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What Does Gallbladder Scar Look Like
Depends on surgery: In all cases the scar is not that bad. Usually the gallbladder is removed with a camera and othe small long instruments placed in the abdomen through 3 1-2cm incisions, but it sometimes is done through one larger 6 inch incision below the right rib. It some specialized centers it can be done through the vaginia or mouth/stomach resulting in no external scars. ...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
No: Most gallbladder removal scars are small. That's why they call it "bandaid surgery!" they should be less than an inch in length, although the one in the umbilicus can be a little larger if the gallbladder is full of stones or has a really large stone. There is now no reason to fear removing the gallbladder because of the scar as most people can have endoscopic removal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Multiple gallbladder attacks can sometimes cause inflammation and scarring around the gallbladder which can make the surgery more difficult. Often, there is a layer of fat in the abdomen which is called the Omentum. This serves as a band aid and will cover the GB when it is inflamed or irritated. You should see a Surgeon to get worked up and consider surgery. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed when I was 25 I'm 46 now and having spasms in the area my scar is in and can return to my right then the spasms will star?
?adhesions: Whenever cramps or spasms occur repeatedly in an area where previous abdominal surgery was done, adhesive bands come to mind as the cause. Associated abdominal distension and vomiting would make adhesions even more likely. Discuss this with your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Had gallbladder removed. No stones and no sludge. Doc said it looked scarred and like it had been inflamed for long time. What would cause this?
Biliary Dyskinesia: Normally gallbladder empties about 85% of bile after eating. In some people, gallbladder function decreases over time. At times in the operating room in patients with biliary dyskinesia, you can see other tissue attached to the gallbladder and to the liver which actually needs to be removed prior to removing gallbladder. Can see stomach attached to gallbladder, adhesions from small bowel to gb. ...Read more
Yes: Scar tissue can be painful for months after a surgery. However, you want to make sure it is not something more serious...Please see your surgeon. ...Read more
I had open gallbladder surgery 3 months ago and part of my scar is still not healed. Sometimes it bleeds a little too. Why?
Uncertain: I cannot tell why without seeing it. Seems unlikely that an incision would not be fully healed at 3 months, unless there are underlying health issues or Prednisone use. Also seems unlikely that there would be irritation from a suture this long, but it is possible. Please see your surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
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