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Blood Clot After Gallbladder Surgery
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
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
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?
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
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
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
I had a gallbladder surgery 4 days ago now i have small amount of Blood tinged mucus in my stool is normal or is it so.ething i have to be alarmed?
No: Need to be alarmed. Give it few days and if it persists, follow up with your doctor. It is not an emergency. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
My husband had prostrate surgery in march 2011 and has now started passing black blood clots in his urine?
My wife's having a cesarean I'm just worried about surgery and blood clots. This will be her second cesarean are they safe?
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
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
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
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
Ultrasound: Noninvasive, painless, but how to see clot. ...Read more
If a person has had a blood clot already, should they receive blood thinners after upcoming surgery?
Will a head blood clot require surgery? Will taking medicine be enough to make the blood clot go away?
Ok... I have surgery in two weeks. Will taking Plan B today put me at risk for blood clots during or after surgery?
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
Who was the first person to get a blood clot removed from their leg by surgery? When did doctors start doing that?
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
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
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