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What can I do to treat nausea after gallbladder surgery?

What can I do to treat nausea after gallbladder surgery?

When was surgery: Early after surgery you should talk to your surgeon. If the surgeon was some time ago then you should see a gastroenterologist to see of something else is going on. ...Read more

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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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My husband had gallbladder surgery 5 days ago and experiencing extreme nausea, is this normal?

My husband had gallbladder surgery 5 days ago and experiencing extreme nausea, is this normal?

No: No, it not normal. However, 35 % people have post operative nausea and vomiting. He can take zofran (ondansetron) but the most important thing is to call the surgeon or gastroenterologist who did lap. Chole. Or open surgery. Post op complications do happen. ...Read more

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Its one week since i had my gallbladder surgery. I am still experiencing nausea, vomitting and am unable to keep food down. Shudn't it all have passed by now?

Its one week since i had my gallbladder surgery. I am still experiencing nausea, vomitting and am unable to keep food down. Shudn't it all have passed by now?

Depends on the etiol: If you have dificulty in swallowing, talking and hoarsenss, and these symptoms were not there before your surgery, you need to get in touch with your surgeon immediately. If they were there before then you need a detailed evaluatin of your throat. Postop nausea is not uncommon after general anesthesia, however, if the symptoms are not going away you need further workup. ...Read more

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Just had gallbladder surgery a week ago and been really nauseated and clammy but no fever. Does milk help with nausea?

Just had gallbladder surgery a week ago and been really nauseated and clammy but no fever. Does milk help with nausea?

Ginger for nausea: I don't believe milk helps with nausea but Ginger tea or gingerale will help nausea. Ginger tea is really strong so super slowly. If you're nausea continues call your surgeon. ...Read more

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3 months after gallbladder surgery still have nausea episodes and tenderness near gallbladder area, liver enzyme and ultrasound normal, just healing?

3 months after gallbladder surgery still have nausea episodes and tenderness near gallbladder area, liver enzyme and ultrasound normal, just healing?

Complex problem.: By three months, you could reasonably expect that your symptoms should have been better after having your gallbladder removed. There could be many reasons for persistent nausea and tenderness. You need further evaluation by your surgeon and your gastroenterologist to help sort through these. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery 4 years ago.I have had constant stomach issues since then. I have bloating, nausea, burning in stomach what could it be?

I had gallbladder surgery 4 years ago.I have had constant stomach issues since then. I have bloating, nausea, burning in stomach what could it be?

Many things: There are many things that could cause your symptoms, including gastritis. If you have tried antacids without relief, it is time to see your gastroenterologist for a complete workup. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need gallbladder surgery?

How do I know if i need gallbladder surgery?

Symptoms: See your doctor for an examination. Do you have upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, pains after eating, abdominal bloating and gas? Do you have gallstones on ultrasound? If you have these, then surgery may be helpful for you. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

1-2 wks: Most patients can resume their work and usual activities in 1-2 wks following uncomplicated laparoscopic gall bladder removal. ...Read more

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What should be the diet after gallbladder surgery?

What should be the diet after gallbladder surgery?

Normal diet: Most people can resume a normal diet after having their gallbladder removed. A small subset of people will develop diarrhea after fried/fatty foods. ...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


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