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Iv had my gallbladder removed but still get pain like I did when it was still there. No scans are confirming what's causing it. Please help?

Iv had my gallbladder removed but still get pain like I did when it was still there. No scans are confirming what's causing it. Please help?

See GI Doctor: 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. James Krick
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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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I had my gallbladder removed but still having pain under ribs on the right side, pain gets worse and I get very nauseous after eating sometimes.?

I had my gallbladder removed but still having pain under ribs on the right side, pain gets worse and I get very nauseous after eating sometimes.?

Could be...: You didn't mention how far out of surgery you were. It could be a stone in the common bile duct. Even after removal, stones could develop in the liver and still get stuck causing pain. There could have been a stone left over from surgery. It could also be a process unrelated to your gall bladder causing it as well, such as pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder removed in 2013. I still get pain in my side as if my gallbladder is still there but the pain is not as bad. What could this be?

GB pain?: When does the pain occur? Immediately or about an hour after eating greasy food? Did the pain start recently or was it present short after your operation and didn't resolve? It can be a retained gall stone or a primary biliary stone, or gastritis or peptic ulcer. Better go check with the surgeon who operated on you. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 1 week ago today. I still sleep a lot and get very winded if I stand for more than 5 minutes at a time. Is this normal?

I had my gallbladder removed 1 week ago today. I still sleep a lot and get very winded if I stand for more than 5 minutes at a time. Is this normal?

Deep breaths: After abdominal surgery sometimes it's hard take a deep breath -it can cause lung collapse, or pneumonia. I recommend taking deep breath and hold him as long as you can, to promote some coughing every hours. If you notice fevers or chills, notify your doctor immediately. Walk more, and check for swelling in legs (blood clots in lungs can do this too) ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed a year ago and still get attacks 30-40 min after I eat. I have lost 51pounds. My liver enzymes are w around 200.

I had my gallbladder removed a year ago and still get attacks 30-40 min after I eat. I have lost 51pounds. My liver enzymes are w around 200.

Here are some....: How soon after gallbladder removal have you experienced recurrent pain after eating? By number alone, the implicated enzyme seems elevated, but without units and reference range, I would say it for sure. If high, have your doctor ever consider possible common bile duct obstruction - mostly commonly by stone. To get done correctly, follow instructions in to https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/ ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 4 years ago by keyhole surgery. I still get dull aches and the odd pain from that area. Especially after eating.

I had my gallbladder removed 4 years ago by keyhole surgery. I still get dull aches and the odd pain from that area. Especially after eating.

Consider ulcers: Gallbladder and ulcers in the stomach can have very similar symptoms. It is possible that excess acid, pre-ulcer type changes, or full-blown ulcers can cause symptoms similar to gallbladder disease. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What will it be like to get your gallbladder removed?

What will it be like to get your gallbladder removed?

Feeling better: The main reason for cholecystectomy is acute cholecystitis. When stones pass they produce pain and with an impacted stone in the bottom of the gallbladder it can impinge of the cystic artery and cause severe inflammation. Removal relieves symptoms. When done laparoscopically symptoms post op are minimal. ...Read more

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When does someone need to get their gallbladder removed?

When does someone need to get their gallbladder removed?

It depends: On your symptoms and findings on imaging. If you are having right upper quadrant abdominal pain after meals that seems to get better when you avoid spicy/greasy foods and you have an ultrasound showing gallstones, then you would probably benefit greatly. Sometimes there are findings on imaging alone, even without symptoms, that would prompt surgery. Consult with a surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm wondering what it's like to get your gallbladder removed?

I'm wondering what it's like to get your gallbladder removed?

GOOD AND NOT TOO BAD: Depend if you were having gallbladder problem it feel like heaven because it is the end on a long suffering
most people will eliminate pain they did not think it will ever go away
the body will cpmpensate for the lack of the gallbladder and that could cause some people not to tolerate a specific food and could end up with loose stool after greasy food and creamy food
otherwise ir is not too bad. ...Read more

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What are the reasons one would have to get their gallbladder removed?

What are the reasons one would have to get their gallbladder removed?

Several: Most common is "biliary colic", which is pain in the right upper abdomen and gallstones on an ultrasound test. Second would be a nonfunctioning gallbladder, which is detected on a HIDA scan. Unexplained thickening of the gallbladder wall or a large polyp of the gallbladder, or a "calcified" wall of the gallbladder are also reasons. Gallbladder stones without any symptoms is generally not a reason. ...Read more

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Had my gallbladder removed 4 years ago, is it normal to still have 'attacks'?

Had my gallbladder removed 4 years ago, is it normal to still have 'attacks'?

Something else: There are several other conditions that can be similar to your previous gallbladder attacks, bile reflux, ulcers, spasms of esophagus, hernia, GERD and more. EGD may and TECH HIDA may help you. Bile binder such as questran (cholestyramine) is a simple first test. Be well. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed ten years ago, could problems arise from that still?

I had my gallbladder removed ten years ago, could problems arise from that still?

Not from GB,: Once the gallbladder is out it is not the problem. It is possible to form stones in the common bile duct (primary gallstones) but this is rare. Complications from survey, like duct stricture causing jaundice, are possible months after surgery but not usually years later. ...Read more

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I still have fatty diarea I had my gallbladder removed over 2 weeks ago. When should it stop and when should I seek help?

I still have fatty diarea I had my gallbladder removed over 2 weeks ago. When should it stop and when should I seek help?

A month or two: You can have diarrhea after a fatty meal when the gallbladder has been removed. This should resolve as the body adjusts to not having a gallbladder, a few months at most. If still having symptoms after that time interval would see your internist. ...Read more

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I was told 3 years ago that I needed my gallbladder removed soon. I still haven't had it removed but I need to know how long I can go before danger.

Having Attcks??????: If you are asymptomatic and not having bouts of cholecystitis then leave it alone.
Just because cholelithiasis (stones) doesn't mean you need to have a cholecystectomy, unless you are diabetic ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed on Monday. It was only working @ 22%. I am still having spasms under right rib cage. Could this be something more serious?

Too soon: It is too soon to tell if your pain is related to surgery or to other digestive problems. Stay on light diet, keep your vowel moving, and make sure that you are well hydrated. With dysfunctional gallbladder you do have 30-40% that you might have other digestive problems. ...Read more

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Do you get appendicitis after you have your gallbladder removed?

Do you get appendicitis after you have your gallbladder removed?

You may at some time: No, removing the gall bladder does not cause appendicitis. Conversely, having the gall bladder removed, does not prevent appendicitis. The cause of each disease is not related to the other. You may get appendicitis in the future even if your gallbladder was removed. ...Read more

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When get gallbladder removed will upper right quadrant pain go away?

When get gallbladder removed will upper right quadrant pain go away?

Biliary disease: Gallbladder removal for a diseased gallbladder will lower your risk for serious gallstone related complications, like acute cholecystitis, gallstone pancreatitis and cholangitis. In most cases the pain is also relieved. It is a safe, effective and durable procedure. Take family with you to ask questions. Be well and good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get digestive issues after I had my gallbladder removed?

Not normal: But not rare. For some weeks to months after gallbladder removal, you can get pain until your system gets accustomed to lack of storage organ. This wil pass with time. Also sometimes you can get alkaline reflux gastritis or esophagitis. You sometimes need to take medicine called sucralfate. Ask your surgeon for recommendation. ...Read more

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I would like to take Alli but I have had my gallbladder removed. Can I still use it?

Yes, Alli is a drug: That works by blocking the action of a fat digesting enzyme called lipase. Lipase is made in the pancreas, so previous gallbladder removal will have no effect. The side effects also remain the same: greasy stools diarrhea, soiling, vitamin absorption problems. This is, because fat stays in the stool instead of being absorbed from the intestine. And weight loss is modest. ...Read more

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Having gallbladder removal surgery in three days. Just starting to get a cold. Can operation still be performed? Thank you.

Having gallbladder removal surgery in three days. Just starting to get a cold. Can operation still be performed? Thank you.

Speak to the surgeon: Most of the time elective (non urgent) surgery will be cancelled and rescheduled, speak to your surgeon, after evaluation surgeon and anesthesiologist will decide to cancel or not to cancel the procedure, ...Read more

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I sometimes get really bloated if I don't eat for awhile why is this? I did have my gallbladder removed 3 years ago is this connected?

Correlation: You are not bloated because you don't eat- you are bloated from what you ate before - things that the bacteria eat that you don't digest. Think fiber, milk, fats. If it is fatty foods that are doing this it may be from your gallbladder but probably it is not. ...Read more

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I have gallstones do I need to get my gallbladder removed?

I have gallstones do I need to get my gallbladder removed?

Symptoms or polyp: If gallbladder polyp also present then a ccy should be considered. ...Read more

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I have gallstones do I need to get my gallbladder removed?

I have gallstones do I need to get my gallbladder removed?

Only if Symptoms: App. 80% of people with gallstones never develop symptoms and need not have their gallbladder removed. However, once attacks begin, the only way to prevent them from coming back is to remove the gallbladder. Of course, every operation involves a decision regarding the risks vs. Benefits; if the risks of surgery are too high, there are alternatives that may temporize matters. ...Read more

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After gallbladder removed, I still have discomfort on left side by the top of the colon, why?

Recovery support: Constipation in recovery is very common and causes multiple abdominal complaints/symptoms. Use laxatives to get your bowels moving, twice daily. Check out bowel regimens. Okay to discuss with your surgeon. Be well. ...Read more

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Just had my gallbladder removed about a month ago should I still be having nausea and gagging?

Not unusual: To have a bit of gallbladder attack-like symptoms for a month or so after surgery. It takes a while for your bile system to adjust to absence of storage organ. If it persists, consult with your surgeon or GI specialist. And make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Had my gallbladder removed mon., it is now sat., still feeling nausea. How long before nausea goes away?

Had my gallbladder removed mon., it is now sat., still feeling nausea. How long before nausea goes away?

Up to 2 weeks: In general, after your gallbladder is removed it may take as long as two weeks for things to get back to normal. You should also make sure that any pain medicine you take is not the culprit for your nausea as narcotics can also cause nausea. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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


Dr. Eric Weisman
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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