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How do you know if your gallbladder incision is infected?

How do you know if your gallbladder incision is infected?

Some people develop a wound or internal infection after a gallbladder removal. Signs of a possible infection include increasing pain, swelling or redness, and pus leaking from a wound. See your GP if you develop these symptoms, as you may need a short course of antibiotics.

Is open cholecystectomy a major surgery?

Yes, cholecystectomy is major surgery. It is, however, a routine procedure that is performed using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible so you can leave hospital quickly, have a fast recovery, and allows minimal scarring.

How long does open cholecystectomy take?

The muscle and tissue are pulled back to reveal your liver and gallbladder. Your surgeon then removes the gallbladder. The incision is sutured, and you’re taken to a recovery area. An open cholecystectomy takes one or two hours.

How to remove a gallbladder by open technique?

Gallbladder Removal by Open Technique involves the following: 1 Gallbladder 2 Cystic duct (a tube-like structure that ‘comes off’ of the gallbladder) 3 Cystic artery (a blood vessel that carries blood to the gallbladder) 4 Liver

How long does it take for gallbladder pain to go away?

Pain in the surgical incision can persist for few days after laparoscopic and few weeks after open gallbladder surgery. A surgical wound that is painful, reddened, swollen or draining needs to be checked by a doctor for an infection.

What causes pain in right side after gallbladder removal?

The pain from SOD, which often develops after gallbladder removal, can be similar to pain from the gallbladder, so it is often called phantom gallbladder pain. Duca S et al, 2003, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: incidents and complications. A retrospective analysis of 9542 consecutive laparoscopic operations PubMed Central

Why do I have Phantom gallbladder pain after surgery?

Phantom Gallbladder Pain If nothing is found, a motility disorder of the bile duct called sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) should be suspected. The pain from SOD, which often develops after gallbladder removal, can be similar to pain from the gallbladder , so it is often called phantom gallbladder pain.