- I had my gallbladder removed 3 years ago which happen to be a big mistake. my surgery went well, only spent an hour in the hospital after surgery, but after I haven't been able to eat a meal or let alone have a glass of water before I begin to cramp like I'm in labor all over again! I felt better with my gallstones than two c-sections plus I'm gaining weight and no matter what I do I can't lose it .
- —Guest annie
here's some help
- I'm post op 4 wks from gb surgery. I started taking digestive enzymes and probiotics about 4 days after my surgery. Its helped sooo much. Seriously guys try them. I had several people tell me after having issues for a long time they went on them and how much it helped. So I started them early and have had very few issues.
- —Guest Carrie
- I was 7 months pregnant and i didn't find out it was bad until one day i thought i was in labor. I was told by the doctor it was my gallbladder. But after i had it taken out i'm still having pains. I cant sleep sometime without it hurting. what should i do?
- —Guest mary lapole
- Yes in 2012 I had my gallbladder removed, once I had my gallbladder removed the main incision underneath my rib cage swelled up like a hernia every time I ate, I got horrible pains up my rib cage. I started having palpitations ever since I ate and ever since and is beginning to get worse and worse than that. when I eat I get excruciating pain in the center. my chest goes up to my throat and on top this I have thyroid problems on the left side annd the pain in my stomach is getting worse and worse every time.
- —Guest Leta pritchard
Gb removed 7 months ago
- Had my GB removed Nov. 27, 2012. The pain first hit me the afternoon before Thanksgiving, but it slowed down. Thanksgiving night when I went to sleep, the pain hit me so bad, i woke up from it. I couldn't walk, kept vomiting, chest pain and a hard time breathing. I stood up and fell straight to the floor. My hospital stay was 4 days. After the surgery they wanted me to walk and that had me in more pain but I couldn't get out the bed by myself for almost 3 weeks. My incisions looked really bad and all I felt was the staples sticking me. The first time i went to get the staples removed, they didn't take them out. Went back the second time and still didn't take them out. So before my next appt, I had to go to the er because they were leaking fluid and bleeding but had yellowish green around the staples so they took them out and said I had them in too long. Now months later my incisions feel like constant pins sticking me and still have pain in the same area but Dr. says its normal.
- —Guest Nicole
- Last evening around 6 pm it started with the acidic belching. I thought perhaps it was because I didn't eat dinner before going to my second job. I had eggs and toast for breakfast and soup, cheese and crackers for lunch. Nothing to upset my digestive system. By 9:30 semi nausea set in so I ate pita chips to help absorb the acid in my stomach. Went to bed by 11 thinking I'd wake up feeling better in the morning. There is no way I could have a gall bladder attack, it was taken out 3 years ago! By 1 am I was wide awake and in so much pain I seriously considered going to the ER. I had a full blown gall bladder attack with the pain and burning so severe I really wasn't sure I was going to survive. I've had a couple rounds of the acidic belching and take pantoprazole for GERD. This was NOT GERD. I have no idea what hit me last night but now I'm terrified it might happen again! Should I call my gastroenterologist? Has anyone suffered a full blown gall bladder attack 3 years after surgery?
- Had my gallbladder removed may 17 and had lots of problems being nauseous, but I think the anesthesia caused that. Now almost a month later I find out if I don't eat before I get hungry I get very sick to my stomach. At one point I was throwing up bile, I thought I had just caught a virus but now I think otherwise. I'm only 15 and apparently the artery and duct for my gallbladder were backwards. Not sure what to do about this problem, I don't want to gain weight because I have to constantly eat in order to not feel nauseous.
- —Guest 2young4this
4 Days after having GB removed
- I had my GB removed June 12. Since then which is only a couple days I can't eat. I can only take in liquids. I have such pain in my abdominal area. I am beginning to think I will never get better. My gallbladder only functioned at 5%. I have lost weight and have severe diarrhea. Is there an end to this pain???? Will I EVER be normal again? I am starting to become depressed over reading others posts. God help me.
- —Guest Kim DeNardo
any suggestions please
- I had my gall bladder out back in Nov of 09. I was in the hospital for nearly 2 weeks. But was still full of gall stones. So I was back in the hospital Aug 2010. They did get them all that time but I still have to run to the restroom and I still have pain plus I keep gaining weight no matter how much I diet.
- —Guest Pam
Oh my gosh!!
- I am due to have my gallbladder out in 6 days, am seriously reconsidering it. I had sickness for a couple of months and was hospitalised with a gallstone stuck in the duct, I have read so many stories of people having trouble post op and the docs never offered me any other solution than having it removed. I'm now going to attempt to force them to give me a lithotripsy (ultrasound waves to break them up) and bile acid tablets to flush them out and accompany this with good diet and exercise, if i'd have to diet permanently post op I might as well diet now and keep the gallbladder in! I cant thank you all enough for your stories, I am a single mum and I work too - If I lost my job due to chronic illness / got depressed plus there's no one to look after me, I always have the option of an op if I experience pain in the future, thank you all once again, I hope you seek good help / support and that your symptoms desist as soon as possible and that you regain health and live happily. thank you X
- —Guest Joanne
- I had my gallbladder removed over a month ago and I'm having pains at the spots of the incisions almost feeling like it's pulling something that's connected straight through an area of my body, I've also had low energy, tired, I'm nauseous and I have to go number 2 extremely often and I feel a pain all over my stomach when I have to and it's really painful??? I'm kinda scared :/
- —Guest jess
- I had my gallbladder out almost 2 weeks ago, I was doing fine until the surgeon took some of the adhesive off the incision on Tuesday and now for two days I am in pain. Doesn't look red or infected, will this stop???
- —Guest Kimberly
- I had my gb removed 4 weeks ago by keyhole surgery the op was complicated and the surgeon ended up damaging my bowel after not being able to walk or move for a 2 weeks things were looking up and i was eating fine. The last couple of days i have been having excrutiating pains in my stomach at bedtime which makes me panic as i go really hot and sick also my arms and legs go really weak. Sometimes it last a few minutes, other times all night. Is this normal, because with all i've gone through i'm really scared!
- —Guest Jamiee-louise
First pain after GB removal
- I had my gallbladder removed on may 20, today is June 6 at 4:26 am I awoke with a really bad stomach ache it felt like a gallbladder attack but on my upper left abdominal region instead of the right . This is the first time it has happened and I'm assuming its the result of the Chinese food I had for dinner. I am going to try to eat healthier less fatty foods and hope this does not happen again this pain is no joke.
- —Guest Samantha Z
- after my removal of gallbladder, it has been a year and for the past 6 months at night i'm awaiting by choking on my food and its coming out of my nose and mouth. this is 4 hours after I had eaten my meal. sometimes after this happens i'm afraid to go back to sleep. this has been happening at least 3 times a week, and now i' going to go to another doctor to see what can be done before i choke on my own vomit.
- —Guest doris