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Please help docs! is pain 3 weeks after gallbladder removal surgery normal?

Please help docs! is pain 3 weeks after gallbladder removal surgery normal?

Depends: Some incisional pain may be normal at 3 weeks, but for the most part, it should be improving. Severe pain could indicate a problem. Your surgeon should be notified if you are still in a lot of pain at the 3 week mark. Some simple tests can be done to make sure the pain doesn't represent a problem that needs more attention. ...Read more

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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


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Is it normal to have pain my right side three weeks after gallbladder surgery?

Is it normal to have pain my right side three weeks after gallbladder surgery?

Maybe: I assume you had laparoscopic surgery, as an open surgery has a larger incision ; longer healing phase. Pains that come ; go are normal after any surgery. If there is persistent fever, recurrent vomiting or increasing pains then contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my stomach to become rock hard three months post ventral hernia surgery and four weeks post gallbladder surgery. ?

Is it normal for my stomach to become rock hard three months post ventral hernia surgery and four weeks post gallbladder surgery.  ?

Maybe : There could be a fluid collection building up in front of the mesh use for the hernia repair (if one was used). Call your surgeon to arrange a physical exam. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my stomach to have times where it is hard as a rock three months post ventral hernia surgery and four weeks post gallbladder surgery?

Is it normal for my stomach to have times where it is hard as a rock three months post ventral hernia surgery and four weeks post gallbladder surgery?

Seroma: After a ventral hernia repair you can get a fluid collection above the mesh between the skin and the hernia repair. The fluid collection called a Seroma, can take several weeks to months to resolve. Even in a Lap Chole you can develop a seroma at the umbilical incision. You should see your surgeon so they can exam to r/o any other causes. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery month ago and last three weeks have heartburn and sore throat. PPI not working could it be bile and how is it treated?

I had gallbladder surgery month ago and last three weeks have heartburn and sore throat. PPI not working could it be bile and how is it treated?

Reflux?: Assuming this is reflux esophagitis you might want to try an H-2 blocker rather than a PPI. The best thing, however, would be to contact the surgeon and let them make the decision. Good luck and best wishes for getting better soon. ...Read more

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I had a baby three months ago and I stopped breastfeeding about 2 months because of gallbladder surgery. I still didn't have a period. is it normal ?

I had a baby three months ago and I stopped breastfeeding about 2 months because of gallbladder surgery. I still didn't have a period. is it normal ?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities. It could be that your body has not adjusted yet and your hrmones have not normalized from pregnancy and breastfeeding. or the stress of gallbladder surgery. If you are sexually active it is possible you are pregnant. try a pregnancy test and if negative give it a little time before follow-up with your doctor ...Read more

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I have become very nauseated 6 weeks after gallbladder surgery? Is this normal and will it eventually resolve?

I have become very nauseated 6 weeks after gallbladder surgery? Is this normal and will it eventually resolve?

It should: Some patients feel great right away after gb surgery while others take a while to recover. Sometimes it was something else that was making you sick and not the gallbladder in the first place(esp if you did not have stones). You should follow up with your doctor/surgeon. You may require an upper endoscopy or consider h. Pylori infestation of the stomach. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery and 3 months later ventral hernia surgery, but why after 4 weeks am I still sick and in a lot of pain?

I had gallbladder surgery and 3 months later ventral hernia surgery, but why after 4 weeks am I still sick and in a lot of pain?

Hard to answer. : The reason you could be sick and still in a lot of pain could be due to any number of reasons, some related to the surgeries and some not. The differential for vague symptoms of "sick" and "pain" is wide, and unfortunately can't be answered simply here. You could be having a complication of surgery, or you could be having a new or separate process going on. Return to your surgeon for work-up. ...Read more

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