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Doctor insights on: Stomach Problems After Gallbladder Surgery

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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What if your stomach is swollen after gallbladder surgery?

What if your stomach is swollen after gallbladder surgery?

Common: Early after surgery, for several days, abdominal gas or bloating is common. Decrease narcotic pain medication usage and take a laxative if needed. Eat light and non-greasy foods at first. See your surgeon if you do not improve soon. ...Read more

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How long does the stomach stay swollen after gallbladder surgery?

How long does the stomach stay swollen after gallbladder surgery?

Vsrirs: Common to feel gassy & bloated for a few days, usually less than a week. Concerns would be worsening abdominal pain, recurrent vomiting. Call your surgeon if you have concerns. Follow your surgeon's instructions & seem them for your postoperative follow up. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your stomach to be swollen 3 days after gallbladder surgery?

Not unusual: After surgery, patients can have an ileus that can lead to bloating, or a "swollen stomach". Assuming that is your only symptom, then that is the likely cause. However, you need to contact your surgeon about this. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery on 3 20 12. Why do I still get tired and have slight pain in my stomach?

I had gallbladder surgery on 3 20 12. Why do I still get tired and have slight pain in my stomach?

Cuts: Well you had a big operation and your body is recovering so you feel tired. The abomen hurts because of the inflammation form the cut or cuts. ...Read more

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Gallbladder surgery 2 months ago.if i use my abdomen to lift my kids gallbladder side get swollen. A little painful and cant sit straight. normal?

Gallbladder surgery 2 months ago.if i use my abdomen to lift my kids gallbladder side get swollen. A little painful and cant sit straight. normal?

Surgeon: Follow up with your surgeon. You may not be ready for strenuous activity. Sometimes surgery sites are associated with hernias. Have it checked and if unclear an ultrasound may help. I hope you recover soon. ...Read more

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Why is my abdomen super sensitive around my navel after gallbladder surgery. It's been 2 weeks?

Sensitive Navel: After any type of surgery, the incision(s)) normally get quite swollen and very sensitive. Pain with bending, turning, lifting, straining, coughing and sneezing can all beg rather painful for at least 2 weeks after laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a gallbladder attack after gallbladder surgery? Sometimes i get sharp pains out of no where on my right side of my abdomen.

Is it possible to get a gallbladder attack after gallbladder surgery? Sometimes i get sharp pains out of no where on my right side of my abdomen.

May be: Something else. How long ago was your surgery? If the surgery was recent then muscle and gas pains can come and go & sometimes can be worse with large or fatty meals. If the surgery was longer ago then see your family doctor for an evaluation as pains can come from many sources. ...Read more

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When after gallbladder surgery (laproscopic) before i can sleep on my stomach?

When after gallbladder surgery (laproscopic) before i can sleep on my stomach?

As soon as: You feel comfortable and are pain free when you do so. Trocar sites for laparoscopic gallbladder surgery are at most 10 mm in diameter, so chances of you hurting any of them are quite small. ...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


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