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Recovery Time After Gallbladder Surgery
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
Laparoscopic: Gallbladder surgery. It is a surgical procedure done under general anesthesia, while one is asleep. One to four small incisions are used for the surgical instruments. Carbon dioxide gas is used and a camera inserted to see. The gallbladder is removed, then you wake up and go to the recovery room. Usually little discomfort ; usually back to normal activities in 2 weeks or less. ...Read more
I had gallbladder surgery just over a week ago and shortly after coming home during recovery I have developed a constant itch and some red spots on my?
It is likely that: You have an allergic reaction or sensitivity to a medication you have been given or to the cleansing solution utilized at the time of your surgery. You could try some OTC benadryl or other antihistamine medication to see if it improves. Contacting your surgeon would also be appropriate. ...Read more
I had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago then had a leak. Recovery long. Now when I lay dwn feel pressure under right side rib. Is it just healing?
Postop Bile Leak: Postoperative bile leaks are rare but potentially very serious complications of gallbladder surgery. These are usually managed by the placement of drains: endoscopic (into the bile duct) +/- percutaneous (into the fluid collection). Depending on the site of the leak and method of rx, you may still be experiencing pain from an ongoing problem. See your surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more
Depends on cause and: With uncomplicated laparascopic gall bladder surgery you may return within a week...The level of physical activity involved in your work determines how long you need to be away from it. ...Read more
Had lap gallbladder surgery week and half ago what is the time line where the risk factors for complications would be over?
I had gallbladder surgery in nov 14. Last week my alt was 40. I found out t is supposed to be under 32. At the time of my surgery it was 82. help!!
Not from Gallbladder: It is common to have mildly elevated liver enzymes. Most of the time, the elevation is not from a problem with the gallbladder, so, I'm not surprised. The most common causes are alcohol use and fatty liver disease. Of course other causes such as viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are also possible and need to be ruled out by you physician with blood work. ...Read more
Get evaluated: If you are still sick after gallbladder surgery, then get in to see your surgeon, to evaluate you for a post operative problem. If you are free of post operative problem, then an additional diagnosis needs to be considered. Okay to ask about a stomach scope/egd, a tech hida scan and blood lab tests. Good luck. ...Read more
Since my dad's gallbladder surgery, he's been having trouble breathing. On o2 for the first time ever. What could have happened to cause this?
Not much: Since these procedures can be accomplished concurrently and laparoscopically, postoperative restrictions should be minimal. You will probably be advised to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for about two weeks. Some but not all surgeons might recommend a liquid or pureed diet for a couple of weeks after hiatal hernia surgery. ...Read more
Maybe: It is possible to do both at the same time. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Probably: Since the procedures are done endoscopically you can safely do both at the same time to cut back on recovery time. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but it depends on what type of hernia in terms of location and severity. A groin hernia or complex hernia would probably not be best to do at the same time. A relatively straightforward umbilical or incisional hernia can be done at the same time, but it also depends on the condition of the gallbladder. Discuss with your surgeon to find out what's best for you. ...Read more
I had lap gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago. The scar from the upper incision (healed & glue off) is very sensitive, and stings all the time. Help?
My belly button is bleeding and I just put mupirocin ointment on it I have had this happen several times since my gallbladder surgery in 2002?
Is it normal for my stomach to have times where it is hard as a rock three months post ventral hernia surgery and four weeks post gallbladder surgery?
Seroma: After a ventral hernia repair you can get a fluid collection above the mesh between the skin and the hernia repair. The fluid collection called a Seroma, can take several weeks to months to resolve. Even in a Lap Chole you can develop a seroma at the umbilical incision. You should see your surgeon so they can exam to r/o any other causes. ...Read more
I just had gallbladder surgery a week ago and have been really constipated! I had my fourth Bowel movement and this time the toilet was full of blood,?
Constipation s/p gb: Likely was hemorrhoids which worsened or developed due to constipation. But would call doctor and let them know and evaluate. Could be ileitis, colitis, AVM, polyps as well. Also discuss with doctor diet. usually there is more of a problem with diarrhea after gb. Drink fluids about 2-3 liters/ day water /gator have to avoid fats < 3 grams /serving. Add fiber. ...Read more
Post gallbladder surgery 6 months ago; can't gain weight back, have dark green stool all the time, low back/stomach pain...EGD/Colon neg. Any ideas?
Post- cholecystectomy syndrome affects 5-40% of the population.
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Postcholecystectomy_syndrome
For diarrhea can use Questran, cholestyramine a bile acid sequestrant.. Avoid fatty foods. Consider breath test to evaluate for bacterial overgrowth and amylase/ lipase to check pancreas function. Discuss nerve/ sphincter of oddi / retained stone issues w/ GI doc ...Read more
Can try diet: If symptomatic healthy foods for your gallbladder, as well as the rest of your body:fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains (whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oats, bran cereal)lean meat, poultry, and fish, low-fat dairy products. Majority of patients with gallstones do not have symptoms. Overweight state can lead to gall stone formation. Loss of weight helps reduce gall stone formation. ...Read more
Trial and error diet: While many patients have no GI symptoms after cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), some patients may note changes in bowel habits with more frequent stools and irritation. Some patients may have alterations in dietary tolerance, which may change over time. This cannot be predicted prior to cholecystectomy and trial and error of diet is normal. ...Read more
Some pain: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal, should result in abdominal pain perhaps for 3-5 days after surgery. Pain pills help here. Some people have changes in bowel habits for the first month or so after the procedure, either loose stools or constipation. Long term changes are rare. Diet changes are not required, but a well-balanced aha diet is always recommended. ...Read more
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