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Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Rarely: Following gallbladder surgery, a small percent of people will come back with a recurrent "gallbladder-like" attack. This is usually due to a small stone that was hiding within the bile duct before surgery and can pass spontaneously or require non-surgical endoscopic removal. Even less frequently, people can develop new stones in their bile duct years after surgery, likewise treated as above. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Once gallbladder removed can stones come back ?

Once gallbladder removed can stones come back ?

Yes, but unlikely: It is possible that stones could form in the bile ducts after the gallbladder has been removed. It is not very common though. You should stick to a low fat/low cholesterol diet to prevent new stone formation. ...Read more

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Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Off and on for a few weeks after surgery, upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts can occur after larger meals or fatty foods. If the surgery was a long time ago then see your doctor for an evaluation, as there may be something else causing pain such as gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more

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Still in pain after gallbladder removal?

Still in pain after gallbladder removal?

How long?: I suspect it was done by laporoscopy. Pain should not be present after several weeks. If that long, then see your surgeon or gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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How likely are you to have gallstones in the bile duct years after gallbladder removal?

How likely are you to have gallstones in the bile duct years after gallbladder removal?

Rare but can happen: It is not unheard of to have bile duct stones after removal of the gallbladder. Usually it occurs within two year of the operation, but can occur later. An ERCP can usually take care of it. ...Read more

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I had gallblader removal and stone in duct. had pancreatitis because of stone in the duct.surgery done from 12 days.amilase 203 and lipase 146 normal?

I had gallblader removal and stone in duct. had pancreatitis because of stone in the duct.surgery done from 12 days.amilase 203 and lipase 146 normal?

Borderline result: The reference range for amylase is as follows: Serum test: Normal is 40-140 U/L Urine Test: Normal is 24-400 U/L Suggest non fatty bland diet for another week, ...Read more

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How quickly after kidney stone removal, will I feel relief from the pain?

How quickly after kidney stone removal, will I feel relief from the pain?

Where & how: If the stone was in the ureter & removed through the urethra you will have discomfort for a day or 2 in the urine channel.The pain in the flank would be gone.If a stent was left you will have some irritation in the urethra,especially if it has a thread to pull it out later. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Gallstone-like pain 2 years after gall bladder removal, what to do?

Gallstone-like pain 2 years after gall bladder removal, what to do?

Best thing to do: Is to return to the surgeon who performed your gallbladder operation. It can be any number of post-cholecystectomy problems, such as retained stone, liver disease, pancreatitis, etc. If you cannot reach a surgeon, get to a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Irritation of the di: The call bladder is connected to the liver. Just above it is the diaphragm. The procedure to remove the gall bladder can irritate the diaphragm and the tissues around the liver. When irritated, pain happens. It is just temporary, but if continues call your doctor. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts come back after being removed?

Do ovarian cysts come back after being removed?

What did your: Doc in lakeland say ? He or she knows your surgery and situation, that cyst will usually not come back because it has been removed but other cysts can develop depending , there are medications you can get on like birth control pills to prevent simple and ovulatory cysts from recurring but it depends what type you had and how it was removed. ...Read more

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Can parathyroid adenomas come back after surgery?

Can parathyroid adenomas come back after surgery?

Parathyroid adenomas: They do not come back after a successful surgery. Here are the possibilities: the surgery was unsuccessful, there was a second unappreciated adenoma, or all 4 parathyroid glands are enlarged and overproducing PTH. ...Read more

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Does the skin grow back after you remove tonsil stones?

Does the skin grow back after you remove tonsil stones?

Lining regrows: The epithelial lining will regrow after tonsil stones are removed as the lining may be abraided. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for a gallbladder sludge and inflamed pancreas? Did the cyst in my liver come from the gallbladder sludge?

What's the treatment for a gallbladder sludge and inflamed pancreas? Did the cyst in my liver come from the gallbladder sludge?

Pancreatitis may be: Pancreatitis may be secondary to gallbladder sludge. Consider cholecystectomy to prevent future pancreatitis which can be very serious. The liver cyst is unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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Can gall bladder removal still affect stomach after 2 years?

Can gall bladder removal still affect stomach after 2 years?

Not really: If you continue to have a stomach problems two years after your surgery that mean you have a completely different problem people could have a stomach ulcer or hiatal hernia with the gallbladder disease removal of the gallbladder does not cure ulcer or treat reflux see your physician to determined what is causing your problem. ...Read more

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Will my kidney hurt after a kidney stone removal?

Will my kidney hurt after a kidney stone removal?

Usually, disappear..: Stone removal for pain from its blockage will relieve its related symptoms, but if requiring a stent as part of stone management, you have to endure its related pain especially during/at the end of voiding. Fortunately, counseling for realistic expectation and judicious use of drug to relieve pain or bladder irritation will make most of patients reasonably comfortable to cope with it. ...Read more

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Can abdominal scar tissue come back after being surgically removed? Still having chronic lower right abdominal pain after tah and abd exploratory surg

Very difficult: Intra abdominal scar tissue is a very difficult thing to prevent following any surgical procedure. Many attempts at irrigating, washing and even bathing the organs in various solutions to minimize scar tissue and subsequent adheres ions have been tried with mixed success. You may benefit from time to allow the initial scar to subside but any post surgical pain should be reported to the surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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. Krishna Kumar
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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