How long should I wait after having gall bladder surgery to lay on my stomach?

Until Pain Subsides. After gallbladder surgery, you may feel bloated and your incisions will be sore to touch. Anything that increases pressure in your abdomen (changing position from sitting to standing, lifting, etc.) will cause discomfort. You can lie on your stomach if it doesn't cause pain, but be careful not to get up or turn suddenly. Follow your surgeon's instructions about activity and pain meds.
No restrictions. The only thing preventing someone from laying on their stomach following laparoscopic surgery is the pain associated with that position. Whenever you feel well enough, you may do so.

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How long after gall bladder surgery to heal? Been almost two months and I have uncomfortable movement in my abdomen.

Welchol (colesevelam) If having loose stools try something simple like greek yogurt or other cultured low sugar yogurts. If riis fails a medication called welchol (colesevelam) can help bind the bile acids and regulate bowel movements. Read more...

How long after gall bladder surgery to heal? Been almost two months and I have uncomfortable movement in my abdomen.

It depends on how- -the surgery was done, open or laparoscopic . Also what the movement you feel is. Gall bladder disease even after removal does not entail " movements" in the abdomen. Get back into see your surgeon & look for the cause of this feelings. Read more...

Done the gall bladder surgery 2 weeks ago but still there is pain in stomach?

Still early. Soreness at incisions & feeling of abdominal gas bloating can last for a few weeks. Contact your surgeon for a follow up exam. Read more...

Hey I underwent a gall bladder surgery 4 months back and now the centre portion of my stomach aches, what should I do? Thank you

GERD . See gastroenterologist to determine the cause of your pain or talk to your surgeon. Read more...
See surgeon. Is the pain where the incision is? It may be the suture underneath the skin is irritating you. Can be something else. Speak with the surgeon that did the operation. Read more...

Full bladder feeling consistently with cramping on left side? I had emergency gall bladder surgery about 2 years ago? Sour stomach

Possible retention . In a male over age 55-60, post-operative urinary retention is quite common because of the effects of surgery, anesthesia, and medications causing swelling/tightness of the prostate and retention of urine. A UTI would be another possibility. Avoiding constipation, warm tub baths, limiting use of pain meds may be helpful things you can do. Otherwise, recommend call your md and/or surgeon for advice. Read more...

I had gall bladder surgery with complications. I am having trouble eating and drinking. My throat and stomach burn even my tongue. What do I eat?

??? This sounds like severe reflux. But you mention this happened only after a cholecystectomy with complications. I'd follow up with the surgeon who preformed the surgery and/or managed your complications. Really need to be evaluated by a physician as specific information from your medical record and/or further workup is needed. Read more...
Possible thrush. I agree with dr. Malkin that further history may prove valuable, & that your surgeon should be made aware of your post-operative symptoms, as well as that a trial of acid suppression medicine may at least be called for. Ask your doctor to also consider oral & esophageal thrush (a fungal infection that sometimes presents in patients who are medically compromised) that can present as you describe. Read more...

Having pain after gall bladder surgery, sharp pain in upper abdomen when I take a deep breath, had ct, hida scan & chest xray done, can't find anything?

Be patient . If it is early post surgery, that kind of pain can be due to some fluid or a small amount of blood in the surgical area. If so this will clear up. The tests you had should eliminate the more serious post operative problems, such as pulmonary embolism , bile leak or bike duct injury. As always, if the pain persists, go see your surgeon again. Read more...
See below. Post surgical pain or incisional pain in the abdominal wall may be present even weeks after surgery. Check with your doctor to discuss all diagnostic test performed. Read more...

How long should I wait to workout with weight post gall bladder surgery...It's been 1 week and I feel very fatigued also shoul I now take bile salts?

Activity post gb sur. I would avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity for at least a few weeks. Any activity causing pain should be avoided. Otherwise, most aerobic exercise should be ok. No reason to take bile salts after gall bladder surgery. Your body will continue to produce its normal bile. Read more...
2 to 3 weeks. Assuming it was done laparoscopically, two to three weeks should suffice. It is not unusual to have fatigue for two weeks. No need to take bile salts. You should check with when to resume activities. Read more...

How long does it takes to recover from gall bladder surgery?

About a week. If done minimally invasively you should expect to be back to work in about a week on average. I have had patients go back to work a early as 2 days after surgery. If done open, big incision, expect to be laid up for much longer. Read more...
Around 2 weeks. If done laparoscopically most patients can return to normal activity in 2 weeks or less, with exception of heavy lifting. Open cholecystectomy might take longer. Read more...