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How long does dark urine last after gallbladder surgery?

How long does dark urine last after gallbladder surgery?

a few days: Dark urine, chalky stools, and jaundice (yellow skin or eyes) may be a sign of residual stones blocking the common bile duct. This needs to be treated by exracting the stones (a procedure called ercp) call your surgeon! ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Would someone normally have blood in your urine after a gallbladder surgery?

Would someone normally have blood in your urine after a gallbladder surgery?

No it is not: Maybe it is caused by a urinary catheter placed during surgery. If it persists, you need to call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dark stool 1 week after gallbladder surgery ?

Is it normal to have dark stool 1 week after gallbladder surgery
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Dark stool?: Is it normal to have dark stool 1 week after gallbladder surgery ? ANS: Not sure what "dark" means in Simi Valley lingo. So if ur stools were light or even white then your gall was not getting into your gut from your gall bladder (stones)- which is what makes it brown. If dark means black then it is not normal and suggests bleeding high up in gut. If dark red then lower. Have Dr translate. ...Read more

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Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food, lettuce, used laxativ

Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food,  lettuce, used laxativ

Here are some...: How have you been after gallbladder surgery? Have you slowly got regular in BM and felt better in general well-being? These may suggest how you may and should be after gallbladder surgery. In fact, you may have more pertinent answer from your doctors since they know more your individual situation than anyone else online. More? To articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Post gallbladder surgery 6 months ago; can't gain weight back, have dark green stool all the time, low back/stomach pain...EGD/Colon neg. Any ideas?

Post gallbladder surgery 6 months ago; can't gain weight back, have dark green stool all the time, low back/stomach pain...EGD/Colon neg. Any ideas?

S/p gallbladder: Post- cholecystectomy syndrome affects 5-40% of the population. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcholecystectomy_syndrome For diarrhea can use Questran ,cholestyramine a bile acid sequestrant. . Avoid fatty foods. Consider breath test to evaluate for bacterial overgrowth and amylase/ lipase to check pancreas function. Discuss nerve/ sphincter of oddi / retained stone issues w/ GI doc ...Read more

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How long does gallbladder surgery take?

Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less. ...Read more

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Can I smoke weed after gallbladder surgery?

Can I smoke weed after gallbladder surgery?

Careful: you have to be careful. you just had anesthesia. you are on narcotic pain medication. I will not recommend it. ...Read more

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Can I still have gallbladder surgery if I just tested positive for cdiff?

Can I still have gallbladder surgery if I just tested positive for cdiff?

Better to hold off: Unless your surgery is a life and death emergency, which gallbladder surgery usually is not, then it is better to hold off on surgery until your treatment for c.Diff is completed. ...Read more

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Sir my one more Question is there any pain after laproscopy gallbladder surgery?

Yes: There is pain after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, but it is quite manageable. While there is variability in pain perception and tolerance, the vast majority of people are back to normal activities in 1-2 weeks, and mostly pain free in 3-6 weeks. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do you know why i would have 13-24 surgical clips in me from a lap. Gallbladder surgery?

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

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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

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I'm having very sharp pains in my shoulder blades and i just had gallbladder surgery yesterda, what can it be?

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

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What does the scar from gallbladder surgery look like?

What does the scar from gallbladder surgery look like?

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

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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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What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

Large area: Usually nipples to upper thighs is prepped for most laparoscopic cholecystectomies. ...Read more

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I m seriously constipated after having gallbladder surgery a month. .Help?

I m seriously constipated after having gallbladder surgery a month. .Help?

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

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After gallbladder surgery is it normal to still have pain and poo green ?

After gallbladder surgery is it normal to still have pain and poo green 
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Yes: This can be quite common after gallbladder removal. It should however be relatively mild and self limited. If it persists and/or is severe, call your surgeon straight away. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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Dark Urine (Definition)

Urine tends to be golden yellow from uric acid excretion. Brown or red suggests hemolysis, i.e. dark urine. Many causes, from trauma, infection, neoplasia, etc. We should all strive for crystal clear urine. ...Read more