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Post Op Gallbladder Removal
Having worse acid reflux 4 weeks post op gallbladder removal? Taking two Nexium (esomeprazole) 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 (sucralfate) 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
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
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
Post op gallbladder removal, need to move poop...stool softener or magnesium citrate. Which would you suggest? It was laparoscopic if that matters
Try miralax (polyethylene glycol) OTC: much milder.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
I am 7 days post op from gallbladder removal. I'm still severely nauseous. Is this normal? Will it eventually get better?
I am three weeks post op from gallbladder removal and I am having upper shoulder pain is this normal ?
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
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
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?
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