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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


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What can cause chronic constipation a whole year after gallbladder removal? I have tried miralax and other laxatives, nothing is working

What can cause chronic constipation a whole year after gallbladder removal? I have tried miralax and other laxatives, nothing is working

Chronic contipation: is probably not related to gallbladder surgery. You need to see a doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Bf has ongoing rt side intestinal pain aftr meals, occas vomiting, nausea every am, persistent diarrhea/constipation. Gallbladder removed 2yrs ago?

Bf has ongoing rt side intestinal pain aftr meals, occas vomiting, nausea every am, persistent diarrhea/constipation. Gallbladder removed 2yrs ago?

Oddi??: This may be sphincter of oddi disorder though it more likely to be something functional. Other possibilities - pancreatic, gastroparesis, peptix ulcers. ...Read more

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What things would an abdominal ultrasound show? Gallbladder removed. Abdominal pain/ constipation/vomiting/weight loss 10 lbs in 3 weeks.

What things would an abdominal ultrasound show? Gallbladder removed. Abdominal pain/ constipation/vomiting/weight loss 10 lbs in 3 weeks.

Lots of things: An ultrasound of the abdomen can show an abnormal liver, or gallbladder, including gallstones. It can show inflammation in the pancreas. It can show fluid, cysts, or solid tumors in the abdomen as well. It also visualizes the kidneys and the architecture of the kidney can be described. ...Read more

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Constipated always up to 6 days a week after having gallbladder removed , take 1 Ex-Lax mutely no help what could be causing this?

Constipated always up to 6 days a week after having gallbladder removed , take 1 Ex-Lax mutely no help what could be causing this?

Check out these: Links. Try drinking lots of water with prune juice, magnesium citrate, stay active etc. If symptom persists, see a GI for possible colonoscopy.Perhaps pain meds ur taking and insufficient fluid intake are contributing to ur symptom. Best wishes! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-constipation. http://altmedicine.about.com/od/constipation/a/constipation.htm. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed about a month ago, ever since then I've been having "attacks" still but on my left side & worse when I'm constipated???

I had my gallbladder removed about a month ago, ever since then I've been having "attacks" still but on my left side & worse when I'm constipated???

Do you have IBS: what was the reason you had to have your GB removed if it was stone or not working well patient will sometime continue to have problems after GB surgery either the body still adjusting or the GB was not the only problem you might have IBS you need to eat multiple small meals avoid greasy food and spicy food and keep bowel regular and exercise by walking and minimize stress as much as you can ...Read more

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Burning between breast, full feeling. Went to Er, gall bladder removed. Now alot of gurgling sounds in stomach, constipation and shoulder pain. Norm?

Burning between breast, full feeling. Went to Er, gall bladder removed. Now alot of gurgling sounds in stomach, constipation and shoulder pain. Norm?

Probably ok: Constipation not uncommon after surgery. If surgery recent, and shoulder pain mild, may just be healing. Try gentle laxative like milk of magnesia or miralax for const. If shoulder pain severe or has been long duration, follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

Ask your surgeon: "Problems" is a very broad and vague word. Covers constipation to blood clots to infection to urgency. Ask your surgeon about any concerns. ...Read more

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How common are side effects (weight gain/loss, trouble digesting, etc) after gallbladder removal?

How common are side effects (weight gain/loss, trouble digesting, etc) after gallbladder removal?

Fairly rare: The vast majority of those undergoing cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) do not experience any of the things you mention. Occasionally people have trouble digesting very fatty meals but that is not good for you anyway and can be managed by a moderately low fat diet. Changes in weight are not at all related. ...Read more

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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


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