After laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, a patient can expect some abdominal pain, possible nausea and vomiting, and a return to everyday activities, such as walking, driving and working, within about a week, explains the... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Pain after having gallbladder surgery is usually treated by using over-the-counter medication, such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen, or by taking pain medication prescribed by a physician. Shoulder pain from gas left in the stom... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Because requirements vary highly by individual, there is no specific diet for post-gallbladder surgery, according to Mayo Clinic. However, in general, patients are advised to eat small, frequent meals low in fat with slo... More » Health Nutrition & Diets
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