What are gall bladder surgery and gall bladder flush?

Lap chole. Gall bladder surgery is usually a very common proceedure called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which a surgeon places 3 - 4 tiny holes in your abdomen to remove the offending organ. It is outpatient, you go home the same day and usually return to work in 1 - 3 weeks. It has been done safely since the early 90's. I am not familiar with a gall bladder flush.
Be Smart. "gallbladder flush" is a technique popularized online where one drinks lemon juice-olive oil-cola (or variations) which is supposed to induce strong contractions of the gallbladder, flushing the stones out the GI tract. This is a myth. The concoction precipitates in the gut making your bm look like small stones. Look for scientific data-it doesn't exist. If you have gb disease, you need surgery.

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I had lap gall bladder surgery 2 days ago. This a.M. Both outer upper arms are red, flushed and warm to the touch. They also feel sore.?

Likely from injectio. During surgery medications were given by IV most likely you have inflammation of the veins apply warm compresses will help you will subside in few days and speak to your surgeon. Read more...

What is one eat after gall bladder surgery?

Low fat. 10 gram low fat diet is recommended. Avoid excess dairy products, fried foods, and fast foods as they are higher in fat content. Fat is the stimulus to the gallbladder. Read more...

Can someone die after gall bladder surgery?

Yes, possible but... Highly unlikely, of course, but possible. I do not discuss the possibility of death when I'm doing my pre op discussion, it's that rare. Good luck. Read more...

Why should someone have gall bladder surgery?

Indications. there are many indication, but most commonly due to gallstones and there possible sequelae to include abdominal pain, pancreatitis and cholangitis. Other reasons are large gallbladder polyps (precancerous concerns) or gallbladder cancer (far less common that stones). Others may have classic gallbladder type pain and no stones, but a emptying dysfunction called gallbladder dyskinesia . Read more...

What to do about pain after gall bladder surgery?

Depends when? If the pain is getting severe, there should be an investigation, a retained stone is one reason or adhesions post surgery. Read more...

What is the recovery time on gall bladder surgery?

One week. Gallbladder surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure meaning you go home a couple hours after the surgery. It's most commonly done laparoscopically with small incisions and a camera with one incision in the belly button and up to three additional small 5mm incisions. Most people take a week off work then feel up to going back to work with no heavy lifting for 4 weeks. Read more...
Depends. With a laparoscopic approach, many surgeons will do the procedure as an outpatient or just an overnight stay. In complicated cases or an open procedure, that changes according to the situation. After a straightforward case, i usually tell people to take 3-4 days off and no strenuous activity for 2 weeks. Read more...

What is the recovery time for gall bladder surgery?

Few weeks. Presuming you are referring to a laparascopicly extracted gall bladder, you should be able to do most things within a couple of weeks. If it is an open gall bladder, it can be much longer. Read more...
Short. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is an outpatient procedure. Most patients can return to work within 1 week. For the open procedure, the recovery time is in the range of 3 to 4 weeks. Read more...
About 2 weeks. After laparoscopic surgery most patients return to work in 7-14 days. Read more...
Days-to-Weeks. Most people may go home the same day as surgery; will require narcotic pain meds for 1-2 days; will return to work in 7-10 days, and; will return to full physical activity in 2-3 weeks. "results may vary", as they say on tv. Read more...

What should I need to know about gall bladder surgery?

Its Surgery. There is no such thing as minor surgery if it's done on you! you should know why the surgery is advised, what happens if you do not choose to go through with it. What is donewhat are the complications possible. What is the recovery time. What restrictions apply while recovering. What alternatives to surgery exist (if any) and why not use them. Your surgeon should be able to give you all this info. Read more...

Can there be foods to avoid after gall bladder surgery?

Not really. All food should be ok after surgery we do not place the patient on any special diet some patient digestive system could be sensitive to a rich, fatty creamy food it makes them have diarrhea or go to the bathroom more often our digestive system are not created equally do not ignore what your body is telling you a food you might like might not like you back. Read more...