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Abdominal pain remains after gallbladder removal just diagnosied with h. Pylori infection is this why I am still experiencing pain?

Abdominal pain remains after gallbladder removal just diagnosied with h. Pylori infection is this why I am still experiencing pain?

Probably not: H. Pylori infection by itself doesn't cause pain, unless you have developed an ulcer. If your pain is persistent, you should return to your doctor for further workup and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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I'm having recurrent stomach pain after gallbladder removal, is this normal and what can I do?

I'm having recurrent stomach pain after gallbladder removal, is this normal and what can I do?

How long ago ?: If it is recent may be due to healing process other wise you need to be investigated to find the cause . Forst see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Are dysentery and stomach pain common after gallbladder removal?Is there is any medication that can help?

Are dysentery and stomach pain  common after gallbladder removal?Is there is any medication that  can help?

No dysentery : Abdominal pain can be normal after surgey due to the incisions or can be abnormal like a fluid collection in area of surgery or damage to surrounding structures including bowel. So best thing is follow up with your surgeon soon. ...Read more

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What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

Retained duct stone: Go back 2r surgeon & have it re-evaluated. If the ssx r close 2 what u had b4 u may have a retained common duct stone. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 6 yrs ago along with stones (basket, scope) I have since had severe center upper abdominal pain that lasts for days ???

I had my gallbladder removed 6 yrs ago along with stones (basket, scope) I have since had severe center upper abdominal pain that lasts for days ???

Other causes: pain may be due to several other causes , like retained stones , spinctor dysfunction , attacks of pancreatic inflation , need tests ( work up ) to find the cause speak to your doctor , and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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WBC & protein in urine, no bacteria. Severe upper abdominal pain and nausea. Had gallbladder removed lap 4/1/15 ?

WBC & protein in urine, no bacteria. Severe upper abdominal pain and nausea. Had gallbladder removed lap 4/1/15 ?

Here are some...: Before ascertaining the significance of WBC & protein in urine, one needs to assure the UA is done with properly collected urine. As to severe upper abd pain & nausea, more info is needed so to define their cause if related or not with gallbladder surgery. To do things right, follow instructions as described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby you gain insight on how-to... ...Read more

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I have severe diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Questrin and whelcol helps for a short time but still have major problems with diarrhea?

I have severe diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Questrin and whelcol helps for a short time but still have major problems with diarrhea?

Bile diarrhea: After gallbladder removal or ERCP sphincterotomy bile enters the upper intestine more freely. Bile can be irritating to the intestine and colon in some people and you may be one of those sensitive to bile. Questran (cholestyramine) is a bile binder and usually manages this type of diarrhea. You may increase your questran (cholestyramine). Okay to check with your surgeon and GI doc about this problem. ...Read more

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What if I had my gallbladder removed and still experiencing same upper abdominal pain ?

What if I had my gallbladder removed and still experiencing same upper abdominal pain ?

Other problem?: Retained stones in the duct can cause similar pain as prior to gallbladder removal. Stomach problems such as ulcers or gastritis can also be the cause. See your doctor/surgeon. You obviously need further evaluation if you still have the pain after surgery. You may need an upper endoscopy to evaluate the stomach for ulcers. ...Read more

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Right upper abdominal pain with nausea. Came on suddenly and very sharp. Comes and goes. Gallbladder removed nov 2013. Cholangitis? Er?

Right upper abdominal pain with nausea. Came on suddenly and very sharp. Comes and goes. Gallbladder removed nov 2013. Cholangitis? Er?

Could be related: This could be a "retained stone" and when you have one of these you should get it checked out. Tell your doc about it, and he/she can schedule some tests to determine if this is the case. Hope this helps. If this is the case, a simple procedure called ERCP can usually fix the problem. ...Read more

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Stomach aches diarrhea had my gallbladder removed 4 months ago constant pain in the abdomen area have to go to the restroom everytime I eat?

Stomach aches diarrhea had my gallbladder removed 4 months ago constant pain in the abdomen area have to go to the restroom everytime I eat?

Post op gallbladder: Diarrhea is an extremely rare side effect of gallbladder surgery. This is due to inadequate amount of bile to digest food. Medical supplementation of bile salts is always the answer but you need to see you doctor and rule out any other source of you pain such as a surgical complication. ...Read more

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My absolute eosinophils is 800. What should I do now? I have sharp upper abdominal pain. I had my gallbladder removed pain feels like gallstones

My absolute eosinophils is 800. What should I do now? I have sharp upper abdominal pain. I had my gallbladder removed  pain feels like gallstones

Stone or ulcer: You could have passed a stone into the common bile duct which would cause similar symptoms. Ulcer disease or functional dyspepsia are possible. Not sure that eosinophil count is relevant. See your doctor or GI specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?

Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts  Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?

Too complex: That situation is too complex to analyzing analyze in 400 characters. If you'd like, set up a consult on Healthtap concierge, and I will be happy to work through things for you, to see if I can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having right upper abdominal pain near flank no gallbladder removed last year mris CT xrays all neg so is bloodwrk/what is it? Er said muscle in 2013

Having right upper abdominal pain near flank no gallbladder removed last year mris CT xrays all neg so is bloodwrk/what is it? Er said muscle in 2013

Not sure but: Possibilities may include stagnant or slow flow of bile in d duct/cholestasis, ibs, pinched phrenic nerve underneath rib cage, muscle strain etc. Follow up with ur dr. Take care and god bless u! http://www.Gallbladderattack.Com/aftergallbladderremoval.Shtml http://ibs.About.Com/od/relatedconditions/a/ibs-after-gallbladder-removal.Html. ...Read more

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My absolute eosinophils is 883. I have upper abdominal pain, right shoulder pain. Gallbladder removed 2 years ago. Abdominal an shoulder pain same as gallstone pain. No fever?

My absolute eosinophils is 883. I have upper abdominal pain, right shoulder pain. Gallbladder removed 2 years ago. Abdominal an shoulder pain same as gallstone pain. No fever?

Bile duct stone: You could have passed a stone into the common bile duct which would cause similar symptoms. Ulcer disease or functional dyspepsia are possible. Not sure that eosinophil count is relevant. See your doctor or GI specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux, gastritis, hiatal hernia, IBS and had my gall bladder removed a year ago. I have right upper abdominal pain what is causing this?

I have acid reflux, gastritis, hiatal hernia, IBS and had my gall bladder removed a year ago. I have right upper abdominal pain what is causing this?

Gastritis? Ulcer Ds?: Ruq pain is possible from an irritated, inflamed stomach such as ulcer disease can cause or gastritis from something like h pylori infection. To get a true answer, see your doctor, fill in the full details about the pain and determine the best tests to work out the details. ...Read more

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Right flank muscle pain after gallbladder removal, why?

Could be serious: If you had recent surgery. Without further details, impossible to tell anything further. See a doctor for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain after gallbladder removal surgery. What can I take for this?

How long ago: Was your surgery? Was it laparoscopic? You can expect to have incisional pain while healing up from surgery. When this is over, you should feel better. Some patients get colicky pain for a few weeks until your system gets accustomed to absence of storage organ. Ask your surgeon what to expect at what point in time after surgery. Persistent pain, fever, vomiting, or jaundice are danger signs. ...Read more

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Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Irritation of the di: The call bladder is connected to the liver. Just above it is the diaphragm. The procedure to remove the gall bladder can irritate the diaphragm and the tissues around the liver. When irritated, pain happens. It is just temporary, but if continues call your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Severe Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Severe abdominal pain is extreme pain felt in the region of the belly (abdomen). It is usually an emergency, and may be caused by a loss of blood supply to an organ, stretching or blockage of an organ in cases such as gallstones, or swelling and infection in ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more