This saturday evening, i was talking on phn when abruptly i experienced dull pain in my abdomen. The intensity of pain is not very severe in nature. Within 30 minutes fever along with shivering is started. The pain at once radiated to my right shoulder which seems to be colic origin. I had an ultrasound which reveals contracted gall bladder with multiple small gall stones, gall bladder is fibrosed and non functional. How come this is possible that i never had any symptom before this episode and i get to know about my disease when it became so chronic. doctor has advised me for laproscopic cholecystectomy. Is this a right decision for me to take or you want to advise me something different? also tell me after cholecystectomy what dietary modifications i should made? Are there any chances of weight gain or weight loss after removal of gall bladder. Also brief me what are the reasons of gall stones formation? Isn't it strange that this all happens at age of 27. How much rest is advised?
Yes, you might follow your doctors advice regarding your need for surgery for your gall stones. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy removes the gallbladder and gallstones through several small incisions in the abdomen.
Post cholecystectomy, some patients after meals may get increased wind (gas), have indigestion or feel bloated. 20% individuals also present with diarrhea, which usually improves over time, but for a small number of people, it can last for years.
Most people can continue to eat a healthy well-balanced diet after they have their gallbladder removed. However, âif you get side effects, such as mild diarrhoea, it may help if you eat more high fibre foods (brown rice and whole meal bread), low fat foods and also avoid any foods (dairy products, spicy and fat rich foods) that make your diarrhoea worse.
Post surgery, fat rich food no longer causes any pain or symptoms. Hence patients tend to over eat, and this results in weight gain. Eating a balanced diet and eating right will cause no such issues.
Regarding to rest, post surgery, most people can return to their normal activities in 7 to 10 days after a open surgery. People who have laparoscopic gallbladder surgery are sore for about a week.
"Regarding to rest, post surgery, most people can return to their normal activities in 7 to 10 days after a open surgery. People who have laparoscopic gallbladder surgery are sore for about a week"
You're kidding, right? That might be the "official policy" answer but is simply isn't true. Most people will do well to return to sedentary work 7-10 days after laparoscopic surgery. They would be doing well if they can dress themselves without strong painkillers that soon after open surgery. It took my mother nearly two weeks to get out of bed after open surgery.
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