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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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How long after gall bladder surgery to heal? Been almost two months and I have uncomfortable movement in my abdomen.

How long after gall bladder surgery to heal? Been almost two months and I have uncomfortable movement in my abdomen.

It depends on how-: -the surgery was done, open or laparoscopic . Also what the movement you feel is. Gall bladder disease even after removal does not entail " movements" in the abdomen. Get back into see your surgeon & look for the cause of this feelings. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after having gall bladder surgery to lay on my stomach?

Until Pain Subsides: After gallbladder surgery, you may feel bloated and your incisions will be sore to touch. Anything that increases pressure in your abdomen (changing position from sitting to standing, lifting, etc.) will cause discomfort. You can lie on your stomach if it doesn't cause pain, but be careful not to get up or turn suddenly. Follow your surgeon's instructions about activity and pain meds. ...Read more

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Having pain after gall bladder surgery, sharp pain in upper abdomen when i take a deep breath, had ct, hida scan & chest xray done, can't find anything?

Having pain after gall bladder surgery, sharp pain in upper abdomen when i take a deep breath, had ct, hida scan & chest xray done, can't find anything?

Be patient : If it is early post surgery, that kind of pain can be due to some fluid or a small amount of blood in the surgical area. If so this will clear up. The tests you had should eliminate the more serious post operative problems, such as pulmonary embolism , bile leak or bike duct injury. As always, if the pain persists, go see your surgeon again. ...Read more

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Done the gall bladder surgery 2 weeks ago but still there is pain in stomach?

Done the gall bladder surgery 2 weeks ago but still there is pain in stomach?

Still early: Soreness at incisions & feeling of abdominal gas bloating can last for a few weeks. Contact your surgeon for a follow up exam. ...Read more

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Full bladder feeling consistently with cramping on left side? I had emergency gall bladder surgery about 2 years ago? Sour stomach

Full bladder feeling consistently with cramping on left side? I had emergency gall bladder surgery about 2 years ago? Sour stomach

Possible retention : In a male over age 55-60, post-operative urinary retention is quite common because of the effects of surgery, anesthesia, and medications causing swelling/tightness of the prostate and retention of urine. A UTI would be another possibility. Avoiding constipation, warm tub baths, limiting use of pain meds may be helpful things you can do. Otherwise, recommend call your md and/or surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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I had lap gall bladder surgery 2 days ago. This a.M. Both outer upper arms are red, flushed and warm to the touch. They also feel sore.?

I had lap gall bladder surgery 2 days ago. This a.M. Both  outer upper arms are red, flushed and warm to the touch.  They also feel sore.?

Likely from injectio: During surgery medications were given by IV most likely you have inflammation of the veins apply warm compresses will help you will subside in few days and speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had gall bladder surgery with complications. I am having trouble eating and drinking . My throat and stomach burn even my tongue. What do I eat?

I had gall bladder surgery with complications. I am having trouble eating and drinking . My throat and stomach burn even my tongue. What do I eat?

???: This sounds like severe reflux. But you mention this happened only after a cholecystectomy with complications. I'd follow up with the surgeon who preformed the surgery and/or managed your complications. Really need to be evaluated by a physician as specific information from your medical record and/or further workup is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Bladder Surgery (Definition)

Surgery on the bladder can be performed using open, larparoscopic, or endoscopic approaches. Indications for bladder surgery include bladder tumors, which are removed by transurethral resection. Invasive tumors require bladder removal, or radical cystectomy. Structural problems, diverticuli, neurogenic or poorly compliant bladder, and bladder stones are ...Read more


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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