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When get gallbladder removed will upper right quadrant pain go away?

When get gallbladder removed will upper right quadrant pain go away?

Biliary disease: Gallbladder removal for a diseased gallbladder will lower your risk for serious gallstone related complications, like acute cholecystitis, gallstone pancreatitis and cholangitis. In most cases the pain is also relieved. It is a safe, effective and durable procedure. Take family with you to ask questions. Be well and good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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When getting your gallbladder removed can the surgeon in some cases take a look at the liver while they are at it?

When getting your gallbladder removed can the surgeon in some cases take a look at the liver while they are at it?

Usually do: Most surgeons will see at least some of the liver and comment on anything they see in the operative report, but this is by no means a thorough evaluation of the liver or intended to be. ...Read more

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What will it be like to get your gallbladder removed?

What will it be like to get your gallbladder removed?

Feeling better: The main reason for cholecystectomy is acute cholecystitis. When stones pass they produce pain and with an impacted stone in the bottom of the gallbladder it can impinge of the cystic artery and cause severe inflammation. Removal relieves symptoms. When done laparoscopically symptoms post op are minimal. ...Read more

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When does someone need to get their gallbladder removed?

When does someone need to get their gallbladder removed?

It depends: on your symptoms and findings on imaging. If you are having right upper quadrant abdominal pain after meals that seems to get better when you avoid spicy/greasy foods and you have an ultrasound showing gallstones, then you would probably benefit greatly. Sometimes there are findings on imaging alone, even without symptoms, that would prompt surgery. Consult with a surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm wondering what it's like to get your gallbladder removed?

I'm wondering what it's like to get your gallbladder removed?

GOOD AND NOT TOO BAD: Depend if you were having gallbladder problem it feel like heaven because it is the end on a long suffering most people will eliminate pain they did not think it will ever go away the body will cpmpensate for the lack of the gallbladder and that could cause some people not to tolerate a specific food and could end up with loose stool after greasy food and creamy food otherwise ir is not too bad. ...Read more

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What are the reasons one would have to get their gallbladder removed?

What are the reasons one would have to get their gallbladder removed?

Several: Most common is "biliary colic", which is pain in the right upper abdomen and gallstones on an ultrasound test. Second would be a nonfunctioning gallbladder, which is detected on a HIDA scan. Unexplained thickening of the gallbladder wall or a large polyp of the gallbladder, or a "calcified" wall of the gallbladder are also reasons. Gallbladder stones without any symptoms is generally not a reason. ...Read more

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Iv had my gallbladder removed but still get pain like i did when it was still there. No scans are confirming what's causing it. Please help?

Iv had my gallbladder removed but still get pain like i did when it was still there. No scans are confirming what's causing it. Please help?

See GI Doctor: Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include labs, ultrasound+/-ercp, depending on above results. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder removed in 2013. I still get pain in my side as if my gallbladder is still there but the pain is not as bad. What could this be?

I had gallbladder removed in 2013. I still get pain in my side as if my gallbladder is still there but the pain is not as bad. What could this be?

GB pain?: When does the pain occur? Immediately or about an hour after eating greasy food? Did the pain start recently or was it present short after your operation and didn't resolve? It can be a retained gall stone or a primary biliary stone, or gastritis or peptic ulcer. Better go check with the surgeon who operated on you. ...Read more

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Do you get appendicitis after you have your gallbladder removed?

Do you get appendicitis after you have your gallbladder removed?

You may at some time: No, removing the gall bladder does not cause appendicitis. Conversely, having the gall bladder removed, does not prevent appendicitis. The cause of each disease is not related to the other. You may get appendicitis in the future even if your gallbladder was removed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get digestive issues after i had my gallbladder removed?

Not normal: But not rare. For some weeks to months after gallbladder removal, you can get pain until your system gets accustomed to lack of storage organ. This wil pass with time. Also sometimes you can get alkaline reflux gastritis or esophagitis. You sometimes need to take medicine called sucralfate. Ask your surgeon for recommendation. ...Read more

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I sometimes get really bloated if I don't eat for awhile why is this? I did have my gallbladder removed 3 years ago is this connected?

I sometimes get really bloated if I don't eat for awhile why is this? I did have my gallbladder removed 3 years ago is this connected?

Correlation : You are not bloated because you don't eat- you are bloated from what you ate before - things that the bacteria eat that you don't digest. Think fiber, milk, fats. If it is fatty foods that are doing this it may be from your gallbladder but probably it is not. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed and get diarrhea often even when I do not go for three days. Is that normal?

I had my gallbladder removed and get diarrhea often even when I do not go for three days.  Is that normal?

No: Diarrhea after gall bladder surgery. Is usually not normal , and may be minor or severe. If persistent o or severe, a call or appointment to see the surgeon or pcp is essential to evaluate and treat the diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can i get my gallbladder removed while i'm awake? Or do I have to have general anestesha? And what are the risks?

Asleep: The operation cannot be done awake. You will be miserable, and the surgeon will not be able to operate if you are awake. You will need a general anesthetic for the operation. The risks are minimal, and you can discuss them further with your anesthesiologist when you meet them before the operation. ...Read more

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I get pain in my abdomen its in the middle right side. I already had my gallbladder removed what else could it be?

I get pain in my abdomen its in the middle right side. I already had my gallbladder removed what else could it be?

See your doctor: When it comes to pain in the right mid-abdomen, the possibilities are many. From a GI perspective, considerations include: stomach (gastritis, ulcer), biliary disease (residual stone, sphincter of oddi synd), pancreatitis, colitis, abdominal adhesions, musculoskeletal pain. Just to name a few. Recommend you see you doctor to initiate a work up. ...Read more

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It's been a week now after I've had my gallbladder removed, will I get the all clear from my GP to go back to work?

It's been a week now after I've had my gallbladder removed, will I get the all clear from my GP to go back to work?

Surgeon: Your surgeon should advise you and the PCP - GP since, the surgeon he/ she has the most information. Also depends on the level of effort for work. No major decisions while taking pain pills! ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 2 months ago. I get swollen on my left side. I cant sit straight and its visible...is it normal?

Follow up Doctor: Your gallbladder would have been on your right side. I am not sure what is swollen on your left side or what is visible. Please write back with more details or see your Physician for a physical exam. Need more information. ...Read more

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Dad had gallbladder removed 3 weeks ago and now he seems to get full quicker and not be able to eat quite as much. Is that normal?

Dad had gallbladder removed 3 weeks ago and now he seems to get full quicker and not be able to eat quite as much. Is that normal?

Yes : Any time one has surgery there is a period of adjustment while things come back to normal. Don't worry so much about amount Eat small meals with protein, less fat. Should improve sober the next few weeks ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more


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