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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Is it normal to have back pain after gall bladder surgery?

Is it normal to have back pain after gall bladder surgery?

For a few days: You can feel your gallbladder area in your back, and the trauma of having it removed can give you pain in your right back, or between your shoulder blades. Pain elsewhere is unlikely to be related to gallbladder surgery, unless you were in a funny position when you went to sleep for surgery, and it put pressure on a part of your back. You definitely need to see your surgeon and check it out. Go. ...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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Dr. Michael Zadeh
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I have drainages after complicated gall bladder surgery, been two weeks, I m hurting upper right, middle &back. Is this because of drainages?

I have drainages after complicated gall bladder surgery, been two weeks, I m hurting upper right, middle &back. Is this because of drainages?

See your surgeon: Its hard to give you a precise answer without knowing the details of your surgery, however 2 weeks is longer than usual to have drains in after gallbladder surgery unless you have a bile leak of some sort. The leakage of bile into your abdomen could also be contributing to your pain. It is important that you notify your surgeon and follow up with him/her for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Why is my lower back swollen after gall bladder surgery with an ovarian cyst removal?

Why is my lower back swollen after gall bladder surgery with an ovarian cyst removal?

Please call the doc : Who did your surgery, they know what they did and how it went, that is included in your post op care the doc is supposed to answer all ?S like this and do the proper txment if there is a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Had gall bladder surgery 4 days back thru laproscopy. When can I resume work outs and exercise. Can i carry weight or will i get hernia.

Had gall bladder surgery 4 days back thru laproscopy. When can I resume work outs and exercise. Can i carry weight or will i get hernia.

Now: The standard answer is 4 - 6 weeks. Ultimately do what your surgeon recommended. But the simple truth is, nothing you do with weights will cause your incisions to pop. When it stops hurting you can resume the activities. If it hurts, don't do it. It's the simplest and most true recommendation. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How much time does it take to hear back from meps when they need to review one gall bladder surgery?

MEPS: "Cholecystectomy is not disqualifying if performed > 6 mo's prior to examination and patient remains asymptomatic. Fiberoptic procedure to correct sphincter dysfunction or cholelithiasis if performed > 6 mo'sprior to examination and patient remains asymptomatic may not be disqualifying." It could take a while if waiver is required. http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/abdominal.h ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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I had gall bladder surgery a month ago. My belly button was an innie but is now an outie. When will it go back to normal? Can I do something to help?

I had gall bladder surgery a month ago. My belly button was an innie but is now an outie. When will it go back to normal? Can I do something to help?

Not sure: If you had the "outie" directly after surgery, it may be how the surgeon put the incision back together, and the only way to fix it is another surgery (only needed for cosmetic reasons). If it was an "innie" after surgery, but all of a sudden is an "outie", then you may have a hernia related to the surgery. ...Read more

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Is it common to have the same pain after gall bladder surgery?

Is it common to have the same pain after gall bladder surgery?

Sometimes: 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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Bladder Surgery (Definition)

Surgery on the bladder can be performed using open, larparoscopic, or endoscopic approaches. Indications for bladder surgery include bladder tumors, which are removed by transurethral resection. Invasive tumors require bladder removal, or radical cystectomy. Structural problems, diverticuli, neurogenic or poorly compliant bladder, and bladder stones are ...Read more


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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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