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Is general anesthesia during gallbladder surgery safe for copd patients?

Is general anesthesia during gallbladder surgery safe for copd patients?

Well: Depends on how severe the COPD if you can be safe you need to be evaluated pre op by anesthesia doctor ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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I'm having gallbladder surgery in 3 days. Its my first surgery ever. What's my chances of coming through OK? I'm scared. Will I wake up from anesthesi

I'm having gallbladder surgery in 3 days. Its my first surgery ever. What's my chances of coming through OK? I'm scared. Will I wake up from anesthesi

Your concern: Is understandable, Surgeon himself feel same way if is other side of table! GB surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedure, considered as low risk procedure. Before the surgery your anesthesiologist will see you during that time will alleviate your fear. Speak to the people who had it done. ...Read more

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Ebv VCA 1 was 3.72 and 0.56 in august. Today it is 5.14 and 0.68 why is it going up instead of going down. Is it safe to have gallbladder surgery?

Ebv VCA 1 was 3.72 and 0.56 in august. Today it is 5.14 and 0.68 why is it going up instead of going down. Is it safe to have gallbladder surgery?

EBV: The serologies available for assessing the presence or absence of clinical infection with this organism must be examined so that you are looking at all the antibody reactions together and then interpreted in light of their clinical context by examining the patient. I am not aware of anybody who would put off gallbladder surgery based solely on the values you have quoted. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago so why now instead of hurting on right side, am I having a constant ache on the left side just under the ribs?

I had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago so why now instead of hurting on right side, am I having a constant ache on the left side just under the ribs?

Hard to say.: It's not due to an absent gallbladder. Are you constipated. That could lead to some left sided discomfort. Stay well hydrated, eat well (no fat restrictions now), add some yogurt, and talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does gallbladder surgery take?

Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less. ...Read more

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Can I smoke weed after gallbladder surgery?

Can I smoke weed after gallbladder surgery?

Careful: You have to be careful.
you just had anesthesia.
you are on narcotic pain medication.
I will not recommend it. ...Read more

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Can I still have gallbladder surgery if I just tested positive for cdiff?

Can I still have gallbladder surgery if I just tested positive for cdiff?

Better to hold off: Unless your surgery is a life and death emergency, which gallbladder surgery usually is not, then it is better to hold off on surgery until your treatment for c.Diff is completed. ...Read more

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Sir my one more Question is there any pain after laproscopy gallbladder surgery?

Yes: There is pain after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, but it is quite manageable. While there is variability in pain perception and tolerance, the vast majority of people are back to normal activities in 1-2 weeks, and mostly pain free in 3-6 weeks. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do you know why I would have 13-24 surgical clips in me from a lap. Gallbladder surgery?

Uncommon: It is a bit uncommon to have that many. I would say on average pts have 4-6 clips "left" inside them. They are inert and as long as you had no complications, there is no issue with them being there. It's best to talk to your surgeon to get the details on your procedure to get the answers for which you are searching. ...Read more

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Alt level 63, 4 months ago it was 24, just had gallbladder surgery. What would make this go up in 4 months?

Alt level 63, 4 months ago it was 24, just had gallbladder surgery. What would make this go up in 4 months?

Repeat test: I would advise you to get a repeat liver function test In a week or so. If it doesn't normalize, then your doctor may order additional test. Did you have any alcoholic drink before the test? ...Read more

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I'm having very sharp pains in my shoulder blades and I just had gallbladder surgery yesterda, what can it be?

I'm having very sharp pains in my shoulder blades and I just had gallbladder surgery yesterda, what can it be?

Postoperative pain: Pain after laparoscopic surgery can be located in the abdomen, can cause feeling of abdominal gas pressure, can be pain at incision sites, and pain on the upper shoulders due to irritation of the diaphragm. Use the prescribed pain medications & walk around. These pains resolve over a few days. If the pains are getting worse or associated with vomiting or fever, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Gallbladder surgery 3 months ago but now the day (s) after exercise (circuit training and field hockey) I feel completely wiped out?

Gallbladder surgery 3 months ago but now the day (s) after exercise (circuit training and field hockey) I feel completely wiped out?

Unrelated: You are far enough removed from the surgery so that it should not be the cause of your fatigue. Best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does the scar from gallbladder surgery look like?

What does the scar from gallbladder surgery look like?

Depends on surgery: In all cases the scar is not that bad. Usually the gallbladder is removed with a camera and othe small long instruments placed in the abdomen through 3 1-2cm incisions, but it sometimes is done through one larger 6 inch incision below the right rib. It some specialized centers it can be done through the vaginia or mouth/stomach resulting in no external scars. ...Read more

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What causes elevated bilirubin after gallbladder surgery?

What causes elevated bilirubin after gallbladder surgery?

Depends on how: Much of elevation and how soon after surgery. If it is sudden elevation shortly after surgery, it could mean something bad, like retained stone, obstruction of common duct, liver damage, etc. Conversely, if is is a slight elevation years after surgery, then it is probably not even related. ...Read more

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What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

Large area: Usually nipples to upper thighs is prepped for most laparoscopic cholecystectomies. ...Read more

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I m seriously constipated after having gallbladder surgery a month.. Help?

I m seriously constipated after having gallbladder surgery a month.. Help?

Do a number of thing: 1) make sure you are drinking enough water
2) decrease the amount of narcotic pain medications, replace with tylenol (acetaminophen) if possible
3) walk as much as you can
4) take a laxative, such as milk of magnesia or miralax
5) take a stool softener, such as colace or metamucil
6) if that fails, you can try a dulcolax suppository
7) if necessary, you can try an gentle enema
8) if that fails, call your md. ...Read more

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After gallbladder surgery is it normal to still have pain and poo green?

After gallbladder surgery is it normal to still have pain and poo green?

Yes: This can be quite common after gallbladder removal. It should however be relatively mild and self limited. If it persists and/or is severe, call your surgeon straight away. Hope this helps! ...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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I just had gallbladder surgery and I haven't urinated since I left the hospital. Should I be worried?

I just had gallbladder surgery and I haven't urinated since I left the hospital. Should I be worried?

2 P or Not 2 P...: It is not uncommon for your bladder to get a bit "shy" after surgery due to the (pain) medications and anesthesia. If you do not feel the urge to urinate nor pain in the lower abdomen, I wouldn't worry. However, after 12 hours you should feel that urge; if not, I suggest you call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a patient snore during gallbladder surgery?

Can a patient snore during gallbladder surgery?

No: You will, generally, be intubated during surgery and they will remove the breathing tube after surgery - then you will snore. But if you have a breathing tube in you won't snore. ...Read more

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Is gallbladder surgery good for bilary dyskinesia?

Is gallbladder surgery good for bilary dyskinesia?

Usually: Biliary dyskinesia is the second most common reason (behind gallstones) for removal of the gallbladder. If the diagnosis is correct (low ejection fraction on a hida scan), most patients get relief of their right upper quadrant abdominal pain and nausea after surgery. ...Read more

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Should I get gallbladder surgery for bilary dyskinesia?

Should I get gallbladder surgery for bilary dyskinesia?

Depends: On the symptoms. Did the hida scan reproduce the symptoms? Those whose symptons are reproduced have a better chance of improving with surgery. About 80% get better with surgery, leaving 20% no better or worse with GI symptoms & diarrhea when eating some foods. Need to review your symptoms carefully with your treating doctor before seeing a surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does dark urine last after gallbladder surgery?

How long does dark urine last after gallbladder surgery?

A few days: Dark urine, chalky stools, and jaundice (yellow skin or eyes) may be a sign of residual stones blocking the common bile duct. This needs to be treated by exracting the stones (a procedure called ercp)
call your surgeon! ...Read more

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How long after laparoscopy gallbladder surgery can I fly?

How long after laparoscopy gallbladder surgery can I fly?

3-5 daya: If things go well during surgery and you are felling ok, there are no real issues about flying. I would ask your doctor first, however, if he / she is ok with it. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve gas after gallbladder surgery?

What can you do to relieve gas after gallbladder surgery?

Resolves: On its own in a few days. Decrease narcotic pain medications that can cause intestinal gas build up, constipation and cramping. Eat smaller amounts of food. Avoid constipation. Try local heat or warm bath and walk more. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get thrush from gallbladder surgery?

Is it possible for you to get thrush from gallbladder surgery?

Yes, especially: If you were on antibiotics or you have diabetes. Show it to your doctor for correct diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of occult diabetes. ...Read more

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Would you recommend gallbladder surgery for bilary dyskinesia?

Biliary Dyskinesia: If you are having symptoms from biliary dyskinesia (pain in the right upper abdomen, nausea/vomiting, bloating after meals, etc.) then you may benefit from having your gallbladder removed. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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


Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more