Gallbladder surgery

Posted by roisemaire @roisemaire, Nov 30, 2017

Hi is there anyone out there that suffers from nausea and pain almost 4 weeks after gallbladder operation. Every time I eat anything i get pain in site of operation. And tired all the time no energy

Hi Jim, @jimhd

What kind of test is the "function test." Is it a blood test or something else?

Teresa

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@hopeful33250

Hi Jim, @jimhd

What kind of test is the "function test." Is it a blood test or something else?

Teresa

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@hopeful33250

Teresa, I can't remember what the test was. I'll try to remember to ask my wife about it when she gets home from her knitting group tonight. It showed that there were no stones or other abnormalities, but that it was functioning at only 14%.

Jim

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I had my gall bladder removed almost 2 weeks ago.
I wish I had got a second opinion , or read up on the complications , I seriously am sick of it .
I feel heartburn , severe heartburn that I would guess a heart attack would feel like. No energy , I cannot get out of bed , it's a persistant, burning .
I vomitted once since the surgery, it was horrible
Like acid .I never had issues with my stomach , I have been living with severe pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure , diagnosed in 2012 , my pulmonologist, and cardiologist have worked hard finding medications to battle this progressive lung disease, at 46 yrs I didn't think it could get worse.. then this.
I see no hope.

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Hi @tvashon. I am sorry you are having so many problems. I had my gall bladder removed last September with almost no issues. I can tell you I was tired for months and now can't eat greasy foods without some problem. Because of all your combined diagnoses, I would suggest you get all of your different doctors together, either in a conference call or in person to talk about it together. I would think there would be someone at the hospital or clinic that could coordinate such a meeting. It is important to tell them all at once what you are experiencing. Maybe together they could come up with some solutions for you.
Wishing you much luck, health and solutions.
@bertbiz

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@tvashon

I had my gall bladder removed almost 2 weeks ago.
I wish I had got a second opinion , or read up on the complications , I seriously am sick of it .
I feel heartburn , severe heartburn that I would guess a heart attack would feel like. No energy , I cannot get out of bed , it's a persistant, burning .
I vomitted once since the surgery, it was horrible
Like acid .I never had issues with my stomach , I have been living with severe pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure , diagnosed in 2012 , my pulmonologist, and cardiologist have worked hard finding medications to battle this progressive lung disease, at 46 yrs I didn't think it could get worse.. then this.
I see no hope.

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@tvashon, I want to welcome you to Mayo Connect. I hope that your doctors are continuing to find a way to bring you some comfort. After my husband's gallbladder surgery, which was uncomplicated, he could keep only small sips of tea or broth down. He did not have any of the pain that you are describing, but he did not have the other health issues that you have mentioned.

At 46 years or at any age, I can understand feelings. Time moves too slowly when we are uncertain and in pain. I want to tag the following members, who might have some thoughts to share. @gman007, @jimhd, @lisalucier. @roisemaire , @hopeful33250 Do you have any information about gall bladder surgery to share with tvashon?
Rosemary

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@bertbiz

Hi @tvashon. I am sorry you are having so many problems. I had my gall bladder removed last September with almost no issues. I can tell you I was tired for months and now can't eat greasy foods without some problem. Because of all your combined diagnoses, I would suggest you get all of your different doctors together, either in a conference call or in person to talk about it together. I would think there would be someone at the hospital or clinic that could coordinate such a meeting. It is important to tell them all at once what you are experiencing. Maybe together they could come up with some solutions for you.
Wishing you much luck, health and solutions.
@bertbiz

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@bertbiz, Thank you for sharing your experience and for lending your support.
Rosemary

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@tvashon

I had my gall bladder removed almost 2 weeks ago.
I wish I had got a second opinion , or read up on the complications , I seriously am sick of it .
I feel heartburn , severe heartburn that I would guess a heart attack would feel like. No energy , I cannot get out of bed , it's a persistant, burning .
I vomitted once since the surgery, it was horrible
Like acid .I never had issues with my stomach , I have been living with severe pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure , diagnosed in 2012 , my pulmonologist, and cardiologist have worked hard finding medications to battle this progressive lung disease, at 46 yrs I didn't think it could get worse.. then this.
I see no hope.

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@tvashon

My gallbladder was removed because it had only 14% function. I did have to be careful about what I ate for awhile, but now, 15 years later, I eat a normal, healthy diet. Sometimes at bedtime I take some Tums to settle my stomach. Sometimes I just take a couple because my mouth is dry.

I've read that people do sometimes have difficulty in recovery. I hope that your symptoms will improve soon. I agree that talking with doctors might be helpful.

Jim

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@tvashon

I had my gall bladder removed almost 2 weeks ago.
I wish I had got a second opinion , or read up on the complications , I seriously am sick of it .
I feel heartburn , severe heartburn that I would guess a heart attack would feel like. No energy , I cannot get out of bed , it's a persistant, burning .
I vomitted once since the surgery, it was horrible
Like acid .I never had issues with my stomach , I have been living with severe pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure , diagnosed in 2012 , my pulmonologist, and cardiologist have worked hard finding medications to battle this progressive lung disease, at 46 yrs I didn't think it could get worse.. then this.
I see no hope.

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Hello @tvashon

I also had gallbladder surgery many years ago. However, the surgery was in connection with a major surgery to remove a rare form of cancer called neuroendocrine tumor (NET or sometimes referred to as Carcinoid). Because the two surgeries were combined into one procedure I'm not sure how my recovery went from the gallbladder sugery.

I realize that when you have multiple serious diagnoses it becomes very stressful to have another health problem, it can seem just overwhelming, can't it? However, before you conclude, "I see no hope" you really need to contact your surgeon or other doctor regarding your post-surgery symptoms. They may certainly have suggestions to help you through this and make you more comfortable.

Will you make some calls? I look forward to hearing from you again.

Teresa

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Hello All:

As this discussion group has centered on gallbladder removal, I just wanted to share with you an article that came to me in an email from Mayo Clinic regarding an eating plan following gallbladder surgery. Here is the link, https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cholecystectomy/expert-answers/gallbladder-removal-diet/faq-20057813

I hope you find it helpful. If you have any thoughts about this, I'd enjoy hearing from you.

Teresa

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@tvashon

I had my gall bladder removed almost 2 weeks ago.
I wish I had got a second opinion , or read up on the complications , I seriously am sick of it .
I feel heartburn , severe heartburn that I would guess a heart attack would feel like. No energy , I cannot get out of bed , it's a persistant, burning .
I vomitted once since the surgery, it was horrible
Like acid .I never had issues with my stomach , I have been living with severe pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure , diagnosed in 2012 , my pulmonologist, and cardiologist have worked hard finding medications to battle this progressive lung disease, at 46 yrs I didn't think it could get worse.. then this.
I see no hope.

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Hello @tvashon

It has been a while since you have posted. I hope that your post-gallbladder surgery problems have improved.

I would enjoy hearing from you with an update on how you are feeling.

Teresa

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Hi I just had my gallbladder out two weeks ago and have horrible nausea and no appetite. Anybody out there have this?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @roisemaire and welcome to Mayo Connect. We are pleased you have joined our online support group!

You mention problems after gallbladder surgery 4 weeks ago. As you know, everyone’s recovery from surgery is different. You do not mention your age, nor the type of surgery you had (open or laparoscopy). These are important factors. As we age, recovery is a bit slower than that of a younger person. Here is some general information about gallbladder removal from Mayo Clinic’s website, https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cholecystectomy/home/ovc-20229995

My first thought would be whether you have contacted your doctor’s office (either by phone or through My Chart) to let them know of your symptoms? If not, I would certainly do that.

Perhaps some other Members will post about their experiences after gallbladder removal as well.

Will you keep in touch with us and let us know how you are doing?

Teresa

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Hi I am two weeks post surgery and experiencing exactly what you said. I have a lot of horrible nausea. I’m very tired and depressed. Did yours resolve?

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