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can you still have pain after having your gallbladder removed

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
No: You have to find out what is causing your current problem , speak to your doctor to investigate the cause
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Something else: There are several other conditions that can be similar to your previous gallbladder attacks, bile reflux, ulcers, spasms of esophagus, hernia, GERD an ... Read More

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in General Surgery
Not from GB,: Once the gallbladder is out it is not the problem. It is possible to form stones in the common bile duct (primary gallstones) but this is rare. Compli ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
See GI Doctor: Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
25 years experience General Surgery
GB pain?: When does the pain occur? Immediately or about an hour after eating greasy food? Did the pain start recently or was it present short after your oper ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
37 years experience General Surgery
Yes and no: You didn't mention why you were told that your gallbladder needed to be removed and that makes a big difference. No symptoms, usually no surgery. Abdo ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes, Alli is a drug: That works by blocking the action of a fat digesting enzyme called lipase. Lipase is made in the pancreas, so previous gallbladder removal will have ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Gall bladder: Biliary dyskinesia
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
recovery support: Constipation in recovery is very common and causes multiple abdominal complaints/symptoms. Use laxatives to get your bowels moving, twice daily. Check ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Not unusual: To have a bit of gallbladder attack-like symptoms for a month or so after surgery. It takes a while for your bile system to adjust to absence of stor ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Atkinson
29 years experience General Surgery
Up to 2 weeks: In general, after your gallbladder is removed it may take as long as two weeks for things to get back to normal. You should also make sure that any p ... Read More
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