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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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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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I have had a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery 25 days ago? I sometimes have a very sharp pain in my stomach 4-5 hours after breakfast. Is it normal?

I have had a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery 25 days ago?  I sometimes have a very sharp pain in my stomach 4-5 hours after breakfast. Is it normal?

Maybe: Less than a month from surgery. Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods for a while. Eat smaller amounts of food at a time. May have various discomforts for 4-8 weeks that generally resolve. See tour surgeon if persists. ...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 normal for your abdomen to be itchy after gallbladder surgery?

Is it normal for your abdomen to be itchy after gallbladder surgery?

Possibly: If you are referring to 'itchiness' of the incisions, this is very common. ...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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I had gallbladder surgery about yr ago. I ve been having pain were the scars are and in middle of my stomach. Not sure what it is.?

I had gallbladder surgery about yr ago. I ve been having pain were the scars are and in middle of my stomach. Not sure what it is.?

Could be hernia: The small incisions used for laprascopic technique can occasionally become hernia. Okay to check with your doc. An ultrasound will provide diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do i have to postpone gallbladder surgery due to bleeding stomach ucler?

Why do i have to postpone gallbladder surgery due to bleeding stomach ucler?

Heal the ulcer: before any other surgery to reduce chance of exsanguinating hemorrhage and death. ...Read more

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I had laproscopic gallbladder surgery 3 weeks ago. When is it safe to sleep on my stomach?

I had laproscopic gallbladder surgery 3 weeks ago. When is it safe to sleep on my stomach?

Immediately: You will be sore but you won't hurt anything by sleeping on your stomach--even the night if surgery. ...Read more

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My wife stomach is suddenly swollen as if she is pregnant, what is this? Gallbladder surgery in the past, 2 years ago, pancreatitis before.

My wife stomach is suddenly swollen as if she is pregnant, what is this? Gallbladder surgery in the past, 2 years ago, pancreatitis before.

Could be many: Things but with prior surgery this could represent adhesions and a bowel obstruction from the prior surgery. This needs to be evaluated sooner rather than later by your doctor or in a hospital er. ...Read more

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