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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

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Can you tell me about gallbladder surgery not worked?

Can you tell me about gallbladder surgery not worked?

Not sure: Gallbladder is usually via laparoscopy, small incision, done as an outpatient, and recovery time is usually 1 week after surgery. More gallbladder surgeries are being done in younger people (twenties) because of high fat diet as a child. Very effective surgery and very few complication nowadays. Usually works for symptomatic gallstones or dyskinesia (gallbladder without stones). ...Read more

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What kind of foods are safe to eat after gallbladder surgery?

What kind of foods are safe to eat after gallbladder surgery?

Depends: How long ago was your surgery? Gallbladder & gallstones are usually both removed at surgery. Usually can eat everything given enough time after surgery. Start with smaller and lighter soft foods & soups, avoid fatty & greasy foods at first. Then gradually return to a full normal and regular diet over a couple weeks as you recover from surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of diet is best for someone with gallbladder surgery?

What kind of diet is best for someone with gallbladder surgery?

Low fat: Generally at least for the first few weeks after gallbladder surgery we recommend that you avoid foods that are high in fat or fried foods. ...Read more

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What happens if you need gallbladder surgery and you do not get it?

What happens if you need gallbladder surgery and you do not get it?

PAIN AND PROBLEMS: If you are having gb symptoms and forego the surgery, the bloating, nausea, and pain will continue. This can be moderated by eating a lower fat diet. Gallstones may eventually pass into the bile system, and cause jaundice or pancreatitis. Long standing chronic gb inflammation can lead to gb cancer, but that is rare. Laparoscopic gb surgery is usually a safe procedure. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What happens if I eat oily foods after having a gallbladder surgery?

What happens if I eat oily foods after having a gallbladder surgery?

Nothing serious : Early on, after surgery, fatty foods might cause discomfort similar to a gallbladder attack. After a few weeks, you should be able to tolerate fatty and oily foods without a problem. Your ability to digest fatty foods should be unaffected. ...Read more

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After care for gallbladder surgery?

After care for gallbladder surgery?

Depends: Immediately after surgery I find patients who eat greasy or fatty food have a lot of abdominal pain and cramping with diarrhea and urgent trips to the bathroom. It takes a while for the body to get used to not having a large input of bile with each meal to help digest the fat. While almost everyone goes back to eating a normal diet. I recommend my patients avoid high fat foods for the first 4 wk. ...Read more

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Is a catheter needed for gallbladder surgery?

Is a catheter needed for gallbladder surgery?

No: It depends on how big is the stones and if it's obstructing the duct. ...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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Riding rollercoasters a week after gallbladder surgery, help?

Depends: I don't know what your current comfort level is, but it seems early after surgery to do potentially mildly traumatic events. ...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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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. Hirenkumar Italia
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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