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When can I go back to work after gallbladder surgery
A 44-year-old female asked:
What are some complications i may have if i return to work three weeks after lap. gallbladder surgery. my job is strenuous and has a lot of heavy lift?
Dr. Jeffrey Clemensanswered
General Surgery 39 years experience
6 weeks: The usual recommendation is to wait 6 weeks from the time of the surgery before doing heavy lifting. This is to avoid the risk of a hernia in one of t... Read More
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A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
The main complicatio: Is the development of a hernia, especially with lifting. It’s generally recommend to wait at least 6-8 weeks before returning to work which allows the... Read More
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Dr. Barry Rosenanswered
General Surgery 36 years experience
7-10 days: In general, i advise my patients to take 7-10 days before returning to work. Most people can control their pain without narcotic medication after 1-2... Read More
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Depends on cause and: With uncomplicated laparascopic gall bladder surgery you may return within a week...The level of physical activity involved in your work determines ho... Read More
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dicksonanswered
General Surgery 25 years experience
Unknown: Although we do the same operation on everyone for gallbladder disease, everyone reacts to it differently. Some of my patients are back to normal w... Read More
2.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 49-year-old female asked:
A week after gallbladder surgery i'm still getting pain under my ribcage and in my back, how long does this go on for ?
Dr. Erik Borncampanswered
Wound care 27 years experience
1-2 weeks: It depends on how bad the inflammation, bleeding was, laparoscopic or not?, Still, in most cases you will go home in 1 -2 days, be in pain the first... Read More
796 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 48-year-old female asked:
Several things: Most common cause for back pain after gb surgery is transporting you from the or table when you are only semi-awake...Less common cause is a retained ... Read More
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 43-year-old member asked:
Walk: And move around. Use heat on the back. Do not sit or lay around too much as muscle tightness ; spasms will set in.
4.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 24-year-old female asked:
Im trying to gain weight after gallbladder surgery how many ensure plus do i need to drink. a day to gain my weight back?
Dr. Ly Phananswered
General Surgery 24 years experience
Hmmmm: If you are healthy, after routine gallbladder surgery you should not need to take supplemental nutrition, just eat normally like you would well be fin... Read More
4.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 36-year-old female asked:
I just had open gallbladder surgery yesterday. why is my right shoulder and back hurting? the pain is awful. i can't find a comfortable position
Dr. Charles Cattanoanswered
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Lots of reasons...: The biggest concern, given the location of your "referred pain" is for a bile leak. I don't know the circumstances that warranted your surgical approa... Read More
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 20-year-old female asked:
After open gallbladder surgery, i've had really bad lower right side back pain and spasms. i mostly slept sitting up after. can that be the cause?
Maybe: Would need more information. How long ago was the surgery? In the first few weeks after major open abdominal surgery, there sometimes can be some back... Read More
4.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 18-year-old female asked:
It's been exactly 6 weeks since my gallbladder surgery and i've noticed that i've been getting back pain where my gallbladder use to be. is it normal?
Dr. John Langellanswered
Aerospace Medicine 24 years experience
Not typically: By six weeks out from surgery you should be continuing to improve and not developing new symptoms. Back pain in this area could be due to a variety of... Read More
3.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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