|i had my gallbladder out four weeks ago with minimally invasive surgery. I'm a 36 woman and four months post-partum. After each pregnancy I was having severe abdominal and back pain that went undiagnosed for years because they never found any gallstones. But this time they did a hida (or pipida) scan and discovered my gallbladder had only 12% output. The surgeon said the organ was really diseased and inflammed an needed to come out.
My recovery has been rather slow as I still have persistent nausea, especially after eating, along with residual abdominal pain. It doesn't seem to matter what the food is as I already have a rather low-fat diet with lots of whole grains, fruits and veggies. I take zofran when it gets too bad. Is this common? Will it eventually go away?
My surgeon ordered an ultrasound to look for bile leaks, and that came back normal. My liver function was initially elevated but has since come back to normal range.
I'm seeing my regular physician later this week as my surgeon said she doesn't think it's related to the surgery. Any advice on what to ask about?