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What does the scar from gallbladder surgery look like?

What does the scar from gallbladder surgery 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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Should gallbladder scars hurt one year later?

Should gallbladder scars hurt one year later?

Scars: Themselves would not be expected to be painful, especially the small scars from laparoscopic surgery. See your doctor for an exam to be sure a small hernia did not form at the surgical site. ...Read more

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Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

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 more

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How can gallbladder attacks cause scar tissue to form on the gallbladder?

How can gallbladder attacks cause scar tissue to form on the gallbladder?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can scar tissue from having your gallbladder removed cause pain?

Can scar tissue from having your gallbladder removed cause pain?

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

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I had open gallbladder surgery 3 months ago and part of my scar is still not healed. Sometimes it bleeds a little too. Why?

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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Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - where will my scars be?

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal - where will my scars be?

Depends: Camera port is usually in your belly button. Typically, up to 3 ports along your right rib cage. If appropriate, newer technique utilizes just one through your belly button if your surgeon is familiar with the approach. ...Read more

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What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

Symptomatic?: Are you symptomatic from the scar tissue? Are you referring to the external scars on your skin or internal scaring? If internal scaring, referred to as adhesions, is causing you symptoms, your surgeon may recommend a lysis of adhesions to break up the scar tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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