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Laproscopic gall bladder surgery 6 days ago; pain on right side from shoulder to kidney area, especially when breathing....should i be concerned?

Laproscopic gall bladder surgery 6 days ago; pain on right side from shoulder to kidney area, especially when breathing....should i be concerned?

Post operative pain: The pain described indicates irritation near the diaphragm area, as it is post operative period if the abdomen is tight and any fever with it have it checked out through your suregon ...Read more

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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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Why should someone have gall bladder surgery?

Why should someone have gall bladder surgery?

Indications: there are many indication, but most commonly due to gallstones and there possible sequelae to include abdominal pain, pancreatitis and cholangitis. Other reasons are large gallbladder polyps (precancerous concerns) or gallbladder cancer (far less common that stones). Others may have classic gallbladder type pain and no stones, but a emptying dysfunction called gallbladder dyskinesia ...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

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What kind of pain meds they give you after gall bladder surgery?

What kind of pain meds they give you after gall bladder surgery?

Depends on: How bad your pain is. Sometimes, surgeon will need to give narcotic injections, such as morphine or dilaudid. If pain is not so severe, oral narcotics, such as vicodin, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or codeine. I am sure your surgeon will prescribe enough pain meds to keep you comfortable after surgery. ...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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What causes persistant pain on left admoninal side after gall bladder surgery (8 months ago)?

What causes persistant pain on left admoninal side after gall bladder surgery (8 months ago)?

Most likely: Unrelated to the removal of your gallbladder but sometimes patients develop adhesion's after surgery that can cause pain. To determine if its new or related return to your surgeon and discuss your symptoms. They will help you navigate this issue and hopefully get you more comfortable. ...Read more

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Is gall bladder surgery done with scopes? How often do you need to make a bigger incision? Why?

Is gall bladder surgery done with scopes? How often do you need to make a bigger incision? Why?

Yes: It is called laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Conversion to an open procedure (bigger incision) is done when there are intraoperative complications or technical difficulties, probably 5-10% of the time. Risk of open surgery is increased for higher age (over 60), obesity, long hospital stay or operating time, elevated white blood cell counts, elevated alkaline phosphatase, thick gall bladder wall. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are the chances of a 95 year old surviving gall bladder surgery?

Help please? I want to know what are the chances of a 95 year old surviving gall bladder surgery?

Depends: Most of the issue would be the condition of the patient going into the operation. Mortality in that case is related to the co- morbidities, not age. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Definition)

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