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How Long Out Of Work For Laproscopic Gallbladder Surgery
Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more
Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery 4 days ago doing well eating fine moving around good only issue is my temp has been 98.9-100.00 off and on?????
Have irritated or damaged nerve or nerves from having laparoscopy gallbladder surgery what is the best way to cure this problem?
I lifted something heavy a week and 1/2 after gallbladder surgery via laparoscopy. Very sore around main cut. What could it be?
Skin intact, but underlying tissue -fascia can disrupt. Be examined to be sure.
Likely just sore. ...Read more
Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery 6 weeks ago. I still feel pain at the site. Maybe a pulling or internal bruising feeling. Is something wrong?
I had a lap. Gallbladder surgery I have 13-24 surgical clips in my liver, is it a normal thing to have in after that surgery? #nqlu in laproscopic surgeries they cannot use stiches so I have been told since, they only staple.
It is normal to have clips in the area below your liver known as the gallbladder fossa after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). 13 or 24 clips is a lot, however. Normally, most surgeons will have 2-3 clips on what is called the cystic duct stump and on the cystic artery, making 4-6 clips normal. That being said, every patient and every case is different. It is possible that you had what is called "aberrant anatomy" such that you either had extra blood vessels that required more clips, or that you had some large venous sinuses under your liver that were bleeding during surgery and required more clips.
If you are more than a few weeks out from your surgery and are doing fine then this probably isn't anything to worry about. In most cases, the complications associated with having your gallbladder removed laparoscopically occur almost immediately after surgery and are readily apparent. There are some less common problems, such as narrowing of your bile duct or occlussion of your hepatic artery that can show up later. If these things happen, they do tend to be associated with cases that are considered more difficult. If you are concerned you should ask the surgeon who did your procedure to explain to you how your surgery went and if you should be concerned, but I suspect you have little to be worried about. ...Read more
I had gallbladder surgery in 2010 using laparoscopy. Why would my surgeon use staples when I hear everyone else had dissolve stitches?
Style and preference: For the deeper layers of the incision dissolvable stitches were probably used. Usually the skin later can be closed with either staples or stitches (dissolvable or non-dissolveable). As long as the nondissolveable stitches or staples are removed in about a week, there really isn't a difference in cosmetic outcome. Sometimes staples or stitches are kept in longer depending on the location ...Read more
Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery; 4 incisions 3 days ago. Dr removed bandages but left gauze & waterproof bandage on belly button. Do I remove?
See below: Follow the advise of your surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Depends on cause and: With uncomplicated laparascopic gall bladder surgery you may return within a week...The level of physical activity involved in your work determines how long you need to be away from it. ...Read more
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
What are some complications I may have if I return to work three weeks after lap. Gallbladder surgery. My job is strenuous and has a lot of heavy lift?
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
I just had gallbladder surgery yesterday, and ever since I woke up the tip of my tongue is numb. How long should this last?
Due to endotracheal:
Tube, Speak with your anestheologist
Possibly it is perminent ...Read more
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
"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
2nd day after gallbladder surgery still in pain with trapped gas how long till this goes away? Also having a stabbing feeling in right shoulder
2-3 days: Stabbing feeling in shoulder is probably trapped gas, it gets better. Give it another day. ...Read more
Just had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, currently work as nurse aide at a local hospital, my job involves moving & lifting patients when can I return?
It depends: Some people never have trouble with it, and some have near constant problems. See how you do in the first 6 week after, though it often gets better after that kind of time frame. ...Read more
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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