Abdominal abscess after gallbladder surgery

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Avatar m tn I am 58 years old female and had my gallbladder removed April 14, 2011 after 2 1/2 years of severe diarreah and vomiting. Finally, after losing 38 lbs., I told my doctor that something had to be done because I didn't think I could last much longer the way I was going and he sent me to a Gastrointestinal Specialist. She immediately ran an upper and lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in which she told me she found over 46 ulcers in my upper colon and 14 of them were bleeding.
Avatar n tn I was out of bed the day after surgery and went home on the third, I felt great and required no pain medication after the first day however..... I did notice an ache at the base of my right ribcage after the surgery. I had first contributed it to the cough the anesthesia caused but no longer. The cough went away by day four but the tenderness and progressively gotten worse and has expanded both above(Under the r/breast) and below the ribcage in the r/abdomin.
Avatar f tn Right upper abdominal pain can be due to cholecystitis (inflammation of gall bladder), stones in gall bladder, duodenal ulcer, abscess under the diaphragm, liver problems and abscess or due to duodenal ulcer. Right flank pain is generally due to kidney stones. Gall bladder problems have been ruled out in your case. Abscess should be seriously considered. Lower right abdomen pain is commonly due to appendicitis. The pain, can at times come and go and not give the classic picture.
Avatar n tn leaving it alone could work out well and avoid surgery. It might become infected and require drainage. Open surgery in the gallbladder area might be surprisingly easy, or it might be very difficult given her past operations. Getting another opinion never is a bad idea. It's hardest of all to give advice without seeing the patient, even with an excellent description as you've provided." Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar n tn I started to have gallbladder attacks 5 yrs. ago. I then was recommended for a lap chol. because of stones. After the surgery and for the next 2 years, I had these "attacks" of severe pain, nausau, profuse sweating, and sometimes vomiting. My regular doc. switched me to prevacid for severe acid reflux. I was finally hospitalized because I had an attack while driving, with all the above symptoms and trouble breathing. (Kind of felt like a heart attack, although I have never had one).
Avatar f tn I had an abscess rupture, post surgery, causing peritonitis, they opened me up pulled everything out hosed out the puss that filled me.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, I have had this TERRIBLE upper left side abdominal pain for about two and a half months now. I do not know what to do. I think that I have chronic pancreatitis, but it seems that no doctor wants to listen to me. It all started in early September. I was very ill for a few days. High fever, nausea, chills, terrible abdominal pain and I vomited once. This lasted about 3 days. I did not eat. Since then, I have had this pain in my upper left abdomen and it radiates to the back.
Avatar m tn I am 58 year old female and had my gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago, my scars are totally healed and I was feeling great and resume my normal life and normal eating habits (meat included). I have started experiencing real bad upper abdominal pain just under my breast and the pain stretch right around my body. But worse part is where they removed the gall bladder. I do have a spastic colon and are a gerd (or is it gord) sufferer. Is this because of a wrong diet maybe the eating of meat?
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, still nothing. In all, I have had an upper GI, abdominal ultrasound, gallbladder ultrasound, HIDA scan, two upper endoscoupy (2×), many Colonoscopies. I have thought I had linked it to several foods I. Past years, but also reached frustration with them not aligning in later years.
1701902 tn?1307205473 He said the fluid should cause her no pain but will keep an eye on it and doesn't feel like it has anything to do with the abdominal pain. The pain isn't worse after she eats but a month and a half ago she had diarrhea after eating which she attributed to the antibiotics used to treat an upper respiratory infection. The doctor attempted to treat her abdominal pain with the Codine in the cough syrup he prescribed. She's not constipated. She feels more pain when positioned on her left side.
Avatar n tn After the initial pain of surgery subsided.she began having daily nausea and occasional vomiting. Now,3 months post-op, she has constant nausea and vomits usually dark yellow ro brownish liquid, sometimes very thick like mucous, once or twice a day. This is not related to mealtime. At first after the op she had a lot of diarea but that has mostly b een replaced by constipation. She is 67 and has occasional bouts of heart failure,no heart attacks or diabetes.
Avatar n tn I also read on the info sheet given from my doctor that a light pink or discharge could be expected for up to 6 weeks after surgery. I am thinking when I read this very light, maybe I would need a pantyliner. What I have had has been just like a period, minus the real good red blood. If I had the uterus taken out where is this coming from? Why is it accumulating and passing when I would have my period....Maybe I am in a hurry and it will just take more time to stop all together...
Avatar n tn 8 months ago after my leg surgery (the day I got out) I was constantly nauseated for weeks, my stool was dark green alot, and a pain in my lower left developed. I had colonoscopy, stomach scope, upper GI (where you drink barium), CT scans.. all negative except for hiyatel hernia, fatty liver, and hemmoroids. During the stay in the hospital (around the water enema prep for the colonoscopy) my nausea went away without med.. and after i got out the hospital my little pain in my left did too.
Avatar f tn I had emergency bowel resection surgery in January of 2008. I had two pieces of my intestines removed, one a partially twisted large intestine (volvulous), which the doc said was hereditary and the other was an abcessed diverticulum pocket on my small intestine, which the doc said was unusual. I came through surgery and recovered well, so I thought.... But ever since then have struggled with loose stools, gas, bloating, and weight gain.
Avatar f tn I had been having upper right quadrant pain, belching, and gas for some time when in July my Doctor suggested Gallbladder Surgery even after all the usual test were normal, they did boold, urine, upper GI, CTSCAN which showed sludge, The radioloigist told me it wasn't uncommon for people to have sludge and then to be gone at a later time, often seen in patients that have been lying around in the hospital for an extended period.
Avatar n tn My husband had hernia surgery in Nov 07. After many tests, we finally had a ct scan and now it shows a THickening of his bladder. He has had pain going from the bladder to the 3 holes they did for the surgery. Numerous medications and nothing works. Has anyone had this. Now dr said rarely is it cancer. Scared now.
222080 tn?1189759422 I was rushed to hospital for surgery 8 weeks ago where a large abscess was found in my pelvic area. After they drained it, a filshie clip was found in the cavity of the abscess. What concerns me is they couldn't find the other clip, I am so worried the same thing will happen again. I was not aware that my procedure I had done18 years ago to have my tubes cut involved the use of anything foreign (filshie clip) to be placed in my body, the CT scan I had done 8 moths ago revealed this fact.
Avatar n tn the gallbladder was a dead organ. had gallbladder removed thru laproscopic surgery on 9-19-03, had 10 days of no symptoms, at most mild phantom pains, on the 11th day the same pre-surgery pain resumed in full force. today 10-21-03 going back to internal surgeon. my gi dr said the surgeon may have nicked an organ or duct or i may have residual bile sludge/bile leak. pre-surgery i was having gallbladder attacks indiciative of gallstones... no tests showed gallstones...
579258 tn?1250652943 Having lived and worked with migraines all my life, having given birth and had gallbladder attacks and surgery, I can take a lot. Even at the height of this abscess, the highest pain level was felt to be a 6. Last night upon arrival, my pain scale was a 7. Here's the situation that unfolded that I want to ask for your opinion .. in a question I will pose later. The doctor unpacked the two abscesses (one below the original one and one above it).
Avatar f tn First the doctor said it was IBS,but in January after a bad attach and going to emergency, they said I have a blocked bowel and I was in the hospital for three days. After being release from the hospital, they ran all kinds of test, Upper GI, CAT Scan and found nothing to have caused the blockage or pain. I have a Colonoscopy two years ago, so they saw no need to do that test again.
Avatar n tn I would ensure that the HIDA scans were with CCK stimulation to evaluate the ejection fraction of the gallbladder. If low, it can replicate the symptoms you are experiencing, and gallbladder removal may be beneficial. If these tests continue to be negative, then you can consider looking outside of the GI symptoms for a cause - i.e. can start looking a musculoskeletal or neurological diseases that may lead to the symptoms.
1125587 tn?1259716816 this is really long, it's my first time, sorry: i am 28 years old but most of the time feel like i'm pushing 100.........it all started about 5 years ago. first i had a severe abscess on my left tonsil which put me in the hospital for fear it would block my breathing, followed by removal of my tonsils (not adnoids) 6-9 months after my hospital "vacation".
Avatar m tn Flash forward many years later and I have diverticulitis and gallbladder issues, 6 CT scans later (it took two HIDA liver CT scans to confirm gallbladder, and 4 (3 for post diverticulitis pain). After a quiet period, I am now needing another to rule out a diverticular abscess. Now we haven't even factored in the mammograms and sinus CT scans (I figured out that diary and pets increase sinus inflammation and cysts have taken over my sinus), but I went to a site and figured out my exposure.
Avatar f tn I have had problems since a couple of weeks after surgery. I have had constant nausea, abdominal pain/spasms, and constipation. My surgeon sent me back to my gastro doctor and he ordered a bunch of blood work. I then went to my primary care provider who told me that my liver enzymes were slightly elevated. She immediately sent me to the ER because she thought I might have had an abscess. I did not have an abcess.
Avatar f tn Over time, I became fatigued with no change in activity and/or diet, began getting headaches almost daily, felt bloated all the time, my clothes became tight (2 size difference), I gained 12 pounds in one month, no appetite, constant nausea, stomach and abdominal pain after eating, bouts of constipation alternating with diarrhea, no fever, no chills, no shortness of breath; just an overall feeling of blah.
Avatar n tn Muscle/bone pain Submandibular gland removed (sialenditis) Calcified ligament removed (Eagle syndrome) A calcified mass removed on the submandibular gland removed Two calcified lymph nodes removed under jaw line A calcified mass removed in abdominal/pelvis area Left ovary removed with complex cyst Abscess in left buttock cut and drained. Had two different infections when sent to pathology - took 3 different types of antiboitics to get rid of it after a month.
Avatar f tn I have had problems since a couple of weeks after surgery. I have had constant nausea, abdominal pain/spasms, and constipation. My surgeon sent me back to my gastro doctor and he ordered a bunch of blood work. I then went to my primary care provider who told me that my liver enzymes were slightly elevated. She immediately sent me to the ER because she thought I might have had an abscess. I did not have an abcess.
Avatar f tn I am hoping I will not end up with an ostomy (temporary or permanent). I have no idea what to expect after the surgery. Having to wait a month without answers is a little nerve-racking. If anyone has had a colectomy to treat chronic constipation and could share some information with me I would really appreciate it. Right now I am sitting in the dark waiting for a little light to shine in. Thank you for your help.
Avatar f tn What is USG I am not familiar with that term. Do you mean abdominal ultrasound? If you have a normal ultrasound I can’t see any reason you would believe you have cirrhosis. What has your doctor said? There are many causes of difficulty sleeping. Not associated with liver disease. Sleep problems associated with cirrhosis are usually called sleep reversal where a person suffering with hepatic encephalopathy they cant sleep at night and end up sleeping all day.