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I had gall bladder surgery a week ago by laparoscope one of the incisions is infected what do I do

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
26 years experience Psychiatry
Infection, adhesions: She should see her surgeon as soon as possible. She may have an infection, adhesions or wound that didn't close properly.
Dr. Emil Shakov
17 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Many things: Best is to see surgeon to re-evaluate. Difficult to say exactly what is the cause of the pain unless it is looked at.

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Concern: Yes! Please set up an appointment to see the doctor who did your surgery.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Most is: Almost all gall bladder removals (cholecystectomy) are done through a laparoscope nowadays - the complication rate is 2%. Less than 5% are converted t ... Read More
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Dr. Lisa Hogan
35 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It is called laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Conversion to an open procedure (bigger incision) is done when there are intraoperative complications or te ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sawyer
36 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Cholecystectomy is almost always done laparoscopically. Open operations are less than 5%. The main reasons for open operation are acute cholecystitis ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
17 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It is normal to experience some swelling of the abdomen after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This should improve over the next couple of weeks. If yo ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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Call & ask you MEPS: The surest bet is to call your local MEPS of your insurance and state agency since the pace to go through MEPS may widely vary depending on their work ... Read More
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Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Low fat: 10 gram low fat diet is recommended. Avoid excess dairy products, fried foods, and fast foods as they are higher in fat content. Fat is the stimulus t ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Diabetic: If you have type 2 diabetes (most likely at your age) you are not a diabetic and you must work to rid yourself of diabetes. Yes, that can and should h ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
See Your Surgeon: It's very difficult to answer this without the benefit of the knowledge of your surgery or your physical exam findings. What i can tell you is that th ... Read More
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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
While : While the general rule of thumb is 6 weeks, it can be shorter if it was done laparoscopically, if you are in otherwise good health and was relatively ... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Unrelated: If there was no difficulty in eating 4 months ago, one must distinguish whether there is a new swallowing problem arising in esophagus due to reflux o ... Read More

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