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Having worse acid reflux 4 weeks post op gallbladder removal? Taking two Nexium a day. Is this normal?

Having worse acid reflux 4 weeks post op gallbladder removal? Taking two Nexium a day. Is this normal?

Bile gastritis: The gallbladder stores bile and releases it during meals, after it is removed, the bile constantly drains into the intestine and if refluxes into the stomach, can cause bile gastritis. While acid suppression is helpful, you may still have symptoms. A trial of carafate may be helpful as well as changing your diet to low acid foods and frequent meals. Surgery may be indicated if severe symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more


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11 weeks post op gallbladder removal, every-time i eat a meal, 10-30 min after I have a bm with urgency. Ibs or post op? How long does this last?

11 weeks post op gallbladder removal, every-time i eat a meal, 10-30 min after I have a bm with urgency.  Ibs or post op? How long does this last?

Could be normal: Bile is now flowing directly into your intestinal tract. Bile has a laxating effect. After a cholecystectomy your symptoms are not unusual and it may take a month or more for your intestinal tract to "reboot". If your symptoms get worse or continue for over 2-3 weeks consult with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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6 days post op gallbladder removal loose stools no diarrhea soft and fluffy green and yellow in color no antibiotics or any meds also no other issues?

6 days post op gallbladder removal loose stools no diarrhea soft and fluffy green and yellow in color no antibiotics or any meds also no other issues?

Steatorrhea: It sounds like you have some fat malabsorption after your surgery, which may not be unusual. If your skin or eyes are yellow or you feel itchy, that may suggest more of a problem. Check with your surgeon for more information. ...Read more

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I am three weeks post op from gallbladder removal and I am having upper shoulder pain is this normal ?

I am three weeks post op from gallbladder removal and I am having upper shoulder pain is this normal ?

Post surgery care: If you are otherwise doing well, this is probably not outside of normal recovery. Okay to check with your surgeon. The shoulder pain is often referred pain and should slowly improve. ...Read more

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6 days post op from gallbladder removal. They used skin glue to hold the incisions together. The glue is peeling off, is it ok?

6 days post op from gallbladder removal. They used skin glue to hold the incisions together. The glue is peeling off, is it ok?

Yes: yes it is ok, simply do not try to peel it yourself. your wound is healed by now any problem, always check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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2 days post op. Laparascopy gallbladder removal. Pain at the back and chest. Vomiting. What seems to be the reason?

2 days post op. Laparascopy gallbladder removal. Pain at the back and chest. Vomiting. What seems to be the reason?

See surgeon ASAP: While you have had recent surgery and it would not be uncommon to have some post-operative pain, it is best to contact your surgeon or go to the er. If there is any concern, or abnormal blood tests or worsening of symptoms, an ultrasound or other tests may be helpful in determining the cause. The most concerning complications would be bile duct injury or pancreatitis from the cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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6 days post op lap gallbladder removal only sore where liver is under right ribcage not around lap incisions hurts to press Normal? Or liver prob?

6 days post op lap gallbladder removal only sore where liver is under right ribcage not around lap incisions hurts to press Normal? Or liver prob?

Mgt: I would advise having a surgical follow up visit. So early in the course after a procedure there can be pain in that area. If you have jaundice, change in stool or urine color, fever or swelling, please seek immediate care. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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