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

@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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@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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Sorry didn't mean to reply to this thread. Just joined, so trying to figure it out

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@paula1957, Hi, and welcome to Mayo Connect. I am sorry that you are feeling these worrisome symptoms. I have not experienced such a surgery, but I will share my husband's experience.
My husband had gall bladder surgery a few years ago. His surgery was in early October, and he was not eating a regular diet until mid December (I remember that because he said he couldn't wait to eat a traditional Christmas Dinner). He lost around 8 lbs during this time (and was quite pleased about that side effect). After his surgery, he had nausea, too and no appetite. He mostly sipped warm tea, and warm chicken broth and nibbled on some crackers. Because he couldn't keep jello down in the hospital, he refused to even try that. He was able to gradually add foods to hie diet as his appetite returned and the nausea subsided.
His doctor recommended to avoid spicy and fried foods for a while, and even suggested that those items might be hard on his system once he did recover. He has had no episodes of nausea or problematic food issues since then (2016).
Are you taking any pain meds or antibiotics? Sometimes these can affect your system for a while.

Paula, What kind of follow-up has your surgeon suggested for you?

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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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@thull, Welcome to Connect, It is pretty easy to navigate on Connect, once you get started. Here is a link to How to Get Started on Connect –
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/get-started-on-connect/

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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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have your surgeon prescribe zofran for the nausea. It had helped me after fundoplication as well as after gallbladder removal in 2017…..kozlo52

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@paula1957

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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@paula1957 , How are you feeling today? Are you experiencing any improvement to the nausea?

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@roisemaire

Thanku so much for your reply. Yes it was keyhole or laporoscopy. I’m almost 60 yrs old. I can only eat very small meals and often. This seems to keep pain away. Was t sure if it is normal to have nausea and discomfort at this stage.

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Hi Roisemaire, I know it’s been awhile since you posted on here but wanted to check how you are doing now? I am almost 10 weeks post op of having my gallbladder removed and having all the symptoms you mention. I hope you are better, please send an update. Take care

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I had my surgery over 2 months ago and I am still having daily nausea and a soreness feeling under my rib cage where my gallbladder was,. I had keyhole surgery. I hope that it gets better than this 🙁

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@sq2753sw

I had my surgery over 2 months ago and I am still having daily nausea and a soreness feeling under my rib cage where my gallbladder was,. I had keyhole surgery. I hope that it gets better than this 🙁

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It’s been over 3 months for me and I am still experiencing nausea, no appetite, I’ve lost 22 lbs, pain under my ribs where gallbladder was and it goes across my upper abdomen to the left side, I’m also very weak fatigued. Do you experience any other symptoms or have any appetite?

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@paula1957

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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I did for the first two months after. It is getting a little better now going onto 3 months now.I hope that your nausea has subsided by now too.

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