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Ever since having my gallbladder out, i've been having stomach/digestive problems and mild pain on the right side. Could there be a post-surgery probl?

Ever since having my gallbladder out, i've been having stomach/digestive problems and mild pain on the right side. Could there be a post-surgery probl?

Possibly: Similar pain after gallbladder surgery may be related to the gallbladder. It really depends how long after surgery it is occurring. If it's within a week, it is probably just post-surgical pain. If it is longer, than stones may be present in the main duct and cause symptoms. You need to speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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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


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Can you tell me about gallbladder removal, post surgery concerns?

Can you tell me about gallbladder removal, post surgery concerns?

Don't Need It: Generally speaking the loss of you gall bladder is unimportant in the scheme of things. I would not hesitate to have mine removed if it was not normally functioning. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder removed May 2014.lot of symptoms stopped.nausea and vomiting came bac end of June.Is it normal 2 feel nausea or vomit post surgery?

Had gallbladder removed May 2014.lot of symptoms stopped.nausea and vomiting came bac end of June.Is it normal 2 feel nausea or vomit post surgery?

Not usually: Unless you have a stricture of the pancreatic duct it would be unusual for the biliary system to cause a problem. Would be concerned about irritable bowel syndrome. Have a set of liver enzymes with amylase taken and see what they find. A GI specialist would be the person to see. ...Read more

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Post-surgery care for gall bladder?

Post-surgery care for gall bladder?

Bland diet: Try a bland diet for 2-4 days and then advance to a diet you are comfortable with. Alcohol should be avoided for 7-10 days. Try not to get constiipated. ...Read more

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I have severe pain right rib. Gall bladder removed. Surgery for post surgery hernia, found disconnected rib. Pain stops life, and sleep. What now ?

I have severe pain right rib.  Gall bladder removed.  Surgery for post surgery hernia, found disconnected rib.  Pain stops life, and sleep. What now  ?

Sounds complex: First - call your her is surgeon, and go in for a visit. If you want another opinion, check the americas hernia society website to find a surgeon interested in hernias. Too much for this forum like this to come up with a diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are there any ways to reverse gallbladder problems in their early stages to avoid surgery?

Are there any ways to reverse gallbladder problems in their early stages to avoid surgery?

Unknown: I do not know if you mean gallstones or not. Many people can have gallstones their entire life with no problems & never need surgery. Once gallstones form they do not go away on their own or resolve with dietary changes or "gallbladder flush." once discomfort or pains occur from gallstones, then surgery becomes more likely needed. ...Read more

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Have irritated or damaged nerve or nerves from having laparoscopy gallbladder surgery what is the best way to cure this problem?

Have irritated or damaged nerve or nerves from having laparoscopy gallbladder surgery what is the best way to cure this problem?

Are you sure?: Laparoscopy doesn't damage nerves during removal of the gall bladder. What makes you think that happened? I have done hundreds of these procedures and never heard of nerve damage as a side effect or complication of this procedure. ...Read more

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My wife Gallbladder removed on 13.06.2014 by Open surgery, She is pregnant from 16.07.2014, Is there any problem will create during her delivery?

My wife Gallbladder removed on 13.06.2014 by Open surgery, She is pregnant from 16.07.2014, Is there any problem will create during her delivery?

Likely not: Since there is several months before The baby is due, she should heal thoroughly before her delivery. It would be a good idea to discuss this with the OB doctor though. ...Read more

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