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Doctor insights on: Recovery Time After Gall Bladder Removal

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Considering gall bladder removal- what is the recovery time for scope?

Considering gall bladder removal- what is the recovery time for scope?

Very Short: Most patients are discharged home the same day after laparoscopic cholecystectomy and are ready to return to work in about a week. Consult with your surgeon regarding activity and return to work. Latter will depend upon how physically demanding the work. Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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It's it okay as far are recovery after a surgery of gall bladder removal at the same time treated with a pylori bacteria infection?

It's it okay as far are recovery after a surgery of gall bladder removal at the same time treated with a pylori bacteria infection?

Yes: Other than a local complication from gb surgery which is usually related to problems in gb bed or retained stones from which if slight infection develops requiring antibiotics, being treated for a helicobacter pylori infection would not superimpose problems related to the previous gb surgery. Read more

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Is constant sharp pains normal after a gall bladder removal have had pains for a week now in my lower right side ribs and at times the pain is to much?

Is constant sharp pains normal after a gall bladder removal have had pains for a week now in my lower right side ribs and at times the pain is to much?

No its not normal.: See your surgeon. Depending when you had surgery, there might be bleeeding or bile leakage causing these constant pain or it could be entirely new problem, like pain coming from some other organ, or from the spine or even the kidneys. It would be prudent to see your surgeon about it, Good Luck. Read more

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What to do after gall bladder removal? I'm 29

What to do after gall bladder removal? I'm 29

Usually nothing: Gallbladder is a vestigial storage organ for bile, so that enzymes can pour out in large amounts to help digest foods that animals would eat in large amounts infrequently. In humans, it does not serve a useful purpose because we eat smaller amounts more frequently than do wild animals. You can get transient painful episodes mimicking gallbladder colic after surgical removal, but it will resolve. Read more

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What to eat after gall bladder removal by scope?

What to eat after gall bladder removal by scope?

Should be able: To eat fairly normally, eventually. Early after surgery eat small, light, non fat foods. As you heal & feel better over a few weeks or less you should be able to return to eating all normal foods. Fatty or greasy foods cause some people to feel bloating, gas or diarrhea after surgery. Read more

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After gall bladder removal is a special diet necessary?

Usually no special: For most people, after gallbladder surgery, they can eat all normal foods. It is always best to eat healthy foods. Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms after gall bladder removal?

Is it possible to have symptoms after gall bladder removal?

Yes: Some patients do not feel complete resolution of abdominal discomforts with gallbladder surgery. Other possible causes of pain can be gastritis, stomach ulcer, bile duct spasm, kidney issue, etc. See your doctor for an evaluation. Read more

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Can you give me some suggestions for after gall bladder removal?

Can you give me some suggestions for after gall bladder removal?

Many: If your surgery is done laparoscopic, then refrain from strenuous activity x 3 weeks. I advise my patients to eat "light" for the 1st 24 hours (soup, toast, etc), then increase diet as tolerated. Most patients have no food intolerances; a few have fatty food intolerance. A few patients have post- prandial diarrhea. In these, I prescribe Colestid (colestipol) or questran, which resolves the situation. Read more

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How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

7-10 days: In my experience most people will return to work in 7-10 days, however I have seen people return as soon as 3-4 days or as long as 2-3 weeks, especially if the work requires strenuous activity. Read more

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How long before I can resume a normal diet after gall bladder removal?

Soon: Start slowly, especially with eating too much fatty or greasy foods. Otherwise can eat other foods as soon as you feel ready. Read more

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How long would it take until fit to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

How long would it take until fit to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

Depends if it is: Open or laparoscopic surgery and what kind of work you do: physical labor v. Office work. If it is laparoscopic surgery and your job is not physical, typically one week or so. Read more

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What to do if I have pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

What to do if I have pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

Sphincter?: Spasm can occur at the entrance of common bile duct into duodenum, called sphincter of oddi dyskinesia. Prolonged spasm causes similar pain as gall bladder disease. Sometimes patients have to be scoped to make this diagnosis. Gastroenterolgist visualizes area and performs manometrics in adults. Rx available, stent, etc. In some hands hida scan can be very suggestive of this diagnosis. Read more

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Is it normal for me to be having pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

Possibly: Depending on how long it has been since the surgery, this may be normal. After about a month, you should have very little abdominal pain. Right upper quadrant pain beyond that should be investigated. There can be fluid that collects where the gallbladder was, and there can be scar tissue ("adhesions") that can be painful. See your surgeon to be sure. Read more

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Infection in bellybutton after gall bladder removal?

See your surgeon: Wound infections after surgery need to be evaluated by the surgeon, may need open wound packing, and will likely need antibiotics to prevent worsening or spreading of the infection. Read more

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Constipation after gall bladder removal and what are the remedies?

Constipation after gall bladder removal and what are the remedies?

The more common. .: Problem after gall bladder removal is diarrhea as bile is constantly flowing now into the intestine. Often, if constipation occurs it is related to the effects of anesthesia, inactivity, and narcotic pain killers used post-operatively. The usual treatments--high fiber diet, lots of water, exercise--apply. A stool softener or laxative such a Miralax (polyethylene glycol) may be recommended. Read more

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Gallstone-like pain 2 years after gall bladder removal, what to do?

Gallstone-like pain 2 years after gall bladder removal, what to do?

Best thing to do: Is to return to the surgeon who performed your gallbladder operation. It can be any number of post-cholecystectomy problems, such as retained stone, liver disease, pancreatitis, etc. If you cannot reach a surgeon, get to a GI specialist. Read more

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What's the sound in stomach, after gall bladder removal?

Borborygmi: After gallbladder removal if you eat fatty food, which you cannot digest well, there may be increased activity of your intestines due to irritation from the undigested fat. The increased sound is called borborygmi. Try to decrease fatty or greasy food. Read more

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Will you lose weight easily after gall bladder removal?

Will you lose weight easily after gall bladder removal?

No.: For most people, removing the gallbladder has no effect on the ability to diet. Some people will have (transient) malabsorption of fats which can contribute to weight loss. Others will actually gain weight since the (fatty) foods that used to cause pain can now be tolerated. Bottom line: do not undergo surgery with the expectation to lose weight. Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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


Dr. Louis Gallia
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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