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How long off work after gall bladder surgery

A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Open or laparascopic: After a laparoscopic gall bladder removal, returning to work can happen in just a few days if all goes well. Open surgery (cholecystectomy) takes much ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Few days: Usually can return to full normal diet in a few days, be careful with eating too much fatty greasy foods too soon.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Stokes
15 years experience General Surgery
Exercise: I let my post-laparoscopic patients do cardio anytime after surgery when the patient feels well. The only restriction for most is no heavy lifting for ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Schneider
26 years experience General Surgery
Post op exercise.: I'll assume that you had laparoscopic surgery. I tell my patients that they can do low impact exercise within a few days. I always close the muscula ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience General Surgery
Welchol (colesevelam): If having loose stools try something simple like greek yogurt or other cultured low sugar yogurts. If riis fails a medication called welchol (coleseve ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Adhesions likely: They will eventually go away
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welle
15 years experience Bariatrics
About a week: If done minimally invasively you should expect to be back to work in about a week on average. I have had patients go back to work a early as 2 days af ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: Usually about 4 to 6 weeks before you can do all heavy activities or heavy exercises. Over the first 1 to 2 weeks after surgery, start increasing ligh ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Until Pain Subsides: After gallbladder surgery, you may feel bloated and your incisions will be sore to touch. Anything that increases pressure in your abdomen (changing p ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Gradually: These small scars usually slowly become lighter in color and softer over 3-6 months. Can also try some of the drug store medications for scars like "m ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Monson
22 years experience General Surgery
About 2 weeks: Patients are generally sore for about two weeks but most can return to work after one week.

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