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What to do after gall bladder removal? I'm 29

What to do after gall bladder removal? I'm 29

Usually nothing: Gallbladder is a vestigial storage organ for bile, so that enzymes can pour out in large amounts to help digest foods that animals would eat in large amounts infrequently. In humans, it does not serve a useful purpose because we eat smaller amounts more frequently than do wild animals. You can get transient painful episodes mimicking gallbladder colic after surgical removal, but it will resolve. ...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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Infection in bellybutton after gall bladder removal?

Infection in bellybutton after gall bladder removal?

See your surgeon: Wound infections after surgery need to be evaluated by the surgeon, may need open wound packing, and will likely need antibiotics to prevent worsening or spreading of the infection. ...Read more

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Constipation after gall bladder removal and what are the remedies?

Constipation after gall bladder removal and what are the remedies?

The more common ..: Problem after gall bladder removal is diarrhea as bile is constantly flowing now into the intestine. Often, if constipation occurs it is related to the effects of anesthesia, inactivity, and narcotic pain killers used post-operatively. The usual treatments--high fiber diet, lots of water, exercise--apply. A stool softener or laxative such a Miralax (polyethylene glycol) may be recommended. ...Read more

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Gallstone-like pain 2 years after gall bladder removal, what to do?

Gallstone-like pain 2 years after gall bladder removal, what to do?

Best thing to do: Is to return to the surgeon who performed your gallbladder operation. It can be any number of post-cholecystectomy problems, such as retained stone, liver disease, pancreatitis, etc. If you cannot reach a surgeon, get to a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What to eat after gall bladder removal by scope?

What to eat after gall bladder removal by scope?

Should be able: To eat fairly normally, eventually. Early after surgery eat small, light, non-fat foods. As you heal & feel better over a few weeks or less you should be able to return to eating all normal foods. Fatty or greasy foods cause some people to feel bloating, gas or diarrhea after surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms after gall bladder removal?

Yes : Some patients do not feel complete resolution of abdominal discomforts with gallbladder surgery. Other possible causes of pain can be gastritis, stomach ulcer, bile duct spasm, kidney issue, etc. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

What to do if I have pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

Sphincter?: Spasm can occur at the entrance of common bile duct into duodenum, called sphincter of oddi dyskinesia. Prolonged spasm causes similar pain as gall bladder disease. Sometimes patients have to be scoped to make this diagnosis. Gastroenterolgist visualizes area and performs manometrics in adults. Rx available, stent, etc. In some hands hida scan can be very suggestive of this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to be having pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

Is it normal for me to be having pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

Possibly: Depending on how long it has been since the surgery, this may be normal. After about a month, you should have very little abdominal pain. Right upper quadrant pain beyond that should be investigated. There can be fluid that collects where the gallbladder was, and there can be scar tissue ("adhesions") that can be painful. See your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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Will you lose weight easily after gall bladder removal?

Will you lose weight easily after gall bladder removal?

No.: For most people, removing the gallbladder has no effect on the ability to diet. Some people will have (transient) malabsorption of fats which can contribute to weight loss. Others will actually gain weight since the (fatty) foods that used to cause pain can now be tolerated. Bottom line: do not undergo surgery with the expectation to lose weight. ...Read more

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What diet should I follow after gall bladder removal operation I'm 29?

What diet should I follow after gall bladder removal operation I'm 29?

Low fat: Initially after gallbladder surgery you need to follow a low-fat diet but after several weeks you can begin to reintroduce fatty or greasy foods you should tolerate these well eventually, you should be a will to follow an unrestricted diet following cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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My friend died a day after gall bladder removal would like to know what may have caused this?

My friend died a day after gall bladder removal would like to know what may have caused this?

Death after surgery: I am sorry for the loss of your friend. There are a number of possibilities. It is important for you to speak w/the doctor who did the surgery or at least see the death certificate. If you find out the information you seek I hope it brings you peace. Even if you don't, work toward adjusting to life lived differently now. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When can I have sex again after gall bladder removal?

When can I have sex again after gall bladder removal?

4 weeks : Although it varies from surgeon to surgeon, 4 weeks of abstaining from intercourse is a standard recommendation. ...Read more

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Drinking wine daily after gall bladder removal. Is this ok?

Drinking wine daily after gall bladder removal. Is this ok?

Depends on: The amount of wine, but in moderation it should not be harmful. ...Read more

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What's the sound in stomach, after gall bladder removal?

Borborygmi: After gallbladder removal if you eat fatty food, which you cannot digest well, there may be increased activity of your intestines due to irritation from the undigested fat. The increased sound is called borborygmi. Try to decrease fatty or greasy food. ...Read more

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After gall bladder removal is a special diet necessary?

After gall bladder removal is a special diet necessary?

Usually no special : For most people, after gallbladder surgery, they can eat all normal foods. It is always best to eat healthy foods. ...Read more

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Can you give me some suggestions for after gall bladder removal?

Many: If your surgery is done laparoscopic, then refrain from strenuous activity x 3 weeks. I advise my patients to eat "light" for the 1st 24 hours (soup, toast, etc), then increase diet as tolerated. Most patients have no food intolerances; a few have fatty food intolerance. A few patients have post- prandial diarrhea. In these, I prescribe Colestid (colestipol) or questran, which resolves the situation. ...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?

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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What kind of food is suitable for after gall bladder removal in a teen?

What kind of food is suitable for after gall bladder removal in a teen?

Avoid fat: Initially bland in the post-op period. Afterwards avoid large fatty meals. ...Read more

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

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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After gall bladder removal can gall stones develop elsewhere in the body instead.eg the liver?

After gall bladder removal can gall stones develop elsewhere in the body instead.eg the liver?

Yes, in a small: Minority of cases, stones can form in the common duct, which connects the liver to duodenum. If you are having symptoms, you should see a doctor for full exam and tests. It could still be some other problem too. ...Read more

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I have just been told I have sludge in the lumen the BCD dilated to 1.5 CM after gall bladder removal will this mean more surgery please?

I have just been told I have sludge in the lumen the BCD dilated to 1.5 CM after gall bladder removal will this mean more surgery please?

Not Necessarily: Increasing size of the Common Bile Duct is normal after having your gallbladder removed. Unless you are having recurrent symptoms, I don't think you need surgery. You may need to have an upper endoscopy to open the valve so the sludge can be drained easier from the duct. That will be up to you, your symptoms and your surgeon/endoscopist. ...Read more

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Pain around belly button after gall bladder removal surgery?

More Information...: It's hard to give an exact answer without more information, however if your surgery was done laparoscopically usually one of the incisions is made in or around the belly button for placement of the camera. Your pain might be because of this incision. Do you have an incision there? The best thing to do is contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Cholecystectomy clips seen in right upper abdomen in lumber X-ray taken 4 years after gall bladder removal. No symptoms. Any problem?

Cholecystectomy clips seen in right upper abdomen in lumber X-ray taken 4 years after gall bladder removal. No symptoms. Any problem?

Expected finding: Clips related to prior surgeries are frequently seen on follow up imaging done for other reasons and usually of only incidental note. ...Read more

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Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Common problems: Back pain is common after abdominal surgery due to position on the operating table. Problems with bowel movements are also common, due to pain meds and stress of surgical procedure and general anesthesia. These should all slowly get better within 6-12 weeks after the operation. There is of course high variability Amon individuals. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Tender upper stomach with diarrhea after gall bladder removal. It's been over a year. Diarrhea or loose stools seems to be persistent. Stomach upset.

Tender upper stomach with diarrhea after gall bladder removal. It's been over a year. Diarrhea or loose stools seems to be persistent. Stomach upset.

See your surgeon: Loose stools and diarrhea after gallbladder surgery can be effectively managed with a bile acid binding resin medication in many cases. Questran (cholestyramine) is a brand name. See your surgeon about this, and consider upper and lower endoscopy as well for a complete evaluation of your GI tract. ...Read more

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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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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