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How Big Is Your Gallbladder
I had my gallbladder taken out a week and a 1/2 ago. I lifted something a day ago heavy. Now I have a lump under my big cut. Did i tear inside?
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
No: Most gallbladder removal scars are small. That's why they call it "bandaid surgery!" they should be less than an inch in length, although the one in the umbilicus can be a little larger if the gallbladder is full of stones or has a really large stone. There is now no reason to fear removing the gallbladder because of the scar as most people can have endoscopic removal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: If you mean bloated with gas that is a possibility. Sometimes gallbladder dysfunction can lead to difficulty digesting fats which may leave you gassy and bloated. In fact, increased flatulence and belching are secondary symptoms of gallbladder disease. If it persists please check with your doctor. ...Read more
Few gallbladder polyps had for 6 yrs one has grown 3 mm from then now 6 mm top surgeon says just watch any change then remove is this ok no big growth?
I have a big stone 30 mm in my gallbladder Without any pain from it. Liver test function is ok. Can this be a silent threaten on the long run?
If you are: COMPLETELY asymptomatic (no pain, nausea, gas, etc.), it is safe to leave it until it starts to cause symptoms. Considering your relatively young age, however, it is most likely that you will develop symptoms during your lifetime, unless you have co-morbidities. Consult with a surgeon for specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A ultrasound showed a 3mm gallbladder wall polyp, is this big enough to have the gallbladder removed? I've had tons of pain linked to right rib area
Gallbladder polyp: A polyp in the gallbladder does not mean your gallbladder should be removed. Other conditions associated with biliary pain, like chronic cholecystitis, gallstones, may lead to a recommendation for gallbladder removal. Okay to talk to your doc about gallbladder disease. Usually a gallbladder polyp is reimaged in 6 to 12 months, to see if it is growing. Be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I feel something hard under my right rib cage when i lie flat. Feels big like an organ or possibly a bone, not round like a tumor. Gallbladder? Rib?
Rib or liver: The lower edge of the liver is just below the lower edge of the rib cage and sometimes can be felt in thin patients when they take in a deep breath. Gall bladder very hard to feel. May also be 12th rib which can be mobile. If concerned then see md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wife have a stone in gallbladder.Doctor says its not necessary to take it out.Its not so big.But is there any way to break or make it go naturally?
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