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Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Off and on for a few weeks after surgery, upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts can occur after larger meals or fatty foods. If the surgery was a long time ago then see your doctor for an evaluation, as there may be something else causing pain such as gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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Symptoms after hernia and gallbladder removal?

Symptoms after hernia and gallbladder removal?

Soreness: After laparoscopic gallbladder removal, lap hernia, or open hernia, there will be , of course, some temporary post op pain. This will be easily managed with ice, antiinflammatory meds, and pain meds. No dietary restriction after gallbladder out. Lifting restriction from 1-3 weeks, per your surgeon. After that, you'll have no activity restrictions, but some residual soreness. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Incisional pain: Usually pain around incision and right upper abdomen pain. Also pain in right shoulder/upper arm region ( this related to the gas we put in abd for lap chole surgery). In general pain should get better in days. If not then contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?

Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?

Yes but will resolve: After gallbladder surgery, some people have ongoing abdominal symptoms, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea (postcholecystectomy syndrome). Following cholecystectomy, bile which was once stored in the gallbladder and released only after meals, now flows continuously into the intestines and cause irritation. Cholestyramine absorbs bile, but these symptoms will often resolve over time. ...Read more

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Infection in bellybutton after gall bladder removal?

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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What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

Usual causes: Of acid reflux are over production of acid and incompetent lower esophageal sphincter. You symptoms could be alkaline reflux however after gallbladder removal. Talk to your GI specialist for recommendations. ...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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Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?

Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?

Possibly: Residual symptoms of pancreatitis can include some fullness and discomfort, depending on severity and cause. During the period of recovery, abstinence from alcohol, limiting fatty food intake, may limit the stress on the pancreas. Your doctor should check pancreatic enzymes to make sure they are normalizing. If there are any concerns, additional blood testing and further imaging may be necessary ...Read more

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Still in pain after gallbladder removal?

Still in pain after gallbladder removal?

How long?: I suspect it was done by laporoscopy. Pain should not be present after several weeks. If that long, then see your surgeon or gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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Can gall bladder removal still affect stomach after 2 years?

Can gall bladder removal still affect stomach after 2 years?

Not really: If you continue to have a stomach problems two years after your surgery that mean you have a completely different problem people could have a stomach ulcer or hiatal hernia with the gallbladder disease removal of the gallbladder does not cure ulcer or treat reflux see your physician to determined what is causing your problem. ...Read more

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Constipated after gallbladder surgery?

Constipated after gallbladder surgery?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Decrease amount of pain medications, try prunes, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) , stool softeners and ask your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Can the stomach & pancreas be seen during laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Can the stomach & pancreas be seen during laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Front only: Only the front surface of the stomach can be seen during a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. To see the pancreas would require more extensive dissection between the colon and the stomach. ...Read more

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Had gall bladder removal surgery (laprascopic) developed ascites afterwards, is that possible?

Had gall bladder removal surgery (laprascopic) developed ascites afterwards, is that possible?

Unusual: Should see and ask your surgeon. Fluid intraperitoneally may just be from fluid (irrigation) used during surgery . But other possibilities include bile leak or bleeding or pancreatitis, if you are not improving, get followup and find out what the ascites is and why you have it- underlying liver disease , heart failure etc. ...Read more

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Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Rarely: Following gallbladder surgery, a small percent of people will come back with a recurrent "gallbladder-like" attack. This is usually due to a small stone that was hiding within the bile duct before surgery and can pass spontaneously or require non-surgical endoscopic removal. Even less frequently, people can develop new stones in their bile duct years after surgery, likewise treated as above. ...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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Which surgery hurts more? Gallbladder removal or hernia

Which surgery hurts more? Gallbladder removal or hernia

Varies: Each person is different & depends if you are asking about open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery may have less pain than an open inguinal or open ventral hernia. Highly variable from one person to another. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder symptoms subside after recovering from gallbladder surgery?

Can gallbladder symptoms subside after recovering from gallbladder surgery?

Usually: Some gallbladder surgery is done for less than clear indications - as a last resort to fixing pains that can't be explained. These kinds of cases have about 15-20% risk that they will not "cure" the problem - even if perfect surgery is performed for you! if you don't fit that category, pain usually subsides and resolves within a few weeks. ...Read more

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I'm having RUQ pain after gallbladder removal. I'm scheduled for exploratory surgery next week. Will this show a sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

I'm having RUQ pain after gallbladder removal.  I'm scheduled for exploratory surgery next week. Will this show a sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

I do not think so.: In present time , GI work up is less invasive . Considering your age Expl Surgery is not standard of care for sphinctre dysfunction , which is rare and can create more problems in future . ...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 should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

See your doctor: Many of the symptoms of gallbladder disease and reflux are similar, but the two diseases are really unrelated. The surgery didn't cause your reflux, it was already there in addition. With the gallbladder out now you just notice it more. If over the counter mess don't work, you may need prescription medication. A GI evaluation also in order as long term reflux can cause esophageal problems. ...Read more

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What should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

What should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

See your doctor: I do not know how long ago your surgery was. Early after gallbladder surgery there may be an adjustment period of abdominal gas or pressure feeling which resolves in a few weeks. Later, if heartburn is still an issue, then see your doctor for antacid medication, and may need a gastroenterology evaluation for other conditions such as hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

Usual causes: Of acid reflux are over production of acid and incompetent lower esophageal sphincter. You symptoms could be alkaline reflux however after gallbladder removal. Talk to your GI specialist for recommendations. ...Read more

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Developed reflux symptoms after Cholecystectomy. Could the LES become weaken/stop working due to a disturbed vagus nerve after Gallbladder removal?

Developed  reflux symptoms after Cholecystectomy. Could the LES become weaken/stop working due to a disturbed vagus nerve after Gallbladder removal?

Possible, but not: likely. More likely explanation is alkaline reflux. It is not unusual to take up to 2 or 3 months for your system to get accustomed to absence of storage capacity of gallbladder. If symptoms persist beyond this time, go back to your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Still in pain after gallbladder removal?

How long?: I suspect it was done by laporoscopy. Pain should not be present after several weeks. If that long, then see your surgeon or gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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What foods to eat after gallbladder removal?

What foods to eat after gallbladder removal?

Healthy foods: Previously you may be getting gb attacks with fried food , now you no longer will get. With or without , gb should be eating lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, less red meats , more fish and required vitamins and minerals , plenty of exercise , and you feel good. ...Read more

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What could cause pain after gallbladder removal?

Normal short term: It is normal to have some pain around the port sites after lap chole and around the incision for an open procedure. These usually decrease by 2 weeks. If you seem to be having deeper pain, or if you experience fevers, night sweats or don't feel like you are getting better, call your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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What to eat after gallbladder removal surgery?

What to eat after gallbladder removal surgery?

Healthy: Though many patients don't have much problem with their usual diet after gb surgery, many found themselves intolerant of certain foods (fried, rich food...), with varying symptoms (bloating, loose bm, flatulence...). Take the opportunity to adopt a more healthy dietary selection. ...Read more

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Why is my urine dark after gallbladder removal?

Why is my urine dark after gallbladder removal?

Dark urine can mean: Elevated bilirubin in blood or blood in urine, among other things. The former can be complication of surgery, so contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat fat after gallbladder removal?

Is it safe to eat fat after gallbladder removal?

Yes, but...: ...About 20% of people will have diarrhea (early on) after eating fatty food. The gallbladder's function is to store bile and deliver it to the intestine to absorb fats. Most people w/stones have lost this storage function prior to its removal and don't miss this function. For those that do develop diarrhea, many eventually adjust or they may take bile salts by mouth to compensate. ...Read more

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Is eggplant safe to eat after gallbladder removal?

Is eggplant safe to eat after gallbladder removal?

Post cholecystectomy: Generally speaking as long as it is prepared without fatty ingredients or addiditves. Patients after cholecystectomy should be on a low-fat low-cholesterol diet the first four to six weeks to ease and aid in processing of fatty foods. ...Read more

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How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

A couple of weeks: Assuming you had an uneventful laparoscopic cholecystectomy, have resumed a normal diet, have no GI symptoms like anorexia or nausea, have no history of gastritis or liver disease, and are not taking any other new medications including narcotics, consult your surgeon during the post-op check, about a small amount of wine. If you tolerate this, like all good things, moderate the amount you drink. ...Read more

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Is diahrrea a natural thing after gallbladder removal?

Is diahrrea a natural thing after gallbladder removal?

Common: About 20% of people will have diarrhea (early on) especially after eating fatty food. The gallbladder's function is to store bile and deliver it to the intestine to absorb fats. Most people w/stones have lost this storage function prior to its removal and don't miss this function. For those that do develop diarrhea, many eventually adjust or they may take bile salts by mouth to compensate. ...Read more

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What should be the precautions after gallbladder removal?

Gall bladder removal: You want to limit fatty food intake as you will not handle it as well after the removal of your gall bladder. Diarrhea is much more likely to be an issue if you do not make sure to add fiber to your diet. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diaharea after gallbladder removal?

Bile salts: After gb removal, bile is still produced by the liver and still flows into the intestine but instead of having a gallbladder full of bile empty every time you eat there is instead a constant trickle of bile into the intestines which can play havoc on your digestion. Still, every person is different. See this excellent article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/gallbladder-removal-diet/my01815. ...Read more

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What is the normal life expectancy after gallbladder removal?

Normal: Life expectancy would be a full normal life after gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Pain after gallbladder removal surgery. What can I take for this?

How long ago: Was your surgery? Was it laparoscopic? You can expect to have incisional pain while healing up from surgery. When this is over, you should feel better. Some patients get colicky pain for a few weeks until your system gets accustomed to absence of storage organ. Ask your surgeon what to expect at what point in time after surgery. Persistent pain, fever, vomiting, or jaundice are danger signs. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what foods can I eat after gallbladder removal?

Need docs answers! what foods can I eat after gallbladder removal?

Low Fat Diet: There isn't a post gallbladder removal diet. You may have diarrhea after your gallbladder has been removed. Avoid high-fat foods, fried foods, and greasy foods. Increase the fiber in your diet.Eat smaller, more frequent meals. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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. Steven Griggs
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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