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Dr. John Rimmer
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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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?

Dr. John Rimmer
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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 more

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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more


Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
37 years in practice
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Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
37 years in practice
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Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

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 more

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Dr. George T Tsai
Board Certified, General Surgery
22 years in practice
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Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - where will my scars be?

Dr. George T Tsai
Board Certified, General Surgery
22 years in practice
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Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - where will my scars be?

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 more

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Dr. Denis Winder
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
53 years in practice
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Still have scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal. What should I do?

Dr. Denis Winder
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
53 years in practice
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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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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
12 years in practice
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What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

Dr. Travis Kidner
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
12 years in practice
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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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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland
Board Certified, Dermatology
32 years in practice
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Can scar tissue from having your gallbladder removed cause pain?

Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland
Board Certified, Dermatology
32 years in practice
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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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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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I have to have my gallbladder removed. Will they reopen my scars from my appendix being taken out? Or make new incisions?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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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 more

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Dr. Nina Hall
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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?

Dr. Nina Hall
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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