What side effects are commonly associated with gallbladder removal surgery?

Depends. We do not remove normal functioning gallbladders as there can be a lot of indegestion, fatty food intolerance, abdominal cramping & diarrhea. But, surgery to remove abnormal gallbladders can relieve painful problems from gallstones usually with little or no intestinal side effects. This is likely because the body has been adjusting for a long time to a gallbladder that has not been working.

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Can you tell me about gallbladder removal side effects?

Not much to tell. Patients do very well without a gallbladder. In our culture it serves little purpose, and is certainly not vital.About 10% of my male patients and 33% of my female patients can have temporary urgency, a vigorous need to have a bm about 30-45 minutes after a meal . Self limited or easy to stop w Imodium (loperamide) AD. You have all your bile, you may eat fat, and you won't have chronic diarrhea. Good luck. Read more...

Had gallbladder removal 2 weeks ago. Had black pigment gallstones. Prior to surgery had back pain right upper side. Yesterday and today pain is back?

Two possibilities. 1. "Ghost pain" from the AREA fwhich may have had some inflammatory reaction to your surgical procedure 2. the right upper side pain is due to some OTHER issue(s) Consult first with the surgeon who removed your Gallbladder Hope this is helpful Dr Z. Read more...

My son who is 28 y/o had had open gallbladder removal surgery 7 days ago. The fluids coming out of his drain ia dark red. Is this normal?

May be he had. bad gallbladder , to drain all the residual infection drain was placed , Tell him to call his surgeon for further instructions and follow up visit. Read more...

If you have to have gallbladder removal surgery but had surgery to remove your bellybutton what will be the surgery chosen?

Laparascopic. Not having a navel will not alter your ability to have laparoscopic surgery. Should still be able to access you abdominal cavity with a laparoscope in same general area as your navel was and proceed with gallbladder removal. Read more...
Not sure the ? If you are asking which type of surgery can you have for your gallbladder after umbilectomy (removal of belly button) than the answer is still a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Small incisions with the use of a camera. Having no belly button does not preclude such an operation. Read more...