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Peritonitis, lapcholy complication due to previous gastric bypass post Robinson's drain, T-drain. Is this normal?

Hi, my Daughter has just had Peritinitis (washed out by open surgery) secondary to a lapcholy complicated by previous Gastric Bypass surgery , she has had both operations within 10 days, and is now 1 week post surgery with a robinsons drain (almost empty) and a T Drain (still draining bile ). My question is the amount of pain she is in, is this normal? It is restricting her mobility, she looks terrible and is only 24 years old.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Jun 2012
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Hello Lynne

It seems she had a complicated lap cholecystectomy surgery.

It seems post surgery she had biliary peritonitis and that is why open surgery must have been done, and that is why t drain must have been put.

These are not normal but a known complication post lap cholecystectomy.

If the pain is too much, I would advise to get an Ultrasound Abdomen done, to rule out any collection in abdomen.

Hope this helps. feel free to ask any more question you have.

Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery.

Dr. Rajat Gupta
Answered: Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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