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Upset Stomach After Gallbladder Surgery
Possibly: If you are referring to 'itchiness' of the incisions, this is very common. ...Read more
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
I had gallbladder surgery 6 days ago and I still haven't had a bm. Is there a laxative or something I can take? My stomach is sooo bloated.
Try: First to induce a bm by either using a suppository or a small fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). Do not use laxative through your mouth without contacting your surgeon. You may need to be examined by him as there are several possibilities fecal impaction being one of them. So if unsuccessful in your attempts call the surgeon tmro morning! ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but it depends on what type of hernia in terms of location and severity. A groin hernia or complex hernia would probably not be best to do at the same time. A relatively straightforward umbilical or incisional hernia can be done at the same time, but it also depends on the condition of the gallbladder. Discuss with your surgeon to find out what's best for you. ...Read more
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 feel like the top of my abdomen is full of air. I had laproscopic gallbladder surgery 4 days ago. My bowels are moving normally. What can cause this?
Air: You are right you do have air inflated in your belly for lap chole. Call your surgeon if don't feel better soon. ...Read more
Rash: Some of the surgical "soaps" that are used to disinfect the skin before surgery can be irritating to the skin. If it is a contact dermatitis then benedryl cream will help with the itch and cortisone cream will help with the rash. You should probably at least contact your surgeon to see if he/she wants to evaluate it before treatment. ...Read more
After gallbladder surgery over six months ago what could be causing a heat feeling in the stomach hours after eating?
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 3 weeks ago my left side of lower stomach is still swelled is that 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?
Is it normal for my stomach to become rock hard three months post ventral hernia surgery and four weeks post gallbladder surgery.?
Upper right side abdominal tenderness everyday as well as gastro issues. Could pain still be from gallbladder surgery I had on 6/9/13?
Anything: Is possible but pain nearly 4 months after gallbladder surgery is not likely from the surgery. Would need to have an evaluation with your surgeon. Rare condition is pain from retained stone in the bile duct. May need blood tests & new ultrasound. Other possibilities are gastritis, pancreatitis, very rarely infection this late after surgery, etc. See your surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
Is it normal for my stomach to have times where it is hard as a rock three months post ventral hernia surgery and four weeks post gallbladder surgery?
Seroma: After a ventral hernia repair you can get a fluid collection above the mesh between the skin and the hernia repair. The fluid collection called a Seroma, can take several weeks to months to resolve. Even in a Lap Chole you can develop a seroma at the umbilical incision. You should see your surgeon so they can exam to r/o any other causes. ...Read more
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
Throwing up stomach acid since gallbladder surgery. Comes with extreme cramps & cold sweat & lasts about 2 hours. Very random but around twice a week?
Should see someone: Depending on how soon after your gallbladder was removed this is occurring changes what the problems could be. A good physical exam and history and possibly an ultrasound would help figure out what is going on for you. ...Read more
Had gallbladder surgery and now I have a rash/hives on my stomach one of my incisions I have small blisters and its really itchy what can I do?
Contact doctor: From your description is seems that you have a skin allergy to some component of the dressing applied to the wound. It would be prudent to contact your doctor. ...Read more
Post gallbladder surgery 6 months ago; can't gain weight back, have dark green stool all the time, low back/stomach pain...EGD/Colon neg. Any ideas?
Post- cholecystectomy syndrome affects 5-40% of the population.
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Postcholecystectomy_syndrome
For diarrhea can use Questran, cholestyramine a bile acid sequestrant.. Avoid fatty foods. Consider breath test to evaluate for bacterial overgrowth and amylase/ lipase to check pancreas function. Discuss nerve/ sphincter of oddi / retained stone issues w/ GI doc ...Read more
Yes: Unfortunately, yes. I am a sad witness to that even in my own family. ...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?
Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery on 5/2/16.Still experiencing pain in R. side, R.back under shoulder blade, lower R.abdomen too. What would cause this?
Be checked soon...: What you have experienced in pain would have no easy way out, but a systemic approach would help as described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Besides, peruse and understand other related articles in What to Do at Feeling Sick? And those in Basics of Self-Care; that will help. ...Read more
I had gallbladder surgery 4 years ago. I have had constant stomach issues since then. I have bloating, nausea, burning in stomach what could it be?
Sludge on us, high chol., high ldl, hida 40%, back and abdominal pain, green stool. Is gallbladder surgery an option if hida is 40%?
Depends: Most times surgery is considered if the gallbladder function is less than 30%-35%. It would be quite possible that having gallbladder surgery, for you, may offer no benefit ; could make your symptoms worse with more food intolerance, indigestion, diarrhea, etc. Be very cautious in considering surgery that could have no benefit for you. ...Read more
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