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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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How long until my son goes back to normal after a gallbladder surgery?

Unknown: Although we do the same operation on everyone for gallbladder disease, everyone reacts to it differently.

Some of my patients are back to normal within a day or two, but others are incapacitated for 6 wks or more.

Therefore, unfortunately, there is no way to answer your question with any certainty. ...Read more

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a week after gallbladder surgery I'm still getting pain under my ribcage and in my back, how long does this go on for?

a week after gallbladder surgery I'm still getting pain under my ribcage and in my back, how long does this go on for?

1-2 weeks: It depends on how bad the inflammation, bleeding was, laparoscopic or not?, Still, in most cases you will go home in 1 -2 days, be in pain the first week, sore the second and then return to activities the 3rd or 4th week. I know a surgeon who had it out and was back at work the next day. Depends on how u deal with pain. ...Read more

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How much time will I need to take off of work after my gallbladder surgery?

Depends on cause and: With uncomplicated laparascopic gall bladder surgery you may return within a week...The level of physical activity involved in your work determines how long you need to be away from it. ...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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I'm trying to gain weight after gallbladder surgery how many ensure plus do I need to drink. A day to gain my weight back?

I'm trying to gain weight after gallbladder surgery how many ensure plus do I need to drink. A day to gain my weight back?

Hmmmm: If you are healthy, after routine gallbladder surgery you should not need to take supplemental nutrition, just eat normally like you would well be fine. ...Read more

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What can be done for back pain after gallbladder surgery?

What can be done for back pain after gallbladder surgery?

Walk: And move around. Use heat on the back. Do not sit or lay around too much as muscle tightness ; spasms will set in. ...Read more

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I just had open gallbladder surgery yesterday. Why is my right shoulder and back hurting? The pain is awful. I can't find a comfortable position

I just had open gallbladder surgery yesterday. Why is my right shoulder and back hurting? The pain is awful. I can't find a comfortable position

Open surgery: Open gallbladder surgery is a fairly major surgery with a lot of pain. It seems unusual that you had major open surgery only yesterday and asking about pain the next day. Significant pain is expected with open surgery and most patients stay in the hospital for a few days after major open abdominal surgery. Contact your surgeon for pain management medications. ...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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It's been exactly 6 weeks since my gallbladder surgery and I've noticed that I've been getting back pain where my gallbladder use to be. Is it normal?

Not typically: By six weeks out from surgery you should be continuing to improve and not developing new symptoms. Back pain in this area could be due to a variety of reasons to include a retained gallstone in your common bile duct or a hematoma or bile collection in the area to gallBladder bed. Best to see your surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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After gallbladder surgery, pain in right shoulder blade common?

Shoulder pain: Not common, but it does happen if the diaphragmatic nerves are irritated and there is referred pain to the posterior shoulder. ...Read more

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My father had lap gallbladder surgery back in october. I just pulled what looks to be 3 surgical clips from one of the wounds. Is that possible?

My father had lap gallbladder surgery back in october. I just pulled what looks to be 3 surgical clips from one of the wounds. Is that possible?

Yes possible: Some times clips, and stitches, can extrude through site of port entry wound especially that were placed near abdominal wall, its purpose is done. Speak to the surgeon for assurance ...Read more

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I recently had gallbladder surgery and I started my period Mon. Ever since then, the symptoms I had before surgery have started back up. Is that normal?

I recently had gallbladder surgery and I started my period Mon. Ever since then, the symptoms I had before surgery have started back up. Is that normal?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear the return of gallbladder-like symptom, which might not be related with menstrual cycle, since anatomically, functionally, and hormonally, they obviously differ. So, go back to have the surgeon give a timely evaluation. To get the detailed thing done correctly, follow instructions in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to. .. so to reach Dx.. ...Read more

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Severe low back pain on/off for years, after open gallbladder surgery it has hurt constantly. Sitting/ are ok. Cannot walk/stand for more than 1min without pain in low back. Leaning over/sitting help?

Severe low back pain on/off for years, after open gallbladder surgery it has hurt constantly. Sitting/ are ok. Cannot walk/stand for more than 1min without pain in low back. Leaning over/sitting help?

Low back pain: The gallbladder surgery is unrelated to the low back pain. The symptoms that you describe are caused by lumbar spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal. The narrowing is caused by bulging discs, overgrowth of the ligaments and facet joints. See a neurosurgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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Just had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, currently work as nurse aide at a local hospital, my job involves moving & lifting patients when can I return?

Just had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, currently work as nurse aide at a local hospital, my job involves moving & lifting patients when can I return?

One good thing: About laparoscopic GB removal, besides less pain rely ambulation and return to work. Traditional surgery with large scar takes takes 6 wks to go back to regular work but you can in half the time or even less if you feel like going back to work ...Read more

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Post gallbladder surgery 6 months ago; can't gain weight back, have dark green stool all the time, low back/stomach pain...EGD/Colon neg. Any ideas?

Post gallbladder surgery 6 months ago; can't gain weight back, have dark green stool all the time, low back/stomach pain...EGD/Colon neg. Any ideas?

S/p gallbladder: Post- cholecystectomy syndrome affects 5-40% of the population.
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Postcholecystectomy_syndrome

For diarrhea can use Questran, cholestyramine a bile acid sequestrant.. Avoid fatty foods. Consider breath test to evaluate for bacterial overgrowth and amylase/ lipase to check pancreas function. Discuss nerve/ sphincter of oddi / retained stone issues w/ GI doc ...Read more

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Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery on 5/2/16.Still experiencing pain in R. side, R.back under shoulder blade, lower R.abdomen too. What would cause this?

Be checked soon...: What you have experienced in pain would have no easy way out, but a systemic approach would help as described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Besides, peruse and understand other related articles in What to Do at Feeling Sick? And those in Basics of Self-Care; that will help. ...Read more

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Post gallbladder surgery done 3 weeks ago and now have nausea, burning in upper right stomach and pain wraps around to the back, weak, diarrhea, nause?

Post gallbladder surgery done 3 weeks ago and now have nausea, burning in upper right stomach and pain wraps around to the back, weak, diarrhea, nause?

Needs to see surgeon: The patient needs to alert her surgeon who may decide to measure her over function tests and do an ultrasound of the abdomen to see if she has any fluid collections. ...Read more

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Sludge on us, high chol., high ldl, hida 40%, back and abdominal pain, green stool. Is gallbladder surgery an option if hida is 40%?

Depends: Most times surgery is considered if the gallbladder function is less than 30%-35%. It would be quite possible that having gallbladder surgery, for you, may offer no benefit ; could make your symptoms worse with more food intolerance, indigestion, diarrhea, etc. Be very cautious in considering surgery that could have no benefit for you. ...Read more

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I am going in for gallbladder surgery tomorrow and I am alittle scared. How to calm down?

I am going in for gallbladder surgery tomorrow and I am alittle scared. How to calm down?

Relax: Gb surgery is extremely common and very safe. Most patients go home the same day and do extremely well. You will naturally have pain the first few days but you will have medication for that and it will rapidly improve over the first week. Four weeks after the surgery you will most likely be pain free and back to your old activities. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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About to go have gallbladder surgery, I'm very scared that I won't wake up from antistetics or go into shock when cut, am I overreacting? I'm healthy

About to go have gallbladder surgery, I'm very scared that I won't wake up from antistetics or go into shock when cut, am I overreacting? I'm healthy

Yes, very safe: Cholecystectomy can be done open or laparoscopically (most common). The risks include: internal bleeding, injury to the bile ducts, injury to the small intestine by one of the instruments used during surgery and the general risks of anesthesia. The overall risks are very small, less than 1% in total. Go to: https://www. Facs. Org/~/media/files/education/patient%20ed/cholesys. Ashx ...Read more

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Alt level 63, 4 months ago it was 24, just had gallbladder surgery. What would make this go up in 4 months?

Repeat test: I would advise you to get a repeat liver function test In a week or so. If it doesn't normalize, then your doctor may order additional test. Did you have any alcoholic drink before the test? ...Read more

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I got a pre assessment on Friday for my gallbladder surgery how long after will it take to go in for surgery?

I got a pre assessment on Friday for my gallbladder surgery how long after will it take to go in for surgery?

Depends: The availability of the surgeon, the hospital OR availability and if any complicating factors must be address first. ...Read more

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How long does gallbladder surgery take?

Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less. ...Read more

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What does gallbladder surgery look like?

What does gallbladder surgery look like?

Usuakky: It is performed by laparoscopic surgery through either one or 4 smalll incisions under general anesthsia where one would be asleep. ...Read more

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Any alternatives to gallbladder surgery?

Any alternatives to gallbladder surgery?

Can try diet: If symptomatic healthy foods for your gallbladder, as well as the rest of your body:fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains (whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oats, bran cereal)lean meat, poultry, and fish, low-fat dairy products. Majority of patients with gallstones do not have symptoms. Overweight state can lead to gall stone formation. Loss of weight helps reduce gall stone formation. ...Read more

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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