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Long Term Effects Of No Gall Bladder
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1 month: I usually tell my patients to avoid heavy lifting or activity for one month. ...Read more
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
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
About 2 weeks: Patients are generally sore for about two weeks but most can return to work after one week. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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