Top 20 Doctor insights on: Scar tissue after gallbladder surgery

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Have lump always thought was internal scar tissue from gallbladder surgery 6 yrs ago. This a.M, there was bruise over it I can't explain. Do I worry?

Have lump always thought was internal scar tissue from gallbladder surgery 6 yrs ago. This a.M, there was bruise over it I can't explain. Do I worry?

Internal scar tissue: Don't present as lumps. You didn't state where exactly is the lump. If its at the site of incisio. Then it could be an incisional hernia. Bruising may or may not be related to it. If the lump is tender to touch now then you need to contact your physician soon as it may be an incarcerated hernia. If its soft, and non tender then you can follow up with your physician to further assess it. ...Read more

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Have had open appendectomy for rupture and tubal, will I have gallbladder removed w/open surgery since I have lots of scar tissue?

Probably not: It is very common for someone to have successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder) after previous ruptured appendicitis and other surgical procedures. In fact, "cutting" scar tissue/adhesiolysis is very commonly done at hands of skilled/experienced minimally invasive surgeons. You should seek an experienced surgeon. Recommend you seek out younger generation, laparoscopic surgeon. ...Read more

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Abdominoplasty 9 years ago (lots of scar tissue around/in my navel area); need my gallbladder out now. Can they do lap, or do I need open surgery?

Abdominoplasty 9 years ago (lots of scar tissue around/in my navel area); need my gallbladder out now. Can they do lap, or do I need open surgery?

Laparoscopy OK: Abdominoplasty is a soft tissue operation. You will have some scarring in the skin and fat underneath but that should not prevent an attempt at a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. However it is important to understand that any attempted laparoscopy may not be successful and still may require an open operation. ...Read more

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Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can do to eliminate the pain?

Rare: Depends on how the surgery was performed. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery very rarely leaves any scar tissue. Open gallbladder surgery can cause more scar tissue, but it usually is fairly minor and rarely would cause intestinal blockage or pain. You may need to see a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Scar tissue from gall bladder removal surgery; what can be done to get rid of it and the pain?

Why scar tissue?: Scar tissue by itself doesn't usually cause pain. Have you ruled-out other causes of the pain? Ulcers? Gastritis? Pancreatitis? A retained bile duct stone? Incisional hernia? If no other cause can be found it might be due (indirectly) related to scar tissue if the scar was pinching your bowel or bile ducts.... Surgery could help to cut the scars but only after no other cause is found. ...Read more

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What does the scar from gallbladder surgery look like?

What does the scar from gallbladder surgery look like?

Depends on surgery: In all cases the scar is not that bad. Usually the gallbladder is removed with a camera and othe small long instruments placed in the abdomen through 3 1-2cm incisions, but it sometimes is done through one larger 6 inch incision below the right rib. It some specialized centers it can be done through the vaginia or mouth/stomach resulting in no external scars. ...Read more

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If I had gallbladder surgery four weeks ago if it still considered a sugical site or is it a surgical scar?

If I had gallbladder surgery four weeks ago if it still considered a sugical site or is it a surgical scar?

Both: The surgical site is just the location where the surgery was performed. This will always be the same as your surgical location neither moves nor changes. Surgical scar is what forms after surgery. This too will always be the same since scars always occur (but some smaller and some larger.). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had open gallbladder surgery 3 months ago and part of my scar is still not healed. Sometimes it bleeds a little too. Why?

I had open gallbladder surgery 3 months ago and part of my scar is still not healed. Sometimes it bleeds a little too. Why?

Uncertain: I cannot tell why without seeing it. Seems unlikely that an incision would not be fully healed at 3 months, unless there are underlying health issues or Prednisone use. Also seems unlikely that there would be irritation from a suture this long, but it is possible. Please see your surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My husband had gallbladder surgery 2 months ago and now he has a huge lump under the scar he had to have the more invasive surgery about a 7 in scare?

Scar or hernia?: He should definitely be seen by his surgeon. ... If the surgery was that recent the scar either is healing poorly... Like a keloid or the scar deep is separating. ... A weakened scar.... Or hernia. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery about yr ago. I ve been having pain were the scars are and in middle of my stomach. Not sure what it is.?

I had gallbladder surgery about yr ago. I ve been having pain were the scars are and in middle of my stomach. Not sure what it is.?

Scar vs stomach: Could be stomach related pain such as ulcer. Or liver problem or scar related like adhesion or even hernia if gallbladder surgery door open. Talk to ur wise doctor. ...Read more

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What will doctor do during gallbladder surgery follow up? After removing bandages, will he put anything on incision scars? There's no stitches/staples

What will doctor do during gallbladder surgery follow up? After removing bandages, will he put anything on incision scars? There's no stitches/staples

Not likely: He will check the wound to be sure it is healing without infection or herniation. He will ask some questions regarding whether you are having diarrhea as some folks do after gb surgery. If so there is a medicine that can be given to treat the diarrhea. Should be a short visit. He will then tell you when he releases you to full activity. ...Read more

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Have had open appendectomy and tubal, will I have to have open surgery to remove gallbladder due to 2 stomach sugery's? Quite sure scar tissue is lot

Have had open appendectomy and tubal, will I have to have open surgery to remove gallbladder due to 2 stomach sugery's? Quite sure scar tissue is lot

Unlikely: Hopefully all of your scar tissue is lower abdomen, the gallbladder is in the right upper abdomen under the rib edge. May need extra care getting your laparoscopy started, but your prior operations should not prevent you from having a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

Symptomatic?: Are you symptomatic from the scar tissue? Are you referring to the external scars on your skin or internal scaring?

If internal scaring, referred to as adhesions, is causing you symptoms, your surgeon may recommend a lysis of adhesions to break up the scar tissue. ...Read more

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Still have scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal. What should I do?

Still have scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal. What should I do?

Hard to answer: Where is the scar tissue? All surgery causes scar. The scar may or may not cause problems. If there are no problems, usually scar slowly imporves, but can take several years. Thick scars that grow (keloids) often require pressure treatment, cortisone injection, radiation, or surgery. ...Read more

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How can gallbladder attacks cause scar tissue to form on the gallbladder?

How can gallbladder attacks cause scar tissue to form on the gallbladder?

Sometimes: Multiple gallbladder attacks can sometimes cause inflammation and scarring around the gallbladder which can make the surgery more difficult. Often, there is a layer of fat in the abdomen which is called the Omentum. This serves as a band aid and will cover the GB when it is inflamed or irritated. You should see a Surgeon to get worked up and consider surgery. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue from having your gallbladder removed cause pain?

Can scar tissue from having your gallbladder removed cause pain?

Yes: Scar tissue can be painful for months after a surgery. However, you want to make sure it is not something more serious...Please see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is scar tissue from a gallbladder removal via laparoscopy dangerous at all? Should I leave it like this?

Is scar tissue from a gallbladder removal via laparoscopy dangerous at all? Should I leave it like this?

Adhesions,: This scar tissue to which you refer, called "adhesions", will always occur after surgery - part of the post-operative healing process. At times, they can cause obstruction of the intestines which may require hospitalization or even more surgical management, but there's nothing we can do preemptively to not make that happen. Thankfully this is not the norm. ...Read more

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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


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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more