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Doctor insights on: Urinary Catheter Used In Gallbladder Surgery

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Is a catheter needed for gallbladder surgery?

Is a catheter needed for gallbladder surgery?

No: It depends on how big is the stones and if its obstructing the duct. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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 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 more

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What does gallbladder surgery look like?

What does gallbladder surgery look like?

Usuakky: It is performed by laparoscopic surgery through either one or 4 smalll incisions under general anesthsia where one would be asleep. ...Read more

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I need advice with post gallbladder surgery?

I need advice with post gallbladder surgery?

Trial and error diet: While many patients have no GI symptoms after cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), some patients may note changes in bowel habits with more frequent stools and irritation. Some patients may have alterations in dietary tolerance, which may change over time. This cannot be predicted prior to cholecystectomy and trial and error of diet is normal. ...Read more

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What symptoms can occur after gallbladder surgery?

What symptoms can occur after gallbladder surgery?

Right Upper Abd Pain: Commonly you can have right upper abdominal fullness and pain with nausea after gallbladder surgery. This should improve everyday. Another common problem is diarrhea. This usually gets better quickly, but sometimes can persist for months. If these or other symptoms are worsening, it could be a sign of a problem. Any fever, chills or incisional redness are problems. Call your surgeon if problems. ...Read more

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After gallbladder surgery, do you have an appetite?

After gallbladder surgery, do you have an appetite?

Not at first: With many abdominal operations, your appetite can fluctuate during the first week or two. It is likely to return to normal as you get to resume normal activities... ...Read more

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What symptoms are normal after gallbladder surgery?

What symptoms are normal after gallbladder surgery?

Few: Of course, the first few days you'll have some soreness, perhaps some fatigue. A fraction of patients will have stool urgency for a limited time after surgery, but that will be self limited, or treatable w imodium (loperamide). That's about it. I hear tales about chronic diarrhea from patient's relatives, but there's no biologic reason to have this problem. And, you no longer have fat restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about gallbladder surgery not worked?

Can you tell me about gallbladder surgery not worked?

Not sure: Gallbladder is usually via laparoscopy, small incision, done as an outpatient, and recovery time is usually 1 week after surgery. More gallbladder surgeries are being done in younger people (twenties) because of high fat diet as a child. Very effective surgery and very few complication in nowadays. Usually works for symptomatic gallstones or dyskinesia (gallbladder without stones). ...Read more

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What kind of foods are safe to eat after gallbladder surgery?

What kind of foods are safe to eat after gallbladder surgery?

Depends: How long ago was your surgery? Gallbladder & gallstones are usually both removed at surgery. Usually can eat everything given enough time after surgery. Start with smaller and lighter soft foods & soups, avoid fatty & greasy foods at first. Then gradually return to a full normal and regular diet over a couple weeks as you recover from surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of diet is best for someone with gallbladder surgery?

What kind of diet is best for someone with gallbladder surgery?

Low fat: Generally at least for the first few weeks after gallbladder surgery we recommend that you avoid foods that are high in fat or fried foods. ...Read more

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What happens if you need gallbladder surgery and you do not get it?

What happens if you need gallbladder surgery and you do not get it?

PAIN AND PROBLEMS: If you are having gb symptoms and forego the surgery, the bloating, nausea, and pain will continue. This can be moderated by eating a lower fat diet. Gallstones may eventually pass into the bile system, and cause jaundice or pancreatitis. Long standing chronic gb inflammation can lead to gb cancer, but that is rare. Laparoscopic gb surgery is usually a safe procedure. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What happens if I eat oily foods after having a gallbladder surgery?

What happens if I eat oily foods after having a gallbladder surgery?

Nothing serious: Early on, after surgery, fatty foods might cause discomfort similar to a gallbladder attack. After a few weeks, you should be able to tolerate fatty and oily foods without a problem. Your ability to digest fatty foods should be unaffected. ...Read more

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After care for gallbladder surgery?

After care for gallbladder surgery?

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 more

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Gallbladder surgery complications. I still have pain?

Gallbladder surgery complications. I still have pain?

See your surgeon: I do not know when you had the surgery. Was it recent or longer time ago? Pains early after surgery not uncommon, but if getting worse with nausea and vomiting need to see your surgeon soon. If the surgery was more than 4-6 weeks ago see your surgeon or a gastroenterologist for other evaluations. ...Read more

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Riding rollercoasters a week after gallbladder surgery, help?

Depends: I don't know what your current comfort level is, but it seems early after surgery to do potentially mildly traumatic events. ...Read more

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What causes back pain after gallbladder surgery?

Several things: Most common cause for back pain after gb surgery is transporting you from the or table when you are only semi-awake...Less common cause is a retained stone in your common duct which could be accompanied by jaundice. ...Read more

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Why would I still have gallbladder pain after gallbladder surgery?

Depends: I do not know how long ago your surgery was. The first few weeks after gallbladder surgery there may be some gas and bloating or discomfort, possibly worse after eating fatty foods. That usually resolves. If pain is late after surgery recovery, may need to see your doctor. If the pain is getting severe and associated with nausea or vomiting early after surgery, then call and see your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Can a patient snore during gallbladder surgery?

Can a patient snore during gallbladder surgery?

No: You will, generally, be intubated during surgery and they will remove the breathing tube after surgery - then you will snore. But if you have a breathing tube in you won't snore. ...Read more

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Is gallbladder surgery good for bilary dyskinesia?

Is gallbladder surgery good for bilary dyskinesia?

Usually: Biliary dyskinesia is the second most common reason (behind gallstones) for removal of the gallbladder. If the diagnosis is correct (low ejection fraction on a hida scan), most patients get relief of their right upper quadrant abdominal pain and nausea after surgery. ...Read more

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Should I get gallbladder surgery for bilary dyskinesia?

Should I get gallbladder surgery for bilary dyskinesia?

Depends: On the symptoms. Did the hida scan reproduce the symptoms? Those whose symptons are reproduced have a better chance of improving with surgery. About 80% get better with surgery, leaving 20% no better or worse with GI symptoms & diarrhea when eating some foods. Need to review your symptoms carefully with your treating doctor before seeing a surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does dark urine last after gallbladder surgery?

How long does dark urine last after gallbladder surgery?

A few days: Dark urine, chalky stools, and jaundice (yellow skin or eyes) may be a sign of residual stones blocking the common bile duct. This needs to be treated by exracting the stones (a procedure called ercp)
call your surgeon! ...Read more

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How long after laparoscopy gallbladder surgery can I fly?

How long after laparoscopy gallbladder surgery can I fly?

3-5 daya: If things go well during surgery and you are felling ok, there are no real issues about flying. I would ask your doctor first, however, if he / she is ok with it. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve gas after gallbladder surgery?

What can you do to relieve gas after gallbladder surgery?

Resolves: On its own in a few days. Decrease narcotic pain medications that can cause intestinal gas build up, constipation and cramping. Eat smaller amounts of food. Avoid constipation. Try local heat or warm bath and walk more. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get thrush from gallbladder surgery?

Is it possible for you to get thrush from gallbladder surgery?

Yes, especially: If you were on antibiotics or you have diabetes. Show it to your doctor for correct diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of occult diabetes. ...Read more

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Would you recommend gallbladder surgery for bilary dyskinesia?

Biliary Dyskinesia: If you are having symptoms from biliary dyskinesia (pain in the right upper abdomen, nausea/vomiting, bloating after meals, etc.) then you may benefit from having your gallbladder removed. ...Read more

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After gallbladder surgery, pain in right shoulder blade common?

Shoulder pain: Not common, but it does happen if the diaphragmatic nerves are irritated and there is referred pain to the posterior shoulder. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dark stool 1 week after gallbladder surgery?

Dark stool?: Is it normal to have dark stool 1 week after gallbladder surgery? ANS: Not sure what "dark" means in Simi Valley lingo. So if ur stools were light or even white then your gall was not getting into your gut from your gall bladder (stones)- which is what makes it brown. If dark means black then it is not normal and suggests bleeding high up in gut. If dark red then lower. Have Dr translate. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a tattoo a week before getting gallbladder surgery?

Not recommended: In general, it is best to take care of one thing at a time. Although tattoos have a low complication rate, there are problems that can occur, such as severe skin infections. I would recommend that you take care of your gallbladder first, and when fully recovered, you can think about getting your tattoo. ...Read more

Catheter (Definition)

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


Dr. Harinder Gill
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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