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Urinary Catheter Used In Gallbladder Surgery
A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more
I am having laproscopic gallbladder surgery and want toknow if i will have to have a catheter? I am 43 years old and have a very small penis and this issue is causing me a lot of worry. Thanks.
95% : 95% of patients having elective cholecystectomy in my practice do not require urinary catheterization. The procedure is usually short, less than 30 minutes and muscle relaxants usually wear off rapidly obviating urinary retention. The exceptions are usually elderly males with prostate enlargement and most of these patients are able to void prior to discharge using and in and out bladder drainage procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seven months after may gallbladder surgery I am getting pain where the gallbladder used to be. Can you tell me about it?
Possible adhesion: most abdominal pain is visceral in origin, where swelling or twisting of intestine causes this symptom. Post GB, a surgical bed may not have healed before adhesions developed which could then cause, twisting and partial GI blockage. A CAT scan should reveal if this surgical site is the cause of the symptoms or it is due to another factor. ...Read more
It will pass: If this is early after your operation, it is probably due to bladder irritation from a urinary bladder catheter placed during the operation. It could also be due to urinalysis retention, where you're bladder isn't emptying properly due to general anesthesia and surgical stress. Either way, bring it up with your surgeon to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Why does it seem like i'm getting an UTI after my menstural period after having hernia surgery and then gallbladder surgery?
Ask about Foley: Some surgeries such as hernia and gallbladder surgery, the surgeon may place a foley catheter or straight cath prior to surgery. This can put you at risk for a UTI. You should also look into the antibiotics you were given, they can also lead to UTI. If you have gotten frequent UTI's, you should see a Urologist to get a further work-up ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Immediately after surgery i find patients who eat greasy or fatty food have a lot of abdominal pain and cramping with diarrhea and urgent trips to the bathroom. It takes a while for the body to get used to not having a large input of bile with each meal to help digest the fat. While almost everyone goes back to eating a normal diet. I recommend my patients avoid high fat foods for the first 4 wk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About to go have gallbladder surgery, I'm very scared that I won't wake up from antistetics or go into shock when cut, am I overreacting? I'm healthy
Yes, very safe: Cholecystectomy can be done open or laparoscopically (most common). The risks include: internal bleeding, injury to the bile ducts, injury to the small intestine by one of the instruments used during surgery and the general risks of anesthesia. The overall risks are very small, less than 1% in total. Go to: https://www.facs.org/~/media/files/education/patient%20ed/cholesys.ashx ...Read more
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