February 19, 2012 3:43 PM Subscribe
Post-gallbladder surgery complications question - have you had your gallbladder out? (TMI inside, be warned)
posted by Frowner to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My partner had their gallbladder removed yesterday and was sent home today. Apparently the gallbladder was badly damaged and almost gangrenous. Just now, my partner threw up a lot - a lot - of bile and fluid. We spoke to the nurse at the hospital who had discharged them. She asked some questions and did not recommend that we come back in. The surgeon's office is closed and there is apparently no way to reach him/a proxy before tomorrow. Partner does not have a fever; incisions look good.
I am going to follow up with the surgeon tomorrow first thing, and if there is any change for the worse overnight we will be at the ER as fast as I can get us there. You are not my doctor. Have you had any experience with complications (minor or serious) post-gallbladder removal or in specific with vomiting shortly after surgery? Should we go to the ER anyway? (Partner does not want to go. Vomiting is given as an occasional post-surgery problem when I consult Dr. Google.)