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I had gallbladder surgery last friday how long before I can remove my bandages?

I had gallbladder surgery last friday how long before I can remove my bandages?

Any time: I usually don't put bandages on at all, only sticky "steri-strips". As long as the wounds are closed and dry, it should be ok to remove the bandages. Having said that, call your surgeon to be sure. Get well soon! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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


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Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery; 4 incisions 3 days ago. Dr removed bandages but left gauze & waterproof bandage on belly button. Do I remove?

Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery; 4 incisions 3 days ago. Dr removed bandages but left gauze & waterproof bandage on belly button. Do I remove?

Incisions: Generally yes, it would be okay to remove it after 3 days, but not knowing specifically what was done with that incision, I would recommend asking your surgeon. ...Read more

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"how long after gallbladder surgery till you can have sex? " female 47 surgery was wed. The 4th of jan, . Out patient through the navel

"how long after gallbladder surgery till you can have sex? " female 47 surgery was wed. The 4th of jan, . Out patient through the navel

Usually we say 4-6: Weeks is a safe bet. Check with your surgeon to be sure there are no other extenuating circumstances that would alter this advice. ...Read more

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How long does gallbladder surgery take?

How long does gallbladder surgery take?

Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from gallbladder surgery?

Depends: It depends on what type of surgery was done and how bad your gallbladder disease was. And it also depends on you. For gallbladder removed laparoscopically most people are out of the hospital in less than 24 hours and some can get back to work in a couple of days. Others may have more trouble dealing with pain after surgery and take longer to recover. If your gallbladder is very sick.... ...Read more

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How long until my son goes back to normal after a gallbladder surgery?

Unknown: Although we do the same operation on everyone for gallbladder disease, everyone reacts to it differently.

Some of my patients are back to normal within a day or two, but others are incapacitated for 6 wks or more.

Therefore, unfortunately, there is no way to answer your question with any certainty. ...Read more

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Laryngitis symptoms after gallbladder surgery yesterday. Normal? How long does it last?

Laryngitis symptoms after gallbladder surgery yesterday. Normal? How long does it last?

Yes: Not unusual to have those symptoms after having a breathing tube in your airway for the surgery. Should get better over the next few days. If not see your md ...Read more

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I got a pre assessment on Friday for my gallbladder surgery how long after will it take to go in for surgery?

I got a pre assessment on Friday for my gallbladder surgery how long after will it take to go in for surgery?

Depends: The availability of the surgeon, the hospital OR availability and if any complicating factors must be address first. ...Read more

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a week after gallbladder surgery I'm still getting pain under my ribcage and in my back, how long does this go on for?

a week after gallbladder surgery I'm still getting pain under my ribcage and in my back, how long does this go on for?

1-2 weeks: It depends on how bad the inflammation, bleeding was, laparoscopic or not?, Still, in most cases you will go home in 1 -2 days, be in pain the first week, sore the second and then return to activities the 3rd or 4th week. I know a surgeon who had it out and was back at work the next day. Depends on how u deal with pain. ...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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How long after laparoscopy gallbladder surgery can I fly?

How long after laparoscopy gallbladder surgery can I fly?

3-5 daya: If things go well during surgery and you are felling ok, there are no real issues about flying. I would ask your doctor first, however, if he / she is ok with it. ...Read more

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How long does the stomach stay swollen after gallbladder surgery?

How long does the stomach stay swollen after gallbladder surgery?

Vsrirs: Common to feel gassy & bloated for a few days, usually less than a week. Concerns would be worsening abdominal pain, recurrent vomiting. Call your surgeon if you have concerns. Follow your surgeon's instructions & seem them for your postoperative follow up. ...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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How long does it take for your liver to stop bleeding after it got cut during gallbladder surgery?

Immediately: Surgeon will control the bleeding during surgery. In unlikely event of rebleed the patient will require another surgery. Go for 2 nd opinion if you have drain and you are concerned. ...Read more

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Hi! I was just wondering if bloating so much that my clothes don't fit well a week after getting gallbladder surgery is normal? And how long??

Gallbladder Surgery: You can be bloated due to the air that is used during laparoscopic Surgery. The best person to ask about this, because they know exactly what went on in your surgery is your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should I take lanzoprazole to treat acid/bile reflux after gallbladder surgery?

How long should I take lanzoprazole to treat acid/bile reflux after gallbladder surgery?

Depends on...: What is being treated, duration of treatment so far, dose response to medication, inciting factors (ongoing NSAID use, tobacco, alcohol), likelihood of excessive acid production (e.g. Gastrinoma), risk factors (e.g. Prior ulcers, family history), biopsy results (if endoscopy performed).Relative to timing, best take before breakfast for optimal benefit. If doc agrees could assess symptoms off drug. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago then had a leak. Recovery long. Now when I lay dwn feel pressure under right side rib. Is it just healing?

I had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago then had a leak. Recovery long. Now when I lay dwn feel pressure under right side rib. Is it just healing?

Postop Bile Leak: Postoperative bile leaks are rare but potentially very serious complications of gallbladder surgery. These are usually managed by the placement of drains: endoscopic (into the bile duct) +/- percutaneous (into the fluid collection). Depending on the site of the leak and method of rx, you may still be experiencing pain from an ongoing problem. See your surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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