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Why Do People Have Their Gallbladder Removed
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
Removal Gall Bladder: I dont know why you want your gall bladder removed because you are sixty.There are certain medical indication for removal of gall bladder.You have to have symtomatic gall stones, or non functioning gall bladder due to other reasons, tumors, cancer etc.I f you do not have disease of the gall bladder you do not need to have gall bladder removed.Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asleep: One would be asleep under anesthesia & feel nothing during gallbladder surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is the most common way gallbladder surgery is performed now. After surgery there would be mild discomfort ecpected for a few days and then gradual return to normal within about 2 weeks. ...Read more
Usually minor things: Usual postoperative pain at the incisions may be experienced. Some people may feel worn out from the general anesthesia, have low appetite for a few days or some frequent stools. Anything more serious may warrant a call to your surgeon or accessing the 911 system. Some people feel great after surgery so there is quite a bit of variation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benefits v. Risks: Most people do very, very well after having their gallbladder removed. Like any operation, there are risks associated with the surgery, yet these are rare. App. 20% may develop diarrhea after surgery, especially with fatty foods; however, this usually resolves in time. More importantly, the pain from gallbladder attacks that prompted the need for surgery will never return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pain relief: is probably the biggest pro, and is what prompts most people to get their GB out in the first place. Depending on what is wrong with your gallbladder, other pros would be being able to tolerate more foods, less bloating/gas pain, improved bowel function, removal of polyps. There are risks as well, and you should consult with a surgeon to understand your specific case fully. Good luck. ...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
The gall bladder: Makes and secretes bile, which aides in breaking down fatty acids. Some people have no problems eating any foods after their gall bladder is removed, as we have other mechanisms to help break down fats, but generally speaking, it is best to avoid fatty foods anyway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Life OK without GB: The gall bladder's job is to store bile, from the liver, & release it into the small intestine to digest fats. Without the gb, the liver still makes bile & directs it into the small intestine. People with gallstones have painful episodes of cholecystitis (inflammation of the gb) & do better without the gb. After gb removal 10-15% have irritation of the stomach/esophagus or diarrhea/colicky pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See your surgeon: The exact same pain may mean you have a retained gallstone floating in the common bile duct -- the main drainage tube of the liver to the small intestine. A stone can escape the gallbladder during surgery or have been there before surgery. You may also have another disease, such as an ulcer, incomplete stomach emptying, or other disorders. See your surgeon to discuss this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Team work: Hydrate with dilute juices, broth and water. Use a magnesium laxative before and after surgery to avoid constipation. Follow your surgery team's advice and get back into the surgery office for a follow up visit. Also congratulations on taking care of yourself with surgery to remove gallbladder. A bad gallbladder can become life threatening. ...Read more
Recovery : Your first visit with your surgeon after gallbladder removal should be in 5 to 10 days. If you are not feeling close to yourself, then report your symptoms. Recovery is challenging and has ups and downs. Fever and vomiting green require a call to your surgery care team. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Something else: There are several other conditions that can be similar to your previous gallbladder attacks, bile reflux, ulcers, spasms of esophagus, hernia, GERD and more. EGD may and TECH HIDA may help you. Bile binder such as questran (cholestyramine) is a simple first test. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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