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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?
Adhesion: You most likely have an adhesion on the peritoneal side of the healed wound which can be painful. You may also have an incisional hernia . If you are having symptoms you should see the surgeon who did the procedure if possible. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Depends: Camera port is usually in your belly button. Typically, up to 3 ports along your right rib cage. If appropriate, newer technique utilizes just one through your belly button if your surgeon is familiar with the approach. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have to have my gallbladder removed. Will they reopen my scars from my appendix being taken out? Or make new incisions?
Unlikely same scar: If you have open appendectomy scar will be lower part of abdomen gallbladder is on right upper abdomen scar will be in that area, most likely you may not have scar i, f it is removed by laparoscope if possible , speak to your surgeon. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
3 or 4 years ago i had my gallbladder removed 3 or 4 months ago i noticed a knot comes up when i cough where the scar is on top of my stomach?
Hernia: This is the location where portion of the operation was performed. Sutures were more than likely used to close the muscle layer, but over time the sutures and or scar tissue have pulled apart creating a whole. Through this hole is bulging some fat or even contestants when you cough. This is a hernia, and you should have your doctor check it out, particularly if it is bothersome. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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