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hi! i was just wondering if bloating so much that my clothes dont fit well a week after getting gallbladder surgery is normal? and how long??

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Gallbladder Surgery: you can be bloated due to the air that is used during laparoscopic Surgery. The best person to ask about this, because they know exactly what went on in your surgery is your surgeon.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How much time will I need to take off of work after my gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 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 days.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

How soon after my gallbladder surgery will I be able to eat?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Same day.: When performed laparoscopically, most people are able to tolerate some foods the same day. It is not uncommon to have some nausea initially, but by 2-3 days after surgery, most people are back to their normal diet.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Who is most at risk of needing gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Women.: Gallstones are twice as likely to occur in women, especially those who are pregnant or of childbearing age. Overweight people, older adults, native americans and mexican americans are also at greater risk. The development of gallstones may run in families, but gallstones can be present in anyone who has a gallbladder.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How is the need for gallbladder surgery determined?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Multiple factors.: An evaluation is necessary which usually includes blood work, an abdominal ultrasound and assessments by a surgeon. Your surgeon will review relevant health history and medications as well as discuss pain control options.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long before I can return to work after having gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera answered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: Follow the advise of your surgeon.

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