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Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Off and on for a few weeks after surgery, upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts can occur after larger meals or fatty foods. If the surgery was a long time ago then see your doctor for an evaluation, as there may be something else causing pain such as gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. ...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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Right flank muscle pain after gallbladder removal, why?

Right flank muscle pain after gallbladder removal, why?

Could be serious: If you had recent surgery. Without further details, impossible to tell anything further. See a doctor for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Irritation of the di: The call bladder is connected to the liver. Just above it is the diaphragm. The procedure to remove the gall bladder can irritate the diaphragm and the tissues around the liver. When irritated, pain happens. It is just temporary, but if continues call your doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms after hernia and gallbladder removal?

Symptoms after hernia and gallbladder removal?

Soreness: After laparoscopic gallbladder removal, lap hernia, or open hernia, there will be , of course, some temporary post op pain. This will be easily managed with ice, antiinflammatory meds, and pain meds. No dietary restriction after gallbladder out. Lifting restriction from 1-3 weeks, per your surgeon. After that, you'll have no activity restrictions, but some residual soreness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder symptoms subside after recovering from gallbladder surgery?

Can gallbladder symptoms subside after recovering from gallbladder surgery?

Usually: Some gallbladder surgery is done for less than clear indications - as a last resort to fixing pains that can't be explained. These kinds of cases have about 15-20% risk that they will not "cure" the problem - even if perfect surgery is performed for you! if you don't fit that category, pain usually subsides and resolves within a few weeks. ...Read more

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Extreme severe right shoulder pain 10 days after gallbladder ultrasound showed stones?

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Extreme severe right shoulder pain 10 days after gallbladder ultrasound showed stones?

Referred pain: It is very common to have pain in the shoulder after injuries and problems in the abdomen. Injuries to the liver and gallbladder often causes right shoulder pain while injuries to the spleen often causes left shoulder pain. It occurs because the same nerves that go to that part of the abdomen also go to the shoulder. Our brain cannot distinguish between the two. ...Read more

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Still in pain after gallbladder removal?

Still in pain after gallbladder removal?

How long?: I suspect it was done by laporoscopy. Pain should not be present after several weeks. If that long, then see your surgeon or gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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Still having chest pain. Could I benefit from stent after heart attack?

Still having chest pain. Could I benefit from stent after heart attack?

Depends on cause....: Depends on what is causing your chest pain and what type of blockages if any is seen on your coronary angiogram. The best person to answer your question is your cardiologist. You should ask him/ her to explain findings of the angiogram or stress test and whether your chest pain is being potentially caused by a blockage. ...Read more

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Will gallbladder attack feel like pain pressure radiating up toward neck shoulder after eating. Happens every time! sl nausea. Hida eject fx 7%?

Will gallbladder attack feel like pain pressure radiating up toward neck shoulder after eating. Happens every time! sl nausea. Hida eject fx 7%?

Maybe: When you had your hida scan, if the injection of the cck (the second injection that you probably got about halfway through the test) recreated the pain into the neck then gallbladder is probably the cause. If it didn't then get checked for reflux and heart problems. ...Read more

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What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Incisional pain: Usually pain around incision and right upper abdomen pain. Also pain in right shoulder/upper arm region ( this related to the gas we put in abd for lap chole surgery). In general pain should get better in days. If not then contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?

Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?

Possibly: Residual symptoms of pancreatitis can include some fullness and discomfort, depending on severity and cause. During the period of recovery, abstinence from alcohol, limiting fatty food intake, may limit the stress on the pancreas. Your doctor should check pancreatic enzymes to make sure they are normalizing. If there are any concerns, additional blood testing and further imaging may be necessary ...Read more

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RUQ pain worse in back and neck 30 min after eating and nausea. No gallbladder. ERCP -stenosis -temp stent a year ago. Still have this problem. Ideas?

RUQ pain worse in back and neck 30 min after eating and nausea. No gallbladder. ERCP -stenosis -temp stent a year ago. Still have this problem. Ideas?

Keep seeing your MDs: Sounds like your surgeon, gastroenterologist and primary care physician are on top of this. It does seem like the stent may have migrated or clogged again. They will likely need to do another ERCP. Sounds like you are working with a good team. ...Read more

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Long standing RUQ pain. One strange symptom is that the RUQ pain gets worse after a bowel movement. No GB. ERCP mild stenosis. Pain cont. Ideas?

Long standing RUQ pain. One strange symptom is that the RUQ pain gets worse after a bowel movement. No GB. ERCP mild stenosis. Pain cont. Ideas?

Colon?: Wonder if this could be related to your colon, as part of it is located in that area. Have you had a colonoscopy? Ask your primary care doctor or gastroenterologist to set this up for you. Also, I see you are on Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). Have you had a transplant? If so, be sure this isn't causing symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Been havin episodes of severe pain under breastbone, HIDA scan showed gallstones & 48% function but no acute cholecystitis, could still begallbladder?

Yes: Especially if it the lower part of the breast bone, and radiates to the back. May want to see a general surgeon for a consultation regarding removing the gallbladder. ...Read more

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What causes back pain after gallbladder surgery?

What causes back pain after gallbladder surgery?

Several things: Most common cause for back pain after gb surgery is transporting you from the or table when you are only semi-awake...Less common cause is a retained stone in your common duct which could be accompanied by jaundice. ...Read more

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Middle stomach pain, churning stomach, nausea, shoulder blades hurt. prior cdiff, prior diverticulitis,could it be these again or gallbladder.

Middle stomach pain, churning stomach, nausea, shoulder blades hurt.  prior cdiff, prior diverticulitis,could it be these again or gallbladder.

More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Has anyone done any studies? Diverticulitis, gastritis also possible. ...Read more

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Severe stomach pain after eating?

Severe stomach pain after eating?

Many possible causes: Depending on how long after eating it happens (right away or several hours later), it could be stomach inflammation or ulcers, reflux (gerd), problems with your pancreas or gall bladder or even some type of blockage to normal emptying of the stomach (a growth within or on the outside of the stomach). If you are losing weight, have no appetite, or the pain is severe, see your doc asap! ...Read more

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I'm having RUQ pain after gallbladder removal. I'm scheduled for exploratory surgery next week. Will this show a sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

I'm having RUQ pain after gallbladder removal.  I'm scheduled for exploratory surgery next week. Will this show a sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

I do not think so.: In present time , GI work up is less invasive . Considering your age Expl Surgery is not standard of care for sphinctre dysfunction , which is rare and can create more problems in future . ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


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Acute Cholecystitis (Definition)

An abrupt onset of gallbaldder inflammation most commonly caused by obstruction of the gallbladder duct by stones. Most are ...Read more