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What is the risk of a blood clot after gallbladder surgery in a patient with high blood pressure and tachycardia?

What is the risk of a blood clot after gallbladder surgery in a patient with high blood pressure and tachycardia?

It depends: The high blood pressure and tachycardia(rapid heart rate)are common after surgery due to stress and not necessarily indicators or causes of a blood clot. However, some people do in fact develop a blood clot after surgery and a rapid heart rate might be a sign warranting further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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How long do you have to go off blood thinners before you can get your gallbladder out? Is there a greater chance to get a blood clot?

How long do you have to go off blood thinners before you can get your gallbladder out? Is there a greater chance to get a blood clot?

Yes: It is routine problem, surgeon coordinates with medical team, if feasible blood thinners are briefly discontinued and will administer again few hrs after surgery. ...Read more

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Would someone normally have blood in your urine after a gallbladder surgery?

Would someone normally have blood in your urine after a gallbladder surgery?

No it is not: Maybe it is caused by a urinary catheter placed during surgery. If it persists, you need to call your surgeon. ...Read more

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What would happen if I needed gallbladder surgery and I am on effluent blood thinners? I had 4 heart stents feb 2012.

What would happen if I needed gallbladder surgery and I am on effluent blood thinners? I had 4 heart stents feb 2012.

Depends : Depends, if you don't have symptoms, not causing any complications, able to eat with minimum discomfort most likely your doctors will observe you. Or if you all the above and more will asses your cardiac status with tests, coordinate with your cardiologists, stop the blood thinners remove the gb and restart your blood thinners, you are at a higher risk but still risk is not that high. ...Read more

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My daughter had recently gallbladder surgery and removal. Now in blood test sgpt shows much higher value. So can u please tell me the remedies for it?

This is just: One of many liver function tests. If this is the only abnormal value and the others are normal, probably no reason to worry; just get repeat in a week or so. It is not unusual to get transient liver function elevations after gallbladder surgery. If she has symptoms or if the test continues to rise, consult with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Blood in stool, conspation, musuc after gallbladder surgery. Is it normal?

Blood in stool, conspation, musuc after gallbladder surgery. Is it normal?

Perhaps: Constipation is common post surgery, especially with the use of narcotic pain medications. This can lead to excessive mucous production and could cause bleeding hemorrhoids or a tear called an anal fissure. All GI bleeding should be investigated to some degree, however, as rectal bleeding is never normal. You should discuss this with your doctor or surgeon. ...Read more

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I just had gallbladder surgery a week ago and have been really constipated! I had my fourth Bowel movement and this time the toilet was full of blood,?

I just had gallbladder surgery a week ago and have been really constipated! I had my fourth Bowel movement and this time the toilet was full of blood,?

Constipation s/p gb: Likely was hemorrhoids which worsened or developed due to constipation. But would call doctor and let them know and evaluate. Could be ileitis, colitis, AVM, polyps as well. Also discuss with doctor diet. Usually there is more of a problem with diarrhea after gb. Drink fluids about 2-3 liters/ day water /gator have to avoid fats < 3 grams /serving. Add fiber. ...Read more

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Should my dad ask for anticoagulants following his gallbladder removal? I know surgery can cause clots but idk about gallbladder removal. Type O blood

Should my dad ask for anticoagulants following his gallbladder removal? I know surgery can cause clots but idk about gallbladder removal. Type O blood

The inactivity: Associated with surgery can lead to the development of blood clots but there is nothing specific about gall bladder surgery that increases the risk any more than other abdominal surgery. If he is ambulatory now and otherwise at low risk (nonsmoker, no previous clot, etc) than he should not need it. This is a question his doctor should address for you since he knows your father's medical history. ...Read more

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Could I have a blood clot in my forearm after surgery?

Could I have a blood clot in my forearm after surgery?

Uncommon: It's uncommon, but it could happen. However, it would likely depend on a number of factors such as your medical health history, location of surgery, amount of stasis or inactivity, gender, use of birth control or other medications, etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If I have a blood clot in my leg, do I have to get surgery?

If I have a blood clot in my leg, do I have to get surgery?

Not typically: If this is a "dvt" or deep venous thrombosis, management usually starts with blood thinning drugs. Surgery or catheter based therapies are usually reserved only for very rare severe cases. Arterial blood clots are less frequent. If this is an arterial blood clot (arterial thromboembolism), surgery may be warranted urgently to restore blood flow to the leg. ...Read more

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Is it ok to go home and lay down after lap surgery. Or should I walk? I'm afraid of blood clot.

Is it ok to go home and lay down after lap surgery. Or should I walk? I'm afraid of blood clot.

WALK 4 times a day: Any surgery carries an increased risk of blood clots. Smoking, birth control pills, dehydration, and immobility and also increase this risk. The good news is that after minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery you are able to move around sooner and better than after traditional surgery with big incisions. Go slow and rest in between, but do walk at least 20 feet 4 times a day starting right away. ...Read more

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My husband had prostrate surgery in march 2011 and has now started passing black blood clots in his urine?

My husband had prostrate surgery in march 2011 and has now started passing black blood clots in his urine?

Please be evaluated: Your husband should be seen by his urologist. This is likely a benign, and non-cancerous, concern but one that should be evaluated with a cystoscopy at the very least. ...Read more

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My wife's having a cesarean I'm just worried about surgery and blood clots. This will be her second cesarean are they safe?

My wife's having a cesarean I'm just worried about surgery and blood clots. This will be her second cesarean are they safe?

Yes: Cesareans are a safe procedure, but no surgery is risk free. It would be important to get mobile as soon as possible after surgery.
Wish you, your wife good health and a healthy baby! ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary when you have blood clots in your brain?

Is surgery necessary when you have blood clots in your brain?

Based on situation: If an aneurysm or ateriovenous malformation has caused problem, surgical repair may be life saving. If a subdural or epidural hemorrhage, best to decompress unless very small and stable. If intracranial bleeding, may be far safer to be conservative, and not operate. But all situations are different and management decisions should vary. ...Read more

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Is it common to get blood clots after surgery?

Rare: But following the treatment regiment is key to prevention. For low risk surgery early movement (walking) is the most important advise. For larger surgery where you remain in bed for a while, medications and leg pumps may be used for prevention. Getting up and out of bed as early as possible is still important however. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I still have blood and blood clots 3 weeks after surgery?

Should I be concerned if I still have blood and blood clots 3 weeks after surgery?

What Surgery?: We can not answer without knowing what king of surgery and for what. Since it has been 3 weeks and whatever surgery you had. I suggest you call your surgeon and ask him/her if you should be concerned. And ask him/her if you need to be examined. You may resubmit the question but better you ask this from your doctors ...Read more

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Post surgery, what does a blood clot feel like?

Post surgery, what does a blood clot feel like?

Like liver!: A new blood clot will feel like a piece of uncooked liver. An old clot will feel (and look) like a piece of old cotton ball that has been stuck in your sink's drain for several months (kind of gross!). Hopefully, you won't have to find out what an old clot in the mouth tastes and smells like! Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm having open herina surgery, what are my chances of getting a blood clot from the surgery?

I'm having open herina surgery, what are my chances of getting a blood clot from the surgery?

Low <2 %: Especially if precautions are taken like compression hose and pneumatic stocking during / after surgery. Early ambulation. They may also add Lovenox (enoxaparin) pre and post op ...Read more

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If a person has had a blood clot already, should they receive blood thinners after upcoming surgery?

If a person has had a blood clot already, should they receive blood thinners after upcoming surgery?

Depends: Depends on where the clot was, how long ago, how many times you had clots. Also, type of surgery will be important in deciding the need for prophylactic anti-coagulation. ...Read more

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Will a head blood clot require surgery? Will taking medicine be enough to make the blood clot go away?

Will a head blood clot require surgery? Will taking medicine be enough to make the blood clot go away?

It depends: Depending on the size, nature, and location of the blood clot, surgery may or may not be required. It would also depend on if the clot was causing symptoms or not. ...Read more

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I just had surgery from a blood clot hemryorid and I am run a fever why?

I just had surgery from a blood clot hemryorid and I am run a fever why?

Infection: You could have a complication or infection from the procedure. You should check with the doctor that performed the procedure or see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Why could cause a patient go unconscious for days after having surgery to remove blood clot?

Possibley due to low: Removal of blood clot would not on its own cause prolonged unconsciousness. Complictions related to low o2 caused by the clot could. There are many other causes which I'm sure your doctors will look for. ...Read more

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Who was the first person to get a blood clot removed from their leg by surgery? When did doctors start doing that?

Who was the first person to get a blood clot removed from their leg by surgery? When did doctors start doing that?

Blood clots surgery: Great Google question. You can also go to Google books and search surgery books and review the history of such surgery. ...Read more

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My surgery waning february and still feeling something that feels like something (catheter) was in my arm. Is a blood clot the only explanation?

My surgery waning february and still feeling something that feels like something (catheter) was in my arm. Is a blood clot the only explanation?

IV site phlebitis: If the cord in your arm is close by where your iv, (intravenous) catheter was inserted, then you may have superficial phlebitis. Phlebitis is a localized irritation of your vein and common after surgery of any IV site. Ice and Aspirin and time, should resolve the cord. Okay to show your doc. If it turns red or drains go in for evaluation. ...Read more

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2 years ago I had a calcified blood clot removed from my left side below my rib. I'm having sharp pains in that same spot again. Do I need surgery?

2 years ago I had a calcified blood clot removed from my left side below my rib. I'm having sharp pains in that same spot again. Do I need surgery?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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