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When can i fly after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery ?

When can i fly after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery ?

Probably yes: Almost all of the gas in the abdomen disappears within 24 hours of the surgery. If your abdomen remains tight and distended (enlarged) I might wait a few days until it resumes a more normal size. A week out from surgery there will not be a problem. Only concern is that you might be flying somewhere remote where there isn't adequate medical care if a problem develops. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

Large area: Usually nipples to upper thighs is prepped for most laparoscopic cholecystectomies. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery done on march 26 today is april 5 i still have a drainage tube in and it still fills to 30 cc of blood a day y?

I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery done on march 26 today is april 5 i still have a drainage tube in and it still fills to 30 cc of blood a day y?

Can't tell without: Knowing more details about your surgery. What does your surgeon say? 30 cc of blood is not a lot, so don't worry about bleeding excessively. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery Tuesday and I have had right shoulder pain since Tuesday and still today. I've have tried ice packs, pain meds,?

I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery Tuesday and I have had right shoulder pain since Tuesday and still today. I've have tried ice packs, pain meds,?

Referred pain.: Talk to the surgeon who performed the surgery with your questions, or use HealthTap prime as the question's complex. Often shoulder blade pain is referred pain from the diaphragm. There could be a complication of surgery, or the original condition (afffecting gallbladder) could have come back. (Gallstones can occur in the ducts left over, or in the pancreas). Hopefully you'll get answers soon. GL. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery 9 days ago. I've had red itching around the steri-strips sites comma and now my torso has a ras?

I had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery 9 days ago. I've had red itching around the steri-strips sites comma and now my torso has a ras?

Here are some...: Slight redness without induration/swelling may be expected, and may be just watched and see. For rashes on the torso, check if you have used any new drugs which may induce allergic reaction. However, it is a good medical practice to check these with your doctor since s/he knows more about your individual conditions than anyone online. ...Read more

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Just had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery,currently work as nurse aide at a local hospital,my job involves moving & lifting patients when can I return?

Just had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery,currently work as nurse aide at a local hospital,my job involves moving & lifting patients when can I return?

One good thing: about laparoscopic GB removal , besides less pain rely ambulation and return to work. Traditional surgery with large scar takes takes 6 wks to go back to regular work but you can in half the time or even less if you feel like going back to work ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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