Cholecystectomy

What is Cholecystectomy?

Cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure for removal of gall bladder. It can be done through big incision or laproscopy.

Questions and answers on "Cholecystectomy"

31 yr old male, had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy two years ago with no issues. Sneezed harshly earlier and now have pain at the exact point of my pain prior to surgery. Is it possible to have torn the incision point of the muscles or something to that effect?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It could be a port site hernia. See your Doctor

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

It is probably nothing to worry about. As Lap Cholecystectomy has been done you could have developed a port site hernia. You should see a Surgeon or your GP who can examine you and let you know. If it is a hernia...

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Hi my name is Silvia, I am 32 years old, 170 cm tall and weight is 54kg. Over the past 4 weeks I have been suffering from uncontrolled bowel movements. I go to the toilet about 8-10 times per day and when I go watery fescue burts through with lots of gas. Once I go to the toilet I will have to go repeatedly a few times at once. Originally the was mucus with my feacus/ diahrea but more resently have had lots of blood with bowel movements. I have started taking photos of my toilet episodes as I am going to see a specialist next week. I have also taken antibiotics which did not work. My family has a history of bowel/ colon cancer. I have previously been told that I have cholecystectomy in gallbladder, have paraoverian cyst, have had miscarriage 5 months ago, have polycystic ovaries. My blood tests for celiac disease came back negative. If you would like me to send photos with blood please advice.

doctor1 MD

Hello,Silvia,
Thanks for contacting HCM with your quiery.
I am concerned about your symptoms of watery
diarrhea and presence of lot of blood. This is suggestive
of something acute going on in your abdomen.
You are a little younger to have Acute Diverticulitis, although
this is a possibility. This...

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Have had rectal swelling with infrequent very light bleeding between bowel movements. The bleeding would be bright red and small in amount about 20 minutes to an hour after BM; occuring for several days then stopping for weeks or months. History of hemorrhoids. Feeling after BM of soreness rectally, no itching, but a sensation of having a pebble in the rectum. Feels inflamed. Stools start normal, then go to smaller shape about 3-6 inches into stool length. Left lower colon tenderness or spasms from time to time. History of cholecystectomy 3 years ago with likely bile reflux causing chronic burning stomach area as well, especially at night. Take Pepcid at night, and carafate at bedtime.

doctor1 MD

Hi
Welcome to the HCM

The rectal bleeding after bowel movement is commonly due to hemorrhoids. The hemorrhoids have 3 grades and each grade have its treatment accordingly. The first grade is commonly treated with drug treatment or banding ligation and the later two requires surgical removal....

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Good afternoon. Male, 54, cholecystectomy 25 yrs ago, high cholesterol, gastritis and duodenitis dx during colonoscopy, upper right quad pain for yrs, bouts of diarrhea...sometimes explosive, loose stools most the time. Some relief with antiacids, but abdominal pain never goes away.

Could cholecystectomy cause high cholesterol readings...especially triglycerides?

Could cholecystectomy cause gastritis, duodenitis, and pain in upper right quad?

Could cholecystectomy cause explosive diarrhea, loose stools?

Could cholecystectomy cause vitamin D deficiency?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Gastrointestinal Symptoms Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for writing in

Yes cholecystectomy can cause GI symptoms, Gastritis and duodenitis can occur after the procedure but the pain in Upper right quadrant is relieved after surgery

Loose fatty stools are known after the procedure...

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I am a 41 year old Caucasian female. I've had a cholecystectomy. I have right upper quadrant pain, gradual weight loss of 25 pounds, increased thirst, decreased appetite, diarrhoea, hair loss, and fatigue.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You should be investigated thoroughly.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I can understand your concern,

Most of these symptoms that you have mentioned could be due to Hyperthyroidism, increased Thyroid hormone levels. Estimation of fT3, fT4 and TSH levels will confirm the diagnosis.

For right...

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Hi, My wife has been advised to undergo lap Cholecystectomy in next 3 days.
She is already suffering from subcutaneous Sarcoidosis /panniculitis from last 4.5 years . Due to this she has inflamed lesions on her shin bone of her right leg. The Biopsy / ultrasound scan all indicate towards autoimmune disease. She was put on steroids and now she has stopped them. The lesions come and go - twice a month. They stay for 15-20 days and disappear or change their positions from shin bone to calf muscles on right leg only. During this period her ESR is too high.
Now My question is -
Can she undergo a surgery (lap Cholecystectomy) in this situation. Will there be any adverse effects due to high ESR. Is there any cure for this autoimmune disease.
.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
She can undergo Lap cholecystectomy.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I have done Lap Cholecystectomy in few patients with Auto immune disease.There were no Complications during or after surgery.So,your wife can go ahead with surgery.
Raised ESR is not a contraindication for surgery.
There is...

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we are in receipt of claim under insurance policy where pre-existing ailment and its complications are not covered. Insured is hospitalised for small bowel obstruction and history of cholecystectomy in past. Can we correlate current small bowel obstruction as a complication of previous cholecystectomy (2011)
if not what could be the reason for current condition

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
If Small bowel obstruction is recent, unlikely to be due to Cholecystectomy

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
To recapitulate: Male/66 - small bowel obstruction, HT, DM - cholecystectomy in 2011 - wants to know whether current small bowel obstruction can be correlated with...

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I had gall bladder surgery in April and suffered from what felt like another GB attack last night. Can you help me understand why?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
could be post cholecystectomy syndrome

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic .

After removal of gall bladder(cholecystectomy) some people may develop post cholecystectomy syndrome. In this you may get pain in right upper part similar to before surgery, stomach upset and...

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I have pancreatitis following an ercp to remove left over gallstones 5 years after a cholecystectomy...I'm constantly vomiting and experiencing pain in my upper right quadrant but following an EUS, dr said pancreas "looked" fine...why the pain and vomiting then?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Answer given below

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Pain in the right upper quadrant along with vomiting can occur due to many different reasons. It is the place where the distal part of the stomach, liver, gallbladder...

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I had an ERCP and cholecystectomy two years ago but continue to have symptoms of gallstones pain between shoulder blades excessive wind intermittent low grade temperature tender right upper abdomen and right central abdomen

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

ERCP and cholecystectomy do not guarantee that stones wont recur. Please note that you have a kind of ability of stones creation. It can be associated with diet for example.
Your symptoms are characteristic for stones...

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Recent questions on  Cholecystectomy

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I have been having spasmodic pain under my left shoulder blade for several days now--non-muscular. I had a lap-cholecystectomy many years ago. It gets slightly better if I lean forward. No increase on movement or with inspiration, no coughing. Any cause for concern?

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I had gallbladder removal surgery and umbilical hernia repair 8 days ago. I now have a cold and keep sneezing and coughing and where my gallbladder was removed really hurts. Can I take Sudafed to stop the sneezing or is that not safe after this surgery?

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Hello, I have been feeling unwell for the past month. The following is a short history of major illnesses I have had: 2 yrs ago I had pneumonia with a right pneumothorax, and last year I had acute cholecystitis and a cholecystectomy. Since then I have been unable to tolerate fatty foods, and have had continuing bowel problems (I suspect IBS - I alternate between constipation and diarrhea - I am trying to improve the amount of fibre in my diet). About 1 month- 3 weeks ago I was experiencing a lot of lower abdominal pain, which has since improved. After the pain improved, I experienced flu symptoms and a mild cough which produced green phlegm and was taking 500mg of klacid each day for 7 days. My blood pressure was pretty low while I was sick, and I actually fainted a couple of times, so had to make sure I was not standing for too long or doing too much activity. Towards the end of the course of antibiotics I had really bad diarrhea - my stools were bright yellow, and also experienced intermittent sharp pain on the right side of my abdomen (middle and upper - just under my ribs). Since then my flu symptoms have all but disappeared, but I am still experiencing some pain and discomfort on the right side. A few times I found that after eating I felt really faint, and my heart would race and my face turned bright red and I felt really flushed within 20 minutes of eating. When I breath in, I feel a burning sensation in my stomach and to the right, and I find it hard to take deep breaths (it just feels like my lungs won t take in any more air - I don t feel like my breathing is restricted in any other way - and it doesn t feel as though it is from asthma or allergies). For the past 2 days I have found it hard to eat or drink anything - I feel sick after eating any type of food, and I feel particularly bloated and sick after drinking water. My skin or eyes don t look yellow. I feel really tired and at times headachey.

doctor1 MD

2 1/2 weeks after gallbladder removal I started getting dizzy. It subsides when I turn my head quickly. I notice that a lot of people have persistant dizziness or vertigo following gallbladder surgery. I've been to the doctor who recommended sinus rince and decongestant. What do you think?

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My family has a history of Upper GI distension, and highly allergic for which cholecystectomy has NOT helped. I have recently suffered from it. I am not taking probiotics as they produce allergic symptoms. Endoscopies have been negative. the...

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My close friend is 95 with recurrent bouts of gallstones and has a chole tube in place. Now she immediately regurgitates even one spoonful of food. She can usually keep Ensure down (not always) but no food at all. Sometimes just having food in her...

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I need an opinion... I just had a Cat Scan where they found 3 small hernias in my upper stomach + several small gall stones in my gall bladder .. I have no discomfort, pain or symptons whatsoever from any of these two issues, but the surgeon...

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