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Scars From Gallbladder Removal
I have pain in my upper abdominal where I have a scar from my gallbladder removal in 05. Physical activity usually makes it sore. Ct show nothing?
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
No: Most gallbladder removal scars are small. That's why they call it "bandaid surgery!" they should be less than an inch in length, although the one in the umbilicus can be a little larger if the gallbladder is full of stones or has a really large stone. There is now no reason to fear removing the gallbladder because of the scar as most people can have endoscopic removal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had laparoscopic gallbladder removal 3weeks ago had a swim lastnight later i noticed the top scar stict coming out of my body abit, should I worry?
Call surgeon: Likely the tail, of the stitch turning up and likely absorbable, and no harm , but your surgeon will know and tell you to come to office if he had concerns. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed when I was 25 I'm 46 now and having spasms in the area my scar is in and can return to my right then the spasms will star?
?adhesions: Whenever cramps or spasms occur repeatedly in an area where previous abdominal surgery was done, adhesive bands come to mind as the cause. Associated abdominal distension and vomiting would make adhesions even more likely. Discuss this with your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
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
I have to have my gallbladder removed. Will they reopen my scars from my appendix being taken out? Or make new incisions?
Had gallbladder removed. No stones and no sludge. Doc said it looked scarred and like it had been inflamed for long time. What would cause this?
Biliary Dyskinesia: Normally gallbladder empties about 85% of bile after eating. In some people, gallbladder function decreases over time. At times in the operating room in patients with biliary dyskinesia, you can see other tissue attached to the gallbladder and to the liver which actually needs to be removed prior to removing gallbladder. Can see stomach attached to gallbladder, adhesions from small bowel to gb. ...Read more
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