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Gallbladder And Appendix Removal
How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly I had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac
In: In general, for uncomplicated surgeries, it is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks prior to lifting anything heavier that a gallon of milk. This is because the tensile strength of a wound is relatively stable at this point. After this, a slow return to normal pre-surgery activity should ensue. ...Read more
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
Referred to surgeon because of a polyp that has grown into my appendix. Is appendix removal similar to gallbladder removal?
Basic rule: don't complicate anything by doing more surgery when risk for infection is increased. However if infection risk is well controlled, and gallbladder disease is well established and documented and the surgeon is made aware that you have been suffering from the disease it wouldn't be entirely prohibited.
Should not be done in a "preventative" manner, "while the docs in there anyway...". ...Read more
Gallbladder removal/hernia repair 2mos ago. Now lower right side abdo pain going on 2 weeks. Some diarrhea. No fever. Appendix? Hernia?
Had barium enema. Result says acid reflux into appendix. What does that mean? I have gastritis. Do I have acid escaping my stomach? Or is it appendicitis? Trying to find cause of severe pain around the ribs. Pain persists after gallbladder removal.
Rt lower quadrant pain, had appendectomy and gallbladder removed after each surgery was relieved for a couple months but returned...what could this be?
My doctor has referred me for surgery for a large gallbladder sluge and if I have had an appendectomy will it prevent me from laproscopic surgery?
I am 285lb had open appendectomy and tubal in past. Vaginal birth to 4 kids. Can my gallbladder sludge be removed laproscopically. Very large sludge?
Yes...: Though you have had previous surgery, and obesity increases your peri-operative risks, its highly likely you will be a candidate for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). These risks increase the rates of conversion to open-cholecystectomy if problems arise after starting with the laparoscopic approach. ...Read more
Cyst in liver and cyst in thyroid. Tubal and appendectomy. What r my chances for having gallbladder sludge removed laproscopy?
Not likely: Treatment would be a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The gallbladder stores bile and pushes it into the intestines in response to eating fat in a meal. Bile is a salt in solution. In gallbladder disease, the gallbladder is not exchanging the bile properly causing the bile to sit there. Like sugar in a jar of water, if it sits there, eventually it comes out of solution forming sludge. ...Read more
Have had open appendectomy for rupture and tubal, will I have gallbladder removed w/open surgery since I have lots of scar tissue?
Probably not: It is very common for someone to have successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder) after previous ruptured appendicitis and other surgical procedures. In fact, "cutting" scar tissue/adhesiolysis is very commonly done at hands of skilled/experienced minimally invasive surgeons. You should seek an experienced surgeon. Recommend you seek out younger generation, laparoscopic surgeon. ...Read more
Cyst in liver and thyroid gland, tubal and appendectomy. What re my chances of laproscopy to remove gallbladder?
Have had open appendectomy and tubal, will I have to have open surgery to remove gallbladder due to 2 stomach sugery's? Quite sure scar tissue is lot
No: Not unless you continue to form gall stones which get stuck in the duct to the pancreas, high triglycerides are much more common cause. ...Read more
Technically possible: Technically it's possible but there should be a clear indication for each operation. ...Read more
Wats a persons life like after having gallbladder & appendix removed. Can they eat like they use to. Any effects in their life later on?
No change: There should be no change in lifestyle after either or both operations, and no long term health consequences. However a few patients do report changes in digestion such as increased gas and bloating after gallbladder removal. Removal of the appendix has no effect on anything else. ...Read more
Been having pains in lower right side, got my appendix checked, wasn't that, got my gallbladder removed 3 months ago, what could this be?
Consider ct scan: If the pain is severe, limiting your daily activities, and-or getting worse, consider a ct scan with oral contrast only. This could help determine if there was an abscess that could arise if some gallstones spilled out during the operation, which is not uncommon. Speak w/ your surgeon about this to determine if this is a possibility or not. Despite this, complications from spilled stones are rare. ...Read more
Please go ahead: & ask a specific question. For multiple questions please enter separate entries. Clarify and re-ask. Take care. ...Read more
Location, Location..: Gallbladder atttacks tend to cause pain in the right upper- or midline abdomen. Appendicitis usually causes pain in the right lower abdomen. Appendicitis does not "come-and-go", whereas people can have repeated gallbladder attacks. The pain from appendicitis is usually unrelenting, progressively worsening, and makes it difficult to walk or move. ...Read more
My bellybutton is painful to the touch and has become more rigid The past two days. My gallbladder and appendix have both been removed?
2 possibilities: You may have an umbilical hernia, which is a defect in the abdominal wall at the level of the umbilicus. If the area is exquisitely tender and inflamed, it is possible, depending on the size of the defect, that incarceration of the underlying bowel has occurred. Alternatively, you may have a boil or furuncle at the navel from a prior break in the skin. You should probably see a physician. ...Read more
Pain between bottom of right rib cage and 2 inches from top of bellybutton. Been hurting for a few hours. Is that where gallbladder is? Or appendix?
I'm having pain under my right front rib cage it feels hard when I stand not so much while laying down I don't have an appendix or a gallbladder w?
Does it feel like GB: Does it feel like your old gallbladder attacks? It is possible to have issues such as retained stones or even new primary gallstones formed in your bile ducts after gallbladder removal. Nausea? Bloating? Belching? Other causes are simple pulled muscle or rib issues. Internal causes include liver, pancreas, stomach, colon etc. See your doctor for history and physical. ...Read more
No gallbladder/appendix several ERCP with Pancertis but still severe right side pain. All tests normal.?
Sphincter?: Ask your doctors about sphincter of Oddi syndrome. There are several types, some more responsive to endoscopic sphincterotomy than others. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Pain in lower right abdomen. I have had both my appendix (2010) and gallbladder (3 weeks post op) removed?
WeKnowWhat It Isn't: Sorting out the cause of abdominal pain requires patience, vigilance, and a dedicated (group of) physician (s). What is less-than-ideal is episodic care and low-yield operations. Please find a primary care doctor+/- a GI doctor willing to take the time to get to the bottom of this. Please don't repeat diagnostic studies already completed elsewhere or get care at multiple different sites. Good luck. ...Read more
I have to have my gallbladder removed. Will they reopen my scars from my appendix being taken out? Or make new incisions?
The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more