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I have had a nagging pain in my right side and about a year ago had it checked out. they discovered gall stones and as they wanted to investigate further, while under for a colonoscopy, the gall bladder was removed. the pain in the right side persists and is worse when i bend over forwards - so even sitting is uncomfortable. no other symptoms. i'm 50yrs old; female; had 4 children and hysterectomy (uterus only)
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Doctor: Dr .Saha, Doctor(MD) replied 8 years ago
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Hello,

Sorry for your sufferings.

I will put my opinion regarding the issue.

The tenderness or pain in the right upper side of the abdomen can be from hepatitis or inflammation of the liver, muscular pain etc.

As the pain is related to bending forwards, it can be due to muscle or skeletal in origin.

In muscle pain Tylenol or ibuprofen can help.

After removal of gallbladder the pain sometimes persists which is known as post cholecystectomy syndrome where antacid, nexium may help.

Peptic ulcer pain can also be felt on this side.

Sometimes pleural inflammation pain can be referred here.

As the pain persisting after removing the gallbladder, you will need reexamination by doctor to find out the cause .

You may need repeat investigations like ultrasonography, liver enzyme study, urine test come to a definite diagnosis.

I hope this information helps.

Happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes
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