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Stomach pain, nausea and cold sweats after having gallbladder removed, losing weight. What's wrong ?

29 yr old female mother of two. Need help with stomach pain nausea and cold sweats after having gallbladder removed about two years ago. I have MS. So I get over heated or cold and fatigued very fast. This is a nightmare!!!!! My doctor has tried acid reflux/heart burn meds with no help. The symptoms are so bad that I can not sleep or eat very little. At first the nausea was so bad that I have lost 50lbs in less than 3 months. Not a very healthy way to lose weight. At the time of surgery I was over weight size-14 so the loss was not considered a problem. Now I m a size 3. Still dealing with the stomach pain, nausea, and night sweats . I have had a upper GI and found nothing wrong..go figure. Is there tests or a way to monitor the symptoms so I can get better. This seems to be a common problem after this type of surgery after reading some of the blogs online. Please I need some answers. Thank you AAAA
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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You might be experiencing the post cholecystectomy syndrome.

Postcholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) describes the presence of abdominal symptoms after surgical removal of the gallbladder (Cholecystectomy).

Symptoms of postcholecystectomy syndrome may include:
Upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting.
Gas, bloating, and diarrhea.
Persistent pain in the upper right abdomen

Symptoms occur in about 5 to 40 percent of patients who undergo cholecystectomy.

The pain associated with post-cholecystectomy syndrome is usually ascribed to either sphincter of Oddi dysfunction or to post-surgical adhesions.

Approximately 50% of cases are due to biliary causes such as remaining stone, biliary injury, dysmotility and choledococyst. The remaining 50% are due to non-biliary causes. This is because upper abdominal pain and gallstones are both common but are not always related.

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Answered: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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