Once gallbladder removed can stones come back?

Yes, but unlikely. It is possible that stones could form in the bile ducts after the gallbladder has been removed. It is not very common though. You should stick to a low fat/low cholesterol diet to prevent new stone formation.

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I had my gallbladder removed 13 yrs ago. Today I had white stools and have mild pain under my right shoulder blade. Could it be another stone? Age 60

Stone. Unlikely to be another stone 13 years later. You must make an appointment with your primary doctor and explain your concerns. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted! Read more...

F, 63, what 2 eat after ercp-1 stone removed? On antibiotic 4 low fever (2 days) but back 2 normal. Doc suggest 2 do gallbladder removal in 3mth. Series?

Gallbladder. It should be removed even sooner as you will be a risk of getting the same problem again. A stone can obstruct the pancreatic duct and cause inflammation of pancreas or simply just cause abdominal colic by obstructing th bile duct and increased risk of infection. Read more...

I had my gallbladder removed in july. I have put 2 stone on since op. I need help to lose this weight. Any suggestions or food that I should avoid?

Weight gai common. I have seen this amount of weight gain following gb surgery...You must be placed on a medically supervised diet and lose this weight asap as you are heading to lifetime of obesity. Read more...

Has anyone had their gallbladder removed thru scope with stones?

Yes.with few stones. When the surgeon plans for it, it means gb is relatively easily removable and stones are not too much loading the gb so that the gb can be pulled through the laporoscopic port ( small openings, in the skin at sites near gb area) easily. Sometimes they start as laporoscopic, but after viewing the gb area and if they suspect the gb may more diseased than expected it is converted to open lap.Surgey. Read more...

Just had lap removal of gallbladder after diagnosis of several small stones and chronic intermittent pain. But path report showed no stones present. Did I have gallbladder removed for no reason?

Surgery. Gallstones that are small can pass out of the gallbladder down into the GI tract. If there are multiple stones or a single large stone it may not allow the passage of bile after eating and this is what causes the pain. Once the gallbladder is removed this will never be a problem again. Read more...
Sometimes. An ultrasound is not correct, especially if describing very tiny findings. Maybe the ultrasound had seen small sludge or crystals in the gallbladder that would not be seen as gallstones in pathology. At this point only time will tell. If you feel improved after the surgery, then the right thing has been done. Read more...

Had gallbladder removed. No stones and no sludge. Doc said it looked scarred and like it had been inflamed for long time. What would cause this?

Biliary Dyskinesia. Normally gallbladder empties about 85% of bile after eating. In some people, gallbladder function decreases over time. At times in the operating room in patients with biliary dyskinesia, you can see other tissue attached to the gallbladder and to the liver which actually needs to be removed prior to removing gallbladder. Can see stomach attached to gallbladder, adhesions from small bowel to gb. Read more...

What do they use to close up after gallbladder removal with stones liproscpoically. And is it dangerous or should it be removed need information help?

Staples and stitches. No symptoms, no surgery. Symptomatic gb disease: surgery to prevent complications, e.g. Infection, pancreatitis. As with any surgical procedure, internal layers closed w/ absorbable sutures; skin closed w/ combination of sutures, staples and glue. All surgery carries inherent risks. If your doc is recommending this, you should follow their advice. Lap surg: smaller scars, shorter recovery vs trad. Read more...
Gallbladder surgery. The gallbladder is usually removed laparoscopically if possible. The small incisons or "port sites" are closed with sutures as necessary. Just removing the stones is ineffective because the gallbladder will form new ones. Read more...

Gallbladder removed, no stones, pain or issues. Doc said removed bcuz it disfunctioned from being on NPO too long from other surgery prior. Possible?

Unfortunate. I am sorry to hear you had your gallbladder removed. I believe organs should be removed only as a last resort when there are no other options. It does not seem necessary to remove a gallbladder when you were having no stones, pain or issues. Many people have fasted long periods without harm to their gallbladder. At this point I advise taking Ox Bile and lipase enzymes with your meals. Read more...