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

No problem. Lets continue here.

do you have a picture of the spots?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Here r a couple
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

is it getting worse?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No just not better
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Okay.

can you get seen today?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No md is pretty busy and i dont want to go to the er again.shouldnt i be on antibiotics
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Not necessarily but in a lot of cases, they will use antibiotics.

Yes.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok, well i guess ill wait to see if i get an infection like i did after my hysterectomy. And no pain meds is common also
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

No, neither are common.

can you go to ER?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Im on medicare (ms) so im responsible for 20% of an er visit, so i guess ill wait and see what happens.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

i'm not sure how else I can help Lori?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thanks for your opinion. Have a nice day
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

This is Dr. David

I see the other expert opted out.

no bowel movements? you must be constipated if you haven't had a bowel movement since last wednesday.