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Still in pain after gallbladder removal?

Still in pain after gallbladder removal?

How long?: I suspect it was done by laporoscopy. Pain should not be present after several weeks. If that long, then see your surgeon or gastroenterologist! ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Why am i still having gallbladder pain after removal ?

Why am i still having gallbladder pain after removal ?

Not unusual: To have typical gallbladder type of pain for 4 to 6 weeks after cholecystectomy, until your system gets accustomed to surgical absence of gallbladder. Your bile duct system needs to enlarge just a little to accommodate this absence. If it lasts more than a month or so after surgery, consult your surgeon who performed the operation. ...Read more

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What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

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What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Incisional pain: Usually pain around incision and right upper abdomen pain. Also pain in right shoulder/upper arm region ( this related to the gas we put in abd for lap chole surgery). In general pain should get better in days. If not then contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Off and on for a few weeks after surgery, upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts can occur after larger meals or fatty foods. If the surgery was a long time ago then see your doctor for an evaluation, as there may be something else causing pain such as gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more

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Have back pain still 7 months after gall bladder surgury...why?

Have back pain still 7 months after gall bladder surgury...why?

Good question!: If the back pain started with your surgery, that's a good question, and one to ask your doctor. If you had the pain before the surgery, the pain probably wasn't caused by your gallbladder. So your doctor needs to investigate other causes for the pain. ...Read more

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Should I be having any pain inside the abdomen after laproscopic gall bladder removal a week ago?

Should I be having any pain inside the abdomen after laproscopic gall bladder removal a week ago?

Yes: Yes, you've still had abdominal surgery. But your pain should be improving. Call your surgeon if you're not improving as expected, or if you're getting worse. ...Read more

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Why would I still have gallbladder pain after gallbladder surgery?

Depends: I do not know how long ago your surgery was. The first few weeks after gallbladder surgery there may be some gas and bloating or discomfort, possibly worse after eating fatty foods. That usually resolves. If pain is late after surgery recovery, may need to see your doctor. If the pain is getting severe and associated with nausea or vomiting early after surgery, then call and see your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Can abdominal scar tissue come back after being surgically removed? Still having chronic lower right abdominal pain after tah and abd exploratory surg

Very difficult: Intra abdominal scar tissue is a very difficult thing to prevent following any surgical procedure. Many attempts at irrigating, washing and even bathing the organs in various solutions to minimize scar tissue and subsequent adheres ions have been tried with mixed success. You may benefit from time to allow the initial scar to subside but any post surgical pain should be reported to the surgeon. ...Read more

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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

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Is it normal to still have pseudocysts even after 6mths from having serious pancreatitis from ercp, gallbladder removed 2mths ago, still having pain?

Is it normal to still have pseudocysts even after 6mths from having serious pancreatitis from  ercp, gallbladder removed  2mths ago, still having pain?

Probably not...: Its probable that your pancreatitis predated the ercp, & that the exam was performed to better characterize the disease. Ercp-associated pancreatitis seldom causes chronic pancreatitis, which sounds like what you describe. If this is indeed the case, talk to your doctor (who best knows your history & risks) about your next course of action. Please of course avoid any alcohol intake. Good luck to u. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery 4 months ago (4 incisions). Now i'm having intense pain in the bellybutton incision site. Normal?

No: Pain this far out from your surgery could indicate that something is wrong. I would advise been reevaluated by your primary care doctor and/or surgeon. ...Read more

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Why am I still feeling gallbladder pain after my gallbladder has been removed?

Depends: I do not know how long ago your surgery was. The first few weeks after gallbladder surgery there may be some gas and bloating or discomfort, possibly worse after eating fatty foods. That usually resolves. If pain is late after surgery recovery, may need to see your doctor. If the pain is getting severe and associated with nausea or vomiting early after surgery, then call and see your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Haveing lower back pain after gallbladder surgey week post opt ?

Haveing lower back pain after gallbladder  surgey week post opt
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It would be a good-: -idea to call your surgeon, a hematoma or infection can cause pain & radiation to your back. ...Read more

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Gallbladder surgery complications. I still have pain?

See your surgeon: I do not know when you had the surgery. Was it recent or longer time ago? Pains early after surgery not uncommon, but if getting worse with nausea and vomiting need to see your surgeon soon. If the surgery was more than 4-6 weeks ago see your surgeon or a gastroenterologist for other evaluations. ...Read more

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I have pain lower left quad stomach had total hysterectomy gallbladder removed appendix removed c-diff after surgery about year ago. now it hurt to wa?

Be evaluated soon...: It is hard to guess what may be for your current concern although one needs to consider possible adhesion-related pain after surgery or diverticulitis. How to have these related things for good care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you may work closer & better with doc for right diagnosis & treatment. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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I still have pain one month after gallbladder removal. Is this normal or should I see my doctor?

I still have pain one month after gallbladder removal. Is this normal or should I see my doctor?

See your doctor: What kind of pain- at the incisions, or deeper inside, similar to previous pain? You could have a retained gallstone which is mimicking your previous GB pain. You could have developed a hernia at the surgery sites, you could have an infection on the inside. Or it could be normal. See your surgeon to find out what is going on, and if anything further should be done. Good luck! ...Read more

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Still in pain after gallbladder removal?

How long?: I suspect it was done by laporoscopy. Pain should not be present after several weeks. If that long, then see your surgeon or gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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Could you still eat whatever you want after gallbladder removal?

Could you still eat whatever you want after gallbladder removal?

After a period: of adjustment of several weeks, you should be able to tolerate a regular diet. Ask your surgeon for specific advice regarding your case. ...Read more

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Could i still eat whatever i want after gallbladder removal can someone explai?

Yes: No special diet after gallbladder surgery some people will experience loose bowel after a rich or fatty meal digestive system are not the same in all of us some tolerate food the others do not nothing to do with the surgery listen to your body what it is trying to tell you some food we like might not like us back. ...Read more

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Why does my right upper quadrant still hurt after gallbladder removal?

Depends: How recent was your surgery? It could be postop pain. Can also be retained stone or primary stone, or possibly another diagnosis such as a peptic ulcer. See your surgeon ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have diarrhea issues 7 years after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to still have diarrhea issues 7 years after gallbladder removal?

Something else: It's likely something else... Recommend checking with your internist and getting a referral to a GI specialist.... Could be a inflammatory disorder... ...Read more

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2 weeks after gallbladder removal still have pain under right ribs and in my back on the right side. ?

2 weeks after gallbladder removal still have pain under right ribs and in my back on the right side. ?

Wait few more days: pain to disappear and go for a post OP follow up visit to your surgeon. If you have no fever may be you have small amount of fluid collection will resolve soon . Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Still have scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal. What should I do?

Still have scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal. What should I do?

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 more

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Still yellow after gallbladder removal. My liver enzymes were elevated?

Still yellow after gallbladder removal. My liver enzymes were elevated?

Workup continues: Jaundice at any time is a problem in differential diagnosis. Entities that your physicians are considering include a common duct gallstone, pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, damage or occlusion involving the common duct during surgery, hepatitis / cholestasis from a medication or anesthesia, delayed hemolysis after transfusion or from a rx. They need to sort it out. Good luck. ...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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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

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What could cause pain after gallbladder removal?

Normal short term: It is normal to have some pain around the port sites after lap chole and around the incision for an open procedure. These usually decrease by 2 weeks. If you seem to be having deeper pain, or if you experience fevers, night sweats or don't feel like you are getting better, call your surgeon for advice. ...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?

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

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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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I'm having RUQ pain after gallbladder removal. I'm scheduled for exploratory surgery next week. Will this show a sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

I'm having RUQ pain after gallbladder removal.  I'm scheduled for exploratory surgery next week. Will this show a sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

I do not think so.: In present time , GI work up is less invasive . Considering your age Expl Surgery is not standard of care for sphinctre dysfunction , which is rare and can create more problems in future . ...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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What foods to eat after gallbladder removal?

What foods to eat after gallbladder removal?

Healthy foods: Previously you may be getting gb attacks with fried food , now you no longer will get. With or without , gb should be eating lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, less red meats , more fish and required vitamins and minerals , plenty of exercise , and you feel good. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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


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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