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What If My Gallbladder Ruptures
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
Maybe but rarely: Gallbladders rarely "rupture." contrary to popular misconception, they don't pop like a balloon. They may become so inflamed that they become gangrenous and start leaking. It's not the leak per se that is the problem, but the associated extreme inflammation and damage to surrounding structures. Death is an uncommon occurrence, but may occur in older/sicker patients with other medical problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"Apples & Oranges": The cck-hida scan measures gallbladder emptying; it is used for people who do not have gallstones yet have gallbladder symptoms (biliary dykenisia). While there is a place for gallbladder surgery in this setting, this disease does not cause inflammation in the gallbladder--in fact, the gb looks normal. Therefore, you need not worry about gallbladder rupture, a rare consequence due to gb gangrene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, unless...: Basic rule: don't complicate anything by doing more surgery when risk for infection is increased. However if infection risk is well controlled, and gallbladder disease is well established and documented and the surgeon is made aware that you have been suffering from the disease it wouldn't be entirely prohibited. Should not be done in a "preventative" manner, "while the docs in there anyway...". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain upper right under ribs, and a knott, fatty liver disease, can gallbladder rupture, all test clear,
Have had open appendectomy for rupture and tubal, will I have gallbladder removed w/open surgery since I have lots of scar tissue?
Probably not: It is very common for someone to have successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder) after previous ruptured appendicitis and other surgical procedures. In fact, "cutting" scar tissue/adhesiolysis is very commonly done at hands of skilled/experienced minimally invasive surgeons. You should seek an experienced surgeon. Recommend you seek out younger generation, laparoscopic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gallbladder had gangrene and ruptured during surgery. Bile duct was cut in half and is draining bile, has to stay in for 3 months. What is the outlook?
Bile duct injury : It sounds like you had a very hostile gallbladder but to this point things have been repaired and that you have a t-tube in place. That tube help strain the bile and people helps prevent stricture. Overall the outlook is good and it is rare for people to have major complications or long-term effects after surgery in which the ball that was repaired. Routine follow-up as recommended by your surgeon will however be important to make sure that any problem that arises is attended to a timely fashion. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes the gallbladder can tear or break during surgery (not actually "explode" or "rupture"), especially if the gallbladder is badly diseased or inflamed. It is not that uncommon and not serious, as the surgeon would remove any spilled fluid or bile with no consequences to the patient. ...Read more
Only one option...: ...Emergency surgery. However, gallbladder rupture is very rare, occurring in only a small subset of patients who present with acute inflammation of the gallbladder. Also, this is almost-never diagnosed outside the or. In contrast, rupture of the appendix assc w/appendicitis is much more common. Are you certain of the diagnosis? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gall bladder has been hurting all day. Felt it spasming earlier. Now just a dull pain. Could it have ruptured?
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