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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
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
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
Had larpcoli for gallbladder last Tuesday. Came out relatively fine but recently relapsed into severe nausea and vomiting along with high blood pressure.
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?
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
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
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
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
Is it normal to still get sharp pain on right side behind ribs after gallbladder removal 4 weeks ago but stent still in and possible stone?
Yes: It is possible to feel discomfort with a stent. Follow up with g.I doctor regarding stent removal. ...Read more
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
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
Inormal to sometimes get extreme stomach pains, nausea and weakness 2 and a half years after gallbladder removal? It's every now and then but painful
2 yrs after gallbladder removal, I am on a very limited diet. All tests by GI Dr are Neg. I get Bloating, Gas&Pain after eating. Any Suggestion I can do?
Food Diary: Do a food and symptom diary and then eliminate the food that is most commonly associated with your symptoms. ...Read more
After gallbladder removal I get heart pounding in stomach 3 days after surgery and having anxiety, none of this before surgery, ?
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
2 weeks after gallbladder removal still have pain under right ribs and in my back on the right side.?
Is it possible to have adhesion develop 1 week after gallbladder removal. If so what is the next approach?
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
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
Is there a medication I can take to ease the frequency of my bile salts after gallbladder removal?
Immediately: There should be no harm in sexual activity even immediately after a laparoscopic operation. ...Read more
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
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
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