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What's the treatment for a gallbladder sludge and inflamed pancreas? Did the cyst in my liver come from the gallbladder sludge?

What's the treatment for a gallbladder sludge and inflamed pancreas? Did the cyst in my liver come from the gallbladder sludge?

Pancreatitis may be: Pancreatitis may be secondary to gallbladder sludge. Consider cholecystectomy to prevent future pancreatitis which can be very serious. The liver cyst is unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Following a gall bladder removal is it possible for bile to leak into the stomach?

Following a gall bladder removal is it possible for bile to leak into the stomach?

Yes: It is one of the most serious complications that should be discussed in detail with the patient prior to surgery. ...Read more

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Where does the sperm go after prostate removal?

Where does the sperm go after prostate removal?

They are resorbed: When your prostate gland is removed, accessory glands, the seminal vesicles, are also removed at the same time. In addition, the vas deferens, which are the tubes that carry sperm to the prostate before ejaculation, are clipped and cut to allow for prostate removal. This is essentially the same thing as having a vasectomy. Sperm are still produced but eventually are resorbed by your body. ...Read more

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When before gallbladder sludge forms into gallstones or will it ever?

When before gallbladder sludge forms into gallstones or will it ever?

Unknown: Gallbladder sludge can be related to not eating & dehydration & then resolve on its own. If the sludge is due to gallbladder dysfunction then it is unknown if gallstones may form over future years or not. ...Read more

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How likely are you to have gallstones in the bile duct years after gallbladder removal?

How likely are you to have gallstones in the bile duct years after gallbladder removal?

Rare but can happen: It is not unheard of to have bile duct stones after removal of the gallbladder. Usually it occurs within two year of the operation, but can occur later. An ERCP can usually take care of it. ...Read more

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Can the liver repairs itself after a gall bladder removal?

Can the liver repairs itself after a gall bladder removal?

Liver repair: Liver should not be affected after gallbladder surgery at all. During gallbladder removal from the live they'll have been some bleeding but no permanent damage occurs ...Read more

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After gall bladder removal can gall stones develop elsewhere in the body instead.eg the liver?

After gall bladder removal can gall stones develop elsewhere in the body instead.eg the liver?

Yes, in a small: minority of cases, stones can form in the common duct, which connects the liver to duodenum. If you are having symptoms, you should see a doctor for full exam and tests. It could still be some other problem too. ...Read more

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Subsequent to gallbladder removal surgery, when do the staples usally get taken out?

Subsequent to gallbladder removal surgery, when do the staples usally get taken out?

Depends: Up to the surgeon. They can be taken out after a few days, or stay in about two weeks. Unusual for them to be in longer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spring a bile leak or grow more stones in bile ducts after gb removal?

Is it possible to spring a bile leak or grow more stones in bile ducts after gb removal?

Possible but rare: If stones are formed in the ducts are called primary ductal stones can happen not due to your reason but very rare, more commonly due to retained stones or secondary stones ( existing stones during surgery ) or gravel in the ducts which may grow with time. ...Read more

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Where does the gallbladder hurt?

Where does the gallbladder hurt?

Typically people: feel pain in the right upper quadrant area of the stomach which can radiate to the back or flank and sometimes also in the mid-upper stomach or epigastric area. That is the classic distribution, sometimes people can feel a band-like pain across the upper abdomen. See a surgeon to be fully evaluated, which might include an ultrasound. Good luck! ...Read more

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How is the area closed up after a gall bladder is removed?

How is the area closed up after a gall bladder is removed?

Depends which area: If you mean the area under the liver, usually nothing is done. Sometimes, laparoscopically, we apply agents to control oozing. With large amounts inflammation, surgeons may choose to place a drain. In open gallbladder surgery, infrequently we sew the edges of the tissue back together to control oozing. ...Read more

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Where will the gallbladder stones pass?

Where will the gallbladder stones pass?

They usually don't: Gallstones can be large or small; most of the time they stay within the gallbladder, causing pain by blocking the outflow tract, called the cystic duct. Occasionally, small stones may get past this duct and enter the bile duct that connects the liver to the intestines. These stones can obstruct the liver or the pancreas, often requiring extraction. If one is lucky, they may pass spontaneously. ...Read more

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How long does the stomach stay swollen after gallbladder surgery?

How long does the stomach stay swollen after gallbladder surgery?

Vsrirs: Common to feel gassy & bloated for a few days, usually less than a week. Concerns would be worsening abdominal pain, recurrent vomiting. Call your surgeon if you have concerns. Follow your surgeon's instructions & seem them for your postoperative follow up. ...Read more

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If my surgeon sees a stone in the pancreatic duct or common bile duct during intra-operative cholangiography, can he remove the stone during surgery?

If my surgeon sees a stone in the pancreatic duct or common bile duct during intra-operative cholangiography, can he remove the stone during surgery?

CBD stones: It depends on the surgeon. If intra-operative cholangiogram is done and showed a stone most would defer it to the GI specialist to do a procedure called ERCP to remove the stones. ...Read more

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Can the clip move out of place after gb removal?

Can the clip move out of place after gb removal?

Yes, but....: ...It's extremely rare. I have done over 4000 laparoscopic gall bladder removals since 1990, and have had only one cystic duct clip failure. However, I have taken care of two other people in that time who have had the same problem. I would not worry about that. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder removal cause mucus in the stool?

Does gallbladder removal cause mucus in the stool?

No: Some patients develop some diarrhea after cholecystectomy, but should not have mucus in stool. ...Read more

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What's the sound in stomach , after gall bladder removal ?

What's the sound in stomach , after gall bladder removal ?

Borborygmi: After gallbladder removal if you eat fatty food, which you cannot digest well, there may be increased activity of your intestines due to irritation from the undigested fat. The increased sound is called borborygmi. Try to decrease fatty or greasy food. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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. Jeffrey Stevens
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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