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How long off work after gall bladder surgery?

How long off work after gall bladder surgery?

Open or laparascopic: After a laparoscopic gall bladder removal, returning to work can happen in just a few days if all goes well. Open surgery (cholecystectomy) takes much longer to recover from. This assumes an elective operation with no infection before or after the procedure! ...Read more

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 before I will be on a somewhat normal diet after gall bladder surgery?

How long before I will be on a somewhat normal diet after gall bladder surgery?

Few days: Usually can return to full normal diet in a few days, be careful with eating too much fatty greasy foods too soon. ...Read more

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How long after gall bladder surgery can I use the elliptical exercise machine?

How long after gall bladder surgery can I use the elliptical exercise machine?

Exercise: I let my post-laparoscopic patients do cardio anytime after surgery when the patient feels well. The only restriction for most is no heavy lifting for one week after surgery. If you think you are ready, enjoy! ...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 does it takes to recover from gall bladder surgery?

How long does it takes to recover from gall bladder surgery?

Around 2 weeks: If done laparoscopically most patients can return to normal activity in 2 weeks or less, with exception of heavy lifting. Open cholecystectomy might take longer. ...Read more

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I had open gall bladder surgery how long will it take to be fully healed?

I had open gall bladder surgery how long will it take to be fully healed?

1 month: I usually tell my patients to avoid heavy lifting or activity for one month. ...Read more

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I'm going on a cruise but first need gall bladder surgery. How long after surgery can I cruise safely?

I'm going on a cruise but first need gall bladder surgery. How long after surgery can I cruise safely?

If laparoscopic, 2 w: If it is done laparoscopically, possibly as soon as 2 weeks. If an Open procedure is done, most would recommend about 2 to 3 months. ...Read more

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How long would it take for my gall bladder surgery scars to disappear?

Gradually: These small scars usually slowly become lighter in color and softer over 3-6 months. Can also try some of the drug store medications for scars like "mederma" or "neosporin scar" for example. ...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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Had gall bladder surgery 4 days back thru laproscopy. When can I resume work outs and exercise. Can I carry weight or will I get hernia.

Had gall bladder surgery 4 days back thru laproscopy. When can I resume work outs and exercise. Can I carry weight or will I get hernia.

Now: The standard answer is 4 - 6 weeks. Ultimately do what your surgeon recommended.

But the simple truth is, nothing you do with weights will cause your incisions to pop. When it stops hurting you can resume the activities.

If it hurts, don't do it. It's the simplest and most true recommendation. ...Read more

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I had gall bladder surgery 2 weeks ago, I want to know what the recovery is before I can play racquet ball. How long before a person can play a vigorous active, such as, raquet ball after having your gall bladder removed.

I had gall bladder surgery 2 weeks ago, I want to know what the recovery is before I can play racquet ball. How long before a person can play a vigorous active, such as, raquet ball after having your gall bladder removed.

While: While the general rule of thumb is 6 weeks, it can be shorter if it was done laparoscopically, if you are in otherwise good health and was relatively active before - it so, even as short as 2 weeks is possible. However if you are on other medications, such as corticosteroids, that may interfere with wound healing, it may take longer. In addition, if there is any redness or drainage from the wound, if you have other medical problems, such as diabetes, you have kidney or liver disease, history of poor healing, then you will also need longer period of time. As with any recovery after surgery, you need to resume activity in a graded manner, starting off lightly and increasing as you tolerate. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to workout with weight post gall bladder surgery...It's been 1 week and I feel very fatigued also shoul I now take bile salts?

Activity post gb sur: I would avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity for at least a few weeks. Any activity causing pain should be avoided. Otherwise, most aerobic exercise should be ok. No reason to take bile salts after gall bladder surgery. Your body will continue to produce its normal bile. ...Read more

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After my gall bladder surgery with complications I got thrush in my mouth andin my throat and everywhere is there anything natural that would work?

After my gall bladder surgery with complications I got thrush in my mouth andin my throat and everywhere is there anything natural that would work?

Be careful: Although there are some home remedies. It sounds like you have a bad case of thrush - oral-pharyngeal candidiasis. Which requires a couple of weeks of an Nystatin oral solution. If it gets worse people can develop dehydration from the pain and inflammaiton. So please don't let it go too long. Definitely let your physician know. ...Read more

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What is one eat after gall bladder surgery?

What is one eat after gall bladder surgery?

Low fat: 10 gram low fat diet is recommended. Avoid excess dairy products, fried foods, and fast foods as they are higher in fat content. Fat is the stimulus to the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Can someone die after gall bladder surgery?

Yes, possible but...: Highly unlikely, of course, but possible. I do not discuss the possibility of death when I'm doing my pre op discussion, it's that rare. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do about pain after gall bladder surgery?

What to do about pain after gall bladder surgery?

Depends when?: If the pain is getting severe, there should be an investigation, a retained stone is one reason or adhesions post surgery. ...Read more

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Can there be foods to avoid after gall bladder surgery?

Can there be foods to avoid after gall bladder surgery?

Not really: All food should be ok after surgery we do not place the patient on any special diet
some patient digestive system could be sensitive to a rich, fatty creamy food it makes them have diarrhea or go to the bathroom more often
our digestive system are not created equally do not ignore what your body is telling you
a food you might like might not like you back. ...Read more

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Will you lose a lot of weight after gall bladder surgery?

Will you lose a lot of weight after gall bladder surgery?

If you diet: Typically you do not lose weight after gall bladder surgery. You can take the opportunity to make a lifestyle change to go along with your new pain-free, nausea-free state after gall bladder surgery. Clean, healthy eating & exercise always work. ...Read more

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Is it common to have the same pain after gall bladder surgery?

Is it common to have the same pain after gall bladder surgery?

Sometimes: Spasm can occur at the entrance of common bile duct into duodenum, called sphincter of oddi dyskinesia. Prolonged spasm causes similar pain as gall bladder disease. Sometimes patients have to be scoped to make this diagnosis. Gastroenterolgist visualizes area and performs manometrics in adults. Rx available, stent, etc. In some hands hida scan can be very suggestive of this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are complications you can have after gall bladder surgery?

What are complications you can have after gall bladder surgery?

Very low risk: Gallbladder removal is one of the most common operations performed in the us and is, thankfully, very safe. Like all abdominal operations, there are risks of bleeding, infection, blood clots, pneumonia, etc. This is somewhat dependent on the health of the patient, but generally less than 1%. A bile leak may occur less than 1% of the time after surgery; this can often be managed non surgically. ...Read more

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Please explain which foods are good to eat after gall bladder surgery?

Please explain which foods are good to eat after gall bladder surgery?

All good: Generally there is no special diet for patient after gallbladder surgery
some patient might not tolerate a rich or creamy or fatty meal it makes them go to the bathroom too often but in general all food are fine
again before or after surgery bodies are nor created equally some digestive system might tolerate food that other do not simply watch what your body is trying to tell you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which exercises can I do a little over a month after gall bladder surgery?

Can you tell me which exercises can I do a little over a month after gall bladder surgery?

All of it: No physical restriction after a month of surgery
most gallbladder surgery are done laproscopically if that is the case no restriction
if you had a open surgery your surgeon might wait until six to eight weeks pass before clearing you from any physical restriction in general a month after all exercise are permitted and encouraged. ...Read more

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Will I have problems digesting oils and fats after gall bladder surgery?

Will I have problems digesting oils and fats after gall bladder surgery?

Not usually: Early after surgery there may be some fatty food intolerance, with abdominal cramping or diarrhea. Usually that resolves in a few weeks, if it happens at all. There is about a 1 in 400 chance of having persistent diarrhea after eating, which may not be specifically related to fatty foods. ...Read more

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Would someone normally have any issues breathing after gall bladder surgery?

Would someone normally have any issues breathing after gall bladder surgery?

Mild: Yes, especially if it was an open surgery (you have a wound under your ribs on the right) because that makes breathing painful. Take pain meds and use insentive spirometer until the wound heals and you can breathe normally. Mention it to your surgeon during post-op visit. If you get acute shortness of breath call 911. ...Read more

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How to stop vomiting after gall bladder surgery?

How to stop vomiting after gall bladder surgery?

See your surgeon....: Or call them with this information. I do not know your medical circumstances or when you had surgery. Stop any pain medications. Notify your surgeon asap to get help. ...Read more

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Sphincter of ode after gall bladder surgery?

Sphincter of ode after gall bladder surgery?

Please Clarify: The sphincter of oddi is a normal anatomic structure at the point where the bile duct enters the intestine (see duodenal papilla on pic above). Dysfunction of the sphincter, though very rare, can simulate gallbladder-type pain & is a possible explanation for ongoing pain despite gb removal. This can be diagnosed by endoscopic testing & treated by cutting the sphincter. ...Read more

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Is it rare to get fibromyalgia after gall bladder surgery?

Is it rare to get fibromyalgia after gall bladder surgery?

Yes: It is rare but possible after any surgical procedure. The root cause of the fm syndrome is not known. However it is often seen after an event that causes physical or mental stress. That would include injuries, surgery, any other major illness and psychological trauma. ...Read more

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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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