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What are gallbladder surgery complications?

What are gallbladder surgery complications?

Many but rare: Pain, bleeding, infections, bile duct injury, bile leak, retained stones in the abdomen or in the bile ducts, injury to the intestine, injury to the liver, post cholecystectomy syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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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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Gallbladder surgery complications. I still have pain?

Gallbladder surgery complications. I still have pain?

See your surgeon: I do not know when you had the surgery. Was it recent or longer time ago? Pains early after surgery not uncommon, but if getting worse with nausea and vomiting need to see your surgeon soon. If the surgery was more than 4-6 weeks ago see your surgeon or a gastroenterologist for other evaluations. ...Read more

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What symptoms can occur after gallbladder surgery?

What symptoms can occur after gallbladder surgery?

Right Upper Abd Pain: Commonly you can have right upper abdominal fullness and pain with nausea after gallbladder surgery. This should improve everyday. Another common problem is diarrhea. This usually gets better quickly, but sometimes can persist for months. If these or other symptoms are worsening, it could be a sign of a problem. Any fever, chills or incisional redness are problems. Call your surgeon if problems. ...Read more

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What symptoms are normal after gallbladder surgery?

What symptoms are normal after gallbladder surgery?

Few: Of course, the first few days you'll have some soreness, perhaps some fatigue. A fraction of patients will have stool urgency for a limited time after surgery, but that will be self limited, or treatable w imodium (loperamide). That's about it. I hear tales about chronic diarrhea from patient's relatives, but there's no biologic reason to have this problem. And, you no longer have fat restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Laryngitis symptoms after gallbladder surgery yesterday. Normal? How long does it last?

Laryngitis symptoms after gallbladder surgery yesterday. Normal? How long does it last?

Yes: Not unusual to have those symptoms after having a breathing tube in your airway for the surgery. Should get better over the next few days. If not see your md ...Read more

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Can gallbladder symptoms subside after recovering from gallbladder surgery?

Can gallbladder symptoms subside after recovering from gallbladder surgery?

Usually: Some gallbladder surgery is done for less than clear indications - as a last resort to fixing pains that can't be explained. These kinds of cases have about 15-20% risk that they will not "cure" the problem - even if perfect surgery is performed for you! if you don't fit that category, pain usually subsides and resolves within a few weeks. ...Read more

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I'm concerned to have elective gallbladder surgery because I'm a heavy drinker (not daily tho). Can I have higher risk for complications?

I'm concerned to have elective gallbladder surgery because I'm a heavy drinker (not daily tho). Can I have higher risk for complications?

Heavy drinking: raises the risk for many health and social problems. Please share your history w/your doctor who will assess your surgery risk and get help for your heavy drinking before damage is done. 12 step programs such as AA can be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have gallbladder surgery if you still have some past mono symptoms from prev infection?

Is it safe to have gallbladder surgery if you still have some past mono symptoms from prev infection?

Depends: On what symptoms you are having. Minor health issues would not likely be a concern, but weakened immune system with weight loss or low white blood cell may not be good for elective surgery. Please review in detail with your surgeon before any surgery is scheduled. ...Read more

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I have gallbladder surgery coming up and I have highblood pressure. I take 25mg of metroprolol day. I am am concerned about surgery and complications?

I have gallbladder surgery coming up and I have highblood pressure. I take 25mg of metroprolol day. I am am concerned about surgery and complications?

Surgery: Metoprolol should be continued unless otherwise instructed by your surgeon. Gallbladder surgery is generally not considered a high risk surgery. If you have concerns, you should discuss them with your surgeon prior to surgery. ...Read more

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I recently had gallbladder surgery and I started my period Mon.Ever since then, the symptoms I had before surgery have started back up.Is that normal?

I recently had gallbladder surgery and I started my period Mon.Ever since then, the symptoms I had before surgery have started back up.Is that normal?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear the return of gallbladder-like symptom, which might not be related with menstrual cycle, since anatomically, functionally, and hormonally, they obviously differ. So, go back to have the surgeon give a timely evaluation. To get the detailed thing done correctly, follow instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to ... so to reach Dx.. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery a month n had some complication where my liver was cut, i m not itching and have dry skin?

I had gallbladder surgery a month n had some complication where my liver was cut, i m not itching and have dry skin?

Several possiblities: Your gallbladder is located under your liver. They share a common space that can measure up to 10 x 5 cm. It is not uncommon for bleeding in this common space or its edges. Usually your surgeon will make intra-operative maneuvers to control any bleeding before ending the operation. Okay to ask your surgeon for details of your case. If your recovery is on tract, it may be a normal variant. ...Read more

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Gallbladder surgery in two days no stones of inflamation just Gerd and low function discover by hida scan. What are the complications and mortality %?

Gallbladder surgery in two days no stones of inflamation just Gerd and low function discover by hida scan. What are the complications and mortality %?

Your surgeon: should have given you all the possible complications. But laparoscopic cholecystectomy is very safe and curative. Your surgeon and your doctor has determined that potential benefits of surgery outweigh the risks when they recommended that you undergo this operation. ...Read more

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Have 6mm stable gallstone. Doc says do nothing since I feel fine. But what if I get pregnant and get symptoms? Can gallbladder surgery hurt pregnancy?

Usually no problem: Most people with gallstones don't have a problem with them, so we don't routinely remove the gallbladder just for stones. However, if you start having symptoms of pain, nausea or vomiting that may be due to the gallbladder, those symptoms will likely worsen over time until you get the GB out. The same goes for pregnant women. 2nd trimester for surgery is safest if absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Gallbladder surgery 3 months ago but now the day(s) after exercise (circuit training and field hockey) i feel completely wiped out?

Gallbladder surgery 3 months ago but now the day(s) after exercise (circuit training and field hockey) i feel completely wiped out?

Unrelated: You are far enough removed from the surgery so that it should not be the cause of your fatigue. Best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does gallbladder surgery look like?

What does gallbladder surgery look like?

Usuakky: It is performed by laparoscopic surgery through either one or 4 smalll incisions under general anesthsia where one would be asleep. ...Read more

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I need advice with post gallbladder surgery?

I need advice with post gallbladder surgery?

Trial and error diet: While many patients have no GI symptoms after cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), some patients may note changes in bowel habits with more frequent stools and irritation. Some patients may have alterations in dietary tolerance, which may change over time. This cannot be predicted prior to cholecystectomy and trial and error of diet is normal. ...Read more

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After gallbladder surgery, do you have an appetite?

After gallbladder surgery, do you have an appetite?

Not at first: With many abdominal operations, your appetite can fluctuate during the first week or two. It is likely to return to normal as you get to resume normal activities... ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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