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Dizziness After Gallbladder Surgery
Hi, my wife had gallbladder removal surgery 2 weeks ago and she recently started to feel dizzy and fatigue/week. Could it be because of the surgery?
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
Had gallbladder removal surgery yesterday & was given hydrocodone for pain which is making me dizzy & not fully helping can I take Advil (ibuprofen) as well?
It should be okay: It's best to check with your surgeon, but Advil (ibuprofen) should be fine and can help with pain without making you dizzy. It also will not cause constipation like hydrocodone. You can start with 2 pills every 6-8 hours and see if it helps. If you need to, you can take 3 pills every 8 hours. Make sure to take Advil (ibuprofen) with food. ...Read more
Dizziness (12 months) heart palpitations, faintness. Started day after gall bladder surgery. Thyroid normal, blood pressure low, diabetes neg.
Palpitations: Please call your surgeon today and report your symptoms! ...Read more
WELL TOLERATED: Gallbladder surgery is almost always done laparoscopically, and is usually as an outpatient. General anesthesia is required. There will be 3-4 small puncture wounds. Some sites may offer a single, slightly larger, site approach. Regardless, you should be back to full activity in 5-10 days. Some post-op soreness. Once you are fully awake there's no dietary restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more
Usually, good..: Since 1990 I have performed over 4000 laparoscopic cholecystectomies, as well as another 100+ open cholecystectomies. The vast majority of our patients are outpatient, going home about 2 hrs after surgery. Most are back to "normal" within a week, with no dietary restrictions . Of course, unfortunately, some have had some complications, which we are prepared to manage. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Take a deep breath: First of all, take a deep breath. Things will most likely be fine. The night before the operation, stop taking food and drink by mouth as directed by your doctor. Try to avoid fatty foods leading up to the operation as this may aggravate your gallbladder disease. make arrangements to be out of work for at least one week. Then try to relax. ...Read more
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