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I had gallstones & gallbladder removed two years ago, but i'm getting almost the same pains again above stomach and round to back and full up feeling.

I had gallstones & gallbladder removed two years ago, but i'm getting almost the same pains again above stomach and round to back and full up feeling.

Plz See GI Dr. : Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include labs, ultrasound+/-ercp, depending on above results. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Should i get my gallbladder removed? I am 14 weeks pregnant, and i just found out my gallbladder is full of stones. I have had 4 strong gallstone attacks and 4 mild ones in the past 7 wks. I've been in a low fat diet for 5 weeks and i lost 12 lbs so far.

Should i get my gallbladder removed? I am 14 weeks pregnant, and i just found out my gallbladder is full of stones.  I have had 4 strong gallstone attacks and 4 mild ones in the past 7 wks. I've been in a low fat diet for 5 weeks and i lost 12 lbs so far.

In : In general, any type of elective surgery should be avoided while pregnant. If you have debilitating disease such as continuous vomiting, or an emergency type situation, like overwhelming infection, there are two options, depending on your specific situation and your surgeon's comfort level. The first is percutaneous cholecystostomy, or a drainage catheter placed, usually with radiologic guidance. This is a fairly simple procedure that requires only local anesthesia, but the patient is left with a drainage catheter. The second is to go through with the gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy after a discussion of risks. In early pregnancy, the most risks have to do with teratogenicity and miscarriage, in late pregnancy, the most omiinous risk is preterm labor or damage to the fetus by surgical instruments. The risk stratification changes with your personal situation and timing of your pregnancy and must be discussed with your surgeon and anesthesiologist at the time of proposed operation. ...Read more

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What do they do if you only have 1 gallstone in your gallbladder?

What do they do if you only have 1 gallstone in your gallbladder?

See below: It doesn't matter whether there is 1 stone or multiple stones in the gallbladder. If gallstones are causing symptoms, surgery is recommended, and it always includes removal of the gallbladder together with all it's contents. If there are no symptoms and the finding is incidental, then surgery is not indicated. ...Read more

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How come I had gallstones in my gallbladder?

How come I had gallstones in my gallbladder?

Genetics: In born error of metabolism. Your bile lacks an enzyme that keep cholesterol in solution and it precipitates out as gall stones. ...Read more

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What causes gallstones if you don't have a gallbladder?

What causes gallstones if you don't have a gallbladder?

Gallstones: Gallstones with no gallbladder. There are different kinds and the can arise in the main canal between your liver and intestine . The cause is unknown but the can get infected and a procedure may be needed to get them out. ...Read more

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Can you still have gallstones without your gallbladder?

Can you still have gallstones without your gallbladder?

Possible not in GB: Once gall bladder is out , no more gall bladder stones, before removal small stones could be moved into bile ducts, called retained stones, very rarely stones ( primary stones ) could form in side liver ducts. ...Read more

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How do gallstones be removed from a retracted gallbladder?

How do gallstones be removed from a retracted gallbladder?

Surgery: Remove gallbladder and stones. If gallbladder is contracted it may indicate disease of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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What would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

Distention: A distended gallbladder without gallstones could be a normal variant or could be due to an obstruction in the biliary tract distally, however that would also cause other related symptoms. ...Read more

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How you could ease the pain of gallstones or gallbladder problems?

How you could ease the pain of gallstones or gallbladder problems?

Surgery: It sounds as though you need a cholecystectomy. They are done through a laparoscope today and although any surgery is a big surgery when you are the patient, the recovery time and pain from this procedure has been markedly diminished over the past 20 years. ...Read more

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When before gallbladder sludge forms into gallstones or will it ever?

Unknown: Gallbladder sludge can be related to not eating & dehydration & then resolve on its own. If the sludge is due to gallbladder dysfunction then it is unknown if gallstones may form over future years or not. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more