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Is it normal to have severe burning and knots under a two week old incision sight for gallbladder surgery?

Is it normal to have severe burning and knots under a  two week old incision sight for gallbladder surgery?

Depends: What type of surgery did you have, open or laparoscopic? Which site is tender? Is there redness & swelling? Some discomfort and incision edema my be seen only 2 weeks after surgery. But really need to ask your own surgeon who was there. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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 had gallbladder surgery on 4/21 and keep getting told that the burning "acid" I have is just GERD. I'm on acid inhibitor x3 daily @ 40 mg no relief. I believe I have bile leak can you help?

I had gallbladder surgery on 4/21 and keep getting told that the burning "acid" I have is just GERD. I'm on acid inhibitor x3 daily @ 40 mg no relief. I believe I have bile leak can you help?

Cholestyramine: When you have your gallbladder out bile is continuously sent into your digestive tract. In some patients this does not cause a problem. In others it can cause severe reflux and diarrhea. In those patients often a bile acid binder like cholestyramine can be used to help relieve symptoms. I suggest you talk to your doctor to see if this may be helpful to you. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder surgery recently now having bad burning chest pain. Is it caused by excess of acids or bile? Taking lansoprazole and low fat diet.

GERD: Acid reflux is a separate problem and unfortunately in many cases patients suffering from gallbladder disease suffer from GERD as well and symptoms may be more noticeable now because they might have been attributed to gallbladder problem previously. See your gastroenterologist or surgeon to discuss further . Thank you. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder surgery 3 weeks ago soon after had a burning throat and pain in chest. Start taking pantoprazole but no better. other treatments?

See surgeon: This could be reflux but so soon after a surgery it is best to check with your surgeon and make sure there are no complications. In the meantime you could try taking the pantoprazole twice a day and other reflux prevention techniques. Here's a few: avoid nicotine,mints, alcohol and acidic foods, raise head of bed 2-3 inches. Eat small meals. Don't eat 3 hrs before bedtime Good luck. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery 4 years ago.I have had constant stomach issues since then. I have bloating, nausea, burning in stomach what could it be?

I had gallbladder surgery 4 years ago.I have had constant stomach issues since then. I have bloating, nausea, burning in stomach what could it be?

Many things: There are many things that could cause your symptoms, including gastritis. If you have tried antacids without relief, it is time to see your gastroenterologist for a complete workup. ...Read more

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Post gallbladder surgery done 3 weeks ago and now have nausea, burning in upper right stomach and pain wraps around to the back, weak, diarrhea, nause?

Post gallbladder surgery done 3 weeks ago and now have nausea, burning in upper right stomach and pain wraps around to the back, weak, diarrhea, nause?

Needs to see surgeon: The patient needs to alert her surgeon who may decide to measure her over function tests and do an ultrasound of the abdomen to see if she has any fluid collections. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need gallbladder surgery?

How do I know if i need gallbladder surgery?

Symptoms: See your doctor for an examination. Do you have upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, pains after eating, abdominal bloating and gas? Do you have gallstones on ultrasound? If you have these, then surgery may be helpful for you. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

1-2 wks: Most patients can resume their work and usual activities in 1-2 wks following uncomplicated laparoscopic gall bladder removal. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


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