Postcholecystectomy syndrome sometimes occurs when abdominal symptoms develop after surgery to remove thegallbladder(cholecystectomy). About 5% to 40% of people who have the gallbladder removed may experience symptoms.footnote 1
Symptoms of postcholecystectomy syndrome may include:
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 agallstone. Other possible causes of abdominal pain includeirritable bowel syndrome, stomach (peptic) ulcers, or pancreatitis.
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD, FACP, FACG - Gastroenterology
Current as ofMay 5, 2017
Current as of: May 5, 2017
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