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Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include
labs, ultrasound+/-ercp, depending on above results. ...Read more
Post cholecystectomy by 2 weeks and I now have a rash all over my body. Does not itch but painful to touch. Not on any medication. It starts out look?
Follow up w/ surgeon: Potential reaction to agent used during surg. Vs. surgical complication; need to follow up with your surgeon ASAP. ...Read more
20lbs weight loss 3mo post cholecystectomy no fried or fatty foods also I used to drink a lot of milk and eat pb regularly now I do not 6'4" 180lbs?
Status post cholecystectomy with prominent gastrohepatic common bile duct measuring 7mm means what?
GallBladder: "Post- most often relates to "AFTER" and cholecystectomy to the surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder. Post-cholecystectomy = their has been surgical removal of the gallbladder. This term may be used in the patient history or as part of radiology reporting. The common bile duct diameter of 7mm is normal for your age. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/21144686 for publication. ...Read more
I'm 2 weeks post cholecystectomy and I have increased urine output and sharp pain in left mid back (lungs) when I take deep breath or yawn.?
See the doctor: You need to go back to the surgeon or your doctor for examination ...Read more
Heartburn for 2 days (am approx 6 mo post Cholecystectomy)discharge papers said stop otc antacids. Would 1 dose of 'tums' or equivalent be safe? Ty.
Heartburn: I don't see any harm in your taking occasional antacids like maalox or mylanta, but also avoid spicey foods, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and oily foods. Medications like zantac, nexium (esomeprazole) or prilosec are effective. Tums contain calcium and if you have a history of kidney stones or elevated serum calcium levels, they would be harmful if taken in large amounts. ...Read more
Achy muscles everywhere past 4 days mostly in legs, severe headache. No fever. 5 weeks post cholecystectomy. Possibly Related or infection?
Doubt related: I doubt it's related, especially if you have no fever, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or jaundice. I'd guess it's some kind of viral infection you've got giving you the body aches and headache. Try over the counter pain relievers like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or Naproxen as well as a heating pad or heated blanket on your sore muscles. A hot bath might feel good as well, and drink lots of water ...Read more
Status post cholecystectomy 4 days ago. Today, very dizzy and nauseas. Taking Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain, but I have it even when I don't take the pain medicine.
Consult with: Your surgeon immediately, because it could be bleeding, bile leak, infection, or some other surgical complication, especially if you have fever, vomiting, distention, or jaundice. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a narcotic pain med, which sometimes can cause ileus or constipation. ...Read more
Yes, for a while: The belly button is the site where many surgeons put the laparoscopic camera, is often the largest port for cholecystectomy. It is often where the gallbladder is removed from. During closure, the incision must be closed, or there is a risk for a hernia to develop. Some pain is common, up to several months afterwards, however if there is redness, tenderness and marked swelling, see your surgeon. ...Read more
I am 8 days post op laparoscopic cholecystectomy and as of yesterday started having a sharp pain like a pulled muscle on my left side. Is this normal?
Could be normal but.: It could be a normal part of the healing process, but if the pain is severe you need to contact your surgeon. They may want to see you to make sure that everything is okay. If it worsens and you cannot reach your surgeon go to ED. ...Read more
Onset of nausea day 3 post op laparoscopic cholecystectomy. No pain or fever. Is this normal? Just treat with prescription for zofran (ondansetron)?
Hx: Lap cholecystectomy post op day 4, previous constipation cleared with enema X 2, anal fissures now present.? Nausea when need to open bowels
Fissures: For anal fissures warm water applications and applications of ointments like anusol or nupercain are soothing. Insertion of glycerin rectal suppositories allow easier passage of stools. If you have no urge to have a bowel movement, take senokot daily which has a stool softener and gentle bowel stimulant. If you have an urge for a bm and can't pass it, insert a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). A proctologist can help ...Read more
Can I continue Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60mg daily for GERD like symptoms 10 days post op laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Still have nausea, burping, heartburn at times
Gallbladder removal: Cholecystectomy = surgical removal of the gallbladder. If you have additional questions or concern about this, please post your questions here on healthtap. I am sure your questions will be addressed accordingly. Good luck. ...Read more
Operating Room: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy requires general anesthesia in an operating room setting. This is often performed as an out-patient procedure; therefore, it may be done at a hospital or an ambulatory surgical center. ...Read more
Yes: Early after most any abdominal surgery, and for a couple weeks after surgery, it is common for a person to have a diminished appetite or feel full sooner after eating. This resolves as you heal and after you become more active & off narcotic pain pills. Drink plenty of liquids & eat smaller non-fatty meals more frequently at first. ...Read more
Lower in fat diet: The gallbladder is a bile storage sack which pumps/squeezes bile into the intestine to help digest (emulsify) fats. After removal, you have less bile available to digest fat, but after a few months your body/liver will adjust. So, after surgery, consume less fat, but all else should be fine. In general, we eat too much--so a healthy, balanced diet, and maybe smaller portions, is advised. Good luck. ...Read more
WhatWorks, ↓Body Fat: For most, seems to not matter short-term. However, diabetes, ↑ body fat & ↑ LDL lipoprotein particle nos. All strongly correlated with both gb disease & multiple other issues, esp. Cardiovascular disease (heart attack/stroke, etc.). Thus suggest optimize lipoproteins/nmr particle test, hba1c, bp, cut dietary sugars (stored a visceral fat), look up & study: nusi. Org, robert lustig videos, etc. ...Read more
Anatomy: If you can't get there (safely) from here (the belly button), due to excessive scar tissue, odd anatomy, or other factors, then open cholecystectomy is chosen. Sometimes there are factors that can not be determined until the procedure has started, and the surgeon looks inside. Roughly about 10% or less of laparoscopic procedures get converted to open ones. ...Read more
What is the prevalence and incidence rate of cholecystectomy in the philippines and all over the world?
8% varies w ethnic g: Some ethnic groups like pimas have 40% by age 40 but most are 8%. ...Read more
Preop evaluation of indications, risks, associated issues- jaundice or common duct issues.
Anesthesia eval, for general, epidural etc.
Surgical items- like prior abdominal, surgery or conditions.
Instruments are to make incision, hold tissue out of the way and to dissect and remove gallbladder and close off feeding artery and cystic duct, and or to explore common duct.
Achieve hemo stasis and close. ...Read more
Cholecystectomy =: Surgical removal of the gallbladder. If you are referring to a quote in a radiology report, the interpreting radiologist sees that the gallbladder is absent, and surgical clips are present in the area where one would expect the cystic duct and cystic artery to be ligated. ...Read more