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Side Effect 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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