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Hida scan 53%/great deal pain nausea and gall bladder symptoms but tests normal? Gallbladder removal help?

Hida scan 53%/great deal pain nausea and gall bladder symptoms but tests normal? Gallbladder removal help?

Possibly: The symptoms you have are characteristic of problems with the biliary tree, but the area is more complex that just the gallbladder. However, the tests required to try to figure it out come with a certain amount of risk; often a higher risk profile than removing the gb first and eliminating this as a contributing factor. If the us was also normal, i would recommend an endoscopy before gb removal. ...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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What can cause recurring gallbladder attack symptoms after gallbladder removal?

What can cause recurring gallbladder attack symptoms after gallbladder removal?

Retained stone: A retained bile duct stone. Need a ERCP perhaps. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007479.htm ...Read more

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Developed reflux symptoms after Cholecystectomy. Could the LES become weaken/stop working due to a disturbed vagus nerve after Gallbladder removal?

Developed  reflux symptoms after Cholecystectomy. Could the LES become weaken/stop working due to a disturbed vagus nerve after Gallbladder removal?

Possible, but not: likely. More likely explanation is alkaline reflux. It is not unusual to take up to 2 or 3 months for your system to get accustomed to absence of storage capacity of gallbladder. If symptoms persist beyond this time, go back to your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's normal to feel like total sludge 10 days after gallbladder removal?

Wondering if it's normal to feel like total sludge 10 days after gallbladder removal?

Yes: Yes patient will feel tired drained fatigue after any surgery very normal make sure you drink plenty of water exercise some and eat healthy pain medication will make people feel that way as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat fat after gallbladder removal?

Is it safe to eat fat after gallbladder removal?

Yes, but...: ...About 20% of people will have diarrhea (early on) after eating fatty food. The gallbladder's function is to store bile and deliver it to the intestine to absorb fats. Most people w/stones have lost this storage function prior to its removal and don't miss this function. For those that do develop diarrhea, many eventually adjust or they may take bile salts by mouth to compensate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bleeding down below after gallbladder removal?

What to do if I have bleeding down below after gallbladder removal?

Kind of normal: Female could experience some hormonal changes that would affect their cycle after any surgery if persisted after more than two cycles see your physician or if it becomes too heavy do not wait see your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause an elevated billirubin count after gallbladder removal?

What can cause an elevated billirubin count after gallbladder removal?

Depends on level: Some minor elevation of bilirubin can occur from swelling of the bile duct but should be very short lived. Marked elevation or prolonged elevation (assuming normal levels pre-operatively) should be evaluated promptly, with ultrasound and in some cases, x-rays of the bile duct (also called ERCP or mrcp). Any other associated symptom, like abdominal pain, fever, should necessitate emergent tests. ...Read more

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Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Rarely: Following gallbladder surgery, a small percent of people will come back with a recurrent "gallbladder-like" attack. This is usually due to a small stone that was hiding within the bile duct before surgery and can pass spontaneously or require non-surgical endoscopic removal. Even less frequently, people can develop new stones in their bile duct years after surgery, likewise treated as above. ...Read more

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What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

Usual causes: Of acid reflux are over production of acid and incompetent lower esophageal sphincter. You symptoms could be alkaline reflux however after gallbladder removal. Talk to your GI specialist for recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bloating a month after gallbladder removal?

Not unheard of: It's not usual, but not unheard of, to have some persistent bloating. It is NOT due to a lack of bile, or persistent CO2 in the abdomen. Just maintain a good healthy diet, no restrictions, stay hydrated, and maintain normal activity. Perhaps add some yogurt to your diet. If it continues, I suggest you discuss with your surgeon, but it should resolve. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more