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Can gallbladder surgery cause you to develop acid/bile reflux?

Can gallbladder surgery cause you to develop acid/bile reflux?

Not usually: Once a bad gallbladder is removed and those symptoms fade, your underlying bile/acid reflux may become more symptomatic. Bile binders and anti acid medications can help you. Okay to check in with your surgeon or your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Hoarse Voice (Definition)

Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more


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What causes back pain after gallbladder surgery?

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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What causes elevated bilirubin after gallbladder surgery?

What causes elevated bilirubin after gallbladder surgery?

Depends on how: Much of elevation and how soon after surgery. If it is sudden elevation shortly after surgery, it could mean something bad, like retained stone, obstruction of common duct, liver damage, etc. Conversely, if is is a slight elevation years after surgery, then it is probably not even related. ...Read more

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My gallbladder surgery caused almost immediate weight gain, and I know it's related because I didn't have a weight problem before. Why?

My gallbladder surgery caused almost immediate weight gain, and I know it's related because I didn't have a weight problem before. Why?

Water?: Could be due to generalize water retention after the operation. This will go away as you go through the recovery period. May last 1-3 weeks. This depends of course when you had your surgery. If you're concerned something is wrong, call your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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After open gallbladder surgery, i've had really bad lower right side back pain and spasms. I mostly slept sitting up after. Can that be the cause?

Maybe: Would need more information. How long ago was the surgery? In the first few weeks after major open abdominal surgery, there sometimes can be some back muscle pains due to abnormal posture while sitting or standing. Try changing positions, stand up more straight, walk more, use local heat on the muscles. See your surgeon to be sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more

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After gallbladder surgery I still have pain lasting 20 minutes. The surgery was 9 years ago. The ultrasound done was normal. What is cause of my pain?

After gallbladder surgery I still have pain lasting 20 minutes. The surgery was 9 years ago. The ultrasound done was normal. What is cause of my pain?

Further evaluation: Needed. Right-sided abdominal pain is fairly common after gallbladder removal and can be due to retained stones, microlithiasis or biliary dyskinesia. An evaluation by a gastroenterologist is necessary to sort out the cause and determine next steps. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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After complicated gallbladder surgery 4 days ago the tube is draining too much bile, about a litre a day. What could cause this?

After complicated gallbladder surgery 4 days ago the tube is draining too much bile, about a litre a day. What could cause this?

Depends: Hi, depending on where the tube is this could be normal or abnormal. If the draining tube is meant to drain the bile( eg-as a means of protecting a bile duct anastomoses) then it's normal as the liver can produce large quantities of bile. On the other hand if this tube is in the abdominal cavity ; is just supposed to drain excess fluid then it indicates a bile leak ; is abnormal. Talk 2 surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a low functioning gallbladder can it cause weight loss? Also what are the risks of gallbladder surgery? Hida scan showed low activity

I have a low functioning gallbladder can it cause weight loss? Also what are the risks of gallbladder surgery? Hida scan showed low activity

Possible: if GB function is low <20%, then it could be the cause of pain when you eat fatty foods, and some people change diet enough to loose some weight, but not too common. GB surgery done by a surgeon with a laparoscope is an outpatient procedure, most should take under an hour, go home same day. There are some serious and rare risks, please talk to your surgeon about it. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder surgery cause bloody stool?

Could gallbladder surgery cause bloody stool?

Not likely.: If you have blood in your stool, it most likely something else and it deserves another work up. I'd advise that you speak to your doctor about it. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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