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How bad should gallbladder be before surgery?

How bad should gallbladder be before surgery?

Any symptom = OR: Gallstones without symptoms are watched at times. Once you start having symptoms, then 95% keep having symptoms or complications (infection, pancreas inflammation, or blockage of bile duct). Symptoms include pain in right upper or central abdomen after a meal, sometimes with nausea. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Can you tell me about gallbladder flushes or surgery?

Can you tell me about gallbladder flushes or surgery?

Flushes R worthless: If you have symptomatic gallbladder disease, your best approach is a low fat diet until such time that surgical of the gallbladder can be arranged. "flushes" are useless and worthless. If you could "flush" the gallbladder and push stones into the bile ducts, it would be very harmful. So skip the olive oil and lemon juice , and see a capable general surgeon. Asymptomatic stones need no attention. ...Read more

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What specific age do people have surgery for gallbladder?

What specific age do people have surgery for gallbladder?

Age/gallbladder : Gall bladder troubles can occur over a wide range in age from teenage years to the very elderly. ...Read more

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How long is downtime after surgery to remove a gallbladder?

How long is downtime after surgery to remove a gallbladder?

Scope chole recovery: Check with your surgeon. Typically recovery is 5 to 10 days off work and outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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What if they left parts of your gallbladder in. After surgery?

What if they left parts of your gallbladder in. After surgery?

Misinformed: There are not parts of a gallbladder to leave behind. It is one unit. Whole. It is not cut up and taken out by piecemeal. What prompts such an unusual question? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can manage gallbladder pains before surgery?

Can you tell me how i can manage gallbladder pains before surgery?

Avoid fatty foods: Certain types of food are more likely to stimulate the gallbladder to contract, which can cause abdominal pain, usually following meals, in certain individuals with gallstones. Fatty foods are most likely to stimulate the gallbladder, so avoidance of fatty food is the best way to minimize gallstone pain. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to reverse gallbladder problems in their early stages to avoid surgery?

Are there any ways to reverse gallbladder problems in their early stages to avoid surgery?

Unknown: I do not know if you mean gallstones or not. Many people can have gallstones their entire life with no problems & never need surgery. Once gallstones form they do not go away on their own or resolve with dietary changes or "gallbladder flush." once discomfort or pains occur from gallstones, then surgery becomes more likely needed. ...Read more

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Scans show my gallbladder is only functioning at 19%. How long can I wait before immediate surgery is required?

Scans show my gallbladder is only functioning at 19%. How long can I wait before immediate surgery is required?

Chances of this : Condition progressing to acute cholecystitis is small, but not zero. If you are having symptoms of gallbladder problem, such as post prandial pain, best solution is elective surgical cholecystectomy, before any emergency intervenes. Consult with your surgeon regarding optimal timing. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


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