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Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can do to eliminate the pain?

Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can do to eliminate the pain?

Rare: Depends on how the surgery was performed. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery very rarely leaves any scar tissue. Open gallbladder surgery can cause more scar tissue, but it usually is fairly minor and rarely would cause intestinal blockage or pain. You may need to see a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can be done to get rid of it and the pain?

Why scar tissue?: Scar tissue by itself doesn't usually cause pain. Have you ruled-out other causes of the pain? Ulcers? Gastritis? Pancreatitis? A retained bile duct stone? Incisional hernia? If no other cause can be found it might be due (indirectly) related to scar tissue if the scar was pinching your bowel or bile ducts... . Surgery could help to cut the scars but only after no other cause is found. ...Read more

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Do i need to be seen? I have had my gal-bladder out for 13 yrs i still have issues with the scar tissue and foods making me sick. I have had this dry feeling like something is caught in my throat, that occured after i got sick and threw up and most times

Do i need to be seen? I have had my gal-bladder out for 13 yrs i still have issues with the scar tissue and foods making me sick.  I have had this dry feeling like something is caught in my throat, that occured after i got sick and threw up and most times

It : It definitely sounds like you are due for a visit with your primary care provider. The fact that you are having difficulty swallowing warrants an investigation. You will likely need an imaging study called a barrium swallow or a procedure called an endoscopy. Your doctor will decide based on a more detailed history and physical exam. In addition you need to have blood tests to monitor your anemia and to look for other possible causes of your fatigue (thyroid issues, diabetes, etc.) please see your doctor soon. All the best. ...Read more

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How long would it take for my gall bladder surgery scars to disappear?

How long would it take for my gall bladder surgery scars to disappear?

Gradually: These small scars usually slowly become lighter in color and softer over 3-6 months. Can also try some of the drug store medications for scars like "mederma" or "neosporin scar" for example. ...Read more

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I had gall bladder surgery on august 37 and still having pain on right side where the scars are what is causing the pain?

I had gall bladder surgery on august 37 and still having pain on right side where the scars are what is causing the pain?

Pain: Everyone heals at a different rate. You are only about 2 months postoperative. Surgical scars may have discomfort or sensitivity off ; on for months. If it is internal abdominal pains or if the incision discomfort persists, go back to see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had gall bladder surgery on august 27 and still having pain on my right side where my scars are what could be causing the pain?

I had gall bladder surgery on august 27 and still having pain on my right side where my scars are what could be causing the pain?

See the surgeon: While this is likely to be normal postoperative pain, she should see her surgeon for an exam, and determination whether to order any blood tests or imaging studies to check for a bile leak, retained stone in the common bile duct, or a bile duct injury. The surgeon can only make this determination after seeing you. ...Read more

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How can gallbladder attacks cause scar tissue to form on the gallbladder?

How can gallbladder attacks cause scar tissue to form on the gallbladder?

Sometimes: Multiple gallbladder attacks can sometimes cause inflammation and scarring around the gallbladder which can make the surgery more difficult. Often, there is a layer of fat in the abdomen which is called the Omentum. This serves as a band aid and will cover the GB when it is inflamed or irritated. You should see a Surgeon to get worked up and consider surgery. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue from having your gallbladder removed cause pain?

Can scar tissue from having your gallbladder removed cause pain?

Yes: Scar tissue can be painful for months after a surgery. However, you want to make sure it is not something more serious...Please see your surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

Symptomatic?: Are you symptomatic from the scar tissue? Are you referring to the external scars on your skin or internal scaring? If internal scaring, referred to as adhesions, is causing you symptoms, your surgeon may recommend a lysis of adhesions to break up the scar tissue. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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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