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Can you drink alcohol after laproscopic gall bladder surgury?

Can you drink alcohol after laproscopic gall bladder surgury?

Timing: In general, one can return to light alcohol drinking in moderation with return to regular diet. The caveat is that: 1. You should not drink if you have other conditions that would be complicated or worsened by drinking, 2. You should not drink if taking certain medications (read lable/talk with pharmacist), 3. Do not drink if taking antibiotics, some recently taken antibiotics may also cause... ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Following gall bladder removal, is it okay to drink moderate amounts of alcohol including wine?

Following gall bladder removal, is it okay to drink moderate amounts of alcohol including wine?

Yes, trial it first: Alcohol absorption or metabolism is not affected by the absence of the gallbladder. The liver should be able to handle moderate amounts of alcohol. However since bile, which would have once been stored in the gallbladder and release after meals, is now constantly expelled into the GI tract, you may find that the combination with alcohol may change your bowel habits. ...Read more

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When after gall bladder surgery should I wait to drink alcohol?

Alcohol consumption: In moderate amounts should not interfere with healing or digestion after gallbladder surgery. If you have other GI problems such as excess acid, gerd, ulcer, or liver disease, alcohol would be bad even without the gallbladder operation. ...Read more

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Can getting your gall bladder removed hurt?

Can getting your gall bladder removed hurt?

No painless surgery: No surgery is without pain. But laparoscopic cholecystectomy is done through small holes, biggest one is usually 10mm or about 1/3 inch. You are under general anesthesia, go home same day or next day, and oral pain meds is all you need. Nothing like the old style open surgery. So, yes, it does hurt, but not much. Go for it. ...Read more

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Does gall bladder pain hurt worse when laying down?

Does gall bladder pain hurt worse when laying down?

Not usually: Gallbladder pain(biliary colic) is a noncramping, nonburning, steady pain, typically in the right upper-or upper middle abdomen. It typically lasts for an hour and then goes away completely; it often occurs after eating (esp fried/fatty foods). The pain is unrelated to activity or position, although people often try to "walk off" the pain. It is often made worse by taking deep breaths. ...Read more

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Gall bladder area itches and hurts when pressed on?

Gall bladder area itches and hurts when pressed on?

Get checked out...: Pruritis - or itchy skin - is not a typical symptom of gallstones. Pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, however, could be a sign of gallbladder disease and warrants an evaluation from your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been having pain on the upper right side just under the edge of my ribcage. At times it hurts through to my back. Could it be my gall bladder?

I have been having pain on the upper right side just under the edge of my ribcage. At times it hurts through  to my back. Could it be my gall bladder?

Family practice : It could very well be your gallbladder. Stay on a bland diet until seen. If pain is constant go to the er. Otherwise have your dr see you. He/she will order an u/s and lab studies to determine cause of pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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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