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Can Epidural Anesthesia Be Used For Gallbladder Surgery Instead Of General
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
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
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
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
Gall bladder: This is not common. Talk to your surgeon please. ...Read more
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
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
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
Gallbladder surgery 3 months ago but now the day (s) after exercise (circuit training and field hockey) I feel completely wiped out?
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
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
Large area: Usually nipples to upper thighs is prepped for most laparoscopic cholecystectomies. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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