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Nausea, Pain and Headaches after Gallbladder laparoscopic Surgery

Posted by @kalenkerby, Sun, Oct 21 11:36am

Hello. I am a Male 32. I had my gall bladder removed 4 days ago. Since I have had strange pains and feelings. Nausea after I eat Everytime. I realized after it's removal my stomach will have swelling, but it feels like there is a Large Knot just right of my Belly button. I also have had severe Hunger type pains. It's the only thing that I can compare it too. Very bad and painful pains that resemble Severe Hunger pains. I have also had headaches since the surgery. Mainly the right back of my head, it feels like there is a Knot under my skull almost. It doesn't hurt severely, but it does hurt sometimes worse than others. And nothing seems to help. Almost a throbbing pain. And of course pain across my entire abdomen. Top to bottom. Side to side. Which is to be expected I guess. But I have have more pain in my right chest and under my left breast off and on. What of these are to be expected and not?

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@kalenkerby, I want to welcome you to Connect. I am sorry that it under these circumstances. My husband had the laparoscopic surgery, but did not have the symptoms that you have described. I have located a link to a discussion where members have discussed their own experiences with gallbladder surgery. I invite you to take a look, and to join into the conversation. Join in anywhere.

Gallbladder surgery
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/gallbladder-surgery/?orderby=ASC#chv4-comment-stream-header

Another thing that I want to say is that it is okay to call your doctor who performed the surgery. You should have been given contact information when you were discharged. If it is something to be concerned about, you will want to know so that it can be treated.

I agree you should contact surgeon about your pain symptoms and definitely the headache. I had the laparoscopic surgery also. I had intense pain after eating a very small meal after I returned home. The bike duct can swell up some after surgery and causes pain like before surgery. It will pass. My daughter was given a fatty meal by mistake in the hospital after her surgery and got very sick.
Pain in right side and chest could also be due to nerve irritation. Please contact your surgeon!!

Hi Kalen, have you had an endoscopy to rule out ulcers? I had my gallbladder out and had similar pain and after they found ulcers. I’m not a doctor but it’s worth looking at.

@johnetteg

Hello, I’m new on here. In need of some help. I had my gallbladder removed 9 weeks ago and I am still experiencing some difficult symptoms and am not getting better. Has anyone experienced nausea, feeling lightheaded, headaches, unable to eat much and losing weight this long after gallbladder removal. The nausea lasts all day. I actually feel worse than I did before I had the surgery. My quality of life has changed and it’s hard to function. I am very fatigued and tire easy. I do try and stay positive and do my best to get through the day. I have seen my doctor and had tons of tests and everything comes back ok. I’m worried that I won’t get better. Please help as I’m trying to not become depressed.

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Hang in there. Not sure of your age but surgery is hard no matter your age but especially as we are older. I am almost 3 weeks post op for a different surgery. It’s very normal to get down. I hope you get answers soon.

@annief

Hang in there. Not sure of your age but surgery is hard no matter your age but especially as we are older. I am almost 3 weeks post op for a different surgery. It’s very normal to get down. I hope you get answers soon.

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Thank you so much. I hope you recover soon. What surgery did you have? I am 45 and had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.

Hello, I’m new on here. In need of some help. I had my gallbladder removed 9 weeks ago and I am still experiencing some difficult symptoms and am not getting better. Has anyone experienced nausea, feeling lightheaded, headaches, unable to eat much and losing weight this long after gallbladder removal. The nausea lasts all day. I actually feel worse than I did before I had the surgery. My quality of life has changed and it’s hard to function. I am very fatigued and tire easy. I do try and stay positive and do my best to get through the day. I have seen my doctor and had tons of tests and everything comes back ok. I’m worried that I won’t get better. Please help as I’m trying to not become depressed.

@johnetteg

Hello, I’m new on here. In need of some help. I had my gallbladder removed 9 weeks ago and I am still experiencing some difficult symptoms and am not getting better. Has anyone experienced nausea, feeling lightheaded, headaches, unable to eat much and losing weight this long after gallbladder removal. The nausea lasts all day. I actually feel worse than I did before I had the surgery. My quality of life has changed and it’s hard to function. I am very fatigued and tire easy. I do try and stay positive and do my best to get through the day. I have seen my doctor and had tons of tests and everything comes back ok. I’m worried that I won’t get better. Please help as I’m trying to not become depressed.

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Hello, John. You will notice I moved your topic of conversation to a thread already having the discussion on Gallbladder laparoscopic Surgery. I think you will find the members in this group helpful and welcoming. Feel free to ask questions and reach out to others.

@jamienolson

Hello, John. You will notice I moved your topic of conversation to a thread already having the discussion on Gallbladder laparoscopic Surgery. I think you will find the members in this group helpful and welcoming. Feel free to ask questions and reach out to others.

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Hello. Thank you. I so glad I stumbled onto this site. Have you heard of symptoms I describe after gallbladder removal lasting awhile or the recovery taking a longer period of time? My doctor says it’s not normal for it take this long and most recover after 2-4 weeks. I’m getting worried. I really want to know if anyone else has experienced this. Any info or insight would be greatly appreciated. Take care.

@johnetteg

Hello, I’m new on here. In need of some help. I had my gallbladder removed 9 weeks ago and I am still experiencing some difficult symptoms and am not getting better. Has anyone experienced nausea, feeling lightheaded, headaches, unable to eat much and losing weight this long after gallbladder removal. The nausea lasts all day. I actually feel worse than I did before I had the surgery. My quality of life has changed and it’s hard to function. I am very fatigued and tire easy. I do try and stay positive and do my best to get through the day. I have seen my doctor and had tons of tests and everything comes back ok. I’m worried that I won’t get better. Please help as I’m trying to not become depressed.

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I had my surgery 6 weeks ago and having the same symptoms. I can’t eat without feeling nauseated. Have lost 15 lbs. All tests also coming back ok. I wish I had answers too. I’m getting very depressed

@vickiperk

I had my surgery 6 weeks ago and having the same symptoms. I can’t eat without feeling nauseated. Have lost 15 lbs. All tests also coming back ok. I wish I had answers too. I’m getting very depressed

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Hi VIcki, i’m sorry to hear you are suffering. It’s very tough going through this. Has your doctor ran any test for you, bloodwork, ct scan, ultrasound to rule out any issues that might be causing your issues? I’ve had a ton of tests and all ok. I guess it’s just my body taking longer to recover and adjust to not having a gallbladder. Everyone is different. I’d like to hear of others who had prolonged issues/symptoms after gallbladder surgery and got better and maybe what has helped them get through it. It would give hope tha things will get better. I hope things settle down for you soon. Best wishes, Johnette

@johnetteg

Hi VIcki, i’m sorry to hear you are suffering. It’s very tough going through this. Has your doctor ran any test for you, bloodwork, ct scan, ultrasound to rule out any issues that might be causing your issues? I’ve had a ton of tests and all ok. I guess it’s just my body taking longer to recover and adjust to not having a gallbladder. Everyone is different. I’d like to hear of others who had prolonged issues/symptoms after gallbladder surgery and got better and maybe what has helped them get through it. It would give hope tha things will get better. I hope things settle down for you soon. Best wishes, Johnette

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Had blood work and abdominal cat scan. All were neg too

@vickiperk

Had blood work and abdominal cat scan. All were neg too

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My daughter had her gallbladder out about 2 mo ago. Still having same pains as before . Back and stomach pain about 15 to 20 min after she eats anything. Has lost about 20 lbs since. All her scopes , MRI and everything are coming in normal. Not sure what is going on.

@vickiperk

I had my surgery 6 weeks ago and having the same symptoms. I can’t eat without feeling nauseated. Have lost 15 lbs. All tests also coming back ok. I wish I had answers too. I’m getting very depressed

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Hi Vicki, how are you feeling now? Any improvements since your above post?

@johnetteg

Hello, I’m new on here. In need of some help. I had my gallbladder removed 9 weeks ago and I am still experiencing some difficult symptoms and am not getting better. Has anyone experienced nausea, feeling lightheaded, headaches, unable to eat much and losing weight this long after gallbladder removal. The nausea lasts all day. I actually feel worse than I did before I had the surgery. My quality of life has changed and it’s hard to function. I am very fatigued and tire easy. I do try and stay positive and do my best to get through the day. I have seen my doctor and had tons of tests and everything comes back ok. I’m worried that I won’t get better. Please help as I’m trying to not become depressed.

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I too am 9 weeks post surgery and experiencing the same things. I had an endoscopy and I now have Barrett’s from the gastric reflux. I can eat small meals of chicken or fish but nothing else. Have lost 27 lbs and deal with headaches and abdominal cramping everyday. I’m trying to stay positive also but it is hard when you can’t eat or sleep. I’m on Protonix and chlorastyamine which help a little. Prayers for you and your not alone.

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@johnetteg

Hi Vicki, how are you feeling now? Any improvements since your above post?

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No not really. Still unable to eat but swallowing is improving.

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