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Can Gallbladder Removal Cause Diabetes
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
Normal short term: It is normal to have some pain around the port sites after lap chole and around the incision for an open procedure. These usually decrease by 2 weeks. If you seem to be having deeper pain, or if you experience fevers, night sweats or don't feel like you are getting better, call your surgeon for advice. ...Read more
Bile salts: After gb removal, bile is still produced by the liver and still flows into the intestine but instead of having a gallbladder full of bile empty every time you eat there is instead a constant trickle of bile into the intestines which can play havoc on your digestion. Still, every person is different. See this excellent article: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/gallbladder-removal-diet/my01815. ...Read more
Depends on level: Some minor elevation of bilirubin can occur from swelling of the bile duct but should be very short lived. Marked elevation or prolonged elevation (assuming normal levels pre-operatively) should be evaluated promptly, with ultrasound and in some cases, x-rays of the bile duct (also called ERCP or mrcp). Any other associated symptom, like abdominal pain, fever, should necessitate emergent tests. ...Read more
No: Unless there is a severe illness such as myxedema from neglected and untreated hypothyroid condition. ...Read more
Gallbladder removal. Right after surgery BP was low, 1st day at home it was 154/92 and today it's 160/94. No history of hypertension, what causes it?
No: Some patients develop some diarrhea after cholecystectomy, but should not have mucus in stool. ...Read more
My husband had laproscopic gallbladder removal in june. He has started to have sharp stabbing pains that prevent normal activity. Possible causes?
Many possibilities: Surgery was about 9 months ago? Adhesions from laparoscopic gallbladder surgery are quite rare. Pain that long after surgery may not be related to the past surgery. Would need to return to your family doctor for evaluation, blood tests, maybe ultrasound or ct scan. Depends on where the pain is, when does it happen, etc? Gastiris, stomach ulcers, rarely bile duct stones, hernia at surgical site.... ...Read more
Sometimes: When the gallbladder is removed, the normal storage of bile and excretion in response to meals, is interrupted. Instead, the liver will constantly make bile and excrete this directly into the GI tract. Without food present, this can cause irritation of the intestine, causing diarrhea in about 20% of cholecystectomy patients. This may be yellow, since there may not be accompanying solid stool. ...Read more
Does having gallbladder removed increase risk of colon cancer? Or does gallbladder removal cause colon cancer?
What effect would gallbladder removal surgery have on trying to conceive. Will it change ovulation dates or cause the inability to ovulate.?
Is it possible for gallbladder removal to cause extra mucus in stool, including with solid stools too?
Cholecystectomy: Although it is certainly possible to develop a loose stools for a while after cholecystectomy, it is not usual to develop any mucus with the stool. Occasionally when someone receives antibiotics, however, they can develop an infection in the colon which can result in mucus in the stool. Otherwise, there is no reason to have excess mucus after gallbladder removal. Good luck. ...Read more
Can gallbladder removal cause ulcerative colitis? My PCP thinks I might have colitis because I’ve had it daily since my gallbladder removal.
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
After gallbladder removal, the liquid skin adhesive used in the surgery caused a contact allergy reaction, help!?
See your surgeon.: Allergic reactions to cyanoacrylate are very rare. I suggest you see your surgeon to be certain that what you perceive is an allergic reaction is not actually a reaction to the prep solution used or even a local wound infection. Cyanoacrylate can be easily removed with any petroleum-based ointment, but it is there for a reason: please check with your surgeon before self-treating. ...Read more
Gallbladder removal 6 days ago. I've been pale since the surgery. ER checked blood 4 days ago and said not anemic. What can cause this?
Talk to your surgeon:
What symptoms do you have?
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Before and after my gallbladder removal my bile duct has been dilated even still a year later, this causes a lot of pain, will this go away itself?
Depends: Ask your doctor how dilated the bile duct is. After gallbladder removal, it is normal to have a slightly enlarged bile duct. Additionally, as you age, your bile duct usually enlarges a bit, usually about 1 mm per 10 years. If you have stones in your bile duct, you certainly need to have this addressed. Finally, proving that your pain is from the dilated bile duct is quite difficult. ...Read more
Port site pain: If surgery was done laparoscopically, then tenderness may be from port insertion (a small cut to place the camera and remove the gallbladder). If that's the case it should get better over time. Talk to your doctor if it doesn't or if it's a new pain after 5 weeks post-op because it may be a sign of wound infection. ...Read more
Can protein powder or iron pills cause diarrhea after gallbladder removal? Does diarrhea mean I am not absorbing the nutrients?
I get nasty keloids after surgeries. Can they show up in my abdomen years after gallbladder removal and cause vomiting and pain?
Keloids: Don't ever cause vomiting. Something else is causing that - best to get evaluated by your family physician. ...Read more
Some tenderness rt rib area after gallbladder removal 2 months ago. Cause? Normal. Hida7% function. Should I be concerned?! normal? Sore
Surgical since you are only 2 months out. I am assuming the cholecystectomy was because of the gb dysfunction (7% gb ejection fraction is abnormally low).
Please check in with your surgeon about your symptoms. ...Read more
After gallbladder removal how long is normal for the belly button area to be sensitive? Sometimes clothes touching it causes sensitivity. No redness.
Have had gallbladder removal. Have RUQ pain sometimes. Diagnosed with GERD. Can GERD cause RUQ pain just to right of middle of chest. Have gas too?
It is possible: There is a reversible type of diffuse hair loss which can be triggered by surgery with general anesthesia and nutritional deficiency, particularly iron and zinc deficiency - it is called telogen effluvium. Other causes of this type of hair loss is thyroid disease, post-partum or post-illness, psychological stress and some medications. ...Read more
Upper right quadrant pain immediately after intake of alcohol. Burning sensation that causes sweating. Gallbladder removal in 2011.
After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?
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