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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Why do I have a nagging and choking sensation in my throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a nagging feeling on my throat for more than a month and a half now. It has been worsening as a feeling of choking sensation all day. I do not have a problem swallowing, nor is my throat painful, but the feeling is annoying, and I have a hard time sleeping nowadays. I do not have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. And I am concerned about you. It is due to gastric reflux disease only. As you mentioned, you have removed gallbladder. So when you eat something because there is no organ to consume all the enzymes, it hits back, and you get such a choking feeli...  Read Full »

I had my gallbladder removed a couple of months ago. Does that cause gray stools?

Query: Hi doctor, Last night I had a stomach ache, and this morning I had a pale gray stool, and I have little stomach discomfort today. I had my gallbladder removed a couple of months ago because I was diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia. I have also been doing the keto diet for a couple of weeks. I am a 29...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, some change in the color of stools is a normal phenomenon and should not be the reason for anxiety. The stool's colors, which are alarming to me, are black, red, maroonish, and completely pale stools which appear almost as white as rice. Yellow color stools are...  Read Full »

I have a respiratory problem. Is it wise to plan gallbladder operation?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother was diagnosed to have acute cholecystitis. She is 65 years old and is suffering from respiratory and heart problem. One mild stroke also happened around two years back. She had recently failed pulmonary function test. Will it be wise to plan gallbladder operation? Please reply.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is wise to carry out gallbladder surgery if she is diagnosed with acute cholecystitis. The only problem with surgery is whether the patient is fit for anesthesia or not. Since your mother is failing pulmonary function tests you should find the cause of he...  Read Full »

Do I need surgery for removal of gallstone?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 7 mm gallstone as seen in my ultrasound. They gave me Ranitidine, and I tried apple cider vinegar with fresh apples. Do I need surgery?  Read Full »


Dr. Erfana Malik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for sharing your concern. Well, medicines and lithotripsy can be tried for gallstones, but the definite treatment is surgery. Nowadays, the latest research advocates the removal of gallbladder for stones even if the patient has no symptoms. This is...  Read Full »

What is the reason behind my horrible low back pain, stomach bloating and low-grade fever?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female. A few days ago, I had horrible pain in my mid and lower back and a low-grade fever (99.7 °F). I also had pain on the left side of my abdomen with nausea and vomiting. It is day four, and I feel like something is swollen in the middle left side of my stomach. Sti...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you visit the hospital. If there is swelling and severe pain, then an ultrasound and other examinations are to be done to rule out if there is any disease such as kidney stones or urine infection. Another reason is gastritis, which i...  Read Full »

What is the survival rate of a gallbladder cancer patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is diagnosed with gallbladder cancer. I would like to know the stage, chances of survival and the life expectancy.  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The imaging is clearly showing a gallbladder tumor. There are different types of gallbladder tumors and the prognosis, outcome, and survival is different from one person to other. Here we d...  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 Kumar 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. The...  Read Full »

Is pus secretion from gallbladder bed after gallstone removal surgery a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has undergone a gallstone and uterus removal surgery simultaneously. From the day of operation, she is having pus secretion from the gall bladder bed. What may be the possible reasons behind this?  Read Full »


Dr. Kumar Sonal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your mother's complaints. Pus from the surgical site is worrisome. It may just be a surgical site infection, usually superficial and confined to the skin and it usually subsides with appropriate antibiotics. But since you have mentioned that the p...  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. ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain below my right ribs after eating or drinking post gallbladder removal surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a gastro problem. 11 months back, I started having diarrhea that lasted for two months. I had undergone numerous tests, and my doctor suggested gall bladder removal. I had the surgery for gall bladder removal six months back. Since then, I have not had nausea or diarrhea but ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. A bile duct stricture or narrowing of the bile duct is common post-surgery. Ligating the blood vessel supplying the common bile duct can damage the duct, followed by scarring. The narrowing or stricture may be confined to a small length ...  Read Full »

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