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Smelly Discharge After Gall Bladder Surgery
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
Not really: All food should be ok after surgery we do not place the patient on any special diet some patient digestive system could be sensitive to a rich, fatty creamy food it makes them have diarrhea or go to the bathroom more often our digestive system are not created equally do not ignore what your body is telling you a food you might like might not like you back.
Sometimes: 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Very low risk: Gallbladder removal is one of the most common operations performed in the us and is, thankfully, very safe. Like all abdominal operations, there are risks of bleeding, infection, blood clots, pneumonia, etc. This is somewhat dependent on the health of the patient, but generally less than 1%. A bile leak may occur less than 1% of the time after surgery; this can often be managed non surgically.
Not usually: Early after surgery there may be some fatty food intolerance, with abdominal cramping or diarrhea. Usually that resolves in a few weeks, if it happens at all. There is about a 1 in 400 chance of having persistent diarrhea after eating, which may not be specifically related to fatty foods.
Mild: Yes, especially if it was an open surgery (you have a wound under your ribs on the right) because that makes breathing painful. Take pain meds and use insentive spirometer until the wound heals and you can breathe normally. Mention it to your surgeon during post-op visit. If you get acute shortness of breath call 911.See 1 more doctor answer
Very possible: Gallbladder symptoms include pain, nausea and loose bowels after fatty foods. Many folks naturally eat less and stick to low fat foods to avoid the pain. Since most symptoms resolve after surgery, while discomfort and activity restrictions are still in effect, some weight gain early on is possible. If worried, go back to the low fat diet you used before surgery to see if that helps.
Alcohol: Is alcohol, no matter what form you drink it in. Wine, beer, hard alcohol all have the same effects. There would be no "best" alcohol after gallbladder surgery. When fully healed & pain free, eating normally, and off pain medications, then alcohol in moderation is alright. Avoid drinking alcohol if you have a liver disease.
Yes: The best and most simple answer is yes, but within reason and for a reasonable amount of time.See 1 more doctor answer
Bile salts: Your gallbladder stores bile made in you liver and passed down the bile ducts toward your intestines. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes bile into your intestines to help digest the fat in your meals. After surgery this process is disrupted. You may have a constant slow dribbling of bile into your intestines instead causing symptoms of lactose intolerance. High fat meals may do the same.
All good: Generally there is no special diet for patient after gallbladder surgery some patient might not tolerate a rich or creamy or fatty meal it makes them go to the bathroom too often but in general all food are fine again before or after surgery bodies are nor created equally some digestive system might tolerate food that other do not simply watch what your body is trying to tell you.
Please Clarify: The sphincter of oddi is a normal anatomic structure at the point where the bile duct enters the intestine (see duodenal papilla on pic above). Dysfunction of the sphincter, though very rare, can simulate gallbladder-type pain & is a possible explanation for ongoing pain despite gb removal. This can be diagnosed by endoscopic testing & treated by cutting the sphincter.
Yes: It is rare but possible after any surgical procedure. The root cause of the fm syndrome is not known. However it is often seen after an event that causes physical or mental stress. That would include injuries, surgery, any other major illness and psychological trauma.
Depends on: How bad your pain is. Sometimes, surgeon will need to give narcotic injections, such as morphine or dilaudid. If pain is not so severe, oral narcotics, such as vicodin, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or codeine. I am sure your surgeon will prescribe enough pain meds to keep you comfortable after surgery.
Most likely: Unrelated to the removal of your gallbladder but sometimes patients develop adhesion's after surgery that can cause pain. To determine if its new or related return to your surgeon and discuss your symptoms. They will help you navigate this issue and hopefully get you more comfortable.
Surgery on the bladder can be performed using open, larparoscopic, or endoscopic approaches. Indications for bladder surgery include bladder tumors, which are removed by transurethral resection. Invasive tumors require bladder removal, or radical cystectomy. Structural problems, diverticuli, neurogenic or poorly compliant bladder, and bladder stones are ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
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