What are the long term side effects of gallbladder removal?
Having adverse symptoms after gallbladder surgery is referred to as post-cholecystectomy syndrome.
Post-cholecystectomy syndrome includes symptoms of:
- Fatty food intolerance.
- Flatulence (gas)
- Jaundice (yellowish tinge to the skin and whites of the eyes)
- Episodes of abdominal pain.
How long does it take your body to adjust after gallbladder removal?
This may stimulate the intestine and 50% of patients may experience loose motion. This symptom will usually last for only 3 – 6 months. If it happens, stay on a low-fat diet to help with the loose motion. After 3 – 6 months patients will return to their normal status.
How long do you feel sick after gallbladder surgery?
The diarrhea usually goes away in 2 to 4 weeks, but it may last longer. How quickly you recover depends on whether you had a laparoscopic or open surgery. For a laparoscopic surgery, most people can go back to work or their normal routine in 1 to 2 weeks. But it may take longer, depending on the type of work you do.
Can you still have problems after gallbladder removal?
Postcholecystectomy syndrome sometimes occurs when abdominal symptoms develop after surgery to remove the gallbladder (cholecystectomy). About 5% to 40% of people who have the gallbladder removed may experience symptoms. Symptoms of postcholecystectomy syndrome may include: Upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting.
Why do I feel sick after having my gallbladder removed?
When the gallbladder is removed, special clips are used to seal the tube that connects the gallbladder to the main bile duct. But bile fluid can occasionally leak out into the tummy (abdomen) after the gallbladder is removed. Symptoms of a bile leak include tummy pain, feeling sick, a fever and a swollen tummy.
Why does my side still hurt after gallbladder surgery?
But people still have this pain after their gallbladder is removed. Sometimes SOD causes pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is a severe swelling and irritation of the pancreas. It may cause stomach pain around the belly button and pain in the left side under the ribs.
Is it normal to feel bloated after gallbladder removal?
You can expect to live a perfectly normal life after gallbladder surgery but may experience temporary side effects related to the way your digestive system processes fatty foods. These symptoms may include loose stools or diarrhea, bloating, cramping, and excess gas in response to meals or certain foods.
Does nausea go away after gallbladder surgery?
You are correct in that nausea can persist after such a procedure, but should subside within a week or two. Often this can only be successfully treated with medication prescribed by your doctor.
Will I feel better after gallbladder removal?
Gallbladder problems usually linger, and the inflammation takes its toll on your body and energy reserves. The vast majority of gallbladder removal patients feel much better after a week or two than they did before the operation.