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Is it true that gallbladder removal can play a part in causing type 2 diabetes?

Is it true that gallbladder removal can play a part in causing type 2 diabetes?

No: No, gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) is not a risk factor for developing or worsening type 2 diabetes. Being overweight is a risk factor for both, bot the gallbladder removal per se has no effect on type 2 diabetes risk. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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What could cause pain after gallbladder removal?

What could cause pain after gallbladder removal?

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

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What are the causes of diaharea after gallbladder removal?

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

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What can cause an elevated billirubin count after gallbladder removal?

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

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What can cause recurring gallbladder attack symptoms after gallbladder removal?

What can cause recurring gallbladder attack symptoms after gallbladder removal?

Retained stone: A retained bile duct stone. Need a ERCP perhaps.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007479.htm ...Read more

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What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

Usual causes: Of acid reflux are over production of acid and incompetent lower esophageal sphincter. You symptoms could be alkaline reflux however after gallbladder removal. Talk to your GI specialist for recommendations. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause problems during gallbladder removal?

No: Unless there is a severe illness such as myxedema from neglected and untreated hypothyroid condition. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Surgery: Do not give hypertension, most likely you have it prior to surgery, was asymptomatic, not recognized. Call your surgeon go for a follow up visit, most likely you need medication have to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder removal cause mucus in the stool?

Does gallbladder removal cause mucus in the stool?

No: Some patients develop some diarrhea after cholecystectomy, but should not have mucus in stool. ...Read more

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My husband had laproscopic gallbladder removal in june. He has started to have sharp stabbing pains that prevent normal activity. Possible causes?

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

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Does gallbladder removal cause yellow stools?

Does gallbladder removal cause yellow stools?

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

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Does having gallbladder removed increase risk of colon cancer? Or does gallbladder removal cause colon cancer?

Does having gallbladder removed increase risk of colon cancer? Or does gallbladder removal cause colon cancer?

Gallbladder: No
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if you need your gallbladder out then do it because the risk of gallbladder disease far far outweighs any slight theoretical risk of colon cancer. ...Read more

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What effect would gallbladder removal surgery have on trying to conceive. Will it change ovulation dates or cause the inability to ovulate.?

What effect would gallbladder removal surgery have on trying to conceive. Will it change ovulation dates or cause the inability to ovulate.?

None: The removal of the gallbladder should not cause any issues. If you are trying to conceive speak to your ob-gyn and surgeon when you can start trying post the operation. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

Hypertension: And gallbladder removal itself are not related. If you are having pain from the surgery, that could make your BP go higher. Consult with your surgeon if it persists despite pain meds. ...Read more

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Is it possible for gallbladder removal to cause extra mucus in stool, including with solid stools too?

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

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Should my dad ask for anticoagulants following his gallbladder removal? I know surgery can cause clots but idk about gallbladder removal. Type O blood

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

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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

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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?

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

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Tenderness around belly button 5 weeks after gallbladder removal. What can cause this?

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

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I get nasty keloids after surgeries. Can they show up in my abdomen years after gallbladder removal and cause vomiting and pain?

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

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Some tenderness rt rib area after gallbladder removal 2 months ago. Cause? Normal. Hida7% function. Should I be concerned?! normal? Sore

Probably post: 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

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After gallbladder removal how long is normal for the belly button area to be sensitive? Sometimes clothes touching it causes sensitivity. No redness.

After gallbladder removal how long is normal for the belly button area to be sensitive? Sometimes clothes touching it causes sensitivity. No redness.

A few weeks: You may feel sensitivity there up to 8 weeks postoperatively. Permanent numbness is possible in any incision, though that rarely bothers the patient much. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Maybe: Pain in that location is pretty nonspecific, and doesn't sound dangerous, particularly in a 33 year old. Certainly could be due to GERD, although it is atypical. Best to see a general practitioner for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my thinning hair is caused by my gallbladder removal and my gluten free diet?

Can you tell me if my thinning hair is caused by my gallbladder removal and my gluten free diet?

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

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Upper right quadrant pain immediately after intake of alcohol. Burning sensation that causes sweating. Gallbladder removal in 2011.

Upper right quadrant pain immediately after intake of alcohol. Burning sensation that causes sweating. Gallbladder removal in 2011.

Etoh pain: Sounds suspicious for peptic ulcers. I would start with avoiding alcohol. Empiric treatment for ulcers might be a good way to start. If it persists, yoi may need an endoscopy or further trsting. ...Read more

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After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

Time and discussion: You had a cholecystectomy. The SGPT level may vary according to how recent the surgery was performed. Talk to your surgeon to see if an intrahepatic cholangiogram was performed and if stones were noted. Your surgeon will want to follow with you as she recovers. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more


Dr. Austina Cho
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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