I had my gallbladder removed January 18th,2008. Before then I was reeling awful, tons of pain in my stomach(dull never went away and would last for hours in agony, and burning sensations in my hands/feet. Well The pain in my stomach has mostly went away but I notice I feel fatigue, I get burning sensations in my hands and feet really bad. What could be causing this? My stomach is bloated real big to like no matter how much i work out its bloated. They have done a scope on me and found out I had a hiatal hernia and done tons of other blood tests which all showed up negative, I notice when I eat certain foods I feel alot sicker, but what could be causing these burning pains and me still feeling so sick?
“I had my gallbaldder removed 5 months ag by laparoscopy. The first few months after I was OK then the problems started. Indigestion bloating as soon as I eat anything heathburn stomack pains liver pains the works.
Wish I had researched all the sites about wheter I should have had this surgery that I think was not necessary. I had two big stones according to the scan and first the surgeon said that they had been there a long time and in his opinion did not cause any problems.
When I complained of a dull pulling pain in my right side he decided it was the stones and I had my gall bladder removed.
Now i am going through hell with digesting problems that I did not have before.
All of you considering or beein urged to have this surgery please take all the time to research this option. Talk to people who had this done before going through this operation for nothing.Code:”
My gall bladder was removed 4 months ago. Before the surgery I was able to handle one or two alcoholic beverages w/o feeling sick the next day. Now even one drink makes me feel bad the entire next day and night–headache, body aches, basically a hangover. I live in New Orleans where having a glass of wine or a drink with dinner is almost mandatory. Does gall bladder removal somehow affect the body’s ability to tolerate alcohol? Even one drink?
%-) I had my gall bladder removed in January 2009, Alot of people told me that I would feel much better after the operation. My head hurts all the time I’ve had a CT scan done it was negative. Constipation and gas are my worst enemies. Sometimes I panick and don’t eat for days wondering will I ever function normally again. Is there a cure for gas or constipation ? Do walking really help?
I had my gallbladderut 6 days ago.I am getting a sharp pain in my lower right side that stops me in my tracks.Tried to go shopping yesterday and boy was that a mistake,I allmost felt like I was drunk driving.I stopped pain meds. 2 days ago,but I am still feeling very strange and woozy.I drive a school bus and was hoping to go back to work next week.I had some wine last night and it helped me to forget some of the pain.I can’t wait to feel myself again.
“In reference to your stomach pain, diarrhea, acid reflux, nausea, etc. I have found that ACIDOPHOLIS and DIGESTIVE ENZYMES to be very helpful. Also the LACTOSE INTOLERANT pills have been helpful. I love milk and it keeps my stomach calmed down. Then after my gallbladder was removed everytime I had milk I would get diarrhea. It took me years to discover that it was most always after I had milk products. Since the Bile from the gallbladder is no longer available to digest your food you need to give it a bit of help. Some of you might notice a big difference right away after trying atleast one of the above items and it could take some experiment with the above for some of you. But keep at it because it does seem to help. For the folks that get the pressure type pain, try those strips that dissolve in your mouth for gas or Beano. Again, you’re not getting the bile to digest your food and that causes all kinds of problems.
Small amounts of fiber with lots of water also starts cleaning out your intestines and could be uncomfortable until you get all the garbage on the sides of your colon and any colon pockets cleaned.
My problem now is that everytime I eat even the smallest amount of food I get extremely tired. I have almost fallen asleep here while writing this about 2 or 3 times and I only had a light snack. Good Luck”
“I had my gall bladder removed and tried drinking also. I didn’t have severe vomiting, but I have had a moderate hangover feeling for two days following the drinking event.
I thought maybe it was a fluke, but after the second trial, the same feeling won’t go away. Before, a hangover would last maybe 15 hours (If I had a lot to drink), but here I’ve only had a 4-6 beers each time.
I’m actually feeling very positive about this, now I’ll have an excuse to remind me to not drink.”
My name is Tom amd I live in England. I am 50years old and I had my gall bladder removed over 6 years ago in October 2003.Before this I considered myself to be reasonably healthy
I had to have a full cholesystectomy after keyhole surgery was abandoned due to my vital organs being inflamed, which made keyhole sugery too dangerous. I had a large gallstone blocking the entrance to my gall bladder and this caused some seriously painful colic attacks
After my operation my surgeon told me I was full of mush inside and that I had been cleaned up as best as possible.
As at January 2010 I am still in constant pain. My pain is in my abdomen where my scar is and this spreads up into my shoulder blade
and into my neck and arm as the pain level increases.
I have beentold that this is reffered pain.
My pain is with me 24/7 and varies from 2 to 9 on a scale of 10 depending upon activity.
I have been through the A to Z of medication, all with very limited effect on reducing the pain.
I have had physio on several occasions and seen a pain psychologist.and pain management doctors.
I have had injections into the abdomen and ultrasounds and MRI scans which detected no abnormalities.
I spent so much time absent from work due to pain that I finally lost my job in September 2009.
This pain has a huge impact on my everyday life and severely limits what I can do and the length of time I can maintain doing it.
It also has a big effect on my mental state and quality of life.
I am still no nearer a solution to help with my pain today and it is no fun waking up each day(if I manage to get to sleep at night) knowing that another pain filled day is ahead.
I could go on all day about this. It is only part of the story.
Does anybody out there have similar problems? If so you have my utmost sympathy.
I suffered on and off for 2 years with what I thought was indegestion and then had 7 weeks of hell where it got to the point as soon as I drank water Id be doubled up in pain. After a 2 week stay in Arizona and being very ill on both flights home I saw my GP again who diagnosed an ulcer and told me to drink milk and increase my dairy intake (so lots of fat!!) After ten days I was admitted to hospital where a scan showed a very big gallbladder and alot of stones. I had surgery via keyhole and everything went well. From the day of surgery Ive had diahhrea within an hour of eating and Ive only eaten bland, and small portions of food, Ive lost a stone in 2 weeks. I rang the hospital and was told there were NO side effects and that I must have a bug, even though I felt really well. The past 2 days have been better and Ive kept food “in!” However today for the second time Ive got similar pain I had before the operation, it feels similar to having a chicken bone stuck and pain out of my back. All the stones were removed, during my operation, the surgeon injected a dye to locate any stones in the ducts. Would this still be trapped wind from keyhole surgery? It cant be indegestion surely as I last ate 12 hrs earlier. Ive also noticed Im breathless when I only go upstairs. ??
Several years ago, my wife was experiencing severe abdominal pain which was determined to be her gall bladder, which was duly removed. Interestingly, the pain persists! Unfortunately, her weight almost tripled, and won’t come off, despite all efforts, and examinations. Like the others in this thread, she has constant diarrhea, which has only eased through high doses of codeine – not good. Her weight has aggravated an old spinal injury, which adds to her pain levels! I am wondering if there is some kind of substitute for the bile which the gall bladder produces.
Anyway, if anyone could assist……
Yes I had my gallbladder in 2002 and have had complications ever since. And yes when my bile duct closed shut and I was in intense pain, my liver enzymes were not elevated that much at all. It was simply severe pain that convinced them to go in and do a sphincterotomy. This helped only a bit. I am still suffering with pain in the same area as the gallbladder. Been to Mayo clinic and Yale Hospital back east to see top specialists. It can’t be fixed. Its not like they can say exactly what is causing this. I now manage the pain through a patch. Most of the oral pain meds can actually cause more pain in that same area. I am still searching for a cure. I have done the homeopathic route as well as accupuncter and proper diets. I only wish the doctors would realize this is a problem for many people with little solutions. Good luck to all.
Well i had my gall bladder removed about a month ago. I had a horrible attack that sent me to the er. However the surgery itself, i was home the next day. Went back to work on monday, still a little soreness from the incisions, nothing major. But i am constantly bloated, gassy, diareah, the whole nine yards. Even first thing in the morning i feel totally stuffed. I have had a little heartburn that brought on bile reflex. Beleive it or not what casued the 3 am heartburn and bile reflux was i had a glass of milk before i went to bed (2%). It doesnt really matter what i eat, i feel horrible. the doc claims it will pass.
I had my gallbladder removed 3.5 months ago. Prior to it’s removal, I could handle alcohol (few drinks) with no problem. Ever since having it removed when I do drink I have very simular experience (severe spinning, passing out, sick for 2-3 days following, and a two day headache). There doesn’t seem to be a difference between beer or mix drinks. I do miss being able to just relax and have a drink with my husband however it’s not worth giving up the next few days and feeling like c**p. Good luck!
“I had laproscopic surgery to remove my gallbladder. The surgeon made 1 incision in my
belly button, 2 incisions in my lower right side and 1 incision in my epigastric region
around the sternum. Before this surgery, I was
having problems with reflux, occasional heartburn,diarreah, nausea and vomiting at times amd I was also having pain in my upper right side.
10 years prior to gallbladder surgery,I had
a complete hysterectomy due to endometriosis.
After my hysterectomy, I had no complications
what-so-ever. After my gallbladder surgery, I
had an Upper GI done, which showed I had a
sliding hiatal hernia.Gallbladder Surgery reports showed,that I also had dense adhesions stuck upon my gallbladder, before my gallbladder was taken out,which lead me to believe that the adhesions could have been removed off the gallbladder, without having to remove my gallbladder itself. The past 3 years
have been one big agonizing nightmare for me.
anyone considering gallbladder surgery should
really consider all options, before having the procedure done. If your taking to the hospital under emergency circumstances, as I was, don’t allow physcians to give you medication, while trying to make your decision.
Have family and friends with you, so that you
feel no pressure in making your decision.
Peace to all!!”
I had my gallbladder removed two years ago. you have just begun your journey. this thing inside of me still gets the best of me sometimes. I wonder if it is ever going to end. i have no answers to any questions i just know that its hard. I wonder if my body is ever going to realize that my gallbladder is gone and starts to compensate. thats what is suppose to happen or at least thats what im told. my doctor also told me i would feel better after surgery, but to be perfectly honest with you it almost seems like its worse. so unfortunately its just the beggining. hang in there thats the only thing you can do