A 59-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

how long after a open cholecystectomy will it take to have a normal bowel movement?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Probably: About 3 days or so, depending on operative findings. If you had an acute infection or any complication, then it would take longer. Ask your surgeon for specifics in your case.
Answered on Feb 7, 2014
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Short time: After uncomplicated cholecystectomy will have bm in 2 to 3 days.
3
3 thanks
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Flatulence: Flatulence is nonspecific and perhaps your digestive system has been altered after gall bladder removal. Avoid gassy foods, very harsh roughshod, carb ... Read More
1
1 thank
A female asked:
Dr. Maram Khabbaz
20 years experience Geriatrics
Might be infection: after gallbladder removal you could have loose stool , but with watery and smelly stool you might got infection , esp being in the hospital for that y ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
See GI: You may have a problem with the motility of the lower GI tract. This might be amenable to medication or surgical intervention. Need to determine why i ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month