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Normal Size Of Gallbladder
I got my gallbladder taken out for sludge, but I am having some pains in the same area, i got it taken out in oct. Is this normal? It's cold out too.
Not uncommon: About 15% of people still have pain after gallbladder surgery. Discuss with doctor. Your liver may still be producing sludge. Sometimes taking ox bile with meals helps. Sometimes a "liver flush" helps- see http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/192761-overview ; http://www.Ener-chi.Com/articles/does-your-liver-need-an-overhaul/ ; http://gallbladderattack.Com/aftergallbladderremoval.Shtml. ...Read more
GB ejection fraction: The normal gallbladder ejection fraction varies depending on the type of test which is used to determine it. Having said that, an ejection fraction below 35% is often considered abnormal. This does not always indicate gallbladder disease, but can be a sign of a poorly functioning gallbladder in the absence of gallstones. See your G.I. doctor for more details. Good luck. ...Read more
Common: Diarrhea is never considered normal but diarrhea is a complication of gallbladder surgery. It is believed that the undigested fat in the diet causes it (bile helps digest fat). So eating low fat can help and there are medicines that can help control this too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just had my gallbladder out today and although i was able to go a tiny bit at the hosp. I am having trouble returning to normal bladder evacuation. When will this go away, and what to do until then?
I have a polyp sized 5mm and another two sized 3mm in my gallbladder, so what shall I do and eat so that its size doesnot increases & doesnot affect?
Biliary diseases: Gallbladder polyps can remain without symptoms, are often benign, but cause concern. A low fat, controlled carbohydrate diet will benefit by minimizing stimulation of the gallbladder. Occasionally symptoms of pain, nausea and bloating persist to the point your doc refers you to a surgeon. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you had a gallbladder problem how would you know? Would you feel generally ill? Normal u/s normal lft. But still get pain right upper?
Malfunction?: You certainly can have gb problems without stones.The classic presentation is RUQ pain, radiating to the back, associated with bloating and nauseas. Most common after fatty and greasy foods. If this sounds like your issues, ask your doctor about a functional test, called a hida scan with cck injection.This may help clarify your problem. Good luck. ...Read more
Something else: There are several other conditions that can be similar to your previous gallbladder attacks, bile reflux, ulcers, spasms of esophagus, hernia, GERD and more. EGD may and TECH HIDA may help you. Bile binder such as questran is a simple first test. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually minor things: Usual postoperative pain at the incisions may be experienced. Some people may feel worn out from the general anesthesia, have low appetite for a few days or some frequent stools. Anything more serious may warrant a call to your surgeon or accessing the 911 system. Some people feel great after surgery so there is quite a bit of variation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have a lower oral temp in the evenings like 97.1? I am in pain with my back and need my gallbladder removed.
Normal: It's normal to have your temperature fluctuate somewhat. Highly unlikely this is due to your gallbladder. If you feel sick, call your pcp for a visit and advice. ...Read more
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