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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Do I need to worry about the headache I still have three weeks after sustaining a concussion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am currently taking Protonix for GERD caused by a low-functioning gallbladder that needs surgery for removal. However, three weeks ago, I had sustained a concussion. This is my second concussion. My first one came two years ago when I had a small brain hemorrh...  Read Full »


Dr. Eris Ranxha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for the accident and the health problem you are suffering from. In my opinion, your health situation is due to the earlier accident, and it is called post-traumatic disorder, which is fully treatable. Just because earlier you suffered a brain hemorrhage afte...  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 Lohana

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 »

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 »

I am suffering from pancreatitis. What are the chances of it recurring in the future?

Query: Hello doctor,One month ago, I suffered from pancreatitis, and based on the MRCP doctor says that the pancreas is fine now, but I need to get gall bladder removal surgery. I want to ask if there is any chance of pancreatitis again after removal.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Once pancreatitis is controlled, patients are advised for gall bladder removal surgery to prevent reoccurrence of pancreatitis, as in your case. The doctor has instructed you on gall bladder removal because a prevalent cause of pancreatitis is gall bladder stones. Someti...  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 »

Can gallbladder surgery be done on my pregnant wife?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 13 weeks pregnant. Though she takes Doxinate tablet once a day, she still has vomiting. Also, she often gets a stomach pain which eases in five minutes. We have discussed with the gynecologist about these issues and he had suggested a full abdominal ultrasound. In the ultra...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is good that you have consulted a surgeon and arrived at a diagnosis. It is nothing to panic about. If the sludge is left behind, it can cause an obstruction and not allow the baby to ...  Read Full »

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 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....  Read Full »

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