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Hi. Would appreciate any advice. I had my gallbladder surgery 7 months ago. After the surgery I had a couple kind of normal months then started to go down hill again. When my gallbladder was taken out, I had no stones or sludge, but it was chronically inflamed. I thought I was going to bounce back regardless, but then I started feeling weak over time and my bilirubin counts went up again. I've had some low grade fevers off and on and occasionally dull pain in my gallbladder area off and on. Both my indirect and direct bilirubin are elevated, indirect is higher than the direct. My blood counts have also been off, low WBC, low rbc, low hematocrit, low mcv, low protein, low bun, low ptt time (meaning I'm prone to clotting right now), low potassium even with replacements. Chloride was high even with fluids and c02 was borderline low. They checked an enzyme to make sure it wasn't malnourishment and confirmed it's not from malnourishment or malnutrition and they did an mrcp. On the mrcp they found I have non organized fluid collecting in my gallbladder fossa. Can someone tell me if that's normal for 7 months post op? The doctors keep telling me that's normal but I would not think I would still have fluid collecting there 7 months later and I know sometimes bile leaks can be caught very late because of the approach of calling the fluid collection insignificant. If anyone can tell me perhaps if I should be considering whether this is a bile or liver leak at this point and the difference between organized and non organized fluid collecting I would greatly appreciate it because if it is a leak the longer it goes the poorer the prognosis.
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