Post-Operative Care After Gallbladder Surgery

After you have your gallbladder surgery, there should be little pain. Your abdomen will be sore and also the tiny incision sites. You could even have shoulder pain for a couple of days. The shoulder pain is caused by the gas that has remained in your abdomen during your operation. It will go away on its own.

When you are discharged for home, you will be given pain medication. The pain medication is to make you more comfortable once you’re in your home. As you continue to heal your pain, the need for pain medication should decrease.

Then, just taking an over-the-counter medication should suffice for pain. The amount of pain you will depend on your pain tolerance and how your body responds to pain. You might just require Tylenol or Ibuprofen.