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10 days post op from gallbladder removal. Lethargic and have flu like symptoms, tired, chills, no appetite but no fever. Should I call the doc?

10 days post op from gallbladder removal. Lethargic and have flu like symptoms, tired, chills, no appetite but no fever. Should I call the doc?

Mgt: I would advise being seen by your PCP. They can then call the surgeon as indicated. It may be a self limited illness, but since you are in the post operative period, monitoring your temperature is important. ...Read more

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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Is it normal to experience chills and sweating several days after a routine laparoscopic appendectomy? Otherwise I have no pain or fever.

Is it normal to experience chills and sweating several days after a routine laparoscopic appendectomy? Otherwise I have no pain or fever.

Yes but: Yes it is normal to have chills and sweating after this kind of surgery. It is the way the body absorbed and metabolized residual infection. But if keep persisting that is not normal. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder removed on Sunday. Came home Tuesday and tonight I'm running fever 99.6?

Had gallbladder removed on Sunday. Came home Tuesday and tonight I'm running fever 99.6?

Deep breathe & cough: Most common for low grade temperature a few days after surgery is atelectasis. You need to take frequent deep inhalations and cough to open the lungs up. The second common cause of low grade temp is dehydration. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Both these measures ensure a smoother post op recovery. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a low grade fever (99.1-99.3) on the day the gallbladder is removed?

Is it normal to have a low grade fever (99.1-99.3) on the day the gallbladder is removed?

Post-op fever.: It wouldn’t be unusual for you to experience a temperature elevation within 24 hours of an operation. The cutting results in the body wanting to heal itself. And healing is accomplished by inflammation. The cells of inflammation release pyrogens, which elevate the temperature a bit. So a low grade fever (< 100.4) would be OK in those first 24 hours, assuming you’re healing well otherwise. ...Read more

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Pain in right side, I got my gallbladder removed 6 months ago, not nasuated or running fever, what could this be?

Pain in right side, I got my gallbladder removed 6 months ago, not nasuated or running fever, what could this be?

Post cholecystectomy: If it is in the area of your prior surgery it could be scar tissue in the abdomen from prior surgery. Duodenal inflammation could also be a possibility. ...Read more

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Aftr gallbladder surgery on09-11-2012 my wife is having fever in the evening 05 hrs, taking trizolid-600 from last 04days, now fever only 02 hrs.?

Aftr gallbladder surgery on09-11-2012 my wife is having fever in the evening 05 hrs, taking trizolid-600 from last 04days, now fever only 02 hrs.?

Trizolid...: Is one of the international brand names for linezolid, a relatively new antimicrobial. What is being treated? Are other antimicrobials being used? ...Read more

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Aftr gallbladder surgery on09-11-2012 my wife is having fever in the evening 5 hrs, taking trizolid-600 from last 04days, now fever only 2 hrs. Tips?

Aftr gallbladder surgery on09-11-2012 my wife is having fever in the evening 5 hrs, taking trizolid-600 from last 04days, now fever only 2 hrs. Tips?

Antibiotic/fever: Daily fever of 5 hours, six months after gallbladder surgery is concerning. Fever might not be related to surgery. However, if your doc started your wife on oral antibiotic (trizolid is anti staph/mrsa) and she is responding with less time febrile, that implies an infection exists. Okay to ask your doc where the infection is located. Imaging, ct scan of abdomen may have been done/could help. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder dysfunction cause a fever of 100.0?

Possibly: Inflammation by obstruction or irritation by stones can produce low-grade fever. Simple dysfunction as determined by testing usually does not produce fever. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder removel last thursday, I've got a fever?

I had gallbladder removel last thursday, I've got a fever?

See your doctor: You could have one of a number of infections. Wound infection, infection of gallbladder bed, urinary tract infection, antibiotic induced colitis. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder disease cause low grade fevers over a couple months? Highest has been 99.7

Could gallbladder disease cause low grade fevers over a couple months? Highest has been 99.7

Unlikely: Acute cholecystitis is an illness that resembles acute appendicitis, which doesn't last 2 months. Cholangitis, an inflammation of the biliary ducts, is another febrile illness but with a more malignant course not lasting 2 months either. I suspect another cause for your subfebrile illness. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago and am running a fever of 100.3. What should I do?

I had gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago and am running a fever of 100.3. What should I do?

Call your doctor: You should not have a fever at this point after surgery. It may or may not be a problem. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I got results from a Hida scan and my gallbladder function is 18%. I've also been having low grade fevers. Would this cause the fevers?

I got results from a Hida scan and my gallbladder function is 18%. I've also been having low grade fevers. Would this cause the fevers?

Doubtful: Low gallbladder ejection fraction is thought inve a disease called biliary dyskinesia, a functional problem with the gallbladder. This should not cause the fever. It may however prompt you to get your gallbladder removed surgically, which may help symptoms of pain, particularly if the medicine they gave you for the test reproduced the pain. This is done by a general surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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A friend of mine has had 3 days of intense gallbladder pain, its gone now. She's had nauasea, fever of 101-103 and her gallbladder is full of stones.

A friend of mine has had 3 days of intense gallbladder pain, its gone now. She's had nauasea, fever of 101-103 and her gallbladder is full of stones.

ER: It sounds like your friend may have acute cholecystitis, or inflammation of the gallbladder. This may require emergency surgery. Have them go to the ER and get evaluated. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have no idea why my temp has been elevated for last two months. Found out gallbladder fraction is 9%. Could fever be from that? Cbc ok. Metabolic ok

I have no idea why my temp has been elevated for last two months. Found out gallbladder fraction is 9%. Could fever be from that? Cbc ok. Metabolic ok

Fever: Not likely from gall bladder. You have what is called a fuo (fever of unknown origin) and you have to keep looking for the cause (along with seeing your doctors). ...Read more

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I found out today that gallbladder is at 9%. Some drs tell me that I could run low grade fever and some say not. I don't have any stones. Comes and goes?

I found out today that gallbladder is at 9%. Some drs tell me that I could run low grade fever and some say not. I don't have any stones. Comes and goes?

Symptoms too?: Fever is non-specific and doesn't point at the gb alone. Do you have any typical gb symptoms like pain after meals in the ruq? Some illnesses of the gb are caused by build up of cholesterol inside the wall of the gallbladder. No stones will be seen. If you have RUQ pain and 9% ejection fraction from the gallbladder not emptying properly, consider discussing these findings with a general surgeon. ...Read more

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I am 4 days post gallbladder removal surgery & very nauseous today, is this normal? If so how long should this last? My incisions look great/no fever

I am 4 days post gallbladder removal surgery & very nauseous today, is this normal? If so how long should this last? My incisions look great/no fever

You might be: Reacting to pain meds or anesthetic agents. If you don't have fever or pain, it should pass within several hours. Ask your surgeon to prescribe nausea medicine if it persists. ...Read more

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Gallbladder symptoms Tuesday non-emergent per doc. Now I have a low grade fever 99.5-99.7, pain and nausea. Is this emergent?

Gallbladder symptoms Tuesday non-emergent per doc. Now I have a low grade fever 99.5-99.7, pain and nausea. Is this emergent?

You decide: Head to the ER if any doubt regarding recurrent or worsening symptoms with sequelae like tenderness, vomiting, fever. ...Read more

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I have middle back pain constant for a week no fever or vomiting can I be my gallbladder?

Not gallbladder: Usually, gallbladder pain is severe, right upper quadrant pain which is caused or worsened by eating fatty foods. At its worst, it can radiate through to the bottom corner of the right scapula. This constant, central back pain is from something else. ...Read more

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Should I go to a and e or gp with gallbladder pain and fever? Panadol (acetaminophen) and neurofen not working.

Should I go to a and e or gp with gallbladder pain and fever? Panadol (acetaminophen) and neurofen not working.

Cholecystitis: If you have pain in the right upper section of your abdomen, particularly after a high fat meal. Then yes go to your primary or ER. Other signs are pain with deep inspiration (because the diaphram pushes down on the liver and the gallbladder lies under that). Also if your eyes or skin are a bit yellow. ...Read more

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Just had gallbladder surgery a week ago and been really nauseated and clammy but no fever. Does milk help with nausea?

Just had gallbladder surgery a week ago and been really nauseated and clammy but no fever. Does milk help with nausea?

Ginger for nausea: I don't believe milk helps with nausea but Ginger tea or gingerale will help nausea. Ginger tea is really strong so super slowly. If you're nausea continues call your surgeon. ...Read more

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My last gallbladder attack was sunday 11pm since then I've had pain. Very tender to touch. No fever a bit of nausea. Pain relief in certain positions?

My last gallbladder attack was sunday 11pm since then I've had pain. Very tender to touch. No fever a bit of nausea. Pain relief in certain positions?

Cholecystitis: Typically right upper abdominal pain as you described would be evaluated with liver lab tests and an ultrasound. I recommend semi-urgent/urgent medical evaluation, especially if you know you have gallstones. If cholecystitis is diagnosed, surgery would likely be recommended. There are other causes which can often be diagnosed with few tests. ...Read more

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F, 63, what can mom eat afterercp? She's on antibiotic as she's low fever 2 days ago, but back to normal now. Doc suggest 2do gallbladder removal in july.

F, 63, what can mom eat afterercp? She's on antibiotic as she's low fever 2 days ago, but back to normal now. Doc suggest 2do gallbladder removal in july.

Low fat diet: If she has symptoms due gall stones the way you are describing need removal it is a simple low risk procedure, follow your doctors advise. Balanced low fat diet may help to prevent an attach. ...Read more

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Been having sharp pain in lower (R) side of stomach and belly button. Can't keep anything down 99.7 fever. I do not have a gallbladder.?

Could be appendix: Or kidney stone. You should get to a doctor asap. It could also be any number of other conditions, some of them serious. ...Read more

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Hida scan 7% ef. Pain low grade fevers. Surgeon questions gallbladder as cause. How can that be. To have ultra soy d. Neg and CT opinions wanted?

GB stiff: Even though no stones, the gallbladder muscle can become sluggish and not eject bile like it should. The hidda scan discovers this dysfunction in way gb works to eject bile into the intestine. The other studies (including ultrasound and ct) look at architecture and not function. That is why the hidda scan is more useful to determine that gb is cause of your right upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Having bad gallbladder pain with constant nausa, occasional vomiting but no fever What to do? Waiting for gallbladder removal

Having bad gallbladder pain with constant nausa, occasional vomiting but no fever What to do? Waiting for gallbladder removal

Abdominal pain: If surgery is going to be soon, for now if you are not on medical therapies for symptom control, you may want to talk to your PCP. Some herbal remedies for nausea include ginger. Also OTC antacid remedies may also help with your symptoms. Talk to your PCP. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder removed in 2 days haven't been hungry bloated bad and pooping water for 2 days no puking no fever can you help?

Had gallbladder removed in 2 days haven't been hungry bloated bad and pooping water for 2 days no puking no fever can you help?

Stay hydrated: This can be normal after the operation, but youust stay hydrated. As long as you're not vomiting drink plenty of water or sports drink. If you cannot do this, call your surgeon straight away. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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


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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more