Pancreatitis symptoms following gallbladder surgery

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You could be having some problems with pancreatitis, or something else amiss as a result of the surgery. Many chronic pancreatitis patients developed the condition following gallbladder surgery. The area of pain, and discription of pain sound familiar. Stool that floats is what is considered greasy stool, this is often a sign of malnutrition, a problem with pancreatitis.
I had my gallbladder removed 18 months ago, following NO symptoms of gallstones (despite being full of them), BUT following an attack of acute pancreatitis. I wasn't really given much say in the matter, as the pancreatitis was a nasty attack and I was strongly advised to get my gallbladder out asap after it. It was a straightforward procedure, with no after effects. I can't really say I felt better, because apart from the pancreatitis incident, I never had any problems beforehand!
I have been trying my best to manage this uncomfortable problem for quite some time, and seriously considering elected surgery to have my gallbladder removed. In navigating through the medical system, it seems like no one has any definitive answers or says anything with conviction so I am left uncertain what to do. My belief is that I have acalculus biliary dyskinesia which I understand presents itself with vague symptoms such as gas.
He has not had any alcohol since 1976, but he had a lot of gallstones, so they took out his gallbladder. He had similar symptoms this past week, but not nearly as bad as Feb. He refused to go to the doctor, because he has no job and we have huge medical bills, mostly for me. He insists that it was something he ate, but he was more sick than he ever has been when he just ate something that disagreed with him. His symptoms were so much like the pancreatitus, just not as severe.
the surgeon advised me that i had to have surgery the following day, or risk a ruptured gallbladder. it was considered life threatening. the next day i had the surgery, it took almost 2 and 1/2 hrs, and my gallbladder was the size of an orange. it contained 3 large stones the size of quarters, various other smaller sizes. after the operation i remained in the hospital for 3 days, i still had a fever of 101.7 when discharged, still had severe pain.
Patents with gallbladder disease symptoms (above) prior to treatment testify to symptoms actually getting worse after reduced functioning gallbladder is completely removed to zero I believe the root caused for above listed health problems is the removal of the body’s ability to provide bile in required quantities, matched with food necessary to break down, extract nutrients (vitamin deficiency A, D, E, & K …) and act as a lubricant for food waist to pass thought the body.
I have been diagnosed with bilaiary dyskinesia, which is a 5% functioning gallbladder. My worst sympton is fullness in my chest which feels like someone is cutting off my air supply. My breathing gets labored, I drink 3-4-5 cans of 7-up, belch 10-15 times over periods of 2-3 hours, & then feel better. Along with chest pain from left to center to right, pain in my arm, heartburn & just a few major stomach aches. I also have recently been diagnosed with GERD & Hiatel Hernia.
were gallbladder based. Since then I have been reading extensively about gallbladder surgery and its potential outcome, I have several questions: I have heard of developing heart problems, possibly due to cholesterol? after this procedure, and I have also heard of "sphincter of oddi dysfunction, and a possibility of cutting the "biliary duct" during this procedure. How commonly do these things occur, and how easily are they treated/corrected?
Went to doctor after a few days and they done an ultasound and found sludge in gallbladder so the following week I had surgery to get gallbladder removed. The area where gallbladder was is feeling much better, but pain in right side and towards middle of back is still there, which I may add, is the same pain as I had when I went in to have gallbladder surgery. The only symptoms I had was the pain in right side regarding my gallbladder.
If the body can naturally expell the stones or the majority of stones by this means, why not offer it to patients before the drastic measure of surgery? My father had his gallbladder removed after suffering for years....and you know what?....he still suffers from pain and experiences problems with certain foods. Wow what a solution to his problem. The "gallbladder flush" I am referring to consists of virgin cold-pressed olive oil and the juice of fresh lemon.
I have been doing research off and on for the past 9 and 1/2 months since having an acute pancreatitis attack and having my gallbladder removed. My liver and pancreas enzymes have pretty much returned to normal. My liver enzymes ocassionally run over the high end of the scale, but not by much (a few points) and my surgeon explained that it may be that I am just one of the people who fall outside the standard scale.
Does anyone who had recent gallbladder surgery go through this? Is this normal after this type of surgery? Does it really take years for your body to feel normal again (no more loose bowels,etc.)? Any advice or comments greatly appreciated. I will be glad to hear the response I get back from my surgeon.
I've also got a positive gallbladder surgery story. I had mine taken out in 1998 and had no problems in my recovery from my surgery. I had it done as a lap chole (i.e. laproscopically) and although it was meant to be an outpt procedure (i.e. home the same day) that didn't work for me. I was just far too nauseous and sick to even move that day. Just went home the next day and everything was fine. Took about a week to recover, but I was back at work half-days in about three days post-surgery.
The symptoms of autoimmune pancreatitis for me were weight loss, pale stools, gallbladder-like attacks (but longer-lasting) and elevated liver function tests - which initially were thought to be a bile duct obstruction complicated by blockage of gallbladder sludge. Stenting the common bile duct and later removal of gallbladder (which was in bad shape) still didn't solve the problems. See my response (above) to DT10 for further info.
I had my gallbladder removed over 2 years ago, I had been having pain on and off for over a year until it became so bad i could not even drink water without throwing up, and had gained about 20 pounds within 3 months without hardly eating, at the time of the gallbladder removal it had thickened, hardened, and was functioning at 0% 9 (after removal they found several stones stuck in the ducts). I had pancreatitis immediately following, or perhaps it started prior to surgery and just continued.
Hello, I can sympathize with post gallbladder surgery pain. I had surgery 2 years ago. Still having pain in rt. side and in lower back. Gyn thougt it was ovarian pain. Did ultasound found perfect ovary. I was shocked. He thought now maybe scar tissue? Had upper endoscopy today. Showed gastritis.GI doc wants to do colonoscopy next. When does this all end? I also have had ab. mri,liver enzymes checked all normal. Only showed hypatic cyst, and fatty liver.
Just wondering as I had emergency surgery this week to remove the Gallbladder, a bad bout of pancreatitis came with it. The first ?? out of the surgeons mouth was -What MS Medicine do you inject? He said he was just "noting" it for the records, but when I got home from the hospital a very large questionaire came from Avonex asking me to list all my medications. I have been on Avonex for over a year now, so I curious if these meds can cause such problems? Any help is appreciated.
On vacation for Thanksgiving in Florida, I went to the ER at Baptist Medical with severe abdominal pain (started after eating) - was admitted - and diagnosed with ACUTE PANCREATITIS. I was told that normal numbers for Pancreas were around 20-30... mine were over 2,000. I was put on an IV and not allowed to eat or drink. The following morning, about 8 hours after the first blood work, my numbers were down to 200-300.
The doctors on staff reviewed my recent history, and came to the same conclusion-it is my gallbladder. They gave me vicoden for the pain- and I am scheduled for surgery next week.
I hope someone out there can help me. For 14 years, I have suffered abdominal attacks in my diaframe very high up in the area between my rib cages. The pain mimics pancreatic pain. The pain is so horrible that I almost wish I could die. It usually lasts 20 to 30 minutes, but can be longer. I am paralized during these attacks & can't move. They usually occur 4 to 6 times a year with milder attacks in between the more serious attacks. Lately, they are becoming more frequent.
Whats perplexing the doc is that he has no elev of his bilirubin (which he says is usually elev with strictures) Could you comment on this for me and give me your thoughts on what would indicate this type of surgery? I understand that it is very extensive surgery. Would another ERCP be warrented to evaluate if the duct is staying open? or can they tell this just from the labs? Thank you for any assitance you can provide. I am very worried about him and would appreciate any insight.
Some months ago, I was told that my CBC stated my liver was slightly enlarged. Though no signs of Hep. And a otherwise normal CBC. So the DR sent me to get a u/s series(liver scan) and that was the last I've been able "test" or see the DR. Its super hard to get an appt. No insurance. ;( However, it wasn't UNTIL then that I began to notice issues with my upper right quadrant. I am a MA and I know a bit about this stuff.
I found a good Doctor and found I only had a diseased gallbladder which was diseased for so long it diseased my liver also. Some of the symptoms that I had were excessive vomiting, orange urination, flu like symptoms, very high fever of 140.5, and about one week before all of these symptoms my hands and feet started peeling BAD.I am talking layers. No stomach pain what so ever, odd huh? I have not had any problems since I had my gallbladder removed.
He confirmed gallbladder disease and put me on a waiting list for surgery. Could be up to 6 months. Apparently my stones are not blocking my ducts and I don't have anything life threatening. Just huge constant extreme pain. Diet doesn't help. If I had known how this would end and I could have stopped this earlier, I would not be suffering so much today.
Google Search right side pain following gallbladder surgery ( your current symptoms) . You will find thousands of posts with this pain developing post gallbladder removal. THE PAIN WILL NOT GO AWAY BUT GET WORSE. as testified. I have upper right side pain from gallbladder surgery whcih butchered my heath. My body is dying be fore my eyes as a result of the heath complications. Removing gallbladder will cause so many more heath problems, covered up by many MD's and surgeons.
One can be Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction - which can present with gallbladder-type pain in those after gallbladder surgery. An ERCP with Sphincter of Oddi manometry can be considered to evaluate this. Other upper GI disorders, like an ulcer, inflammation of the upper digestive tract, or GERD can also be considered. This can be evaluated with an upper endoscopy. Gastroparesis should also be evaluated with a gastric emptying scan.
My PCP says I have classic gallbladder symptoms and wants to remove the gallbladder. A GI and a surgeon that removes gallbladders will remove the gallbladder if I insist as I'm at my wit's end, but they think it could be musculo-skeletal, which my PCP says doesn't make sense as I get the pain after eating. After discussing this with the GI and surgeon, they agree that musculo-skeletal doesn't appear to make sense either.
My daughter had her gallbladder removed 2 yrs ago at 29. There were no gallstones. It just wasn't working at top level. Anyway, she still has the "bad gallbladder" symptoms. Pain in her right side moving into her back underneath her shoulder, intolerance to greasy or spicy foods, severe diarrhea, nausea. She was told this is normal but I had mine removed at the age of 53 and I've never had a problem. What's going on? She has had several tests done prior to surgery but nothing since.
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