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Can the liver repairs itself after a gall bladder removal?

Can the liver repairs itself after a gall bladder removal?

Liver repair: Liver should not be affected after gallbladder surgery at all. During gallbladder removal from the live they'll have been some bleeding but no permanent damage occurs ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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After gall bladder removal can gall stones develop elsewhere in the body instead. Eg the liver?

After gall bladder removal can gall stones develop elsewhere in the body instead. Eg the liver?

Yes, in a small: Minority of cases, stones can form in the common duct, which connects the liver to duodenum. If you are having symptoms, you should see a doctor for full exam and tests. It could still be some other problem too. ...Read more

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Could pain under the right rib cage radiating to the back be liver trouble? I had gall bladder removal about 7 years ago.

Gallbladder, liver: Yoy are experiencing right sided pain going to the back. This could be from the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and even lung. Talk to your doctor. He/she may to blood work and other tests. Make sure you write down what makes the pain start, what makes it better or worse. ...Read more

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I had emergency laparoscopic gall bladder removal 6 days ago. My ALT was 181, AST 127, AP 163, Glucose 168, and lipase 9. 1mo. Before, all were normal. They did not retest my blood. Now I have UTI & given cedifinir. Afraid it will affect liver.

I had emergency laparoscopic gall bladder removal 6 days ago. My ALT was 181, AST 127, AP 163, Glucose 168, and lipase 9. 1mo. Before, all were normal. They did not retest my blood. Now I have UTI & given cedifinir. Afraid it will affect liver.

LFT's: I would not worry about that particular antibiotic in this setting, but I do think it is important at some point, when ever your surgeon deems most appropriate, to recheck the liver tests to be sure that they normalize. If they do, and if your bile duct was normal in size, you should be fine. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had emergency laparoscopic gall bladder removal 2 weeks ago. I am still getting discomfort on back and upper right abdomen. I am afraid of bike leak or stone. Is it normal to still feel discomfort after 2 weeks? My liver enzymes retured to normal.

I had emergency laparoscopic gall bladder removal 2 weeks ago. I am still getting discomfort on back and upper right abdomen. I am afraid of bike leak or stone. Is it normal to still feel discomfort after 2 weeks? My liver enzymes retured to normal.

Yes: If there was inflammation or infection prompting an emergency gall bladder removal, then some level of discomfort for several weeks after the procedure is normal. Bile leak would cause significant abdominal pain, and a retained stone in the bile ducts would cause more intense and cramping pain. If any fever, see your doctor immediately! ...Read more

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About ten years ago, my gall bladder was removed. Now my liver seems to feel swollen. I have been diagnosed with fatty liver. What can I do?

About ten years ago, my gall bladder was removed. Now my liver seems to feel swollen. I have been diagnosed with fatty liver. What can I do?

Lose weight: If that is all that is going on, lose weight. However are you sure that is the extent of the problem? Have you seen a specialist GI with an interest in hepatology (will likely be a member of aasld) or a hepatologist? ...Read more

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I had an upper abdomen scan and have to go for MRI as shadows showed up and fatty liver and slightly enlarged gall bladder. I am worried tho my gp noy?

I had an upper abdomen scan and have to go for MRI as shadows showed up and fatty liver and slightly enlarged gall bladder. I am worried tho my gp noy?

It is normal: To be concerned. There is not enough information for me to speculate about the 'shadows' on the liver, if you have a fatty liver it is not unusual for small areas of non-fatty liver to look abnormal on ultrasound, so hopefully that is all it is. ...Read more

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I had a ct scan done on 12/2/15 it says I have extended gall bladder, fatty liver I have a history of cancer, should I be concerned? Thank you

I had a ct scan done on 12/2/15 it says I have extended gall bladder, fatty liver I have a history of cancer, should I be concerned? Thank you

Probably: The problem you have even without a history of cancer (what type?) would be worrisome. You need to consult a GI doctor to get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I be having any pain inside the abdomen after laproscopic gall bladder removal a week ago?

Should I be having any pain inside the abdomen after laproscopic gall bladder removal a week ago?

Yes: Yes, you've still had abdominal surgery. But your pain should be improving. Call your surgeon if you're not improving as expected, or if you're getting worse. ...Read more

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Cholecystectomy clips seen in right upper abdomen in lumber X ray taken 4 years after gall bladder removal. No symptoms. Any problem?

Cholecystectomy clips seen in right upper abdomen in lumber X ray taken 4 years after gall bladder removal. No symptoms. Any problem?

Expected finding: Clips related to prior surgeries are frequently seen on follow up imaging done for other reasons and usually of only incidental note. ...Read more

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Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Common problems: Back pain is common after abdominal surgery due to position on the operating table. Problems with bowel movements are also common, due to pain meds and stress of surgical procedure and general anesthesia. These should all slowly get better within 6-12 weeks after the operation. There is of course high variability Amon individuals. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How risky is a gall bladder removal?

How risky is a gall bladder removal?

If performed by: Experienced surgeon, risk is minimal. Assuming that you are going to have laparoscopic surgery, major complication is about 2% overall. That means 98% have no problems or minor problems if at all. Those are pretty good odds and not ask your surgeon whether he thinks out potential benefits outweigh the potential risks, he can tell you for sure. ...Read more

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What to do after gall bladder removal? I'm 29

What to do after gall bladder removal? I'm 29

Usually nothing: Gallbladder is a vestigial storage organ for bile, so that enzymes can pour out in large amounts to help digest foods that animals would eat in large amounts infrequently. In humans, it does not serve a useful purpose because we eat smaller amounts more frequently than do wild animals. You can get transient painful episodes mimicking gallbladder colic after surgical removal, but it will resolve. ...Read more

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Any side effects of gall bladder removal?

Any side effects of gall bladder removal?

Often none: Depends on why the surgery is being done. Usually surgery for gallstone problems resolves the pain & nausea. Usually everyone goes back to eating normally and functioning normally without any problems or dietary issues. Removing a normally functioning gallbladder may create digestion problems though. ...Read more

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What to eat aftet gall bladder removal surgery?

What to eat aftet gall bladder removal surgery?

Less....: After removing gallbladder, body takes time to adapt and digest the foods you consume without bile juice from gallbladder. Generally, avoid or take less red meat, pork, butter, dairy products, eggs, fruit juice but grape and apple, caffeinated, alcoholic or carbonated beverages, even tea and decaffeinated coffee. Eat smaller meals with even intervals. In time, body adapts. Ask surgeon for detail. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have adhesions from a laparscopic gall bladder removal?

Is it possible to have adhesions from a laparscopic gall bladder removal?

Yes, insignificant: Yes, but likely will never be significant. Any surgery can cause adhesions. The more inflammation and dissection, the more likely. Most adhesions are w/o symptoms, and intestinal obstruction the most common problem related to adhesions. ...Read more

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When can I have sex again after gall bladder removal?

When can I have sex again after gall bladder removal?

4 weeks: Although it varies from surgeon to surgeon, 4 weeks of abstaining from intercourse is a standard recommendation. ...Read more

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Drinking wine daily after gall bladder removal. Is this ok?

Drinking wine daily after gall bladder removal. Is this ok?

Depends on: The amount of wine, but in moderation it should not be harmful. ...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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How long after a gall bladder removal does it take for pancreatic inflammation to go away?

Depends on severity: I assume that you developed biliary pancreatitis, i.e. Pancreatitis due to passage of a gallstone. Taking the gallbladder out reduces the risk of recurrent episodes of acute pancreatitis, but does not speed up resolution of the initial attack. Therefore the timing for resolution depends on the severity of the initial episode and the degree of damage. This may be weeks to months - follow with gi. ...Read more

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I'm having laproscopic surgery for gall bladder removal, will my wounds be glued or stitched?

I'm having laproscopic surgery for gall bladder removal, will my wounds be glued or stitched?

Ask your surgeon: After any surgery, wounds can be closed with suture or staples. Even with 'glue', there are typically sutures under the skin. ...Read more

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Why do children have to stay over night in the hospital for laparoscopic gall bladder removal?

Why do children have to stay over night in the hospital for laparoscopic gall bladder removal?

Surgeon's Preference: I do not routinely admit patients after this operation unless it was done on an emergent basis, the operation was more complicated than expected, or the patient required closer supervision. However, this practice does vary from surgeon-to-surgeon. ...Read more

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Following gall bladder removal, is it okay to drink moderate amounts of alcohol including wine?

Following gall bladder removal, is it okay to drink moderate amounts of alcohol including wine?

Yes, trial it first: Alcohol absorption or metabolism is not affected by the absence of the gallbladder. The liver should be able to handle moderate amounts of alcohol. However since bile, which would have once been stored in the gallbladder and release after meals, is now constantly expelled into the GI tract, you may find that the combination with alcohol may change your bowel habits. ...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


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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