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Gall Bladder removal on my 24 year old wonderful daughter Post surgery, blood pressure very high muscle spasms, periods of unresponsiveness MRI clear?

Gall Bladder removal on my 24 year old wonderful daughter Post surgery, blood pressure very high muscle spasms, periods of unresponsiveness MRI clear?

Drug reaction?: May be a reaction to one if the myriad of medications, including the anesthesia that caused this, assuming it happened immediately after the operation. Ask for follow up with the anesthesiologist to get more input. If itnhappened in the operating room, it could have been related to a gas embolism, and that would resolve on its own. I'm sure she'll come around and be fine. Hope this helps! ...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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I haven't had a period in about 3 months. Could this be from my gall bladder surgery?

I haven't had a period in about 3 months. Could this be from my gall bladder surgery?

No: I cannot think of a link between the two. Sometimes extreme stress to the body can cause amenorrhea---doesnot seem relevant here. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my period yet. Is there an association with missed period and gall bladder surgery?

What do you suggest if my period yet. Is there an association with missed period and gall bladder surgery?

Yes: After surgery, hormone levels change as a consequence of stress of surgery. This can alter the timing of your period. However, this is generally not more than a few weeks, so if you have missed more than one period, you should check with your gynecologist to rule out pregnancy or other causes. Meanwhile, make sure you use some form of contraception if you do not want to get pregnant ...Read more

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Done gall bladder removel surgery one week back but still there is pain in stamoch?

Still early post op: Even though it was laparoscopic, you still had major surgery. It is not unusual to still have some pain this soon after surgery. If its severe or increasing, call your surgeon. The healing process takes about 12 weeks to be complete, though after the first few weeks most patients feel almost back to normal. ...Read more

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How do you control gall bladder pain in the middle of an attack while awaiting surgery?

Strong pain meds: Gall pain can be extremely severe and require strong medication such as toradol, dialudid or morphine for someone who is awaiting surgery. Low fat diet etc. Is good but you need something strong if you are doubled over in pain. You may even need to visit an er if pain is out of control. ...Read more

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Please explain which foods are good to eat after gall bladder surgery?

All good: Generally there is no special diet for patient after gallbladder surgery
some patient might not tolerate a rich or creamy or fatty meal it makes them go to the bathroom too often but in general all food are fine
again before or after surgery bodies are nor created equally some digestive system might tolerate food that other do not simply watch what your body is trying to tell you. ...Read more

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Can the gall bladder rupture during surgery?

Yes: Sometimes the gallbladder can tear or break during surgery (not actually "explode" or "rupture"), especially if the gallbladder is badly diseased or inflamed. It is not that uncommon and not serious, as the surgeon would remove any spilled fluid or bile with no consequences to the patient. ...Read more

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Is it rare to get fibromyalgia after gall bladder surgery?

Is it rare to get fibromyalgia after gall bladder surgery?

Yes: It is rare but possible after any surgical procedure. The root cause of the fm syndrome is not known. However it is often seen after an event that causes physical or mental stress. That would include injuries, surgery, any other major illness and psychological trauma. ...Read more

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What causes persistant pain on left admoninal side after gall bladder surgery (8 months ago)?

What causes persistant pain on left admoninal side after gall bladder surgery (8 months ago)?

Most likely: Unrelated to the removal of your gallbladder but sometimes patients develop adhesion's after surgery that can cause pain. To determine if its new or related return to your surgeon and discuss your symptoms. They will help you navigate this issue and hopefully get you more comfortable. ...Read more

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I'm going on a cruise but first need gall bladder surgery. How long after surgery can I cruise safely?

I'm going on a cruise but first need gall bladder surgery. How long after surgery can I cruise safely?

If laparoscopic, 2 w: If it is done laparoscopically, possibly as soon as 2 weeks. If an Open procedure is done, most would recommend about 2 to 3 months. ...Read more

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Weight gain after gall bladder surgery?

Very possible: Gallbladder symptoms include pain, nausea and loose bowels after fatty foods. Many folks naturally eat less and stick to low fat foods to avoid the pain. Since most symptoms resolve after surgery, while discomfort and activity restrictions are still in effect, some weight gain early on is possible. If worried, go back to the low fat diet you used before surgery to see if that helps. ...Read more

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How can I cure dizziness after gall bladder surgery?

How can I cure dizziness after gall bladder surgery?

Find out problem: Gall bladder surgery should not give dizziness unless it is immediate post op due to blood loss. Check with your doctor for other problems like blood pressure, diabetes, vascular diseases etc. ...Read more

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What's the best wine to drink after gall bladder surgery?

Alcohol: Is alcohol, no matter what form you drink it in. Wine, beer, hard alcohol all have the same effects. There would be no "best" alcohol after gallbladder surgery. When fully healed & pain free, eating normally, and off pain medications, then alcohol in moderation is alright. Avoid drinking alcohol if you have a liver disease. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have back pain after gall bladder surgery?

Is it normal to have back pain after gall bladder surgery?

Yes: The best and most simple answer is yes, but within reason and for a reasonable amount of time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become lactose intolerant after gall bladder surgery?

Is it possible to become lactose intolerant after gall bladder surgery?

Bile salts: Your gallbladder stores bile made in you liver and passed down the bile ducts toward your intestines. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes bile into your intestines to help digest the fat in your meals. After surgery this process is disrupted. You may have a constant slow dribbling of bile into your intestines instead causing symptoms of lactose intolerance. High fat meals may do the same. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chances of a 95 year old surviving gall bladder surgery?

Doctors, what are the chances of a 95 year old surviving gall bladder surgery?

depend on health: Surgery risk are not completely related to ages it is usually related to the patient general health to operate on 90 years old patient you have to have a really good reason and you run out of all medical solution and it could be life saving
i would rather operate on healthy 90 years old than a sick 40 years old
the survival rate could be determined by the surgeon based on the patient medical statu. ...Read more

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Pain around belly button after gall bladder removal surgery?

More Information...: It's hard to give an exact answer without more information, however if your surgery was done laparoscopically usually one of the incisions is made in or around the belly button for placement of the camera. Your pain might be because of this incision. Do you have an incision there? The best thing to do is contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Done the gall bladder surgery 2 weeks ago but still there is pain in stomach?

Still early: Soreness at incisions & feeling of abdominal gas bloating can last for a few weeks. Contact your surgeon for a follow up exam. ...Read more

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What are things I can do for chronic pain after gall bladder/liver resection surgery?

What are things I can do for chronic pain after gall bladder/liver resection surgery?

Tough one: Chronic visceral pain is difficult. The 2 most likely sources of pain are scar tissue and nerves. There are some medications that are worth trying for the nerve pain such as amitryptilline. No medication that I'm aware of is helpful for scar tissue. It's probably best to focus on relaxation techniques, alternative therapies (accupuncture), gentle massage or stretching, meditation/prayer. ...Read more

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I had gall bladder surgery 3 weeks ago and now I am having pain in my left side above my belly button. Why?

I had gall bladder surgery 3 weeks ago and now I am having pain in my left side above my belly button. Why?

See Your Surgeon: It's very difficult to answer this without the benefit of the knowledge of your surgery or your physical exam findings. What I can tell you is that the gallbladder is usually removed from the abdomen thru the umbilical incision. Therefore, it is common to have pain there even three weeks later. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more