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shortness of breath after gallbladder surgery

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Postop: Shortness of breath following recent surgery is always of concern and should be investigated by the attending surgeon. Possible serious issues would b ... Read More

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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Atelectasis: Yes, your atelectasis can result in pneumonia if you don't start taking deep breaths to open up and expand your lungs. Didn't they give you an incent ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dildine
11 years experience Family Medicine
Go to the ER.: There could be all sorts of bad things going on. I would seek medical attention as soon as possible. Hope it's nothing serious but better to be sure ... Read More
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No: Please seek urgent medical attention as the 2 potentially serious conditions that may need to be ruled out here are postoperative chest infection and ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Difficulty breathing: Difficulty breathing is not normal call your doctor and report the symptoms. You may need to be evaluated.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
27 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Need to see surgeon: That may just be post op pain but you need to be evaluated for a possible bile duct leak.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many reasons: Severe irritation of the right upper quadrant of the abdomen can cause irritation that passes through the diaphragm causing fluid collections in the l ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
May be something new: If your symptoms were checked to rule out a clot in the legs or lung and no other surgical problem is seen, there may be another issue to work out. Su ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking more history, physical examination and may be imaging studies. How much do you weigh ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes. It is not unusual for a patient presenting with heart attack like symptoms, to ultimately be found to have gallstones or other gastrointestinal ... Read More
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