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kidney stones after gallbladder removal

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Unless you have a history of prior pancreatitis, it would not likely occur now (4 weeks after surgery). You may have gastritis from narcotic pain medi ... Read More
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Dr. Brenda Koblick
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
Post operative pain: Any persistent post operative pain should be brought to your surgeon's attention. They should consider additional imaging to determine if there is an ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Different kinds of stones. But thanks for asking. I'm glad you're taking a proactive approach to your health.
Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience Nuclear Medicine
No relation: Gallstones and kidney stones are formed from different type of materials. You may have an underlying metabolic cause for your kidney stones like hyper ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
No: Gallbladder disease cannot cause kidney stones.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
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See a urologist: You could have a non opaque stone. There are several kinds of stones that do not show up on KUB. Most stones show on CT scan. A urologist should be ab ... Read More
Dr. Mark Eberbach
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Stones not calcium: Not all kidney stones show up on xray. You should see a nephrologist or urologist to clarify the problem.
Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
May be something els: If you are thinking kidney area, a KUB will not show everything. To fully evaluate your persistent severe pain, an abdominal CT scan with contrast may ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Unrelated: Kidney stone and gallstones would entirely be unrelated, and the kidney stone would not be related to your surgery. You may still be healing and havin ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
GB and stones: Not likely related. But need to find out what is causing infections. Discuss with your team.
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
This is a great...: ...question to ask your surgeon, since he knows (and we don't) what transpired during your surgery --e.g. positioning, exploration, etc.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Rosh
Dr. Adam Rosh answered
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Stones: No, but sometimes there are retained stones - stones that remained even after the gall bladder was removed.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Staples and stitches: No symptoms, no surgery. Symptomatic gb disease: surgery to prevent complications, e.g. Infection, pancreatitis. As with any surgical procedure, inter ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 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 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Time and discussion: You had a cholecystectomy. The SGPT level may vary according to how recent the surgery was performed. Talk to your surgeon to see if an intrahepatic ... Read More
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