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how do they remove a gallbladder stent

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Get it removed: It is not unusual to have a stent placed prior to gallbladder removal if there is a stone in the duct. Usually this stent is removed a few weeks later ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Should resolve: I'm sorry you had a post op bile leak - that's a known risk of about .3-.5 percent. The bile is caustic, and can certainly be irritating. After the st ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Stent: Yes, you may.
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Get advice: This is an important question that your treating doctors should answer. You not only want to know about going in the ocean but also whether exertion f ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Straightforward: Don't worry. While any procedure can have complications, this one is low risk (not zero...). I would be more worried about the reason the stent is the ... Read More
A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: A stent in your aorta poses no problem to subsequent laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It is possible to feel discomfort with a stent. Follow up with g.I doctor regarding stent removal.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Problems: concern is narrow duct with stricture and abscess in area Stay in close touch with surgeon and GI persons.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes: I do not know why you had a biliary stent placed, but it is usually for some type of bile duct blockage. Upper abdominal discomfort and yellow jaundic ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Let your MD know: immediately . You have to call your surgeon , your chest pain may be related to your current problem , speak to the surgeon for instructions or go to ... Read More
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A 85-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Usually 2-3 days: It can take several days for the jaundice to clear after the obstruction is opened by the stent.

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