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Nerve Damage After Gallbladder Surgery
Have irritated or damaged nerve or nerves from having laparoscopy gallbladder surgery what is the best way to cure this problem?
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Larascopic gallbladder surgery 4 weeks ago. After 2wks shoulder pain, pain just below ribs on right side and in midback. Could it be a trapped nerve?
Check with your doc:
If this is newly developing, there sometimes may be fluid collection around the liver after the surgery. There are different things that can lead to this, so difficult to tell you simply hear. But the sensory nerves for that part of the body refer pain to the right shoulder — so the right shoulder pain has to do with the area around the liver.
Definitely speak with your physician. ...Read more
Gall bladder: This is not common. Talk to your surgeon please. ...Read more
Uncommon: It is a bit uncommon to have that many. I would say on average pts have 4-6 clips "left" inside them. They are inert and as long as you had no complications, there is no issue with them being there. It's best to talk to your surgeon to get the details on your procedure to get the answers for which you are searching. ...Read more
Alt level 63, 4 months ago it was 24, just had gallbladder surgery. What would make this go up in 4 months?
Repeat test: I would advise you to get a repeat liver function test In a week or so. If it doesn't normalize, then your doctor may order additional test. Did you have any alcoholic drink before the test? ...Read more
I'm having very sharp pains in my shoulder blades and i just had gallbladder surgery yesterda, what can it be?
Postoperative pain: Pain after laparoscopic surgery can be located in the abdomen, can cause feeling of abdominal gas pressure, can be pain at incision sites, and pain on the upper shoulders due to irritation of the diaphragm. Use the prescribed pain medications & walk around. These pains resolve over a few days. If the pains are getting worse or associated with vomiting or fever, call your surgeon. ...Read more
Depends on surgery: In all cases the scar is not that bad. Usually the gallbladder is removed with a camera and othe small long instruments placed in the abdomen through 3 1-2cm incisions, but it sometimes is done through one larger 6 inch incision below the right rib. It some specialized centers it can be done through the vaginia or mouth/stomach resulting in no external scars. ...Read more
Depends on how: Much of elevation and how soon after surgery. If it is sudden elevation shortly after surgery, it could mean something bad, like retained stone, obstruction of common duct, liver damage, etc. Conversely, if is a slight elevation years after surgery, then it is probably not even related. ...Read more
Large area: Usually nipples to upper thighs is prepped for most laparoscopic cholecystectomies. ...Read more
Do a number of thing:
1) make sure you are drinking enough water
2) decrease the amount of narcotic pain medications, replace with tylenol (acetaminophen) if possible
3) walk as much as you can 4) take a laxative, such as milk of magnesia or miralax
5) take a stool softener, such as colace or metamucil
6) if that fails, you can try a dulcolax suppository
7) if necessary, you can try a gentle enema
8) if that fails, call your md. ...Read more
I just had gallbladder surgery and I haven't urinated since I left the hospital. Should i be worried?
2 P or Not 2 P...: It is not uncommon for your bladder to get a bit "shy" after surgery due to the (pain) medications and anesthesia. If you do not feel the urge to urinate nor pain in the lower abdomen, I wouldn't worry. However, after 12 hours you should feel that urge; if not, I suggest you call your surgeon. ...Read more
Depends: On the symptoms. Did the hida scan reproduce the symptoms? Those whose symptons are reproduced have a better chance of improving with surgery. About 80% get better with surgery, leaving 20% no better or worse with GI symptoms & diarrhea when eating some foods. Need to review your symptoms carefully with your treating doctor before seeing a surgeon. ...Read more
Shoulder pain: Not common, but it does happen if the diaphragmatic nerves are irritated and there is referred pain to the posterior shoulder. ...Read more
Dark stool?: Is it normal to have dark stool 1 week after gallbladder surgery? ANS: Not sure what "dark" means in Simi Valley lingo. So if ur stools were light or even white then your gall was not getting into your gut from your gall bladder (stones)- which is what makes it brown. If dark means black then it is not normal and suggests bleeding high up in gut. If dark red then lower. Have Dr translate. ...Read more
Not recommended: In general, it is best to take care of one thing at a time. Although tattoos have a low complication rate, there are problems that can occur, such as severe skin infections. I would recommend that you take care of your gallbladder first, and when fully recovered, you can think about getting your tattoo. ...Read more
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
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