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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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I got a stent install in biliary canal after gallbladder removal, I want to be asleep for my ERCP to remove it but it can take up 60 days. Dangerous?

I got a stent install in biliary canal after gallbladder removal, I want to be asleep for my ERCP to remove it but it can take up 60 days. Dangerous?

Straightforward: Don't worry. While any procedure can have complications, this one is low risk (not zero...). I would be more worried about the reason the stent is there, and whether a stricture (narrowing from scar) will develop afterwards. You may want to ask that. I'm sure they will give you adequate sedation for the procedure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to. Have biliary colic after your gallbladder is removed?

Is it possible for you to. Have biliary colic after your gallbladder is removed?

Yes,: Post cholecystectomy syndrome can be caused by retained common duct stone, cystic duct syndrome, formation of a neuroma or sphincter of odi spasm. You should consult your surgeon about your symptoms. A GI medicine consult may be necessary to evaluate the common duct. ...Read more

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I thnk I hav biliary colic but I don't have a gallbladder. Can I still get gallstones in the duct where the gallbladder used to be?

I thnk I hav biliary colic but I don't have a gallbladder. Can I still get gallstones in the duct where the gallbladder used to be?

Sphincter of Oddi: Can still be present and cause pain even after the gall bladder is removed. Have your surgeon check to see if this is the source of your pain.
http://www.ddc.musc.edu/public/symptomsDiseases/diseases/pancreas/SOD.html ...Read more

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Why is it that i still have episodes of biliary colic (gall bladder attack) years after my gall bladder was removed?

Body remembers: Just because your gallbladder is gone does not mean the body does not remember it. I would suggest that you see an acupuncturist to help resolve the problem. It works. You may have some spasm in bile duct still... But acupuncture can help. ...Read more

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What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

Low fat: Low fat, high fiber, avoid greasy fried foods and excessive butter and drink plenty of caffeine free, alcohol free fluids. ...Read more

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What can I eat after gallbladder removal and which food should be avoided?

What can I eat after gallbladder removal and which food should be avoided?

Trial and error: After gallbladder removal, the bile from the liver constantly drains into the intestine (rather than being stored in the gallbladder between meals and squirted into the intestine after meals). Bile can be irritating and about 25% of patients may experience gastric irritation or diarrhea. This is called post-cholecystectomy syndrome. Avoid acid food and fatty food. Minimize alcohol and tobacco. ...Read more

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Could i still eat whatever I want after gallbladder removal can someone explai?

Could i still eat whatever I want after gallbladder removal can someone explai?

Yes: No special diet after gallbladder surgery some people will experience loose bowel after a rich or fatty meal
digestive system are not the same in all of us some tolerate food the others do not nothing to do with the surgery
listen to your body what it is trying to tell you some food we like might not like us back. ...Read more

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How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

A couple of weeks: Assuming you had an uneventful laparoscopic cholecystectomy, have resumed a normal diet, have no GI symptoms like anorexia or nausea, have no history of gastritis or liver disease, and are not taking any other new medications including narcotics, consult your surgeon during the post-op check, about a small amount of wine. If you tolerate this, like all good things, moderate the amount you drink. ...Read more

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Pain after gallbladder removal surgery. What can I take for this?

How long ago: Was your surgery? Was it laparoscopic? You can expect to have incisional pain while healing up from surgery. When this is over, you should feel better. Some patients get colicky pain for a few weeks until your system gets accustomed to absence of storage organ. Ask your surgeon what to expect at what point in time after surgery. Persistent pain, fever, vomiting, or jaundice are danger signs. ...Read more

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Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Rarely: Following gallbladder surgery, a small percent of people will come back with a recurrent "gallbladder-like" attack. This is usually due to a small stone that was hiding within the bile duct before surgery and can pass spontaneously or require non-surgical endoscopic removal. Even less frequently, people can develop new stones in their bile duct years after surgery, likewise treated as above. ...Read more

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Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Irritation of the di: The call bladder is connected to the liver. Just above it is the diaphragm. The procedure to remove the gall bladder can irritate the diaphragm and the tissues around the liver. When irritated, pain happens. It is just temporary, but if continues call your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bloating a month after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to have bloating a month after gallbladder removal?

Not unheard of: It's not usual, but not unheard-of, to have some persistent bloating. It is NOT due to a lack of bile, or persistent CO2 in the abdomen. Just maintain a good healthy diet, no restrictions, stay hydrated, and maintain normal activity. Perhaps add some yogurt to your diet. If it continues, I suggest you discuss with your surgeon, but it should resolve. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear a sugical girdle after gallbladder removal done laproscopic?

Yes!: It is fine as long as it is not hurting you or the incision areas and not pressing on your stomach too tight, making you nauseous or affecting your breathing. ...Read more

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What is it like to have postcholecystectomy syndrome or pcs after gallbladder removal surgery?

What is it like to have postcholecystectomy syndrome or pcs after gallbladder removal surgery?

Pain, : PCS affects bout 15% of patients after gallbladder surgery. It is due to continuously increased bile flow into the upper GI tract. Most common symptoms are pain, diarrhea, nausea and bloating specially after eating dairy products or fatty meals. ...Read more

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Could you get gallstones after gallbladder removal please help?

Yes: Gallstones can form after the removal of the gallbladder. It is not very common, but may occur. See your doctor if you think this has happened or are having symptoms. It could be something else (like an ulcer) that may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Who should I talk to if I am having problems after gallbladder removal?

Who should I talk to if I am having problems after gallbladder removal?

Your Surgeon or...: Any problems in the first weeks after your surgery need to be reported to your surgeon, their office, or covering physician. If you are 4-6 weeks out, consider your primary provider or a gastroenterologist, depending on your other medical history. ...Read more

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Can I drink beer after gallbladder removal?

Can I drink beer after gallbladder removal?

May be : It would depend upon how ur body behaves to what ever it us that u r drinking. If the reason for gallballder surgery was pancreatitis, then u would not recommend drinking. Otherwise, try something and ur body will let u know if it likes it or not :). ...Read more

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Can liver cyst form after gallbladder removal?

Can liver cyst form after gallbladder removal?

No such connection: Liver cysts are common as they are often seen in routine check- ups of the liver done with Ultrasound or CT scan. These are benign structures and they do not require any treatment unless they become very large over a period of several years, which is uncommon. ...Read more

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How soon after gallbladder removal can I drink alcohol?

How soon after gallbladder removal can I drink alcohol?

After: You have healed for several days, after you are eating well without nausea or pain, after you have stopped taking pain medications, ; after approved by your surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

Hypertension : And gallbladder removal itself are not related. If you are having pain from the surgery, that could make your BP go higher. Consult with your surgeon if it persists despite pain meds. ...Read more

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After gallbladder removal I now have more frequent urination?

After gallbladder removal I now have more frequent urination?

No relation: There is no relation between the two unless you have a urinary tracy infection as a result of a catheter places in the urinary bladder during surgery. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have yellow stool for a year? Even after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to have yellow stool for a year? Even after gallbladder removal?

Stool sample: Change in the color of your stool should be evaluated. Bile gives stool a darker color. However, if you are doing fine and this has been ongoing for a year, you can get an elective appointment with your doc. A stool sample for analysis will help diagnose. ...Read more

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How do you get high blood pressure after gallbladder removal? Are they related?

How do you get high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?  Are they related?

Not related: Any cause of pain (including being in the postop period) will cause the BP to rise. This is normal and not to be confused with the disease of "hypertension." gb surgery doesn't cause hypertension, but the scrutiny of being in the medical system may lead to recognition of a pre-existing condition that previously had gone unrecognized. ...Read more

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I have severe diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Questrin and whelcol helps for a short time but still have major problems with diarrhea?

I have severe diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Questrin and whelcol helps for a short time but still have major problems with diarrhea?

Bile diarrhea: After gallbladder removal or ERCP sphincterotomy bile enters the upper intestine more freely. Bile can be irritating to the intestine and colon in some people and you may be one of those sensitive to bile. Questran (cholestyramine) is a bile binder and usually manages this type of diarrhea. You may increase your questran (cholestyramine). Okay to check with your surgeon and GI doc about this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Berg
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Biliary Colic (Definition)

Biliary colic or gallbladder attack pain occurs when a gallstone temporarily gets stuck in the bile duct. The pain is mainly in the right upper abdomen and can radiate to the shoulder. Biliary colic occurs with fatty meals. Pain can ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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