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What are the complications of gallbladder removal?

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In brief: Usually few

But leakage, bleeding, infection, common duct injury, jaundice, bowel obstruction rarely sepsis and death.

In brief: Usually few

But leakage, bleeding, infection, common duct injury, jaundice, bowel obstruction rarely sepsis and death.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Diarrhea, etc.

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20% of people may develop diarrhea after gallbladder removal, esp. After eating fatty foods. This will resolve in most people within weeks after the surgery. If it doesn't, it can be treated with medication. Of course, like any operation, there are very low risks of bleeding, infection, blood clots, etc. A unique risk of this surgery is a bile leak, which can require further surgery.

In brief: Diarrhea, etc.

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20% of people may develop diarrhea after gallbladder removal, esp. After eating fatty foods. This will resolve in most people within weeks after the surgery. If it doesn't, it can be treated with medication. Of course, like any operation, there are very low risks of bleeding, infection, blood clots, etc. A unique risk of this surgery is a bile leak, which can require further surgery.
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