• Another shoe drops

    Asked by Jalemans on Friday, March 6, 2015

    Another shoe drops

    Pcp sent me for an HIDA scan last week because I kept complaining about my abdominal pain, even after pancreatitis attacked subsided. Turns out my gallbladder is only 3% functional & I need to get it removed. I asked her if it could be possible that there is a tumor in the duct & she says no that it would have shown up on CT. I asked her what the cause could be since I don't have stones & I don't drink, but she had no idea.

    I am thinking all this stuff must be somehow related. What do you guys think? Anyway, I see a new surgeon next Friday & I am going to see if they can fix the hernia from my hysterectomy at the same time. Doesn't sound like it will be a big surgery as they can do it laproscopically
    & send you home the same day. Has anyone else had this done?

    13 Answers from the Community

    13 answers
    • timetoshare's Avatar

      Thinking of you and praying you feel better soon.

      almost 5 years ago
    • kalindria's Avatar

      The first few days after gallbladder surgery are painful and you will be moving slowly. Mine was done laparoscopically too. As was the hernia repair that resulted from the gallbladder surgery. Both were more painful than my robotic debulking and hysterectomy. All of these were out-patient surgeries. Just take it easy, follow doctor's instructions and you should be fine.

      Not sure if they can do both the gall bladder and hernia repair at the same time though. It's certainly worth asking.

      almost 5 years ago
    • keahemalie's Avatar

      You may have already had your surgery but I thought I'd add my two cents. Got my first GB attack while getting radiation in 2013. Had it removed a few months later. It seemed so easy that I often forget I had it done! Be gentle with yourself afterwards to avoid adhesions or infection. I still have quick, random episodes of pain in that area. A percentage of people have that continued pain, but it's no big deal. Take good care!

      almost 5 years ago

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