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.

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I had emergency laparoscopic gall bladder removal 2 weeks ago. I am still getting discomfort on back and upper right abdomen. I am afraid of bike leak or stone. Is it normal to still feel discomfort after 2 weeks? My liver enzymes retured to normal.

Yes. If there was inflammation or infection prompting an emergency gall bladder removal, then some level of discomfort for several weeks after the procedure is normal. Bile leak would cause significant abdominal pain, and a retained stone in the bile ducts would cause more intense and cramping pain. If any fever, see your doctor immediately! Read more...

With gall bladder removal, is a synthetic bile a consideration?

Not usually. With gall bladder removal, there is usually no need for bile salt replacement as the liver has the capacity to increase the production of the bile salts as necessary. Hope this helps. Read more...

Should I be having any pain inside the abdomen after laproscopic gall bladder removal a week ago?

Yes. Yes, you've still had abdominal surgery. But your pain should be improving. Call your surgeon if you're not improving as expected, or if you're getting worse. Read more...

Can gall bladder removal still affect stomach after 2 years?

Not really. If you continue to have a stomach problems two years after your surgery that mean you have a completely different problem people could have a stomach ulcer or hiatal hernia with the gallbladder disease removal of the gallbladder does not cure ulcer or treat reflux see your physician to determined what is causing your problem. Read more...

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...

Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Common problems. Back pain is common after abdominal surgery due to position on the operating table. Problems with bowel movements are also common, due to pain meds and stress of surgical procedure and general anesthesia. These should all slowly get better within 6-12 weeks after the operation. There is of course high variability Amon individuals. Hope this helps! Read more...