Charlie Sheen, Brooke Mueller

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Charlie Sheen's pregnant wife Brooke Mueller is apparently a quick healer following a trip to the hospital for emergency surgery.

Mueller, who is in her first trimester, had been dealing with mystery pangs for a month and, sources close to the couple tell E! News, had been fearful the pain was related to the baby.

Things got so excrutiating that she needed to be admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Center a little more than a week ago.

Doctors ultimately determined that Mueller required emergency gall bladder surgery, an operation which can be risky during the early stages of pregnancy.

Mueller and Sheen's publicist, Stan Rosenfield, confirms that Mueller was succesfully treated at Cedars and discharged late last week, stressing that it had nothing to do with the her pregnancy.

Dr. Cherlin Johnson, who did not treat Mueller, explains that an infected gall bladder can be life threatening not just for the baby, but also to the mother.

"Any kind of surgery in the first trimester carries a lot of risks given that this is an intensive time of development for the embryo," says Johnson, an emergency medicine physician in Beverly Hills.

"You try to minimize medication to the mother during that time. However, if there is an escalating infection that could be life threatening to the mother and therefore for the fetus as well."

Mueller spent five days at the hospital and has been recuperating at home for the past four days.

She was well enough to attend last night's Emmy Awards ceremony, where Sheen was in contention for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on Two and a Half Men.

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