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Some tenderness rt rib area after gallbladder removal 2 months ago. Cause? Normal.Hida7% function. Should i be concerned?! normal? Sore

Some tenderness rt rib area after gallbladder removal 2 months ago. Cause? Normal.Hida7% function. Should i be concerned?! normal? Sore

Probably post : Surgical since you are only 2 months out. I am assuming the cholecystectomy was because of the gb dysfunction (7% gb ejection fraction is abnormally low). Please check in with your surgeon about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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 am I suppose to eat after the removal of my gallbladder?

What am I suppose to eat after the removal of my gallbladder?

No restrictions: Most people tolerate a regular diet soon after gallbladder surgery, while some may develop diarrhea. If diarrhea occurs, it is generally advised to follow a low-fat diet. ...Read more

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My gallbladder eject fraction is 4.9. Is removal recommended? 28 year old physically fit no other health issues

My gallbladder eject fraction is 4.9. Is removal recommended?  28 year old physically fit no other health issues

It Depends: A small subset of people have gallbladder dysfunction in the absence of gallstones, called chronic acalculous cholecystitis. The symptoms are identical to those caused by stones--biliary colic. The diagnosis is established by a reduced gallbladder ejection fraction, as measured by a cck-hida scan. However, this test has a 25% false-positive rate, meaning we cannot rely on this test alone. ...Read more

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What if any of my results are positive and what would need to be done after, and how urgent would it need to be done, removal of gallbladder etc. ?

What if any of my results are positive and what would need to be done  after, and how urgent would it need to be done, removal of gallbladder etc. ?

Depends: need to specify which results are positive. How urgent it needs to be done usually depends on if you're running fevers, how bad is your pain, and what the blood work shows. ...Read more

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What is a gallbladder removal like?

What is a gallbladder removal like?

Usually: A fairly minor outpatient surgical procedure under general anesthsis. Usually done all laparoscopic now with 1-4 small incisions. Usually go home same day of surgery, mild discomfort for a few days, no heavy work for 2-4 weeks. Eat smaller light foods early after surgery. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of gallbladder removal?

Surgery: In the aoporpiate setting of abdominal symptoms from gallstones, the "pros" of surgery would be pain relief ; eating normally again. The "cons" of surgery would be the usually low risks of bleeding, infection, or needing to perform a larger open surgery instead of laparoscopic. Also risk of not feeling better or having more digestion problems after gallbladder surgery if there is a different issue. ...Read more

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How much pain should I be in to warrant gallbladder removal?

How much pain should I be in to warrant gallbladder removal?

Why suffer?: While i never have had a gallbladder attack, I have spoken to 100's who have. If we can offer you a minimally-invasive way to prevent ever having another attack (and you are otherwise healthy), the benefits far outweigh the risks. The effects of gb disease can be cumulative, making subsequent surgery more difficult if left untreated. Please see a gb surgeon to get all the facts. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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