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Any side effects of gall bladder removal?

Any side effects of gall bladder removal?

Often none: Depends on why the surgery is being done. Usually surgery for gallstone problems resolves the pain & nausea. Usually everyone goes back to eating normally and functioning normally without any problems or dietary issues. Removing a normally functioning gallbladder may create digestion problems though. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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What is the long term side effects of gall bladder removal?

What is the long term side effects of gall bladder removal?

Almost nothing: There is no significant effects to having the gall bladder removed. You need no special diet once the gall bladder is gone. There is no truth to the stories about chronic diarrhea or food intolerance. There may be short term bowel urgency in some people. There is a remote possibility of bile stone formation in the native bile duct many years later, but it is quite rare. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What physical side effects of gall bladder removal are there?

What physical side effects of gall bladder removal are there?

If laparoscopic: Minimal scars, same day discharge or at most one day hospital stay, one week recuperation at home, if you are asking about physical effects. But if you let it go and open surgery becomes necessary, then none of this will apply. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic gall bladder removal 10 days ago and now I have pain in my back on right side?

I had laparoscopic gall bladder removal 10 days ago and now I have pain in my back on right side?

Call Your Surgeon: There are many possible explanations for your back pain, from simple musculoskeletal pain to the possibility of a stone in your common bile duct or a postoperative bile leak. Please return to see your surgeon so that (s)he can take a more complete history, examine you, and order the appropriate tests to get you well. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of gall bladder removal surgery?

What are the side effects of gall bladder removal surgery?

Maybe none: Gallbladder removal surgery, for the proper condition of gallstone disease, may have no side effects. Most patients are fully normal & can eat normally after surgery recovery. Some patients may have fatty food intolerance & diarrhea. Removing a normal gallbladder may cause many digestive problems though. ...Read more

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Is constant sharp pains normal after a gall bladder removal have had pains for a week now in my lower right side ribs and at times the pain is to much?

Is constant sharp pains normal after a gall bladder removal have had pains for a week now in my lower right side ribs and at times the pain is to much?

No its not normal.: See your surgeon. Depending when you had surgery, there might be bleeeding or bile leakage causing these constant pain or it could be entirely new problem, like pain coming from some other organ, or from the spine or even the kidneys.
It would be prudent to see your surgeon about it,
Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have had spotting the last couple weeks and now have a lower left side pain or cramp while urinating. I had a er lapro gall bladder removal 4mo ago?

I have had spotting the last couple weeks and now have a lower left side pain or cramp while urinating. I had a er lapro gall bladder removal 4mo ago?

UTI or Kidney Stone: Left flank pain while urinating can be a sign of a Kidney Stone or Pyelonephritis (ascending urinary tract infection). There are other possibilities as well. See your clinician, who can examine you, check your urine, and determine if further tests, like a spiral CT are indicated, then treat you appropriately.
Take care! ...Read more

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Best method for gall bladder removal?

Best method for gall bladder removal?

Laparoscopic: Gold standard is laparoscopic approach. Outpatient, quick recovery, minimal risk. ...Read more

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What to eat after gall bladder removal by scope?

What to eat after gall bladder removal by scope?

Should be able: To eat fairly normally, eventually. Early after surgery eat small, light, non fat foods. As you heal & feel better over a few weeks or less you should be able to return to eating all normal foods. Fatty or greasy foods cause some people to feel bloating, gas or diarrhea after surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have symptoms after gall bladder removal?

Yes: Some patients do not feel complete resolution of abdominal discomforts with gallbladder surgery. Other possible causes of pain can be gastritis, stomach ulcer, bile duct spasm, kidney issue, etc. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

What to do if I have pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

Sphincter?: Spasm can occur at the entrance of common bile duct into duodenum, called sphincter of oddi dyskinesia. Prolonged spasm causes similar pain as gall bladder disease. Sometimes patients have to be scoped to make this diagnosis. Gastroenterolgist visualizes area and performs manometrics in adults. Rx available, stent, etc. In some hands hida scan can be very suggestive of this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to be having pain after gall bladder removal where my gall bladder used to be?

Possibly: Depending on how long it has been since the surgery, this may be normal. After about a month, you should have very little abdominal pain. Right upper quadrant pain beyond that should be investigated. There can be fluid that collects where the gallbladder was, and there can be scar tissue ("adhesions") that can be painful. See your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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What to eat aftet gall bladder removal surgery?

What to eat aftet gall bladder removal surgery?

Less....: After removing gallbladder, body takes time to adapt and digest the foods you consume without bile juice from gallbladder. Generally, avoid or take less red meat, pork, butter, dairy products, eggs, fruit juice but grape and apple, caffeinated, alcoholic or carbonated beverages, even tea and decaffeinated coffee. Eat smaller meals with even intervals. In time, body adapts. Ask surgeon for detail. ...Read more

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Will you lose weight easily after gall bladder removal?

Will you lose weight easily after gall bladder removal?

No.: For most people, removing the gallbladder has no effect on the ability to diet. Some people will have (transient) malabsorption of fats which can contribute to weight loss. Others will actually gain weight since the (fatty) foods that used to cause pain can now be tolerated. Bottom line: do not undergo surgery with the expectation to lose weight. ...Read more

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With gall bladder removal, is a synthetic bile a consideration?

With gall bladder removal, is a synthetic bile a consideration?

Not usually: With gall bladder removal, there is usually no need for bile salt replacement as the liver has the capacity to increase the production of the bile salts as necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What diet should I follow after gall bladder removal operation I'm 29?

What diet should I follow after gall bladder removal operation I'm 29?

Low fat: Initially after gallbladder surgery you need to follow a low-fat diet but after several weeks you can begin to reintroduce fatty or greasy foods you should tolerate these well eventually, you should be a will to follow an unrestricted diet following cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the after effects of gall bladder removal?

Can you please tell me about the after effects of gall bladder removal?

Mostly: ...None! By having the procedure you got rid of possible colicky pains, jaundice, acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis and yes even cancer. Even if following the procedure you may have slight dyspeptic symptoms they will regulate themselves with time. I would suggest avoiding heavy and fatty foods especially in the evenings... ...Read more

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How come children have to stay over night for laparoscopic gall bladder removal?

How come children have to stay over night for laparoscopic gall bladder removal?

Safety: The doctor wants to make sure your child is able to tolerate fluids as children can not tolerate dehydration as well as adults can. ...Read more

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Please let me know the effects of splenoctomy and gall bladder removal for 35 year age?

Problems may occur: There are rare problems caused by gallbladder removal and most of these problems are mild GI dysfunction that corrects itself over time. Splenectomy on the other hand can cause susceptibility to certain infections like meningitis and pneumonia and people that lose their spleen should be immunized specifically for these infections. ...Read more

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My friend died a day after gall bladder removal would like to know what may have caused this?

My friend died a day after gall bladder removal would like to know what may have caused this?

Death after surgery: I am sorry for the loss of your friend. There are a number of possibilities. It is important for you to speak w/the doctor who did the surgery or at least see the death certificate. If you find out the information you seek I hope it brings you peace. Even if you don't, work toward adjusting to life lived differently now. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I went into hida scan while in pain. The test seemed to have aggravated my syptoms. The results however were normal. Do I need a gall bladder removal?

I went into hida scan while in pain. The test seemed to have aggravated my syptoms. The results however were normal. Do I need a gall bladder removal?

Maybe: The hida scan is not always abnormal with gall bladder disease. The fact that symptoms were mimicked by the test may mean gall bladder is an issue. Sometimes gb ejection fraction can be normal and there is a problem with the biliary duct at its entrance into the duodenum where is a muscle, called sphincter of oddi, sometimes spasm at this area can cause simiilar pain., called dyskinesia. ...Read more

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Gall bladder removal causing diarrhea, what to do?

Gall bladder removal causing diarrhea, what to do?

Post-cholecystectomy: In most cases, the diarrhea stops soon after the surgery. Rarely, it may last for years.
The cause of diarrhea after gallbladder removal isn't clear. Some experts believe that it results from an increase in bile, especially bile acids, entering the large intestine which may act as a laxative.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/cholecystectomy/expert-answers/gallbladder-removal/faq-20058481 ...Read more

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Infection in bellybutton after gall bladder removal?

See your surgeon: Wound infections after surgery need to be evaluated by the surgeon, may need open wound packing, and will likely need antibiotics to prevent worsening or spreading of the infection. ...Read more

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Can the liver repairs itself after a gall bladder removal?

Can the liver repairs itself after a gall bladder removal?

Liver repair: Liver should not be affected after gallbladder surgery at all. During gallbladder removal from the live they'll have been some bleeding but no permanent damage occurs ...Read more

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Constipation after gall bladder removal and what are the remedies?

Constipation after gall bladder removal and what are the remedies?

The more common. .: Problem after gall bladder removal is diarrhea as bile is constantly flowing now into the intestine. Often, if constipation occurs it is related to the effects of anesthesia, inactivity, and narcotic pain killers used post-operatively. The usual treatments--high fiber diet, lots of water, exercise--apply. A stool softener or laxative such a Miralax (polyethylene glycol) may be recommended. ...Read more

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Gallstone-like pain 2 years after gall bladder removal, what to do?

Best thing to do: Is to return to the surgeon who performed your gallbladder operation. It can be any number of post-cholecystectomy problems, such as retained stone, liver disease, pancreatitis, etc. If you cannot reach a surgeon, get to a GI specialist. ...Read more

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I'm having laproscopic surgery for gall bladder removal, will my wounds be glued or stitched?

I'm having laproscopic surgery for gall bladder removal, will my wounds be glued or stitched?

Ask your surgeon: After any surgery, wounds can be closed with suture or staples. Even with 'glue', there are typically sutures under the skin. ...Read more

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What's the sound in stomach, after gall bladder removal?

Borborygmi: After gallbladder removal if you eat fatty food, which you cannot digest well, there may be increased activity of your intestines due to irritation from the undigested fat. The increased sound is called borborygmi. Try to decrease fatty or greasy food. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more