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How do you get high blood pressure after gallbladder removal? Are they related?

How do you get high blood pressure after gallbladder removal? Are they related?

Not related: Any cause of pain (including being in the postop period) will cause the BP to rise. This is normal and not to be confused with the disease of "hypertension." gb surgery doesn't cause hypertension, but the scrutiny of being in the medical system may lead to recognition of a pre-existing condition that previously had gone unrecognized. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

Hypertension: And gallbladder removal itself are not related. If you are having pain from the surgery, that could make your BP go higher. Consult with your surgeon if it persists despite pain meds. ...Read more

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How do you handle high blood pressure during gallbladder removal?

How do you handle high blood pressure during gallbladder removal?

Anesthesiologists: Anesthesiologists have many intravenous drugs in their armamentarium to lower blood pressure during surgery. Not to worry! ...Read more

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What is the risk of a blood clot after gallbladder surgery in a patient with high blood pressure and tachycardia?

What is the risk of a blood clot after gallbladder surgery in a patient with high blood pressure and tachycardia?

It depends: The high blood pressure and tachycardia (rapid heart rate)are common after surgery due to stress and not necessarily indicators or causes of a blood clot. However, some people do in fact develop a blood clot after surgery and a rapid heart rate might be a sign warranting further evaluation. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes high after gallbladder removal, is this normal?

Liver enzymes high after gallbladder removal, is this normal?

Depends: Some temporary mild increase in liver function blood tests can occur early after gallbladder surgery. If there is worsening liver blood tests, jaundice, vomiting, increasing abdominal pain, recurrent vomiting or other concerns, then call and see your surgeon very soon. ...Read more

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Bili elevated after gallbladder removal 1.4 also have mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration. Can bili b elevated to fatty liver or would it b advance?

Bili elevated after gallbladder removal 1.4 also have mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration. Can bili b elevated to fatty liver or would it b advance?

unrelated: Fatty liver not related to gall bladder removal, mild transitory elevation is ok will return to normal few days as in your case, after surgery. Yes if fatty liver not checked & untreated may advance to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Still yellow after gallbladder removal. My liver enzymes were elevated?

Still yellow after gallbladder removal. My liver enzymes were elevated?

Workup continues: Jaundice at any time is a problem in differential diagnosis. Entities that your physicians are considering include a common duct gallstone, pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, damage or occlusion involving the common duct during surgery, hepatitis / cholestasis from a medication or anesthesia, delayed hemolysis after transfusion or from a rx. They need to sort it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause an elevated billirubin count after gallbladder removal?

What can cause an elevated billirubin count after gallbladder removal?

Depends on level: Some minor elevation of bilirubin can occur from swelling of the bile duct but should be very short lived. Marked elevation or prolonged elevation (assuming normal levels pre-operatively) should be evaluated promptly, with ultrasound and in some cases, x-rays of the bile duct (also called ERCP or mrcp). Any other associated symptom, like abdominal pain, fever, should necessitate emergent tests. ...Read more

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Could you get gallstones after gallbladder removal please help?

Could you get gallstones after gallbladder removal please help?

Yes: Gallstones can form after the removal of the gallbladder. It is not very common, but may occur. See your doctor if you think this has happened or are having symptoms. It could be something else (like an ulcer) that may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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2 years after gallbladder removal if I don't eat after long periods of time I get really bloated. I can't eat while at work so what can I do?

2 years after gallbladder removal if I don't eat after long periods of time I get really bloated. I can't eat while at work so what can I do?

Try cholestyramine: These symptoms may be due to bile making it to the colon where it can be irritating causing bloating and diarrhea. Usually eating would bind up the bile. But if you can't eat there is a medicine called Cholestyramine you can take to bind up the bile. Ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What causes elevated bilirubin and liver enzymes after gallbladder removal with ERCP and stent placement after?

What causes elevated bilirubin and liver enzymes after gallbladder removal with ERCP and stent placement after?

ERCP: Many laboratory values can be elevated after manipulation of your biliary tract with ERCP and stent placement since it is an invasive procedure. Your laboratory values are all relative and your provider can trend them. The important thing is to have close followup with your gastroenterologist regarding these lab values and/or any new symptoms like abdominal pain or nausea/vomiting after ERCP. ...Read more

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I get nasty keloids after surgeries. Can they show up in my abdomen years after gallbladder removal and cause vomiting and pain?

I get nasty keloids after surgeries. Can they show up in my abdomen years after gallbladder removal and cause vomiting and pain?

Keloids: Don't ever cause vomiting. Something else is causing that - best to get evaluated by your family physician. ...Read more

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After gallbladder removal my still has been loose not diarrhea and fluffy also green and yellowish in color should I b ed worried I'm 6 days post-op?

After gallbladder removal my still has been loose not diarrhea and fluffy also green and yellowish in color should I b ed worried I'm 6 days post-op?

Will clear soon: Most likely due to prophylactic antibiotics, once normal flora reestablishes in the gut will clear, go back to your surgeon for follow up visit. ...Read more

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What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

Usual causes: Of acid reflux are over production of acid and incompetent lower esophageal sphincter. You symptoms could be alkaline reflux however after gallbladder removal. Talk to your GI specialist for recommendations. ...Read more

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After gallbladder removal? Do we have side effects life long if we eat fatty foods?

No.: Hi, in the first few weeks after a gall bladder removal a few pts may get some diarrhea but this resolves soon. Over time most patients who have had their gall bladder removed for the appropriate reasons have no trouble whatsoever and lead a normal life. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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2 weeks after gallbladder removal still have pain under right ribs and in my back on the right side.?

2 weeks after gallbladder removal still have pain under right ribs and in my back on the right side.?

Wait few more days: Pain to disappear and go for a post OP follow up visit to your surgeon. If you have no fever may be you have small amount of fluid collection will resolve soon. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have adhesion develop 1 week after gallbladder removal. If so what is the next approach?

Is it possible to have adhesion develop 1 week after gallbladder removal. If so what is the next approach?

Not possible: If it is Laparoscopic procedure I doubt.
Even with open procedure it is too early to have
adhesions and too early to have symptoms, usually may take few months to couple of years, ...Read more

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What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

Symptomatic?: Are you symptomatic from the scar tissue? Are you referring to the external scars on your skin or internal scaring?

If internal scaring, referred to as adhesions, is causing you symptoms, your surgeon may recommend a lysis of adhesions to break up the scar tissue. ...Read more

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Still have scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal. What should I do?

Still have scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal. What should I do?

Hard to answer: Where is the scar tissue? All surgery causes scar. The scar may or may not cause problems. If there are no problems, usually scar slowly imporves, but can take several years. Thick scars that grow (keloids) often require pressure treatment, cortisone injection, radiation, or surgery. ...Read more

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I still have pain one month after gallbladder removal. Is this normal or should I see my doctor?

See your doctor: What kind of pain- at the incisions, or deeper inside, similar to previous pain? You could have a retained gallstone which is mimicking your previous GB pain. You could have developed a hernia at the surgery sites, you could have an infection on the inside. Or it could be normal. See your surgeon to find out what is going on, and if anything further should be done. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a medication I can take to ease the frequency of my bile salts after gallbladder removal?

Is there a medication I can take to ease the frequency of my bile salts after gallbladder removal?

Not required: Even after removal of gall bladder bile salt metabolism will be same most bile salts are absorbed by gut and recirculated.. ...Read more

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When can I have sex with my wife after gallbladder removal surgery?

When can I have sex with my wife after gallbladder removal surgery?

Immediately: There should be no harm in sexual activity even immediately after a laparoscopic operation. ...Read more

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Can liver cyst form after gallbladder removal?

Can liver cyst form after gallbladder removal?

No such connection: Liver cysts are common as they are often seen in routine check- ups of the liver done with Ultrasound or CT scan. These are benign structures and they do not require any treatment unless they become very large over a period of several years, which is uncommon. ...Read more

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How soon after gallbladder removal can I drink alcohol?

How soon after gallbladder removal can I drink alcohol?

After: You have healed for several days, after you are eating well without nausea or pain, after you have stopped taking pain medications, ; after approved by your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Patricia Foster
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more