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Any Alternative Treatment For Gallstones Except Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Surgery not a must: Gallstones are very common and more common with age. Most of the time these cause no problems but they can become symptomatic and cause pain. At their worst they can cause gallbladder infection and pancreatitis. At times they block the biliary system. Surgery is done on an elective basis for most people with symptomatic stones and on an urgent basis for gallbladder infection/ inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had laparoscopic cholecystectomy 2 mths ago(gallstones),histology confirmed gallbladder has acute&chronic inflamation.do I need endoscopy?
2 weeks: Generally it is recommended to postpone sex for at least 2 weeks after a laparoscopic procedure. The incisional pain is generally the limiting factor, but other factors such as recovery from general anesthesia, pain medications and other GI complaints may make sex less appealing. ...Read more
It varies: Some patients with mild disease and favorable anatomy may take only 20-30 minutes of operative time, defined as the time from first incision to closure of the last incision. Others with severe disease or prior operations or morbid obesity may require up to a couple of hours. Of course, it takes extra time to get ready for the operation and wake up afterwards. ...Read more
Please help! what is the purpose of performing a cholecystostomy during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?
To drain the GB: Sometimes the gallbladder is very swollen and tense. This makes it hard to grasp, hold, and retract. Sometimes we have to drain the bile out of the gallbladder so we can grasp hold of it with the instruments. A long needle is inserted through on of the trocars and the bile is aspirated into a syringe. ...Read more
Yes, for a while: The belly button is the site where many surgeons put the laparoscopic camera, is often the largest port for cholecystectomy. It is often where the gallbladder is removed from. During closure, the incision must be closed, or there is a risk for a hernia to develop. Some pain is common, up to several months afterwards, however if there is redness, tenderness and marked swelling, see your surgeon. ...Read more
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy 10 weeks ago and still have nausea and lethargy and diarrhoea x 1 a day. Is this normal?
Quite possibly: After lap cholecystectomy, diarrhea once a day is fairly normal. Occasional to frequent nausea is not uncommon, sepia lily with fatty foods. Lethargy is a bit less expected. If you have not had a follow-up about the symptoms with your surgeon, i would. While usually not a problem, prudent care would include checking for signs of infection and blood work to make sure the liver enzymes are ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe right shoulder when breathing deep. Constant shoulder pain otherwise. Had laparoscopic cholecystectomy and tubal ligation 3 weeks ago.
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