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Doc unable to help: I have severe diarrhea, excessive urination, no thirst, nausea & exhaustion, all post gallbladder surgery 4 years ago. Any ideas?

Doc unable to help: I have severe diarrhea, excessive urination, no thirst, nausea & exhaustion, all post gallbladder surgery 4 years ago.  Any ideas?

Cholistid/Questran: Cholestid is a bile binding drug which should stop the diarrhea. Diarrhea is the key linking most of the other symptoms
This article should clarify the problem:

http://www.medicinenet.com/bile_acid_sequestrants/article.htm ...Read more

Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Frequent Urination (Definition)

If the number going to pee makes a person feel inconvenient for daily living , it is denoted as urinary frequency or frequent urination, which should be individualized to reflect the function of bladder storage and emptying, urine excretion, and fluid consumption, although AUA defined it as peeing more than 8 times in ...Read more


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How long does dark urine last after gallbladder surgery?

How long does dark urine last after gallbladder surgery?

a few days: Dark urine, chalky stools, and jaundice (yellow skin or eyes) may be a sign of residual stones blocking the common bile duct. This needs to be treated by exracting the stones (a procedure called ercp)
call your surgeon! ...Read more

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Would someone normally have blood in your urine after a gallbladder surgery?

Would someone normally have blood in your urine after a gallbladder surgery?

No it is not: Maybe it is caused by a urinary catheter placed during surgery. If it persists, you need to call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is urinating frequently after gall bladder surgery normal?

Is urinating frequently after gall bladder surgery normal?

depends: Some increased urination after surgery may simply reflect excess fluid elimination, or irritation from the Foley catheter. However, if the increased urination is persistent or associated with burning, you should have your physician make sure that there is not a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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After gallbladder removal I now have more frequent urination?

After gallbladder removal I now have more frequent urination?

No relation: There is no relation between the two unless you have a urinary tracy infection as a result of a catheter places in the urinary bladder during surgery. ...Read more

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I just had gallbladder surgery and I haven't urinated since I left the hospital. Should i be worried?

I just had gallbladder surgery and I haven't urinated since I left the hospital. Should i be worried?

2 P or Not 2 P...: It is not uncommon for your bladder to get a bit "shy" after surgery due to the (pain) medications and anesthesia. If you do not feel the urge to urinate nor pain in the lower abdomen, I wouldn't worry. However, after 12 hours you should feel that urge; if not, I suggest you call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Its one week since I had my gallbladder surgery. I am still experiencing nausea, vomitting and am unable to keep food down. Shudn't it all have passed by now?

Its one week since I had my gallbladder surgery. I am still experiencing nausea, vomitting and am unable to keep food down. Shudn't it all have passed by now?

Depends on the etiol: If you have dificulty in swallowing, talking and hoarsenss, and these symptoms were not there before your surgery, you need to get in touch with your surgeon immediately. If they were there before then you need a detailed evaluatin of your throat. Postop nausea is not uncommon after general anesthesia, however, if the symptoms are not going away you need further workup. ...Read more

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My gallbladder surgery caused almost immediate weight gain, and I know it's related because I didn't have a weight problem before. Why?

My gallbladder surgery caused almost immediate weight gain, and I know it's related because I didn't have a weight problem before. Why?

Water?: Could be due to generalize water retention after the operation. This will go away as you go through the recovery period. May last 1-3 weeks. This depends on of course when you had your surgery. If you're concerned something is wrong, call your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery in 2010. Had an allergic reaction during procedure but don't know to what. Have surgery coming up. What to expect?

I had gallbladder surgery in 2010. Had an allergic reaction during procedure but don't know to what. Have surgery coming up. What to expect?

Get records: If your upcoming surgery is at a different hospital than the one where you had your gallbladder surgery done, try to get records from the prior hospital. The anesthesiologist needs to know what you were given previously. Make sure you let the surgeon and anesthesiologist know what happened previously so that they can avoid anything that may have caused your prior reaction. ...Read more

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I just had open gallbladder surgery yesterday. Why is my right shoulder and back hurting? The pain is awful. I can't find a comfortable position

I just had open gallbladder surgery yesterday. Why is my right shoulder and back hurting? The pain is awful. I can't find a comfortable position

Open surgery: Open gallbladder surgery is a fairly major surgery with a lot of pain. It seems unusual that you had major open surgery only yesterday and asking about pain the next day. Significant pain is expected with open surgery and most patients stay in the hospital for a few days after major open abdominal surgery. Contact your surgeon for pain management medications. ...Read more

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I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

About Six Weeks: Hematomas are quite common after surgery. It is just collection of blood which gets clotted after the surgery and with time liquefies and gets absorped in the blood stream.
Most hematomas do not require any treatment and resolve by itself. But sometime if they are large and pressing on some organ/ structure or it gets infected, then it has to be drained and treated appropriately. Discuss with Surgeon ...Read more

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I haven't been diagnosed with sleep apnea but pretty sure I have it. I am suppose to have gallbladder surgery wed. Should I get study done first?

I haven't been diagnosed with sleep apnea but pretty sure I have it. I am suppose to have gallbladder surgery wed. Should I get study done first?

No: Let your anesthesiologist know. If it is surgery center inquire about policies there. If it is a hospital your surgeon can help arrange preliminary evaluation while you are there. If your procedure is not urgent, discuss with your surgeon what he thinks the best cause of action. Obstructive sa is not contraindication for surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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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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 every day. 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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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

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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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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