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Gallbladder surgery complications
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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.
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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
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