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are changes in bowel habits normal after gallbladder surgery

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Color: The color of stool doesnt matter unless they are red (bloody) white (acholic , no pigment) or back (tarry) for upper Gi bleed. The color can be affect ... Read More
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Dr. Buck Parker
17 years experience General Surgery
Can be...: It's common to have constipation after any surgery, especially if you are taking any narcotic pain medication. The best think to do is to get some li ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Surgeon: Follow up with your surgeon. You may not be ready for strenuous activity. Sometimes surgery sites are associated with hernias. Have it checked and if ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Itching: Around surgical incision is common as the incision starts to heal
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Air: you are right you do have air inflated in your belly for lap chole. Call your surgeon if don't feel better soon.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation s/p gb: Likely was hemorrhoids which worsened or developed due to constipation. But would call doctor and let them know and evaluate. Could be ileitis , col ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
27 years experience Gastroenterology
No.: Ruq pain after gallbladder removal is unlikely phantom pain, and more likely secondary to post-surgical changes, healing etc. Depending on lenght of t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Scar: If you have your gallbladder removed laparoscopically, there is an incision that is typically made right below the belly button. This may be one of th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Be checked soon...: What you have experienced in pain would have no easy way out, but a systemic approach would help as described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.h ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Needs evaluation: If you had a major abdominal surgery and things have not yet returned to normal - this absolutely needs getting checked out. Preferably by the doctors ... Read More

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