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What To Do After Gallbladder Removal
Healthy: Though many patients don't have much problem with their usual diet after gb surgery, many found themselves intolerant of certain foods (fried, rich food...), with varying symptoms (bloating, loose bm, flatulence...). Take the opportunity to adopt a more healthy dietary selection. ...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
See your doctor: I do not know how long ago your surgery was. Early after gallbladder surgery there may be an adjustment period of abdominal gas or pressure feeling which resolves in a few weeks. Later, if heartburn is still an issue, then see your doctor for antacid medication, and may need a gastroenterology evaluation for other conditions such as hiatal hernia. ...Read more
Kind of normal: Female could experience some hormonal changes that would affect their cycle after any surgery if persisted after more than two cycles see your physician or if it becomes too heavy do not wait see your physician. ...Read more
Surgery these days: Is laparoscopic, so you should have little pain. You should take off from work for a few days, depending on how physical your work is, up to a week. You might get some intermittent food related pain for few weeks, up to two months. But after that you should be near 100% normal. More importantly, you will get no further gallstone attacks. ...Read more
When was surgery: Early after surgery you should talk to your surgeon. If the surgeon was some time ago then you should see a gastroenterologist to see of something else is going on. ...Read more
I will undergo surgery for kidney stone stent removal tomorrow. Please let me know, if it pains after the removal of this stent.
Avoid fat: Normal to have diarrhea after gallbladder surgery rich, creamy, fatty food could make it worst avoid diarrhea medicine since your body trying to compensating for the lack of the gallbladder if persist see your surgeon there is a lot of solution for it 80-90% of people get better on their own. ...Read more
Ask the surgeon : First check with your surgeon for limitations depending on the procedure. Most of thetime no immediate high level activity , no over eating, once system adjusts in couple of days , can resume progressively , to pre operative level. ...Read more
How long ago: Was your surgery? Was it laparoscopic? You can expect to have incisional pain while healing up from surgery. When this is over, you should feel better. Some patients get colicky pain for a few weeks until your system gets accustomed to absence of storage organ. Ask your surgeon what to expect at what point in time after surgery. Persistent pain, fever, vomiting, or jaundice are danger signs. ...Read more
See below: Usually no symptoms or problems. Most all people can return to eating a normal diet, the bile still passes from the liver through the bile duct into the intestine for digestion. About 1 in 400 get diarrhea after this surgery, and is usually temporary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do I need to know to expect after a Ganglion Cyst Removal Surgery ? Having surgery on Thursday
No restrictions...: ...Once you have recovered from surgery. Recovery time varies with the surgical technique: 2-3 weeks following laparoscopic-, 5-6 weeks following open surgery. Of course, its wise to start slowly & build up to your baseline. The best judge of this is your surgeon--they know far more details about your treatment and are the true 'experts'. ...Read more
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