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Gallbladder Removal Pain After 2 Years
After 2.5 years of gallbladder removal every few months I get spasms on the right rib right where gallbladder used to spasm no pain. Should worry?
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
What does it mean to have constant diarrhea every time I eat. Does this have to do with my gallbladder removal 2 years ago?
Possible: Patient who have their gallbladder removed could experienced post cholecystectomy diarrhea it is usually self limited and worst after heavy or greasy meal it is easy treated if persisted make sure you eT plenty of yogurt and banana and avoid dairy product and greasy food and avoid diarrhea medicine from over the counter see a doctor if persists ...Read more
Something else: It's likely something else... Recommend checking with your internist and getting a referral to a GI specialist.... Could be a inflammatory disorder... ...Read more
Hard to answer: Where is the scar tissue? All surgery causes scar. The scar may or may not cause problems. If there are no problems, usually scar slowly imporves, but can take several years. Thick scars that grow (keloids) often require pressure treatment, cortisone injection, radiation, or surgery. ...Read more
2 years after gallbladder removal if I don't eat after long periods of time I get really bloated. I can't eat while at work so what can I do?
Try cholestyramine: These symptoms may be due to bile making it to the colon where it can be irritating causing bloating and diarrhea. Usually eating would bind up the bile. But if you can't eat there is a medicine called Cholestyramine you can take to bind up the bile. Ask your doctor about it. ...Read more
Is it normal to still have fatty stools after a gallbladder removal? I am having stools that appear like I am not digesting fat. I s that normal 3 years after I have had my gallbladder removed?
Can be: Depends on the amount of fat you are consuming all at once. Limit the fat and if no better see a GI specialist. ...Read more
I had a C-section & had my gallbladder removal 2 years ago I am 185 I wanna be atleast 130 before july I really want my stomach to be flat again help!
Weight management: Congrats your goal of weight loss. Sign up for a free app (my fitness pal) to learn your current calorie intact and tract your exercise. Then cut your total calories by 20 to 40%. Go slow to avoid rebounds. Decrease your gluten, fast carbohydrates and fats. Increase your exercise slowly. Watch your results. Avoid getting frustrated, don't go to fast and good luck. ...Read more
Gave birth 2 years ago, gallbladder removal. Now loss of appetite, bad nausea after every meal, can't keep meal in long after I eat for last 7 months?
U Need 2 C a GI Dr.: The symptoms that you are describing are not typical of someone who has had their gallbladder removed & is likely unrelated. They are also of such severity and chronicity that you should make an appointment to see a gastroenterologist. They will likely recommend upper endoscopy to look for any abnormalities that may be causing your problems. I hope you get better soon. ...Read more
Inormal to sometimes get extreme stomach pains, nausea and weakness 2 and a half years after gallbladder removal? It's every now and then but painful
I had a gallbladder removal 3 years ago, and since then I have been having regular bouts with diarrhea. How can I limit this? I use immodium & it help
Try cholestyramine: If he diarrhea came after the gallbladder removal, it is unusual but may be caused by bile reaching the colon faster and may be controlled or eliminated by cholestyramine. On the other hand, if the diarrhea is caused by dietary factors, the drug will not solve the problem. Dietary experimentation may be what you need. ...Read more
Can an MRI move or do damage to clips inside a persons body? #nqlu I had a lap. Gallbladder removal surgery and I have clips in from that and had an MRI years later and really have had a lot of problems since, not sure if it would have happened without the
No: The clips are titanium and will not react to the magnets. Rule of thumb is to wait several weeks for the clips to become incorporated so there won't be a problem. ...Read more
I get nasty keloids after surgeries. Can they show up in my abdomen years after gallbladder removal and cause vomiting and pain?
Keloids: Don't ever cause vomiting. Something else is causing that - best to get evaluated by your family physician. ...Read more
Gallbladder removal 5 and a half years ago. Still having chronic diarrhea. Ulcers for several years, inter hemorr chronic stomach pain. Please help?
Gall bladder: GB usually does not cause diarrhea so must be something else. Let's do 2nd opinion and figure out what is going on. ...Read more
Help? Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea for 6 days. Sharp pain under right ribs and lower left stomach pain after eating. Gallbladder removal 5 years ago.
Still be evaluated..: Don't wish to wait out, but go to be timely evaluated although GI viral infection may manifest your symptoms. How to get evaluated correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can surely work closely with doc to reach right diagnosis for right treatment/ care/ counseling. ...Read more
I had a laproscopic gallbladder removal two yrs ago now I got keliods how can I get them. Removed n what do they do?
Having worse acid reflux 4 weeks post op gallbladder removal? Taking two Nexium (esomeprazole) a day. Is this normal?
Bile gastritis: The gallbladder stores bile and releases it during meals, after it is removed, the bile constantly drains into the intestine and if refluxes into the stomach, can cause bile gastritis. While acid suppression is helpful, you may still have symptoms. A trial of carafate (sucralfate) may be helpful as well as changing your diet to low acid foods and frequent meals. Surgery may be indicated if severe symptoms. ...Read more
Why does my stomach hurts after two months of gallbladder removal. Still have diarrhea stomach pains?
I have an infection in the incisions on my belly button from gallbladder removal it is oozing puss and blood can I wait the two days until my scheduled appointment w surgeon? Also I have paid the $ but not receiving the services??
63 year old female with 1.44 cm single gallbladder polyp found on ultrasound. No symptom Should I have gallbladder removal? I have Rheumatoid Arth
No: Gallbladder polyps are benign and not dangerous. They don't cause pain or blockage. There is no reason to remove the polyp or the entire gallbladder due to this. If you have right upper abdominal pain or discomfort, it is caused by something else and you should see your primary care doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I had gallbladder taken out 1 year ago, I am worried if have mri on knee the metal clips will come off they leave in after gallbladder removal?
Before and after my gallbladder removal my bile duct has been dilated even still a year later, this causes a lot of pain, will this go away itself?
Depends: Ask your doctor how dilated the bile duct is. After gallbladder removal, it is normal to have a slightly enlarged bile duct. Additionally, as you age, your bile duct usually enlarges a bit, usually about 1 mm per 10 years. If you have stones in your bile duct, you certainly need to have this addressed. Finally, proving that your pain is from the dilated bile duct is quite difficult. ...Read more
What can cause chronic constipation a whole year after gallbladder removal? I have tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) and other laxatives, nothing is working
Is oily stool a year after gallbladder removal normal? I have had a CT scan and MRCP to evaluate pancreas, both were normal.
Fat malabsorption.: After we have our gallbladder removed, we begin to have trouble digesting dietary fats - the gallbladder normally stores bile, which helps us to prepare fats for digestion. So without a bonus release of bile, we will not digest fats properly, which means they end up in the stool, causing that oily stool to which you refer. This effect is permanent. ...Read more
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