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My wife stomach is suddenly swollen as if she is pregnant, what is this? Gallbladder surgery in the past, 2 years ago, pancreatitis before.

My wife stomach is suddenly swollen as if she is pregnant, what is this? Gallbladder surgery in the past, 2 years ago, pancreatitis before.

Could be many: Things but with prior surgery this could represent adhesions and a bowel obstruction from the prior surgery. This needs to be evaluated sooner rather than later by your doctor or in a hospital er. Read more

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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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Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?

Possibly: Residual symptoms of pancreatitis can include some fullness and discomfort, depending on severity and cause. During the period of recovery, abstinence from alcohol, limiting fatty food intake, may limit the stress on the pancreas. Your doctor should check pancreatic enzymes to make sure they are normalizing. If there are any concerns, additional blood testing and further imaging may be necessary Read more

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What causes back pain after gallbladder surgery?

What causes back pain after gallbladder surgery?

Several things: Most common cause for back pain after gb surgery is transporting you from the or table when you are only semi-awake...Less common cause is a retained stone in your common duct which could be accompanied by jaundice. 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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My gallbladder surgery caused almost immediate weight gain, and I know it's related because I didn't have a weight problem before. Why?

My gallbladder surgery caused almost immediate weight gain, and I know it's related because I didn't have a weight problem before. Why?

Water?: Could be due to generalize water retention after the operation. This will go away as you go through the recovery period. May last 1-3 weeks. This depends of course when you had your surgery. If you're concerned something is wrong, call your surgeon. Hope this helps! Read more

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After open gallbladder surgery, I've had really bad lower right side back pain and spasms. I mostly slept sitting up after. Can that be the cause?

Maybe: Would need more information. How long ago was the surgery? In the first few weeks after major open abdominal surgery, there sometimes can be some back muscle pains due to abnormal posture while sitting or standing. Try changing positions, stand up more straight, walk more, use local heat on the muscles. See your surgeon to be sure that you are healing properly. Read more

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After gallbladder surgery I still have pain lasting 20 minutes. The surgery was 9 years ago. The ultrasound done was normal. What is cause of my pain?

After gallbladder surgery I still have pain lasting 20 minutes. The surgery was 9 years ago. The ultrasound done was normal. What is cause of my pain?

Further evaluation: Needed. Right-sided abdominal pain is fairly common after gallbladder removal and can be due to retained stones, microlithiasis or biliary dyskinesia. An evaluation by a gastroenterologist is necessary to sort out the cause and determine next steps. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more

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Could gallbladder surgery cause bloody stool?

Could gallbladder surgery cause bloody stool?

Not likely.: If you have blood in your stool, it most likely something else and it deserves another work up. I'd advise that you speak to your doctor about it. Read more

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Can gallbladder surgery cause you to develop acid/bile reflux?

Can gallbladder surgery cause you to develop acid/bile reflux?

Not usually: Once a bad gallbladder is removed and those symptoms fade, your underlying bile/acid reflux may become more symptomatic. Bile binders and anti acid medications can help you. Okay to check in with your surgeon or your regular doc. Be well. Read more

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Since my dad's gallbladder surgery, he's been having trouble breathing. On o2 for the first time ever. What could have happened to cause this?

Since my dad's gallbladder surgery, he's been having trouble breathing. On o2 for the first time ever. What could have happened to cause this?

Age, smoking?: How old is your dad? Does he smoke? History of lung disease? With all these factors it is important to have a chest xray to r/o atelectasis, check with you doctor, who ordered the oxygen? Read more

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After complicated gallbladder surgery 4 days ago the tube is draining too much bile, about a litre a day. What could cause this?

After complicated gallbladder surgery 4 days ago the tube is draining too much bile, about a litre a day. What could cause this?

Depends: Hi, depending on where the tube is this could be normal or abnormal. If the draining tube is meant to drain the bile (eg-as a means of protecting a bile duct anastomoses) then it's normal as the liver can produce large quantities of bile. On the other hand if this tube is in the abdominal cavity ; is just supposed to drain excess fluid then it indicates a bile leak ; is abnormal. Talk 2 surgeon. Read more

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I have a low functioning gallbladder can it cause weight loss? Also what are the risks of gallbladder surgery? Hida scan showed low activity

I have a low functioning gallbladder can it cause weight loss? Also what are the risks of gallbladder surgery? Hida scan showed low activity

Possible: If GB function is low <20%, then it could be the cause of pain when you eat fatty foods, and some people change diet enough to loose some weight, but not too common. GB surgery done by a surgeon with a laparoscope is an outpatient procedure, most should take under an hour, go home same day. There are some serious and rare risks, please talk to your surgeon about it. Read more

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Fat malabsorption- what are the possible causes- we know I do not have gastro disease (crohns, divert, celiec, pancreatitus, or gall bladder prob, no surgery/ new diagnosed lupus. And I have pots?

Fat malabsorption- what are the possible causes- we know I do not have gastro disease (crohns, divert, celiec, pancreatitus, or gall bladder prob, no surgery/ new diagnosed lupus. And I have pots?

Steatorrhea: Many causes: pancreatic (exocrine insufficiency); celiac disease; sbbo/sibo; bowel resection/short bowel syndrome; bile acid malabsorption; certain medications; history of chemo/xrrt; systemic disease such as scleroderma & pbc have also been associated with fat malabsorption. Because each of these conditions can have specific and different treatments, determining the exact etiology is important. Read more

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Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery on 5/2/16.Still experiencing pain in R. side, R.back under shoulder blade, lower R.abdomen too. What would cause this?

Be checked soon...: What you have experienced in pain would have no easy way out, but a systemic approach would help as described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Besides, peruse and understand other related articles in What to Do at Feeling Sick? And those in Basics of Self-Care; that will help. 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

Dr. John Landi
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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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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more