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Doctor insights on: Life Expectancy After Gallbladder Removal

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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After gallbladder removal? Do we have side effects life long if we eat fatty foods?

After gallbladder removal? Do we have side effects life long if we eat fatty foods?

No.: Hi, in the first few weeks after a gall bladder removal a few pts may get some diarrhea but this resolves soon. Over time most patients who have had their gall bladder removed for the appropriate reasons have no trouble whatsoever and lead a normal life. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can I expect 3 months after gallbladder removal?

What can I expect 3 months after gallbladder removal?

Overall better: Some have diarrhea, which typically resolves. Pain should resolve. May ;#40;likely;#41; get internal scars ;#40;adhesions;#41; which usually cause no problems, but might cause pain. Rarely recurrent stones. Most people feel much better. ...Read more

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What are normal complications after gallbladder removal?

What are normal complications after gallbladder removal?

Long list: There is a long list of a potential complication from gallbladder surgery
do you mean what would you expect your body will do or complication that could happen during surgery and you might be feeling it now
after surgery patient will feel tired, drained, fatigue
some might not tolerate specific food
some will have diarrhea some will have constipation
some will have more pain than others
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What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

Ask your surgeon: "Problems" is a very broad and vague word. Covers constipation to blood clots to infection to urgency. Ask your surgeon about any concerns. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain 1 month after gallbladder removal?

What to do if I have pain 1 month after gallbladder removal?

You should: Consult with your surgeon or gi specialist, because it can be occult infection, alkaline reflux gastritis, pancreatitis, or other causes. ...Read more

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Could you still eat whatever you want after gallbladder removal?

Could you still eat whatever you want after gallbladder removal?

After a period: Of adjustment of several weeks, you should be able to tolerate a regular diet. Ask your surgeon for specific advice regarding your case. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not have much of an appetite after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to not have much of an appetite after gallbladder removal?

Yes: The combination of general anesthesia, laparoscopy, and gallbladder removal usually leads to a decreased appetite +/-nausea for a few days after surgery. I advise my patients to " listen to their body"....Don't push food, wait for one's appetite to return. I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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What to eat after gallbladder removal surgery?

What to eat after gallbladder removal surgery?

Healthy: Though many patients don't have much problem with their usual diet after gb surgery, many found themselves intolerant of certain foods (fried, rich food...), with varying symptoms (bloating, loose bm, flatulence...). Take the opportunity to adopt a more healthy dietary selection. ...Read more

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Why is my urine dark after gallbladder removal?

Why is my urine dark after gallbladder removal?

Dark urine can mean: Elevated bilirubin in blood or blood in urine, among other things. The former can be complication of surgery, so contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat fat after gallbladder removal?

Is it safe to eat fat after gallbladder removal?

Yes, but...: ...About 20% of people will have diarrhea (early on) after eating fatty food. The gallbladder's function is to store bile and deliver it to the intestine to absorb fats. Most people w/stones have lost this storage function prior to its removal and don't miss this function. For those that do develop diarrhea, many eventually adjust or they may take bile salts by mouth to compensate. ...Read more

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Is eggplant safe to eat after gallbladder removal?

Is eggplant safe to eat after gallbladder removal?

Post cholecystectomy: Generally speaking as long as it is prepared without fatty ingredients or addiditves. Patients after cholecystectomy should be on a low-fat low-cholesterol diet the first four to six weeks to ease and aid in processing of fatty foods. ...Read more

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How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

A couple of weeks: Assuming you had an uneventful laparoscopic cholecystectomy, have resumed a normal diet, have no GI symptoms like anorexia or nausea, have no history of gastritis or liver disease, and are not taking any other new medications including narcotics, consult your surgeon during the post-op check, about a small amount of wine. If you tolerate this, like all good things, moderate the amount you drink. ...Read more

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Is diahrrea a natural thing after gallbladder removal?

Is diahrrea a natural thing after gallbladder removal?

Common: About 20% of people will have diarrhea (early on) especially after eating fatty food. The gallbladder's function is to store bile and deliver it to the intestine to absorb fats. Most people w/stones have lost this storage function prior to its removal and don't miss this function. For those that do develop diarrhea, many eventually adjust or they may take bile salts by mouth to compensate. ...Read more

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What should be the precautions after gallbladder removal?

Gall bladder removal: You want to limit fatty food intake as you will not handle it as well after the removal of your gall bladder. Diarrhea is much more likely to be an issue if you do not make sure to add fiber to your diet. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diaharea after gallbladder removal?

Bile salts: After gb removal, bile is still produced by the liver and still flows into the intestine but instead of having a gallbladder full of bile empty every time you eat there is instead a constant trickle of bile into the intestines which can play havoc on your digestion. Still, every person is different. See this excellent article: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/gallbladder-removal-diet/my01815. ...Read more

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Pain after gallbladder removal surgery. What can I take for this?

How long ago: Was your surgery? Was it laparoscopic? You can expect to have incisional pain while healing up from surgery. When this is over, you should feel better. Some patients get colicky pain for a few weeks until your system gets accustomed to absence of storage organ. Ask your surgeon what to expect at what point in time after surgery. Persistent pain, fever, vomiting, or jaundice are danger signs. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! What foods can I eat after gallbladder removal?

Low Fat Diet: There isn't a post gallbladder removal diet. You may have diarrhea after your gallbladder has been removed. Avoid high-fat foods, fried foods, and greasy foods. Increase the fiber in your diet. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bleeding down below after gallbladder removal?

What to do if I have bleeding down below after gallbladder removal?

Kind of normal: Female could experience some hormonal changes that would affect their cycle after any surgery
if persisted after more than two cycles see your physician or if it becomes too heavy do not wait see your physician. ...Read more

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How to figure out why I can't lose weight after gallbladder removal?

How to figure out why I can't lose weight after gallbladder removal?

Watch what to eat: People after having their gallbladder remove could eat anything they want so they do gain weight
having gallbladder surgery does not make people lose weight
some might lose few pounds from any surgery
you want to lose weight watch what you eat. ...Read more

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What can cause an elevated billirubin count after gallbladder removal?

Depends on level: Some minor elevation of bilirubin can occur from swelling of the bile duct but should be very short lived. Marked elevation or prolonged elevation (assuming normal levels pre-operatively) should be evaluated promptly, with ultrasound and in some cases, x-rays of the bile duct (also called ERCP or mrcp). Any other associated symptom, like abdominal pain, fever, should necessitate emergent tests. ...Read more

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Is rum ok after gallbladder removal? I've had it removed almost 2 years ago

Yes: 2yrs after presumably uncomplicated gallbladder removal, you can drink anything you want as long as there's no other reason such as alcoholism. In general, we don't recommend more than one drink/day for ladies & two per day for men. Cheers! ...Read more

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What can cause recurring gallbladder attack symptoms after gallbladder removal?

What can cause recurring gallbladder attack symptoms after gallbladder removal?

Retained stone: A retained bile duct stone. Need a ERCP perhaps.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007479.htm ...Read more

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I keep getting pain in my right side (after gallbladder removal) but doctors haven't picked anything up and say its nothing. What do I do?

I keep getting pain in my right side (after gallbladder removal) but doctors haven't picked anything up and say its nothing. What do I do?

Pain s/p gallbladder: Can be retained stone-, scarring, biliary (bile duct)dyskinesia, or adhesions (adhesions- sticking of surfaces after surgery is hard to detect except visually at laproscopy), check lipase for pancreas effects and for h pylori a stomach bacteria that may be complicating the picture. MRCP can help f/u w/doc

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3473449/ ...Read more

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Is fatigue after gallbladder removal normal?

Yes: But, this should resolve quickly. I would expect someone to be back to normal after 1 or maybe 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Why am I having green stool after gallbladder removal?

It's bile: Before gallbladder removal, it stored bile and emptied when u are food. So the bile was mixed in with food. Now the bile is running through ur GI tract even without food hence change in color. It may get better over a yr or so. It is not harmful to u, however. ...Read more

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Liver enzymes high after gallbladder removal, is this normal?

Liver enzymes high after gallbladder removal, is this normal?

Depends: Some temporary mild increase in liver function blood tests can occur early after gallbladder surgery. If there is worsening liver blood tests, jaundice, vomiting, increasing abdominal pain, recurrent vomiting or other concerns, then call and see your surgeon very soon. ...Read more

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Still in pain after gallbladder removal?

Still in pain after gallbladder removal?

How long?: I suspect it was done by laporoscopy. Pain should not be present after several weeks. If that long, then see your surgeon or gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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What foods to eat after gallbladder removal?

What foods to eat after gallbladder removal?

Healthy foods: Previously you may be getting gb attacks with fried food, now you no longer will get. With or without, gb should be eating lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, less red meats, more fish and required vitamins and minerals, plenty of exercise, and you feel good. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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