Postcholecystectomy syndrome sometimes occurs when abdominal symptoms develop after surgery to remove the Reference gallbladder Opens New Window (cholecystectomy). About 5% to 40% of people who have the gallbladder removed may experience symptoms.Reference 1
Symptoms of postcholecystectomy syndrome may include:
- Upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting.
- Gas, bloating, and diarrhea.
- Persistent pain in the Reference upper right abdomen Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window.
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 Reference gallstone Opens New Window. Other possible causes of abdominal pain include Reference irritable bowel syndrome Opens New Window, stomach (peptic) ulcers, or Reference pancreatitis Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 15, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology