Post-cholecystectomy syndrome sometimes occurs when abdominal symptoms develop after surgery to remove the gallbladder (cholecystectomy). About 5% to 40% of people who have the gallbladder removed may experience symptoms. 1
Symptoms of post-cholecystectomy syndrome may include:
- Upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting.
- Gas, bloating, and diarrhea.
- Persistent pain in the upper right abdomen .
Your doctor may be able to give you medicine to help with some of these symptoms.
If pain continues, you may have a problem caused by something other than the gallbladder or a gallstone . Other possible causes of abdominal pain include irritable bowel syndrome , stomach (peptic) ulcers, or pancreatitis .
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Andrew Swan, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology|
|Last Revised||September 19, 2011|
Last Revised: September 19, 2011
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