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How different will my life/eating habits be after my gallbladder is removed? I will have my gallbladder removed because of gallstones and infection.
Better!: Most people who have their gallbladder removed have no side effects; about one-in-five will get (transient) diarrhea associated with fatty food intake. Even in the worst-case scenario, meds can be used to control this, albeit rarely necessary. Most importantly, you will never get a gallbladder attack again! Good luck. ...Read more
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
Is it true that if u've had ur gallbladder removed due to gallstones that u can't take most pain meds such as narcotics as it'd cause some type probs?
No,: Most patients receive narcotics during and after a cholecystectomy. ...Read more
Only GGT levels were high 150 why? He had gallbladder removed due to gallstones 1 year ago. He socially drinks alcohol. High tryglecirides and rbc.
GGT nonspecific enzy: An elevated GGT level suggests that something is damaging the liver but does not indicate specifically what. Could be from liver, pancreas even heart as well as other sources. ...Read more
I haven't had a period in 45 days. I had my gallbladder removed and a gallstone taken out of my bile duct. Can this make my cycle stop?
Gallbladder removed due to gallstones, after eating I get pain left ribs, under left chest muscle, even got some on left love handle today?
?poor diet: Gall stones are the result of poor diet in the first place and maybe that continues. Medical students are taught that gall stones represent " fair, fat and forty". It is very surprising to many that poor diet is responsible for poor health in millions and may be the single most important factor in the overall poor health in the U.S. ...Read more
Your gallbladder : Needs to be removed, because it will form more stones. The disease is in the gallbladder itself, the stones are just manifestation of the disease. ...Read more
Pain upper right side back. Getting a nagging pain on and off for a few months. I have had my gallbladder removed. Dosnt feel like gallstone pain?
I had gallstones & gallbladder removed two years ago, but I'm getting almost the same pains again above stomach and round to back and full up feeling.
Plz See GI Dr. : 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
My absolute eosinophils is 800. What should I do now? I have sharp upper abdominal pain. I had my gallbladder removed pain feels like gallstones
Just lately I've woken up with vomit in my mouth. I also get sharp pains where I had gallstones/ gallbladder removed? Should I see my doctor?
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
If symptomatic. : The gallbladder is a gallstone "factory": if we just get rid of the stones and leave the gallbladder, new stones will form. Thankfully, most people have no change in their digestive function w/o the gallbladder. Btw-if you have stones found incidentally but have no symptoms, we do not recommend treatment. ...Read more
? retained stone: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are clear an ERCP may help. Ulcers, gastritis, constipation can also cause this type of pain. Pulled muscles, neuromas can cause pain. See your surgeon to evaluate ...Read more
Perhaps a lifetime: Only 40% of individuals who have gallstones ever have symptoms which would require having to remove the gallbladder. The other 60% carry them to their graves. ...Read more
Low-Fat Diet: Unfortunately, once symptoms develop, the best rx is to remove the gallbladder. We can use drugs or soundwaves to dissolve stones, but, unfortunately, they just come back. Switching to a low-fat diet can help some people avoid attacks, but this is not reliable. "Gallbladder flushes" are dangerous as stones can get stuck in the bile duct and block the liver and/or cause pancreatitis. ...Read more
What happens when you have your gallbladder and your gallstones removed due 2 pancreatitis please?
If I have my gallbladder removed will I have problems later with gallstones again or do they just stop creating?
I had my gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago and have had what feels like 3 gallstone attacks this week! Is this normal?
Call ut: Doctor and get examined and blood work. Some times there is a retained stone that needs to be treated. ...Read more
I'm 32. This year I was diagnosed with gallstones, the largest is 2 cm. Gallbladder wall normal. Should I have my gallbladder removed?
Not yet: Many people have gallstones and have no symptoms, these people require no intervention. Others who have abdominal attacks that increase in frequency and intensity, will cause a more urgent evaluation by surgery. If pain is severe persistent or associated with fever surgery becomes more emergent. ...Read more
Gastritis is a rash: On the inside of the stomach. The stomach usually has a mucus barrier that protects it from the acid that is normally in the stomach. Many things can break down the mucus barrier and allow the acid to cause gastritis. Any stressful or painful condition can cause it. Alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and pain medicines can also cause it. Acid blockers for about 6 weeks will allow it to heal. ...Read more
I have 3-7mm gallstones. Hida scan shows gallbladder function normal at 53%. Will I need gallbladder removed?
Not neccesarily: Depends on if you have symptoms?Get a more detailed answer ›
Feeling of something stuck in chest/back like a rock I was diagnosed with gallstones had gallbladder removed 2 yrs ago but now have that feeling again?
The risk for developing cancer of the gall bladder or bile ducts is very rare. It is true that gallstones are a risk factor, but fewer than 10k people in the U.S. Get diagnosed with this cancer type each year. Most people with gallstones will never develop a gallbladder cancer.
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/gallbladdercancer/detailedguide/gallbladder-risk-factors. ...Read more
What is "sand" in the gallbladder? My friend recently had her gallbladder removed; the doc said she had gallstones & lots of sand in her gallbladder.
Size of gallstones: The surgeon was giving a range of size of the stones. Some as small as a piece of sand, and others much larger. The smaller stones can be more dangerous than the bigger stones as the "sand" tends to travel easier and get stuck in the lower duct. The larger stones are sometimes too big to get out of the gallbladder. ...Read more
I'm having a constant pain on my left side, wondering is it possible to have gallstones in my pancreas if I had my gallbladder removed last year?
Retained gallstones: Although it's always possible to have retained gallstones after gallbladder removal, it is unlikely that they would be in the pancreas. It is possible for them to be in the bile duct and for them to cause pancreatitis, although the pain is usually either in the midline or in the right upper quadrant if that occurs. Your pain now is probably not due to your gallbladder. See your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more