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Gallbladder Problems

Also known as Cholelithiasis/Cholecystitis, Cholestasis

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  • Gallbladder is gone so where is this pain from?

    HI Had the dreaded gallbladder removed last June after only 7 months of pain (so I'm pretty lucky). Everything went well, home the same day - took a good 4 weeks to feel totally better after the op but eating was ok and I don't seem to be affected by bowel issues like some people. Only problem...

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  • Bloating and constipation after gallbladder surgery

    April Of this year I had my gallbladder removed. A very unexpected surgery. Had gallstones that were being passed.  After healing, I read tons of books, blogs. Since then I have tried all kinds of digestive enzymes, Smooth move tea every other day, prunes, fiber, eating lean meat, low fat, exercise...

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  • Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

    I was struggling with Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction but feeling it was not worth the risk of pancreatitis to go ahead with the endoscopic sphincterotomy and would like to share my success using self-administered acupuncture. My SOD had two pain styles. My daily pain is very successfully managed (99%...

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  • Has your gallbladder been removed? Is the result good? Y or N?

    What a fantastic forum this is with people sharing very useful information that can improve quality of life. Whilist there are good and bad stories of what happens after gall bladder removal. I think it would be beneficial if we had a count of success stories versus not so good experiences. So, I...

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  • Help please I can't get rid of h pylori

    Hi I just came back from my hospital appointment and found out I'm still h pylori positive. I've done three treatments so far .  I've been seeing a specialist for all the pain I had after my gallbladder surgery almost two years ago, and my stomach started hurting very much. I found out...

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  • Sickness

    Hi  I had my gallbladder removed 18 months ago after being rushed in with a stone stuck in my bile duct . Over the last few days I have been experiencing the morning sickness I used to get when I had my gallbladder has anyone else had this I’m so fed up .. 

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  • Negative ultrasound. Could it still be gallbladder?

    A couple weeks ago I had an u/s and then went to the ER a day after that because this pain was not going away and I was worried. I have struggled with sharp pains in my side for years that would come and go. For the past 2 years I have had this right side ache that would also come and go. I use to call...

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  • Gallbladder removal

    I am scheduled to have my gallbladder removed in one week. I have never had a surgery so super nervous. I have been dealing with discomfort for 5 years. My most annoying symptom is nausea all the time that comes and goes. Has anyone else experienced this and did it resolve after surgery? 

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  • Did Bloating/Burping gone after gallbladder removal ?

    I like to hear from folks who have removed their gallbladder for gallstones/low  functioning gb who had bloating/burping symptoms and if it got resolved after removing gallbladder or not? I have a non functioning gb initially and later developed gallstones. currently have severe bloating and burping...

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  • Gallbladder imbedded in liver?

    All of my tests were clear, but due to symptoms went ahead with the cholecystectomy. It was yesterday, surgeon said my gallbladder was quite inflammed and completely embedded in my liver. I've been googling, but anybody have experience with the imbeddedness?

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  • Gallbladder Stones. No appetite whatsoever.

    I have been diagnosed with gallbladder Stones but I have no pain, I just feel bloated and hace a complete loss of appetite. I have been feeling like this for over 12 days now. Has any of you felt the same symptoms? Thankyou

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  • Vomiting up green vomit

    I went to hospital today with severe upper right quadrant pain. It was the same type of pain I had a few months ago when I got admitted with pancreatitis. They did blood tests which came back normal and sent me home with oral morphine which I haven't had before. I have been in pain since last night....

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  • Choledochal cyst

    I am assuming no one here can offer wisdom with this, because it's rare. Has anyone had or have choledochal cysts or cyst? I have a big surgery coming called roux n y hepaticojujunocomy (sp). I was seeing if anyone has had this surgery. Thank you for reading 💜

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  • Choledochal Cyst

    Hello all, so happy I found this site today! I am scheduled to have a laparoscopic surgery to remove choledochal cyst (type I) + hepaticojejunostomy next week. I found out about my condition about a year ago but have been putting it off until now because it sounds like an...

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  • Got my surgery date for my hepaticojejunostomy

    Hi Guys I heard back from the Heptobiliary surgeon today I am having my hepaticojejunostomy next tuesday sept 6th at University of Chicago. I am nervous..but hopeful that this long nightmare of sickness and pain Might be coming to an end soon.I know it will be a hard recovery..But anything is better...

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  • Problems after gallbladder removal

    I am 4 weeks post lap gallbladder removal. I haven't had any of the diarreah however, the op sent me into urinary retention. I had to go home with a catheter in, which gave me a kidney infection. I was admitted a week after going home for iv antibiotics for 5 days and then a week later for another...

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  • To keep or op to remove the gallbladder?

    Hi, I have recently diagnosed with gallstones. In the report it's written there are multiple mobile calculi, Gallbladder wall is normal, Pancreas tail has some gas rest of them unremarkable. No free fluid. My GP said to do nothing. But I am so worried about possible complication that may cause without...

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  • Nausea 12 weeks after gallbladder removal

    Had my gallbladder removed 12 weeks ago due to pain from 1 large stone. Had the dreaded diarrhea for 8 weeks but has settled. Have the most horrendous nausea I have ever experienced. It's worse in the mornings and I can hardly get out of bed its that bad. Some days it goes by lunchtime and I feel...

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  • treatments for bile acid malabsorption...

    Like many others, since having my gallbladder out years ago I have struggled with chronic diarrhea. After visiting a GI last year I was prescribed colestipol and found that it was a miraculous cure, though somewhat annoying to take (due to having to time the pills around other medication). I had no side...

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  • Gallbladder polyp?

    Hi I have been diagnosed with balkbladder polyp 1cm couple weeks ago ? See surgeon fri 19th Jan to discuss next step? Anyone else on here had polyp this size n any info on removal recovery etc would be fab? I have usual symptoms that are worsening mainly the fatigue n bloating? N aching. Headache n neck...

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  • Gallbladder & Lower Back Pain

    Hello, im new here and awaiting gallbladder removal in about 2-3 months. I’ve developed very painful lower back pain over the weekend as if I’ve strained or pulled a muscle... anyone else have this as part of  gallbladder problems or is it just a back problem!?

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  • Life after gallbladder removal....

    Hi, I had my gallbladder removed 7 weeks ago, due to my gallbladder not working correctly. Although the op was laparscopic I was in so much pain I had to have an epidural. Anyway ever since the op I have been in pain, felt really sick and cannot eat!. I get excruciating pain up to an hour after food....

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  • Removing the stones without removing the organ (gallbladder)?

    Is it possible to remove stones without removing the  gallbladder? My stone is 18mm. I have an appointment with the surgeon next week but I want to know some extra info now. I don’t want my gallbladder removed, but my stone is 18mm - is it possible to pass is through or is there a procedure...

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  • Diarrhea after gallbladder removal?

    I had my gallbladder removed January 25th. Been ok... i didn't really eat the first 3 days. Now that I'm eating 'normally' I'm having some stomach issues still after eating, I get diarrhea with in minutes of finishing a meal, I'm always hungry after! I feel like my food goes right...

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  • Gallbladder Symptoms

    Hello everyone -- A couple of weeks ago, after experiencing right flank discomfort for a week or so, I went to my primary care physician who suspected kidney stones and referred me to a urologist.  The urologist didn't seem overly concerned and doubted he would see anything on my CT, which is...

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  • vomiting one year after gall bladder removal

    I can't seem to keep much down after my surgery; certain foods (tomato sauce, high fat) I expected to avoid, but I seem to be sick at least once a day, particularly in the middle of the night, when I am sleeping on my right side. Has anyone else experienced this?

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  • Gallbladder Stones Are Ruining My Life...

    Before 2018, I was fine and dandy like sugar candy. On the 5th of Jan, I thought I was dying, so I called the ambulance. I didn't know what was happening, all I knew was there was pain in my back and chest area. I went to A&E and waited in "pain" for hours upon end until someone...

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  • Thank you!

    I googled mightily to find that I am not alone in what I'm feeling. Thanks! Whew! I am okay now with eating and suchlike but after my first week back at work, the incision area (it was only belly button) hurts like the dickens! Reading about all your experiences tells me that I just have to be patient.......

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  • Gallbladder polyp?

    Hi I'm new here I did post earlier but not sure if I did it right? I have 1cm gallbladder polyp I'm seeing surgeon this Friday! Discussing next step? Surgery I'm hoping considering how I feel? Anyone else on here had a large polyp? And surgery? I'm feeling exhausted and nauseous with...

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  • Itching but not jaundice

    Hi all, I was diagnosed with having gallstones early this year after suffering from a dull ache under right ribs. I have been managing this well. The only thing that bothers me is that my legs itch throughout the day, I'm never jaundice so I was wandering whether it could be the gallstones causing...

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