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Dr. Randy Stevens
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
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After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

Dr. Randy Stevens
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
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After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes,  can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

Time and discussion: You had a cholecystectomy. The SGPT level may vary according to how recent the surgery was performed. Talk to your surgeon to see if an intrahepatic cholangiogram was performed and if stones were noted. Your surgeon will want to follow with you as she recovers. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
Board Certified, General Surgery
35 years in practice
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What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

Dr. Mark Kuhnke
Board Certified, General Surgery
35 years in practice
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What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

Ask your surgeon: "Problems" is a very broad and vague word. Covers constipation to blood clots to infection to urgency. Ask your surgeon about any concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Donny Peterson
Board Certified, General Surgery
14 years in practice
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Who should I talk to if I am having problems after gallbladder removal?

Dr. Donny Peterson
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Who should I talk to if I am having problems after gallbladder removal?

Your Surgeon or...: Any problems in the first weeks after your surgery need to be reported to your surgeon, their office, or covering physician. If you are 4-6 weeks out, consider your primary provider or a gastroenterologist, depending on your other medical history. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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I have severe diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Questrin and whelcol helps for a short time but still have major problems with diarrhea?

Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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I have severe diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Questrin and whelcol helps for a short time but still have major problems with diarrhea?

Bile diarrhea: After gallbladder removal or ERCP sphincterotomy bile enters the upper intestine more freely. Bile can be irritating to the intestine and colon in some people and you may be one of those sensitive to bile. Questran is a bile binder and usually manages this type of diarrhea. You may increase your questran. Okay to check with your surgeon and GI doc about this problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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I keep getting pain in my right side (after gallbladder removal) but doctors havent picked anything up and say its nothing. What do i do?

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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I keep getting pain in my right side (after gallbladder removal) but doctors havent picked anything up and say its nothing. What do i do?

Pain s/p gallbladder: Can be retained stone-, scarring, biliary ( bile duct )dyskinesia, or adhesions ( adhesions- sticking of surfaces after surgery is hard to detect except visually at laproscopy) , check lipase for pancreas effects and for h pylori a stomach bacteria that may be complicating the picture. MRCP can help f/u w/doc http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3473449/ ...Read more

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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What could cause pain after gallbladder removal?

Dr. Michael McGonigal
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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What could cause pain after gallbladder removal?

Normal short term: It is normal to have some pain around the port sites after lap chole and around the incision for an open procedure. These usually decrease by 2 weeks. If you seem to be having deeper pain, or if you experience fevers, night sweats or don't feel like you are getting better, call your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
37 years in practice
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What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
37 years in practice
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What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

Low fat: Low fat, high fiber, avoid greasy fried foods and excessive butter and drink plenty of caffeine free, alcohol free fluids. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
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What can I expect 3 months after gallbladder removal?

Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
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What can I expect 3 months after gallbladder removal?

Overall better: Some have diarrhea, which typically resolves. Pain should resolve. May ;#40;likely;#41; get internal scars ;#40;adhesions;#41; which usually cause no problems, but might cause pain. Rarely recurrent stones. Most people feel much better. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Could you still eat whatever you want after gallbladder removal?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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After a period: of adjustment of several weeks, you should be able to tolerate a regular diet. Ask your surgeon for specific advice regarding your case. ...Read more

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Dr. John Fung
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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What can I eat after gallbladder removal and which food should be avoided?

Dr. John Fung
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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What can I eat after gallbladder removal and which food should be avoided?

Trial and error: After gallbladder removal, the bile from the liver constantly drains into the intestine (rather than being stored in the gallbladder between meals and squirted into the intestine after meals). Bile can be irritating and about 25% of patients may experience gastric irritation or diarrhea. This is called post-cholecystectomy syndrome. Avoid acid food and fatty food. Minimize alcohol and tobacco. ...Read more

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