Hello. I had gallbladder removed February 14,2005. I recently had a Cat scan done because of some post colonoscopy problems with small intestine blockage of feces. That is now resolved but I have gained tons of weight since the gallbladder was removed and cannot seem to lose anything nor have any energy to do exercise to do so. I now have hypothyroidism as well and am taking supplements but do not have the energy that was to happen either. The levels however are nearly at normal range though I do not feel any different really and in fact get insomnia from time to time. I got the Cat scan results and it listed that METAL CLIPS were found on the Cat scan results and these are found in the Gallblader bed...or Liver area. IS THIS NORMAL TO HAVE METAL CLIPS LEFT IN BODY AFTER GALLBLADER SURGERY? Thanks for any help with this matter. Also a few small retroperitoneal Lymph nodes are demonstrated as well on the Cat scan results and not sure what this means?
Yes, from what I understand they always leave in a Metal clip. The doctors say that it will cause no complications. Let me ask you a question. Did you have any complications for the first few months after your gallbladder surgery? I had my gallbladder removed on May 19, 2006. Things seemed to be great until about a week after surgery then I got this constant nausea. This sent me to the ER twice and finally they Doctors found a medication that helped and I then went back to normal, however on a very strict diet. Then just last week it came back. I had to go to the Doctor and he keeps telling me its from the bile in my stomach... I was just wondering what you went through after your surgery.. Thanks!!
Wow ok I wanted someone to tell me who also had the surgery if metal clips are to be left in after. Thanks. I didn't really have any problems after except for greasy foods I cannot eat without problems now and a few other types of food. I did get the bile thing too and vomiting but not right away and I still have that happen once in awhile here depending on what I ate before I felt queasy. Good luck to you. I did get a bad rash on my stomach where they put the surgery prep on and they told me it was Iodine based and that I was probably allergic to the iodine. I had alot of pain for longer then normal I think and not sure why that was either.
Also go to the bottom of this page and click on username and look for messages from Flowerchild59, she had to start flushing because of a lot of problems.
Usually when you have Gallstones you also have a clogged up liver, doctors don't know or feel that way.
Hello. It's been awhile since this thread was posted but it's the one closely related.
My wife had to have part of her colon on intestine removed 6 years ago. We recently had a CT scan done due to unexplainable pain orriginating from her abdomen area. They found what they believe to be a piece of metal in her liver. Could this be the clips that were mentioned? why were your clips left in? the doctors are unsure of the size or shape.
You might have to post a new message, only the posters in this old post might get an alert if they were signed up for it. As far as I can tell I am the only one still around.
You could repost it and also put the same post on Ask Curezone forum which will reach more people.
I had my gallbladder removed in October 2014, only a couple days later is when I was told that my eyes were yellow. I went to my follow-up appt days later and I asked the Dr to check my eyes. He said he wanted me to go have some labs done but I could go at my earliest convenience. I decided to go over to the hospital after I left his office, being that the hospital was less than a mile away. I had the labs done and was headed home when I got a phone call from a nurse telling me to turn around and come back to the hospital to be admitted. It turns out that I had Jaundice. They did a MRI and said there were OBSTRUCTION to my bile duct and I was there for 3 days. The Dr came in and told me that I was being transferred to a more MAJOR hospital for treatment. Where I live, this is the best hospital around and with the best Dr's. After multiple tests, it was determined that my bile was backing up into my system and not releasing from my liver. I was in that hospital for 5 more days. During those 5 days, I had a Bilateral Catheter bag put in on my right side which went directly into my liver. The next day, a feeding tube was put into my stomach. I had to drain my bile and re-feed it back into my body. I did this for months until I was healed enough to have major surgery. A metal clip was left inside my chest, clamping off one of my ducts. As a result of this, the great team of Dr's had to clip above and below the metal clip which had corroded to remove it. They then had to lift my small intestines up into my chest and connect that duct directly to it in order for my bile to flow through my body properly. I went through 3 months of pure hell and by the grace of God I'm here to tell my story. I still have some issues with all of this, I can feel my food in my chest, I have a irregular bowel which is the same color and same smell no matter what I eat, I have 8 visible scars on my stomach and I'm emotionally scarred. As for my situation, I know that a metal clip was not suppose to be left in me for whatever reason. I truly hope no one else has to ever go through this, it was not pretty.
I Had Surgery Last Month Am Forever Nauseated And Taking Meds For It. But They Only Give Me 20. Pain Been To Emergency Once So Far, They Found These Metal Clips, Guess That Is What Pinches Me In A Horrible Way, What Brought Me Here. Having A Lot Of Really Bad Backaches.
Okay, first off, I’m male – mid fifties – 5’9” 155 lbs. Generally in very good health. Low cholesterol, good (low) blood pressure, exercise regularly. I do have adult acne, carpal tunnel, and oily hair (like needing to wash it two to three times a day)
For the last 3 or 4 months I have been experiencing stomach pain (not unlike the feeling of being really hungry).
Lately, I have the additional symptom of breaking into a sweat upon waking from sleep. At the same time, the sweating starts I also have the stomach pain begin and experience weakness in legs, arms and generally feel weak, shaky, and light headed. This is often accompanied by a headache. This set of symptoms gradually decrease and in about an hour have mostly subsided with the headache lingering.
Just to be clear – I do not have the sweating (or other symptoms) while sleeping or even when just laying there deciding if I really want to get up. But once I become fully alert – about 2 to 3 minutes later it starts up.
The stomach pain had been continuous throughout the day. It is not associated with eating times (although eating did seem to help ease the pain) Diet changes have had little or no effect. The last month or so I have been taking omeprazole twice a day and that has really helped with that original symptom of stomach pain but I still have what seems like heart burn most of the time.
They have done a standard blood test and everything was normal except for the BUN which was just slightly high.
Then I was tested for gall stones – no.
Had an upper endoscopy… No ulcers, or H Pylori but they did admit that the stomach lining did appear somewhat inflamed.
Had the standard TSH Thyroid test… it came back normal.
Had a HIDA scan with CCK – it showed somewhat decreased gall bladder function. The tech said it looked normal – doctor thought it was a bit off.
Now they want me to have my gall bladder removed...
It seems like they are just ignoring my other symptoms (they are GI doctors…) or does it make sense that a gall bladder problem could cause (what seems to me) more like some sort of endocrine system problem?
If it is associated with the thyroid, would the standard TSH test have necessarily detected it?
More than likely, a gut pathogen that traditional tests cannot detect. Do the Metametrix GI Effects stool test (panel #2105) and see what they pick up. Could be a parasite, either a worm/fluke or protozoa infection, could also be a rogue bacteria or fungal/yeast.
Do not let them remove your gallbladder. Use a herbal combination and check (if you can) your taurine (methionine/cysteine) levels. Choline levels control gallbladder function. You can also do a Liver Flush which should clear the sludge.
Endocrine disorders can show up with these infections.
You are having Vasovagal syncope ! Google it. I have just been through it in an awful way. Having 10-15 a day. U need to have ur gallbladder out. Mine are finally getting better was face dwn when I had surgery 2 weeks ago with them. I signed up just to tell u this. It's an awful thing Nd docs don't seem to be savvy on them. Sure hope this helps u in some way ! Feel better !!!
Just read the posts and wonder if your stomach pain could be caused by eating wheat, gluten?
I sufferrrd terribly with stomach pain just under gallbladder area. At suggestion of a GI he said to eliminate foods for 4 days and only drink liquids to allow the stomach and intestines flush themselves. On two different ocasdions I did this to no avail. I had severe attack and had to go to hospital and had a ultra scan done and said it was my gallbladder. I had my gallbladder removed and the pain did not go away.
I found out a few years later that my diet was causing this pain, I won't go into all that here, but ran into another person who had ceiliac disease and she said the pain I was experiencing was where the stomach emptied into the intestinrs, there are tiny villi that were being destroyed by the wheat/gluten. She gave me some Ultra inflam-x to take, it was an elimination of foods diet and you took this powder and put in smoothie and drank it. It helped the pain I was having! I have been off wheat/gluten since 2009 and the pain hasn't come back.