NEED ANSWERS! please help.

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I had emergency gallbladder removal on Nov. 1 2015, They put a JP drain in due to how bad the conditions were. It is now Jan. 2016 and I still have my JP drain and my body is still draining fluids. The amount of fluids has not changed from the first day until today. It stays in the range of 250cc-350cc. I have had two HIDA scans and my doctors seems stuck. He is sending me to a GI specialist. I just want answers! Has anyone dealt with this, or can give me any advice what so ever. Its been four months of doing nothing and I want my life back! Thank you!

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  • Posted

    Why on earth do they still have a drain in you if you have had your gallbladder out already???
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      I'm wondering what the doctors have been telling you? Once your gallbladder is removed your liver slowly releases bile constantly into your intestines. So what is draining shouldn't be bile. Your gallbladder only could have held maybe 550 cc of bile.
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      My doctor has said that they cannot remove the drain until it has under 30cc for over 24hrs, This is not the case, I am producing between 250cc-350cc daily. According to my doctor, he is claiming that it is bile.The color of the drainage goes from dark yellow, to brown, to sometimes red. Which he claims is old blood. Old blood from what I dont know, It smells too when I empty it. He has said not to worry about any of this. He is a good doctor too and comes highly reccomended, so I am not sure what to do at this point. I am honestly stumped and my doctor is sending me to a GI specialist. I can never get straight answers. I am 28 years old and cannot go back to work until this drain is gone. Its been almost four months with the drain. I want this is be over with! 
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    • Posted

      Sorry you are having to go through this.

      All I can do is to assure you that I am praying for you andhope this is some comfort to you.

      Take care and keep in touch

      Sarah xxx

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      I am so sorry you're going through this. I've been researching, it looks like you may have developed gangrene in your gallbladder which is the reason for the jp. It is very unusual to have a drain in for that long. I'm sure your doctor is a good one, but he should have sent you to a specialist a long time ago. I would demand answers at this point.
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    Oh my days.  That all sounds horrible. 

    I concur with milsha28.  You do need answers now.

    Good luck.

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