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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?

Yes: The best and most simple answer is yes, but within reason and for a reasonable amount of time. ...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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How much time does it take to hear back from meps when they need to review one gall bladder surgery?

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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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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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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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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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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Please explain which foods are good to eat after gall bladder surgery?

Please explain which foods are good to eat after gall bladder surgery?

All good: Generally there is no special diet for patient after gallbladder surgery some patient might not tolerate a rich or creamy or fatty meal it makes them go to the bathroom too often but in general all food are fine again before or after surgery bodies are nor created equally some digestive system might tolerate food that other do not simply watch what your body is trying to tell you. ...Read more

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Is it rare to get fibromyalgia after gall bladder surgery?

Is it rare to get fibromyalgia after gall bladder surgery?

Yes: It is rare but possible after any surgical procedure. The root cause of the fm syndrome is not known. However it is often seen after an event that causes physical or mental stress. That would include injuries, surgery, any other major illness and psychological trauma. ...Read more

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What causes persistant pain on left admoninal side after gall bladder surgery (8 months ago)?

Most likely: Unrelated to the removal of your gallbladder but sometimes patients develop adhesion's after surgery that can cause pain. To determine if its new or related return to your surgeon and discuss your symptoms. They will help you navigate this issue and hopefully get you more comfortable. ...Read more

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I'm going on a cruise but first need gall bladder surgery. How long after surgery can I cruise safely?

I'm going on a cruise but first need gall bladder surgery. How long after surgery can I cruise safely?

If laparoscopic, 2 w: If it is done laparoscopically, possibly as soon as 2 weeks. If an Open procedure is done, most would recommend about 2 to 3 months. ...Read more

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Weight gain after gall bladder surgery?

Weight gain after gall bladder surgery?

Very possible: Gallbladder symptoms include pain, nausea and loose bowels after fatty foods. Many folks naturally eat less and stick to low fat foods to avoid the pain. Since most symptoms resolve after surgery, while discomfort and activity restrictions are still in effect, some weight gain early on is possible. If worried, go back to the low fat diet you used before surgery to see if that helps. ...Read more

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How can I cure dizziness after gall bladder surgery?

How can I cure dizziness after gall bladder surgery?

Find out problem: Gall bladder surgery should not give dizziness unless it is immediate post op due to blood loss. Check with your doctor for other problems like blood pressure, diabetes , vascular diseases etc. ...Read more

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Whats the best wine to drink after gall bladder surgery?

Alcohol: Is alcohol, no matter what form you drink it in. Wine, beer, hard alcohol all have the same effects. There would be no "best" alcohol after gallbladder surgery. When fully healed & pain free, eating normally, and off pain medications, then alcohol in moderation is alright. Avoid drinking alcohol if you have a liver disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become lactose intolerant after gall bladder surgery?

Is it possible to become lactose intolerant after gall bladder surgery?

Bile salts: Your gallbladder stores bile made in you liver and passed down the bile ducts toward your intestines. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes bile into your intestines to help digest the fat in your meals. After surgery this process is disrupted. You may have a constant slow dribbling of bile into your intestines instead causing symptoms of lactose intolerance. High fat meals may do the same. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of a 95 year old surviving gall bladder surgery?

Doctors, what are the chances of a 95 year old surviving gall bladder surgery?

depend on health: Surgery risk are not completely related to ages it is usually related to the patient general health to operate on 90 years old patient you have to have a really good reason and you run out of all medical solution and it could be life saving i would rather operate on healthy 90 years old than a sick 40 years old the survival rate could be determined by the surgeon based on the patient medical statu. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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