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Can laprascopic internal gallbladder removal wound take more than 7 months to fully heal?

Can laprascopic internal gallbladder removal wound take more than 7 months to fully heal?

Rarely: Prolonged wound healing problems after laparoscopic gallbladder removal indicate there is something in the wound preventing it from healing, such as a suture, or a gallstone. See your surgeon for an exam to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Can alcholol delay healing in pilonidal wound healing?

Can alcholol delay healing in pilonidal wound healing?

Possibly: Large amounts of alcohol can cause nutritional deficiencies or cause liver failure which both can affect normal wound healing. ...Read more

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Can Gallbladder hypokinesis cause Delayed Gastric Emptying? Will having Gallbladder removed possibly fix the delayed Gastric emptying? Thank you

Can Gallbladder hypokinesis cause Delayed Gastric Emptying?  Will having Gallbladder removed possibly fix the delayed Gastric emptying? Thank you

No: Gall bladder dyskinesis and delayed gastric emptying are separate entities. Having the gall bladder removed may improve your symptoms but will not not fix delayed gastric emptying. ...Read more

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Can the stomach & pancreas be seen during laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Can the stomach & pancreas be seen during laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Front only: Only the front surface of the stomach can be seen during a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. To see the pancreas would require more extensive dissection between the colon and the stomach. ...Read more

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Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

No: Most gallbladder removal scars are small. That's why they call it "bandaid surgery!" they should be less than an inch in length, although the one in the umbilicus can be a little larger if the gallbladder is full of stones or has a really large stone. There is now no reason to fear removing the gallbladder because of the scar as most people can have endoscopic removal. ...Read more

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Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Yes: Carafate (sucralfate) heals ulcers no matter the cause. It coats the stomach where the ulcer is located and protects the stomach from the acid environment. You would be wise to add an h2 blocker such as ranitidine as well. ...Read more

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Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Off and on for a few weeks after surgery, upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts can occur after larger meals or fatty foods. If the surgery was a long time ago then see your doctor for an evaluation, as there may be something else causing pain such as gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder symptoms subside after recovering from gallbladder surgery?

Can gallbladder symptoms subside after recovering from gallbladder surgery?

Usually: Some gallbladder surgery is done for less than clear indications - as a last resort to fixing pains that can't be explained. These kinds of cases have about 15-20% risk that they will not "cure" the problem - even if perfect surgery is performed for you! if you don't fit that category, pain usually subsides and resolves within a few weeks. ...Read more

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I'm having laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove gallbladder. Will the wounds be stitched with staples or glued ?

I'm having laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove gallbladder. Will the wounds be stitched with staples or glued ?

Dissolveable sutures: Most laparoscopic surgeons will close the small incisions with buried absorbable sutures which do not require removal and will dissolve away on their own. ...Read more

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Gallbladder sludge with cholelithiasis, lots of inflammation..Diseased gallbladder. Cholecytomy monday. What's some issues that con from lap 2open sur?

Gallbladder sludge with cholelithiasis, lots of inflammation..Diseased gallbladder. Cholecytomy monday. What's some issues that con from lap 2open sur?

More info: A little more information would be useful. Generally the difficulties of inflammation will get worse by delaying the entire weekend. Thickened, firm, "woody edema" from prolonged inflammation can obscure what is called critical view and make laparoscopy difficult. If your surgical team is waiting, usually more details. Encourage you ask for additional information. ...Read more

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3wk post op bowel obstr/ hernia open surg. Low fever 1 wk 100 yellow drainage from wound site. Stomach hot 2 touch overall weak feel. Wound infection?

3wk post op bowel obstr/ hernia open surg. Low fever 1 wk 100 yellow drainage from wound site. Stomach hot 2 touch overall weak feel. Wound infection?

Wound infection: Something definitely is wrong. Could be a wound infection. Should not be draining fluid and/or hot to touch. You need to see your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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3 months after gallbladder surgery still have nausea episodes and tenderness near gallbladder area, liver enzyme and ultrasound normal, just healing?

3 months after gallbladder surgery still have nausea episodes and tenderness near gallbladder area, liver enzyme and ultrasound normal, just healing?

Complex problem.: By three months, you could reasonably expect that your symptoms should have been better after having your gallbladder removed. There could be many reasons for persistent nausea and tenderness. You need further evaluation by your surgeon and your gastroenterologist to help sort through these. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?

Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?

Yes but will resolve: After gallbladder surgery, some people have ongoing abdominal symptoms, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea (postcholecystectomy syndrome). Following cholecystectomy, bile which was once stored in the gallbladder and released only after meals, now flows continuously into the intestines and cause irritation. Cholestyramine absorbs bile, but these symptoms will often resolve over time. ...Read more

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Constipation and Fatty stools after gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago?

Constipation and Fatty stools after gallbladder surgery  2 weeks ago?

Bowel irregularity: is common after gallbladder surgery. Constipation often occurs from narcotic pain medication. Stop pain medication, drink more water, use a laxative if necessary, avoid fried fatty greasy foods for a while. See your surgeon for follow up and call them if rhere are problems. ...Read more

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Alcohol in moderation after ERCP pancreatitis? Healed, no health issues. No previous pancreatitis

Alcohol in moderation after ERCP pancreatitis? Healed, no health issues. No previous pancreatitis

Not on the internet: No. This answer MUST come from the professional who has your health history, lab values and is responsible for your care. Getting permission from strangers on the internet for this very serious situation is not appropriate. It is not up to us who have no access to your health information. ...Read more

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Symptoms after hernia and gallbladder removal?

Symptoms after hernia and gallbladder removal?

Soreness: After laparoscopic gallbladder removal, lap hernia, or open hernia, there will be , of course, some temporary post op pain. This will be easily managed with ice, antiinflammatory meds, and pain meds. No dietary restriction after gallbladder out. Lifting restriction from 1-3 weeks, per your surgeon. After that, you'll have no activity restrictions, but some residual soreness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Infection in bellybutton after gall bladder removal?

Infection in bellybutton after gall bladder removal?

See your surgeon: Wound infections after surgery need to be evaluated by the surgeon, may need open wound packing, and will likely need antibiotics to prevent worsening or spreading of the infection. ...Read more

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What causes elevated bilirubin and liver enzymes after gallbladder removal with ERCP and stent placement after?

What causes elevated bilirubin and liver enzymes after gallbladder removal with ERCP and stent placement after?

ERCP: Many laboratory values can be elevated after manipulation of your biliary tract with ERCP and stent placement since it is an invasive procedure. Your laboratory values are all relative and your provider can trend them. The important thing is to have close followup with your gastroenterologist regarding these lab values and/or any new symptoms like abdominal pain or nausea/vomiting after ERCP. ...Read more

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Could g6pd hinder bone healing after surgery.?

Could g6pd hinder bone healing after surgery.?

Maybe: Some forms of G6PD can affect the white blood cells--therefore, white cells are involved in healing tissues--and I would advise speaking to your physician. Thanks for your excellent question. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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