• i have had numerous health problems i was having a ct of my gall bladder cause of the pain i have and the radioligist seen 6 nodules

    Asked by mamacarlac on Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    i have had numerous health problems i was having a ct of my gall bladder cause of the pain i have and the radioligist seen 6 nodules

    i am still having problems after the gall bladder removal terrible stomach pain after eating and constant diahrrea. i do not know whats wrong. i do know that nodules have not grown but pain is increased around my kidney areas and radiates to front of my body including the rib areas. does anyone have the same issues

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    • cancervivor's Avatar

      I'm sorry your having such pain with that. Have you told your medical team about it? My cancer wasn't lung, so I don't have the experience your having but I always tell my medical team everything that I feel, no matter how big or small.

      I'm sure someone with your type of cancer will come along and help on this one.

      over 8 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      Hello. I'm familiar with the surgery to remove gallbladders, from family experience. Diarrhea is not that uncommon following surgery because your liver continues to produce bile that flows into your intestines, and it's not as well regulated because your gallbladder was removed. If you just had the surgery recently, it may clear up. If it continues, there is medication to try.

      I would tell the doctor about the pain and diarrhea just so they are aware of it.

      If you were taking antibiotics, something else to consider asking about is a probiotic blend to help restore some beneficial bacteria in your digestive system. I have found that this one worked well for us, but there are many brands. http://www.drugstore.com/nutrition-now-pb-8-probiotic-acidophilus-vegetarian/qxp28219?catid=180678 PB-8 by Nutrition Now

      How long ago was your surgery? Did you have the diarrhea before the surgery?

      over 8 years ago
    • Mollie's Avatar

      I had my gall bladder out in April. I always have loose stool now and a lot of times diarrhea. I do have pain in my ribs where te gall bladder was from time to time. Don't know why though. Sorry :(((

      over 8 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      My gallbladder was taken out when I had an emergency with it in the middle of the night. The doctor told me one of the side effects was uncontrollable diarrhea, oh lucky me. But that has not happened. I have to go fairly quick after eating, but not a bad side effect like she described. Your nodules may or may not be the source of the pain, of course. Best to you, hope its an easy journey for you.

      over 8 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Hello, I am an oncology/end of life nurse. Let me try and address your issues. You are 100% right in that what you are feeling is quite possibly radiating pain. The nerves that serve that area do radiate in that pattern, The diarrhea is a common side effect of surgery or stress. Many people don't realize that as the heart speeds up, the gut slows and vice-versa, so as your heart rate was slowed by the narcotics and by the sedatives, this increased the motility of the colon. Nodules on a CT are just that, nodules. They cannot be clearly defined as a malignancy on a CT and can be polyps, whether adenomatous (pre-cancerous) or hyperplasic (benign) they ban also be cysts or scar tissue. Other responses are correct as it relates to the bile. Bile breaks down fat and excess bile is stored in the gallbladder. Without the gallbladder, the bile has to be stored elsewhere either in the ducts or in the intestine. Excess bile in the intestine can also cause loose stools. Another thing to consider is that due to the loose stools you also increase the risk on a bladder infection. If the surgery was done laprascopic and done recently, you could also have trapped air in the cavity, which takes awhile to dissipate. When you sleep, try lying on your right side if possible. I hope you feel up to par soon, Carm.

      over 8 years ago

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