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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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