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What is causing my persistent pain after gallbladder removal?

Query: Hi doctor, Left side manageable pain for years after gallbladder removal. Recently, I had gastrointestinal scope and was told I have gastritis patches, hernia with band and inflammation in duodenum. I started on a H2 blocker one month before the scope, no change. After scope results, I was switched ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Glad to hear from you. Welcome to I am here to answer all your questions. I am sorry to hear about the pain and discomfort you are experiencing. It is good to hear that you have seen a doctor and that lifestyle changes have been suggested to you. Here are a few other tips that may...  Read Full »

What is the reason for biloma, stomach pain and hard stools post gallbladder removal?

Query: Hello doctor, Before two months, I had my gallbladder removed. Two months after, I had a 9 mm stone lodged. However, this did not resolve the issue. One week ago, they found a biloma however, my surgeon does not think it is a issue though I am experiencing stomach pain and lake stools. His conclusi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, your surgeon seems to be doing the right things. There are several other reasons to think the alternative diagnosis like peptic ulcer disease, biliary reflux, post cholecystectomy pain, or functional abdominal pain. The factors which predispose you to develop a...  Read Full »

Could pain in shoulders, back and chest post gallbladder surgery occur due to gastritis?

Query: Hello doctor. I had gallbladder surgery before two weeks. Why would I still have pain? I was told I could eat a normal diet but I have pain in shoulders, back, and chest and burning sensation in chest and shoulders. Is this gastritis after surgery? I am currently on Pantoprazole, Famotidine, Cetir...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, yes, gastritis can occur post-surgery. Two factors one is peri-operative stress leading to excessive acid production, secondly the bile can reflux back into the stomach (however rare) due to the removal of gallbladder. You have been using Pantoprazole (proton ...  Read Full »

How to manage lung infection and paralysis after gallbladder surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt had faced an operation of her gallbladder and the doctor said that she is good and the operation is successful. But after 3 days she faced lung infection, on which the current report says that the virus are reduced from 35000 to 16500 in 5 days. Also her right hand and right leg ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns and also had a look at the reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). First of all I like to assure you that current problems can be treated in effective way barring paralysis which will take some time. Regar...  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 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 »

Do I need surgery for removal of gallstone?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 0.28 inches 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 Thanks for sharing your concern. Well, medicines and lithotripsy can be tried. Well, medicines and 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. ...  Read Full »

What are the complications of leaving an asymptomatic gallstone untreated?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old with a weight of 101 lbs. 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 wall thic...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I had chin implant but have a dent in the left side. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a chin implant about two weeks ago. However, after about a week, I noticed that the shape of the implant was showing through the skin on my left side. Also, I could feel that the implant was tilted to the right side. So I contacted my surgeon, who told me to come into the office the...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankit Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Sorry to hear about the problem you are facing. Usually, as described chin implant is a very simple procedure. You must understand that every human's response to an implant may vary. The problem you are facing is not negligence on the part of y...  Read Full »

Mom had bladder tumor surgery. Doctor suggests TURBT. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother had a bladder tumor and had the surgery two months ago. The pathological result is urothelial carcinoma, low grade (G2), pTa. The doctor who did the surgery said he wants to do the TURBT once more if something is left over. Is this a normal procedure to repeat the TURBT withou...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. It is indicated to do a TURBT (transurethral resection of the bladder tumor) once again because if there was any residual tumor in the previous tumor site, it had to be removed completely. Even if there is no visible tumor, the scar o...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for stage 2A breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My aunt has been diagnosed with stage 2A breast cancer with T2, N0, M0. Could you please recommend the appropriate course of treatment, the estimated time for recovery, and her life expectancy? Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Stage 2A is an early stage of cancer that is treatable with surgery. However, chemotherapy and radiation therapy depend on the biopsy report. Also, hormonal and targeted therapy depend on ER (estrogen receptors) and...  Read Full »

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