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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of No Gall Bladder

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What is the long term side effects of gall bladder removal?

What is the long term side effects of gall bladder removal?

Almost nothing: There is no significant effects to having the gall bladder removed. You need no special diet once the gall bladder is gone. There is no truth to the stories about chronic diarrhea or food intolerance. There may be short term bowel urgency in some people. There is a remote possibility of bile stone formation in the native bile duct many years later, but it is quite rare. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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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If you have had your gall bladder removed, what were short term and long term side effects?

Very few, if any: Short term (2 weeks): pain from recovery from surgery. Long-term (more than 2 weeks): 1 in 10 people will notice if they eat fatty foods (especially restaurant foods --usually >50% fat), they will need to urgently moved their bowels with loose stool within 20 minutes. Not everyone experiences this, and those that do often find that it improves as the body adapts to the lack of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Does food take longer to digest when there is no gall bladder?

Does food take longer to digest when there is no gall bladder?

No: The body adapts to the missing gallbladder and it still gets the bile into the intestine to help with digeastion and absorption. Foods are still processed and digested at about the same speed. ...Read more

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How long will I be in hospital for gall bladder remova;?

How long will I be in hospital for gall bladder remova;?

Outpatient: Unless this is an emergency or for complicated gallbladder disease, it is usually a planned and scheduled laparoscopic surgery done as an outpatient. Can go home a few hours after the surgery is completed. ...Read more

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How long after removing my gall bladder until I can work again?

How long after removing my gall bladder until I can work again?

Depends: If it was removed laproscopically, you should be able to return within a week, but this is a discussion you need to have with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long can you live with gall bladder disease before it absolutely has to be removed?

Depends: What are your symptoms? If you have persistent nausea & vomiting with pain & inability to eat then do not wait. If you are having fevers or infection, do not delay care. If you are having blood test abnormalities or liver disease from gallstones, do not wait for care. ...Read more

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How long does it take for gall bladder laparoscopy?

How long does it take for gall bladder laparoscopy?

Outpatient procedure: For patients who are otherwise healthy, laprascopic removal of gallbladder takes about an hour of operating time and 6 hours in the facility. Then about a week of recovery at home. ...Read more

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How long can I wait to have my gall bladder removed for stones?

Depends: If the pain goes away and your liver function tests are normal, you can put off surgery by eating a low fat diet. Unfortunately, if you keep having episodes of pain or if you are diabetic, you will probably have to have surgery. ...Read more

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How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

7-10 days: In my experience most people will return to work in 7-10 days, however I have seen people return as soon as 3-4 days or as long as 2-3 weeks, especially if the work requires strenuous activity. ...Read more

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How long before I can resume a normal diet after gall bladder removal?

How long before I can resume a normal diet after gall bladder removal?

Soon: Start slowly, especially with eating too much fatty or greasy foods. Otherwise can eat other foods as soon as you feel ready. ...Read more

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How long does it take a 40 year old to recover from gall bladder removal?

How long does it take a 40 year old to recover from gall bladder removal?

Not long.: Most patients recover fully in 1-3 weeks from laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from gall bladder removal?

1-3 weeks: Depends on how you tolerate pain, how bad the gallbladder was, how extensive the surgery was, whether the surgeon had to open and a number of other factors but most people are doing well by 1 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long would it take until fit to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

Depends if it is: Open or laparoscopic surgery and what kind of work you do: physical labor v. Office work. If it is laparoscopic surgery and your job is not physical, typically one week or so. ...Read more

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How long does it takes to recover from gall bladder surgery?

How long does it takes to recover from gall bladder surgery?

Around 2 weeks: If done laparoscopically most patients can return to normal activity in 2 weeks or less, with exception of heavy lifting. Open cholecystectomy might take longer. ...Read more

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I had open gall bladder surgery how long will it take to be fully healed?

1 month: I usually tell my patients to avoid heavy lifting or activity for one month. ...Read more

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How long before I will be on a somewhat normal diet after gall bladder surgery?

How long before I will be on a somewhat normal diet after gall bladder surgery?

Few days: Usually can return to full normal diet in a few days, be careful with eating too much fatty greasy foods too soon. ...Read more

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I'm going on a cruise but first need gall bladder surgery. How long after surgery can I cruise safely?

I'm going on a cruise but first need gall bladder surgery. How long after surgery can I cruise safely?

If laparoscopic, 2 w: If it is done laparoscopically, possibly as soon as 2 weeks. If an Open procedure is done, most would recommend about 2 to 3 months. ...Read more

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How long off work after gall bladder surgery?

How long off work after gall bladder surgery?

Open or laparascopic: After a laparoscopic gall bladder removal, returning to work can happen in just a few days if all goes well. Open surgery (cholecystectomy) takes much longer to recover from. This assumes an elective operation with no infection before or after the procedure! ...Read more

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If gall bladder is leaking without treatment, what is prognosis? How long will one live?

If gall bladder is leaking without treatment, what is prognosis? How long will one live?

Gall bladder: Surely your surgeon will see you to take care of your leaking gall bladder.I presume that your Primary doctor referred you to a surgeon?

Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right side and have been having mucus stools with white tissue. I no longer have my gall bladder

I have pain in my right side and have been having mucus stools with white tissue. I no longer have my gall bladder

Other symptoms?: A pulled muscle is very possible? How long does it last? Have you tried any meds? Nausea? Fevers? Diarrhea? Would you say it is more related to food or activity? Causes include muscle strain, appy (less likely), herniae, colitises, enteritises, ibs, constipation. You should see your md for a complete history and physical exam. They may want to do studies as well. Fell better ...Read more

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How long after a meal do gall bladder pains begin?

How long after a meal do gall bladder pains begin?

Anywhere 30-90 min.: Pain from acute cholelithiasis or gallstones occurs anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes after meals, consists of right upper abdominal or epigastric pain, lasts for several hours, and can radiate to the right scapula or back. ...Read more

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How long would it take for my gall bladder surgery scars to disappear?

How long would it take for my gall bladder surgery scars to disappear?

Gradually: These small scars usually slowly become lighter in color and softer over 3-6 months. Can also try some of the drug store medications for scars like "mederma" or "neosporin scar" for example. ...Read more

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How long do docs recommend I should I expect to be sore from a gall bladder surgery?

About 2 weeks: Patients are generally sore for about two weeks but most can return to work after one week. ...Read more

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How long after a gall bladder removal does it take for pancreatic inflammation to go away?

How long after a gall bladder removal does it take for pancreatic inflammation to go away?

Depends on severity: I assume that you developed biliary pancreatitis, i.e. Pancreatitis due to passage of a gallstone. Taking the gallbladder out reduces the risk of recurrent episodes of acute pancreatitis, but does not speed up resolution of the initial attack. Therefore the timing for resolution depends on the severity of the initial episode and the degree of damage. This may be weeks to months - follow with gi. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after having gall bladder surgery to lay on my stomach?

Until Pain Subsides: After gallbladder surgery, you may feel bloated and your incisions will be sore to touch. Anything that increases pressure in your abdomen (changing position from sitting to standing, lifting, etc.) will cause discomfort. You can lie on your stomach if it doesn't cause pain, but be careful not to get up or turn suddenly. Follow your surgeon's instructions about activity and pain meds. ...Read more

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How long after gall bladder surgery can I use the elliptical exercise machine?

Exercise: I let my post-laparoscopic patients do cardio anytime after surgery when the patient feels well. The only restriction for most is no heavy lifting for one week after surgery. If you think you are ready, enjoy! ...Read more

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How long can someone have complications from a bad gall bladder? The soreness I have is on my right flank when I push up under my rib..

Wide Range: Gallbladder symptoms can last from a a few minutes to persistent symptoms until the gallbladder is removed. Symptoms can also vary widely and the severity of those symptoms can vary independent of the number or size of stones in the gallbladder. Persistent symptoms should prompt you to see a physician. ...Read more

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I recently had my gall bladder removed. One week later a kidney stone was detected. Could this develope from surgery or was the stone there for a long time? Pain is same before gall bladder was removed.

I recently had my gall bladder removed. One week later a kidney stone was detected. Could this develope from surgery or was the stone there for a long time? Pain is same before gall bladder was removed.

Unrelated: Kidney stone and gallstones would entirely be unrelated, and the kidney stone would not be related to your surgery. You may still be healing and having surgical discomfort from the gallbladder surgery and the kidney stone may just be present. If the kidney stone is entering or blocking the ureter, then the kidney stone may cause pain. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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