Gallbladder Surgery

The gallbladder is a small pouch present under the liver, and it helps in digestion. When there is recurrent pain due to gallbladder stones, then gallbladder surgery is needed. Peritonitis and portal hypertension are conditions that require open gall bladder surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is done in cases of cholecystitis and biliary dyskinesia.

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On considering my cardiac health, is it good to operate gallbladder stones?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old female, who weighs 78 kg. I have multiple stones in the gallbladder. And my vomits are greenish or yellowish in color. Once, I threw up brownish vomit, which my doctor said is blood, due to repeated vomiting. The gastric pipe gets torn and abraded a little, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The short answer, in my opinion, is yes, let them operate for gallbladder stones. Here is why. The surgeon's job was to see that the patient will be safe, so he asked for a cardiac assessment. Here dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE) was requested most likely as it mu...  Read Full »

My 11-year-old son got acute periumbilical abdominal pain. Can he have gallstones?

Query: Hello doctor, My 11 year old son has acute periumbilical abdominal pain after waking up and vomited a couple of times. Before, he used to wake up with mild to moderate pain, but three days back he had severe pain. The pain got relieved half way to the ER, so we came back home. I noticed early th...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms and the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are pointing towards cholelithiasis. Also, this is more likely since you have mentioned in your history you have the same issue. Depending on the type of stones, the next step is either removal...  Read Full »

What is the action taken to manage silent and non-movable gallstones?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54 year old male. I got a bypass heart surgery 12 years ago. During that time, my gallbladder had multiple small stones, which were silent according to the doctor. The location and position of these stones were found static during regular ultrasound tests. Four years back, I consul...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reports show chronic calculous cholecystitis. And as you do not have any symptoms like biliary colic or acute severe abdominal pain, it is asymptomatic chronic cholecystitis. Asympto...  Read Full »

Can laparoscopic gallbladder surgery result in radiating shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done laparoscopic surgery with ERCP before a week. It is done for the stone stuck in the duct. After a week, I got some stomach pain, bloating, and diarrhea. Now it is gone. Today, I waked up with excruciating pain in the shoulder. The pain got radiated from the shoulder to the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have done laparoscopic gall bladder surgery with ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) with or without stenting. It clears all the stones in the duct. It has a low complication rate. But complication arises within 24 to 48 hours of the procedure....  Read Full »

Even after removing my gallbladder, I have stabbing pain in my chest and back. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my gallbladder removed almost six months back. However, I am still having the same sharp stabbing pain in my chest and back. I also have fatigue and nausea. I went to the ER two nights ago. They advised me to undergo an EKG, stress test, liver and kidney function tests and other ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think it is gastritis and reflux disease. You should avoid spicy and fatty foods. Avoid smoking and alcohol if any.  Maintain regular sleeping habits and do regular exercises. Have some walk after meals instead of taking rest immediately. I suggest you take acid suppre...  Read Full »

What are the complications of leaving an asymptomatic gallstone untreated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old with a weight of 46 kilograms. I have a gallbladder stone of 18 mm and my common bile duct is 3 mm. This stone was 12 mm before seven years and it has grown up now. I do not have any severe pain and I have a positive murphy sign. My ultrasound shows on and off mild wal...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Stones presenting in the gall bladder causes pain. It is of moderate to severe intensity and it starts after taking meals. It remains for one to six hours and tends to recur again. The pain is located on the right subcoastal margin. When there...  Read Full »

My stomach hurts a lot after eating. Can I have gallbladder disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I think I have a gallbladder disease. My stomach hurts every time after I eat. The pain is in the middle of my stomach and my back. Does it sound like gallbladder disease? Is it something I should go to my doctor or ER? My mother and grandmother had their gallbladder removed, so it may be...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a genetic element in gallbladder diseases, which means that you are at a greater risk of having gallbladder disease since you have a family history. The pain you are describing is consistent with gallbladder stones, especially if it increases after meals and on l...  Read Full »

How to replace the displaced abdominal organs in my mother after gallbladder surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother underwent surgery on the gallbladder due to some issues in it. The doctor told us that she cannot undergo surgery unless she loses weight. She went back home and again one of the doctors said that she can have the operation. The operation went well until my mother noticed about h...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. During the operation of the gallbladder, the muscles of the abdomen can be damaged or it can be relaxed. When the abdominal muscles are relaxed, they are not able to contain the organs and the momentum inside the abdomen. When we apply strain, these abdominal organs and...  Read Full »

I had my gallbladder removed after which I started to have cough. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my gallbladder removed yesterday. Ever since I woke up from the anesthesia, I have cough. My stomach hurts as a result of the continuing cough. I called the surgeons office to find out why this is happening and to get stronger pain medicine. But they said I need to see my primar...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In general anesthesia, a patient is put on ventilatory support as he cannot breathe during general anesthesia. To achieve this, we need to pass a tube, known as an endotracheal tube, down the throat to the lungs. This sometimes leads to some swelling or medically kno...  Read Full »

Will gallbladder removal cause any complications post surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to take a second opinion about my wife. She is 26 years old. Two years back, a few days after she gives birth to my child, she had pain in her upper abdomen at the right side. In ultrasound, it was diagnosed that she had gallstones about 6 mm with multiple stones. When we appr...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best advice is that she should have a gallbladder removal via laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Since it not only help her to get rid of this noxious pain, but she can avoid the long term complication of chronic cholecystitis that is related to the gallbladder stones...  Read Full »

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