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How to get rid of sickness after gallbladder surgery stay sick all time?

How to get rid of sickness after gallbladder surgery stay sick all time?

Get evaluated: If you are still sick after gallbladder surgery, then get in to see your surgeon, to evaluate you for a post operative problem. If you are free of post operative problem, then an additional diagnosis needs to be considered. Okay to ask about a stomach scope/egd, a tech hida scan and blood lab tests. Good luck.

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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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How do I get rid of a rash on my stomach from gallbladder surgery?

How do I get rid of a rash on my stomach from gallbladder surgery?

Rash: Some of the surgical "soaps" that are used to disinfect the skin before surgery can be irritating to the skin. If it is a contact dermatitis then benedryl cream will help with the itch and cortisone cream will help with the rash. You should probably at least contact your surgeon to see if he/she wants to evaluate it before treatment.

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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??

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.

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I had gallbladder surgery 4 years ago. I have had constant stomach issues since then. I have bloating, nausea, burning in stomach what could it be?

I had gallbladder surgery 4 years ago. I have had constant stomach issues since then. I have bloating, nausea, burning in stomach what could it be?

Many things: There are many things that could cause your symptoms, including gastritis. If you have tried antacids without relief, it is time to see your gastroenterologist for a complete workup.

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My doctor advised me to have gallbladder surgery following several tests ct, ultra-sound & hide? I have had abdominal pain accompanied with bloating following eating small amounts of food. Rarely eat greasy foods occasionally eat chili/mexican foods or

My doctor advised me to have gallbladder surgery following several tests ct, ultra-sound & hide? I have had abdominal pain accompanied with bloating following eating small amounts of food. Rarely eat greasy foods occasionally eat chili/mexican foods or

Get it out: Generally, gallbladder disease is definitively treated with surgical removal of gallbladder. If you have had such an extensive evaluation/work-up and recommendation is surgery, you should really consider it. You should discuss with your family physician and a mis surgeon. Removal of gallbladder (cholecystectomy) is routinely removed minimally invasive.

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Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can be done to get rid of it and the pain?

Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can be done to get rid of it and the pain?

Why scar tissue?: Scar tissue by itself doesn't usually cause pain. Have you ruled-out other causes of the pain? Ulcers? Gastritis? Pancreatitis? A retained bile duct stone? Incisional hernia? If no other cause can be found it might be due (indirectly) related to scar tissue if the scar was pinching your bowel or bile ducts.... Surgery could help to cut the scars but only after no other cause is found.

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Since my abdominal surgery I've been retaining water horribly. What is the best/safest way to get rid of water retention and bloating? Can you?

Since my abdominal surgery I've been retaining water horribly. What is the best/safest way to get rid of water retention and bloating? Can you?

Several causes...: Your fluid retention may be from the intravenous fluids you received during your operation and recovery. You may also be (relatively), malnourished, with decreased protein stores which can also cause swelling. Follow up with your surgeon. Good luck, feel better.

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I haven't been diagnosed with sleep apnea but pretty sure I have it. I am suppose to have gallbladder surgery wed. Should I get study done first?

I haven't been diagnosed with sleep apnea but pretty sure I have it. I am suppose to have gallbladder surgery wed. Should I get study done first?

No: Let your anesthesiologist know. If it is surgery center inquire about policies there. If it is a hospital your surgeon can help arrange preliminary evaluation while you are there. If your procedure is not urgent, discuss with your surgeon what he thinks the best cause of action. Obstructive sa is not contraindication for surgery.

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Gallbladder surgery 2 months ago. If I use my abdomen to lift my kids gallbladder side get swollen. A little painful and cant sit straight. Normal?

Gallbladder surgery 2 months ago. If I use my abdomen to lift my kids gallbladder side get swollen. A little painful and cant sit straight. Normal?

Surgeon: Follow up with your surgeon. You may not be ready for strenuous activity. Sometimes surgery sites are associated with hernias. Have it checked and if unclear an ultrasound may help. I hope you recover soon.

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What happens if you need gallbladder surgery and you do not get it?

What happens if you need gallbladder surgery and you do not get it?

PAIN AND PROBLEMS: If you are having gb symptoms and forego the surgery, the bloating, nausea, and pain will continue. This can be moderated by eating a lower fat diet. Gallstones may eventually pass into the bile system, and cause jaundice or pancreatitis. Long standing chronic gb inflammation can lead to gb cancer, but that is rare. Laparoscopic gb surgery is usually a safe procedure. Speak to your surgeon.

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Should I get gallbladder surgery for bilary dyskinesia?

Should I get gallbladder surgery for bilary dyskinesia?

Depends: On the symptoms. Did the hida scan reproduce the symptoms? Those whose symptons are reproduced have a better chance of improving with surgery. About 80% get better with surgery, leaving 20% no better or worse with GI symptoms & diarrhea when eating some foods. Need to review your symptoms carefully with your treating doctor before seeing a surgeon.

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Is it possible for you to get thrush from gallbladder surgery?

Is it possible for you to get thrush from gallbladder surgery?

Yes, especially: If you were on antibiotics or you have diabetes. Show it to your doctor for correct diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of occult diabetes.

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Is it ok to get a tattoo a week before getting gallbladder surgery?

Is it ok to get a tattoo a week before getting gallbladder surgery?

Not recommended: In general, it is best to take care of one thing at a time. Although tattoos have a low complication rate, there are problems that can occur, such as severe skin infections. I would recommend that you take care of your gallbladder first, and when fully recovered, you can think about getting your tattoo.

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Is it possible to get a gallbladder attack after gallbladder surgery? Sometimes I get sharp pains out of no where on my right side of my abdomen.

May be: Something else. How long ago was your surgery? If the surgery was recent then muscle and gas pains can come and go & sometimes can be worse with large or fatty meals. If the surgery was longer ago then see your family doctor for an evaluation as pains can come from many sources.

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I had gallbladder surgery on 3 20 12. Why do I still get tired and have slight pain in my stomach?

I had gallbladder surgery on 3 20 12. Why do I still get tired and have slight pain in my stomach?

Cuts: Well you had a big operation and your body is recovering so you feel tired. The abomen hurts because of the inflammation form the cut or cuts.

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I smoked weed an I have to get gallbladder surgery next week. Will they know at all?

I smoked weed an I have to get gallbladder surgery next week. Will they know at all?

Well: If they do a drug test which includes testing for THC then yes they may know, but there is a chance it will have cleared out of your system by then. If you are a one time smoker it could be in urine for up to 7 days, if a regular smoker then up to 3 months or so.

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I'm 2 wks post op after gallbladder surgery and I get really weak still is this normal?

I'm 2 wks post op after gallbladder surgery and I get really weak still is this normal?

Yes: Becoming fatigued easily is very common after abdominal surgery, and can last for months is some cases, bit should not be that long after laparoscopic surgery. Make sure to bring it up with your surgeon at the postop appointment. Hope this helps!

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I'm currently waiting for a gallbladder surgery. Cramps from hunger but cant handle eating much food. What should I do to get enough? Low fat diet.

I'm currently waiting for a gallbladder surgery. Cramps from hunger but cant handle eating much food. What should I do to get enough? Low fat diet.

Protein Shakes: Come in a number of brands and flavors... mixed with low fat Ice Cream they will support your nutrition with low volume supplements! Just a thought Hope it helps! Dr Z

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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