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What happens if you have your gallbladder removed?

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What happens if you have your gallbladder removed?

Living without a gallbladder

You can lead a perfectly normal life without a gallbladder. Your liver will still make enough bile to digest your food, but instead of being stored in the gallbladder, it drips continuously into your digestive system.

What are the first signs of a bad gallbladder?

Top Five Signs That You're Having Gallbladder Problems - Archived

  • Pain. Pain in the mid- to upper-right section of your abdomen is the most common sign that there is a problem with your gallbladder. ...
  • Nausea or Vomiting. ...
  • Fever or Chills. ...
  • Chronic diarrhea/Unusual stools or urine. ...
  • Jaundice. ...
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May 9, 2017

What causes the gallbladder to go bad?

In most cases, gallstones blocking the tube leading out of your gallbladder cause cholecystitis. This results in a bile buildup that can cause inflammation. Other causes of cholecystitis include bile duct problems, tumors, serious illness and certain infections.

How can you tell if your gallbladder needs removed?

Why Does Your Gallbladder Need To Be Removed?

  1. Indigestion, with bloating, heartburn, and gas.
  2. Sharp pain in your belly.
  3. Nausea and vomiting.
  4. Fever.
  5. Yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes (jaundice)

Dec 4, 2019

Is gallbladder surgery an emergency?

"Gallbladder surgery isn't an emergency surgery, but it's probably better to do surgery sooner rather than later."

Is gallbladder removal a major surgery?

Gallbladder removal surgery is known as a cholecystectomy. This isn't a surgery that most doctors will rush into. While it's a common surgery, it's still major surgery with some serious risks and complications. However, in most cases, you'll go home the same day as you've had the surgery.

Will I gain weight after gallbladder removal?

People who undergo gallbladder removal surgery will often experience changes in their body weight ahead of and following this procedure. Many people will lose weight initially but may see an increase in their BMI in the long term. It is usually possible to manage these weight changes with diet and exercise.

How painful is gallbladder surgery?

Expected Pain

Even though every surgical procedure comes with some degree of pain, the discomfort with gallbladder removal (especially when done laparoscopically) is typically minimal. The doctor may prescribe a pain medication or recommend that you take an over the counter option such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

Can you drink without a gallbladder?

Your doctor will let you know when you can start eating and drinking. This will depend on the time of your surgery and how you are feeling after it. Some people are able to drink small amounts of liquids the evening of the surgery. Most people are able to start eating the day after the surgery.

What foods should you avoid if you have no gallbladder?

Avoid high-fat foods, fried and greasy foods, and fatty sauces and gravies for at least a week after surgery. Instead, choose fat-free or low-fat foods. Low-fat foods are those with no more than 3 grams of fat a serving.

Can you eat normal after gallbladder removal?

Most people don't need to follow a special diet after having surgery to remove their gallbladder, as the gallbladder isn't essential for digestion. You can usually start eating normally a few hours after your operation, although you'll probably prefer to eat small meals to start with.

Does gallbladder removal affect the liver?

After your gallbladder is removed, your liver will still produce enough bile to help digest your food, but it won't be stored in the same way. Without a gallbladder to store bile between meals, your small intestine will need to rely on your liver to produce more of the bile it needs in real time.

Do you get diarrhea after gallbladder removal?

After having their gallbladder removed (cholecystectomy), some people develop frequent loose, watery stools. In most cases, the diarrhea lasts no more than a few weeks to a few months.

How does your stomach feel after gallbladder removal?

After your surgery, you will likely feel weak and tired for several days after you return home. Your belly may be swollen. If you had laparoscopic surgery, you may also have pain in your shoulder for about 24 hours. You may have gas or need to burp a lot at first.

What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

Recovering from laparoscopic cholecystectomy will take up to 6 weeks for most people. You may be back to most normal activities in a week or two, but it can take several weeks to return to your normal energy level. You may have some of these symptoms as you recover: Pain in your belly.