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When To Get Gallbladder Removed
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
When getting your gallbladder removed can the surgeon in some cases take a look at the liver while they are at it?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had gallbladder removed yrs ago why do i get pains like an attack that wake me up, very painful, and can last 30min -1hr?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 had my gallbladder removed and get diarrhea often even when I do not go for three days. Is that normal?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Is it normal to still get pains 7 weeks after having gallbladder removed if I'm over doing it? I don't have a hernia.
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?
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