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Biliary Colic After Gallbladder Removal
Dad has biliary colic from gallstones and is scheduled to get gallblAdder removed in 3 weeks. Is it safe to wait this long? Complications won't occur?
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
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
Biliary stent for bile leak after gallbladder removal. When is safe to exercise? Doctor said when you feel ready but what is 'normal' or expected?
This is very: Unusual complication, so there is no normal. I think it would be okay after two weeks. ...Read more
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?
Saw GI for reflux/gallbladder pain today. He palpated my RUQ and I now have worsening nausea and r shoulder pain. Is this indicative of biliary colic?
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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