Surgery Expert Forum
Gallbladder surgery complications
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and discussions relating to: Abdomen, Breast, Chest, Complications, Extremities, Head and Neck, Hematology, Incisions, Infections, Laparoscopy, Lungs and Respiratory Tract, OBGYN, Oncology, Post Operative Management, Pre Operative Issues, Radiology Renal, Skin and Wounds, Sutures, Staples and Stitches Urology, and Vessels.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Gallbladder surgery complications

My 81 year old father had a gallstone blocking the duct and caused severe inflammation.  He had the standard laparscopic surgery.  Due to severe pain and bleeding, they went back in the same day and caturized some areas.  He continued to bleed severely for 5 days (50 cc's every 10 minutes at times) with severe diarrhea and a hospital stay of a week.  He still has the drainage tube attached and the bleeding has slowed to approx. 5 cc's/hour and he is now home.  No one explained possible reasons for this extreme result but from what I have read, this procedure should have been in and out or possibly an overnight stay.  Can you please provide some information on what may have occured to cause this?  We were told there the blood coming out was the result of the surgery and it is old blood that was kept back in a "pocket" and when he moved, caused the blood to start flowing.
Related Discussions
1140722_tn?1266356279
If the galbladder was acutely obstructed and infected then bleeding and inflammation in the surgery site is very common
Sounds like a tough operation in an elderly patient handled well
Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank