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Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

No: Most gallbladder removal scars are small. That's why they call it "bandaid surgery!" they should be less than an inch in length, although the one in the umbilicus can be a little larger if the gallbladder is full of stones or has a really large stone. There is now no reason to fear removing the gallbladder because of the scar as most people can have endoscopic removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


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Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - where will my scars be?

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - where will my scars be?

Depends: Camera port is usually in your belly button. Typically, up to 3 ports along your right rib cage. If appropriate, newer technique utilizes just one through your belly button if your surgeon is familiar with the approach. ...Read more

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What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

Symptomatic?: Are you symptomatic from the scar tissue? Are you referring to the external scars on your skin or internal scaring? If internal scaring, referred to as adhesions, is causing you symptoms, your surgeon may recommend a lysis of adhesions to break up the scar tissue. ...Read more

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Still have scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal. What should I do?

Still have scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal. What should I do?

Hard to answer: Where is the scar tissue?All surgery causes scar. The scar may or may not cause problems. If there are no problems, usually scar slowly imporves, but can take several years. Thick scars that grow( keloids) often require pressure treatment, cortisone injection, radiation, or surgery. ...Read more

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Had laparoscopic gallbladder removal 3weeks ago had a swim lastnight later i noticed the top scar stict coming out of my body abit, should I worry?

Had laparoscopic gallbladder removal 3weeks ago had a swim lastnight later i noticed the top scar stict coming out of my body abit, should I worry?

Call surgeon: Likely the tail, of the stitch turning up and likely absorbable, and no harm , but your surgeon will know and tell you to come to office if he had concerns. ...Read more

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Is scar tissue from a gallbladder removal via laparoscopy dangerous at all? Should I leave it like this?

Is scar tissue from a gallbladder removal via laparoscopy dangerous at all? Should I leave it like this?

Adhesions,: This scar tissue to which you refer, called "adhesions", will always occur after surgery - part of the post-operative healing process. At times, they can cause obstruction of the intestines which may require hospitalization or even more surgical management, but there's nothing we can do preemptively to not make that happen. Thankfully this is not the norm. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper abdominal where I have a scar from my gallbladder removal in 05. Physical activity usually makes it sore. Ct show nothing?

I have pain in my upper abdominal  where I have a scar from my gallbladder removal in 05. Physical activity usually makes it sore. Ct show nothing?

Adhesion: You most likely have an adhesion on the peritoneal side of the healed wound which can be painful. You may also have an incisional hernia . If you are having symptoms you should see the surgeon who did the procedure if possible. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed when I was 25 I'm 46 now and having spasms in the area my scar is in and can return to my right then the spasms will star?

I had my gallbladder removed when I was 25 I'm 46 now and having spasms in the area my scar is in and can return to my right then the spasms will star?

?adhesions: Whenever cramps or spasms occur repeatedly in an area where previous abdominal surgery was done, adhesive bands come to mind as the cause. Associated abdominal distension and vomiting would make adhesions even more likely. Discuss this with your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue from having your gallbladder removed cause pain?

Can scar tissue from having your gallbladder removed cause pain?

Yes: Scar tissue can be painful for months after a surgery. However, you want to make sure it is not something more serious...Please see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have to have my gallbladder removed. Will they reopen my scars from my appendix being taken out? Or make new incisions?

I have to have my gallbladder removed. Will they reopen my scars from my appendix being taken out? Or make new incisions?

Unlikely same scar: If you have open appendectomy scar will be lower part of abdomen gallbladder is on right upper abdomen scar will be in that area, most likely you may not have scar i, f it is removed by laparoscope if possible , speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder removed. No stones and no sludge. Doc said it looked scarred and like it had been inflamed for long time. What would cause this?

Had gallbladder removed. No stones and no sludge. Doc said it looked scarred and like it had been inflamed for long time. What would cause this?

Biliary Dyskinesia: Normally gallbladder empties about 85% of bile after eating. In some people, gallbladder function decreases over time. At times in the operating room in patients with biliary dyskinesia, you can see other tissue attached to the gallbladder and to the liver which actually needs to be removed prior to removing gallbladder. Can see stomach attached to gallbladder, adhesions from small bowel to gb. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 6 days ago, as well as some scarred adhesions. Why do I have random shoots of pain on my left side inside my rib cage?

I had my gallbladder removed 6 days ago, as well as some scarred adhesions. Why do I have random shoots of pain on my left side inside my rib cage?

Post op pain : Any time one has surgery there is a period of adjustment while things come back to normal. Random pains are common. Take ibuprofen or Tylenol as needed. Should improve over the next few weeks ...Read more

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3 or 4 years ago i had my gallbladder removed 3 or 4 months ago i noticed a knot comes up when i cough where the scar is on top of my stomach?

3 or 4 years ago i had my gallbladder removed 3 or 4 months ago i noticed a knot comes up when i cough where the scar is on top of my stomach?

Hernia: This is the location where portion of the operation was performed. Sutures were more than likely used to close the muscle layer, but over time the sutures and or scar tissue have pulled apart creating a whole. Through this hole is bulging some fat or even contestants when you cough. This is a hernia, and you should have your doctor check it out, particularly if it is bothersome. ...Read more

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Have had open appendectomy for rupture and tubal, will I have gallbladder removed w/open surgery since I have lots of scar tissue?

Probably not: It is very common for someone to have successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder) after previous ruptured appendicitis and other surgical procedures. In fact, "cutting" scar tissue/adhesiolysis is very commonly done at hands of skilled/experienced minimally invasive surgeons. You should seek an experienced surgeon. Recommend you seek out younger generation, laparoscopic surgeon. ...Read more

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Had my gallbladder removed in 1993. Now without fail when I do sets of abdominal excercises I get a massive cramp in the area of my scar. ?

Had my gallbladder removed in 1993. Now without fail when I do sets of abdominal  excercises  I get a massive cramp in the area of my scar. ?

Check for hernia: You might have developed a small hernia in the area of the incision. Other possibilities include nerve entrapment or neuroma in the area of the scar. See your doctor; depending on your physical exam and your symptoms he may be able to help or at least recommend appropriate diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from a gallbladder removal?

How long is recovery from a gallbladder removal?

"Days": Following laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, most people go home the same day; narcotic pain medication is typically used for 2-3 days; most people may return to a desk-job in 7-10 days and full activity in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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What to do if i had gallbladder removal now weird symptoms?

What to do if i had gallbladder removal now weird symptoms?

??: Your question is too vague. What are weird symptoms? See your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about gallbladder removal experiences please?

Can you tell me about gallbladder removal experiences please?

Not bad: Usually an outpatient procedure. The surgeons will use the laproscope through several small puncture wounds. Recovery is fairly quick - within a week you are feeling pretty normal. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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