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Can any problem occur after the removal of gall bladder for gallstone problem?

Can any problem occur after the removal of gall bladder for gallstone problem?

No restrictions.: After your gall bladder is removed, you really don't have any dietary restrictions. About 30% of women who have gall bladder removal will have post meal urgency, which is an aggressive urge to have a bowel movement soon after meals. This is not due to the absence of the gall bladder. It is self limited, but if it persists longer than one likes, try imodium (loperamide). Good luck ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Do I have to have your gall bladder removed due to gallstones attack?

Do I have to have your gall bladder removed due to gallstones attack?

Maybe: If you keep having abdominal discomfort and nausea after eating, then laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder and gallstones will resolve the problem. Otherwise the gallstones would just form again inside the gallbladder if some sort of stone dissolving was attempted. ...Read more

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My Gall bladder is contracted and in MRCP does not shown any gallstone in it. what can i do now?

My Gall bladder is contracted and in MRCP does not shown any gallstone in it. what can i do now?

Depends: The MRCP is an advanced imaging technique to show if your gallstones have traveled outside the gallbladder into the DUCT system. Gallstones traveling is dangerous to your health. So....no stones in your ducts is what a negative MRCP means. You may also have a bad gallbladder. You may benefit from gallbladder removal. Okay to ask your doc for a referral to a surgeon. Be well. ...Read more

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If a person has gallstones that don't dissolve with medication, can the gallstones be surgically removed without removing the gall bladder?

If a person has gallstones that don't dissolve with medication, can the gallstones be surgically removed without removing the gall bladder?

No: The problem with gallstones is the gallbladder. Stones indicate that the gallbladder is diseased and needs to be removed. It is not the standard of care to just remove gall stones. ...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 would gallstones cause pain if the lining of my gall bladder is not inflamed?

See below: Gallstones can move inside the gallbladder. They could move into the gallbladder opening causing blockage, or even move into the bile ducts causing painful blockage. When you eat food, the gallbladder will squeeze out bile, and the gallstones could get in the way of the gallbladder trying to empty and cause pain, nausea, or vomiting. ...Read more

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For what reasons might gallstones cause pain if lining of gall bladder is not inflamed?

Gallstones: Can cause obstruction of outflow of bile from the gallbladder, through cystic duct, and into the common duct. When the gallbladder contracts against this obstruction, it causes "biliary colic", which is painful. ...Read more

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Is Devils Claw safe for me to take? I had gallstones 50 yrs ago and my gall bladder was completely removed. Thanks Anne

Is Devils Claw safe for me to take? I had gallstones 50 yrs ago and my gall bladder was completely removed. Thanks Anne

Yes it is: in general yes it is but we do not know generally since it is herb if you are allergic to it or not you could try it usually id have been used to treat inflammation like joint pain or to treat pain in general so try and see ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more