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What are the complications of gallbladder removal?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Diarrhea, etc.: App. 20% of people may develop diarrhea after gallbladder removal, esp. After eating fatty foods. This will resolve in most people within weeks after the surgery. If it doesn't, it can be treated with medication. Of course, like any operation, there are very low risks of bleeding, infection, blood clots, etc. A unique risk of this surgery is a bile leak, which can require further surgery.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Usually few: But leakage, bleeding, infection, common duct injury, jaundice, bowel obstruction rarely sepsis and death.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are normal complications after gallbladder removal?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
Long list: There is a long list of a potential complication from gallbladder surgery do you mean what would you expect your body will do or complication that could happen during surgery and you might be feeling it now after surgery patient will feel tired, drained, fatigue some might not tolerate specific food some will have diarrhea some will have constipation some will have more pain than others ?

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