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What to do after gall bladder removal? I'm 29

What to do after gall bladder removal? I'm 29

Usually nothing: Gallbladder is a vestigial storage organ for bile, so that enzymes can pour out in large amounts to help digest foods that animals would eat in large amounts infrequently. In humans, it does not serve a useful purpose because we eat smaller amounts more frequently than do wild animals. You can get transient painful episodes mimicking gallbladder colic after surgical removal, but it will resolve. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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What to eat after gall bladder removal by scope?

What to eat after gall bladder removal by scope?

Should be able: To eat fairly normally, eventually. Early after surgery eat small, light, non fat foods. As you heal & feel better over a few weeks or less you should be able to return to eating all normal foods. Fatty or greasy foods cause some people to feel bloating, gas or diarrhea after surgery. ...Read more

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After gall bladder removal is a special diet necessary?

After gall bladder removal is a special diet necessary?

Usually no special : For most people, after gallbladder surgery, they can eat all normal foods. It is always best to eat healthy foods. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms after gall bladder removal?

Is it possible to have symptoms after gall bladder removal?

Yes : Some patients do not feel complete resolution of abdominal discomforts with gallbladder surgery. Other possible causes of pain can be gastritis, stomach ulcer, bile duct spasm, kidney issue, etc. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you give me some suggestions for after gall bladder removal?

Many: If your surgery is done laparoscopic, then refrain from strenuous activity x 3 weeks. I advise my patients to eat "light" for the 1st 24 hours (soup, toast, etc), then increase diet as tolerated. Most patients have no food intolerances; a few have fatty food intolerance. A few patients have post- prandial diarrhea. In these, i prescribe Colestid (colestipol) or questran, which resolves the situation. ...Read more

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How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

7-10 days: In my experience most people will return to work in 7-10 days, however I have seen people return as soon as 3-4 days or as long as 2-3 weeks, especially if the work requires strenuous activity. ...Read more

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How long before i can resume a normal diet after gall bladder removal?

Soon: Start slowly, especially with eating too much fatty or greasy foods. Otherwise can eat other foods as soon as you feel ready. ...Read more

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How long would it take until fit to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

How long would it take until fit to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

Depends if it is: Open or laparoscopic surgery and what kind of work you do: physical labor v. Office work. If it is laparoscopic surgery and your job is not physical, typically one week or so. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

What to do if I have pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

Sphincter?: Spasm can occur at the entrance of common bile duct into duodenum, called sphincter of oddi dyskinesia. Prolonged spasm causes similar pain as gall bladder disease. Sometimes patients have to be scoped to make this diagnosis. Gastroenterolgist visualizes area and performs manometrics in adults.Rx available, stent, etc. In some hands hida scan can be very suggestive of this diagnosis. ...Read more

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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. Mark Ingerman
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more