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I am experiencing fatigue, abdominal pain (all over), nausea (severity: severe), swollen abdomen, disorientation, memory problems (quality: diffi...concerned I could have an infection from gallbladder surgery 4 months ago. Been feeling sick since?

I am experiencing fatigue, abdominal pain (all over), nausea (severity: severe), swollen abdomen, disorientation, memory problems (quality: diffi...concerned I could have an infection from gallbladder surgery 4 months ago. Been feeling sick since?

Complex situation: Your situation currently is too complex to address in 400 characters or less. If you contact us via HealthTap Prime or. Healthtap Concierge, especially if you have your lab and study reports, we can give you some advice. Hope this helps.

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Swollen Abdomen (Definition)

An enlarging abdomen over what is normal for you, can develop over a period of hours to weeks. This excludes obesity, common causes are gas in the intestine, fluid in the abdomen, pregnancy, and rarely cancer. A CAT scan or ultrasound will show what is going on. Would be helpful to know if there are other symptoms, such as pain, ...Read more


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My belly is swelling after gallbladder surgery months ago. Why is this?

My belly is swelling after gallbladder surgery months ago. Why is this?

Type of surgery: Difficult to answer without knowing if it was done laparoscopically or open technique. It should not happen months after surgery. There may be other reasons for it so consult your md and get ct scan of the abdomen.

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Can you tell me how to get rid of abdominal swelling after surgery?

Can you tell me how to get rid of abdominal swelling after surgery?

Time: Presuming you are referring to an abdominal operation, I commonly hear from patients that their abdomen is swollen for weeks after the operation despite the fact that they don't look swollen to me. The patient however is a much better judge about their abdominal girth than me. What I do know is that it is common, and resolves without treatment. Severe cases may require more investigation however.

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Can a abdominal hernia be repaired the same time as gallbladder surgery?

Can a abdominal hernia be repaired the same time as gallbladder surgery?

Yes: Yes, but it depends on what type of hernia in terms of location and severity. A groin hernia or complex hernia would probably not be best to do at the same time. A relatively straightforward umbilical or incisional hernia can be done at the same time, but it also depends on the condition of the gallbladder. Discuss with your surgeon to find out what's best for you.

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Abdominal swelling after appendectomy how long it lasts I had a laproscopic surgery?

Abdominal swelling after appendectomy how long it lasts I had a laproscopic surgery?

Few days: Usually feel gassy or bloated feeling for a few day or more. Resolves once bowel function back to normal too.

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Does anyone have a suggestion on how to reduce abdominal swelling after surgery?

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to reduce abdominal swelling after surgery?

Ice and elevation: The best ways to reduce swelling are applying ice and elevation, if that is possible. Generally, it just takes time for swelling to reolve - normally 4 to 6 weeks.

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Why is my abdomen super sensitive around my navel after gallbladder surgery. It's been 2 weeks?

Sensitive Navel: After any type of surgery, the incision (s)) normally get quite swollen and very sensitive. Pain with bending, turning, lifting, straining, coughing and sneezing can all beg rather painful for at least 2 weeks after laparoscopic surgery.

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Gallbladder surgery 2 months ago. If I use my abdomen to lift my kids gallbladder side get swollen. A little painful and cant sit straight. Normal?

Gallbladder surgery 2 months ago. If I use my abdomen to lift my kids gallbladder side get swollen. A little painful and cant sit straight. Normal?

Surgeon: Follow up with your surgeon. You may not be ready for strenuous activity. Sometimes surgery sites are associated with hernias. Have it checked and if unclear an ultrasound may help. I hope you recover soon.

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Upper right side abdominal tenderness everyday as well as gastro issues. Could pain still be from gallbladder surgery I had on 6/9/13?

Upper right side abdominal tenderness everyday as well as gastro issues. Could pain still be from gallbladder surgery I had on 6/9/13?

Anything: Is possible but pain nearly 4 months after gallbladder surgery is not likely from the surgery. Would need to have an evaluation with your surgeon. Rare condition is pain from retained stone in the bile duct. May need blood tests & new ultrasound. Other possibilities are gastritis, pancreatitis, very rarely infection this late after surgery, etc. See your surgeon for an evaluation.

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Is it possible to get a gallbladder attack after gallbladder surgery? Sometimes I get sharp pains out of no where on my right side of my abdomen.

Is it possible to get a gallbladder attack after gallbladder surgery? Sometimes I get sharp pains out of no where on my right side of my abdomen.

May be: Something else. How long ago was your surgery? If the surgery was recent then muscle and gas pains can come and go & sometimes can be worse with large or fatty meals. If the surgery was longer ago then see your family doctor for an evaluation as pains can come from many sources.

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Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery on 5/2/16.Still experiencing pain in R. side, R.back under shoulder blade, lower R.abdomen too. What would cause this?

Be checked soon...: What you have experienced in pain would have no easy way out, but a systemic approach would help as described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Besides, peruse and understand other related articles in What to Do at Feeling Sick? And those in Basics of Self-Care; that will help.

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Sludge on us, high chol., high ldl, hida 40%, back and abdominal pain, green stool. Is gallbladder surgery an option if hida is 40%?

Sludge on us, high chol., high ldl, hida 40%, back and abdominal pain, green stool. Is gallbladder surgery an option if hida is 40%?

Depends: Most times surgery is considered if the gallbladder function is less than 30%-35%. It would be quite possible that having gallbladder surgery, for you, may offer no benefit ; could make your symptoms worse with more food intolerance, indigestion, diarrhea, etc. Be very cautious in considering surgery that could have no benefit for you.

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I have severe abdominal swelling since my supracervical hysterectomy, I am 10 weeks post op & have 54 ALT blood test for liver, did surgery cause it?

I have severe abdominal swelling since my supracervical hysterectomy, I am 10 weeks post op & have 54 ALT blood test for liver, did surgery cause it?

Not sure: Mild alt elevation is not unusual after any surgery. The abdominal swelling is concerning and you should really be examined by your gynecologist. Sometimes it takes awhile to feel normal afterwards, but it is difficult to assess online.

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My doctor advised me to have gallbladder surgery following several tests ct, ultra-sound & hide? I have had abdominal pain accompanied with bloating following eating small amounts of food. Rarely eat greasy foods occasionally eat chili/mexican foods or

My doctor advised me to have gallbladder surgery following several tests ct, ultra-sound & hide? I have had abdominal pain accompanied with bloating following eating small amounts of food. Rarely eat greasy foods occasionally eat chili/mexican foods or

Get it out: Generally, gallbladder disease is definitively treated with surgical removal of gallbladder. If you have had such an extensive evaluation/work-up and recommendation is surgery, you should really consider it. You should discuss with your family physician and a mis surgeon. Removal of gallbladder (cholecystectomy) is routinely removed minimally invasive.

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I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery done on march 26 today is april 5 I still have a drainage tube in and it still fills to 30 cc of blood a day y?

I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery done on march 26 today is april 5 I still have a drainage tube in and it still fills to 30 cc of blood a day y?

Can't tell without: Knowing more details about your surgery. What does your surgeon say? 30 cc of blood is not a lot, so don't worry about bleeding excessively.

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How long does gallbladder surgery take?

How long does gallbladder surgery take?

Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less.

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more