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Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
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Please help docs! is pain 3 weeks after gallbladder removal surgery normal?

Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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Is it normal to have pain my right side three weeks after gallbladder surgery?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Terry Simpson
Board Certified, General Surgery
30 years in practice
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Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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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. ?

Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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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.  ?

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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Neel Karne
Board Certified, General Surgery
13 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Neel Karne
Board Certified, General Surgery
13 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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I had gallbladder surgery three weeks ago and have awful nausea vomiting diarrhea chills headache how long should i go before i get checked?

Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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I had gallbladder surgery three weeks ago and have awful nausea vomiting diarrhea chills headache how long should i go before i get checked?

Get checked out.: if it has been three weeks since your surgery and you have not had a post operative checkup, you should be checked immediately. You need an exam of your abdomen and perhaps some lab evaluation to be sure all is OK and to find out what to do about your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Craig Carter
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
35 years in practice
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I am three months post gallbladder surgery is it ok to drink alcohol?

Dr. Craig Carter
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
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I am three months post gallbladder surgery is it ok to drink alcohol?

Yes: No long explanation. Enjoy.

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Board Certified, Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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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 ?

Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Board Certified, Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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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 ?

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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Dr. Wendell Goins
Board Certified, General Surgery
37 years in practice
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I have become very nauseated 6 weeks after gallbladder surgery? Is this normal and will it eventually resolve?

Dr. Wendell Goins
Board Certified, General Surgery
37 years in practice
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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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