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How do they remove a gallbladder stent

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 41 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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
General Surgery 32 years experience
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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: It is possible to feel discomfort with a stent. Follow up with g.I doctor regarding stent removal.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
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
Surgery 40 years experience
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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
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
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Usually 2-3 days: It can take several days for the jaundice to clear after the obstruction is opened by the stent.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
GI function: You will be ready when your GI function returns to normal , no abdominal distention and no pain , when you are doing all things your were doing before... Read More
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