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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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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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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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Can gas cause moderate right flank pain? I've had my gallbladder removed. What other stomach problems can cause right flank pain?

Can gas cause moderate right flank pain? I've had my gallbladder removed. What other stomach problems can cause right flank pain?

Flank Pain: Flank pain could be a sign of kidney infection, but could be a sign of many other ailments. You should speak with your primary care doctor or a gynecologist for a history and physical and analysis of your urine. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Who should I talk to if I am having problems after gallbladder removal?

Who should I talk to if I am having problems after gallbladder removal?

Your Surgeon or...: Any problems in the first weeks after your surgery need to be reported to your surgeon, their office, or covering physician. If you are 4-6 weeks out, consider your primary provider or a gastroenterologist, depending on your other medical history. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

Ask your surgeon: "Problems" is a very broad and vague word. Covers constipation to blood clots to infection to urgency. Ask your surgeon about any concerns. ...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 is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

Low fat: Low fat, high fiber, avoid greasy fried foods and excessive butter and drink plenty of caffeine free, alcohol free fluids. ...Read more

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What can I eat after gallbladder removal and which food should be avoided?

What can I eat after gallbladder removal and which food should be avoided?

Trial and error: After gallbladder removal, the bile from the liver constantly drains into the intestine (rather than being stored in the gallbladder between meals and squirted into the intestine after meals). Bile can be irritating and about 25% of patients may experience gastric irritation or diarrhea. This is called post-cholecystectomy syndrome. Avoid acid food and fatty food. Minimize alcohol and tobacco. ...Read more

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

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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How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

A couple of weeks: Assuming you had an uneventful laparoscopic cholecystectomy, have resumed a normal diet, have no GI symptoms like anorexia or nausea, have no history of gastritis or liver disease, and are not taking any other new medications including narcotics, consult your surgeon during the post-op check, about a small amount of wine. If you tolerate this, like all good things, moderate the amount you drink. ...Read more

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What is the normal life expectancy after gallbladder removal?

What is the normal life expectancy after gallbladder removal?

Normal: Life expectancy would be a full normal life after gallbladder surgery. ...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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Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Rarely: Following gallbladder surgery, a small percent of people will come back with a recurrent "gallbladder-like" attack. This is usually due to a small stone that was hiding within the bile duct before surgery and can pass spontaneously or require non-surgical endoscopic removal. Even less frequently, people can develop new stones in their bile duct years after surgery, likewise treated as above. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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


Dr. William Singer
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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