Aa
A
A
A
Close
Gallbladder Community
1.02k Members
Avatar universal

Over 20 pounds of pitting edema flus from lungs to toes, please help?

Good morning. Gallbladder removed 1 week ago. I have gained 23 lbs pitting edema fluid from lungs to toes. Please help :( Thx so much ❤️
1 Responses
Avatar universal
Hi everyone. Trying again with more detail- I am new here and hoping to find someone who can help.

I went to ER in hypovolemic shock and severe dehydration ending up in ICU for three days and ended up that way due to stomach issues which they finally did tests to find out I had a very sick gallbladder

I was readmitted for surgery and in for four days. They took me off my diuretic and bp meds. I have gained 23 pounds in two weeks and esp since surgery. That’s all pitting edema and fluid from my lungs down to my toes but my doctor says it’s “normal” and increase protein and rest. Doing all of this hasn’t brought the swelling down. I don’t want to make a third visit to the hospital but I’m not getting better and I’ve also had a fever going up and down treating with Tylenol. Any advice / help / input would be greatly appreciated!!!! Thx so much
Have an Answer?
Top Digestive Answerers
Learn About Top Answerers
Popular Resources
Learn which OTC medications can help relieve your digestive troubles.
Is a gluten-free diet right for you?
Discover common causes of and remedies for heartburn.
This common yet mysterious bowel condition plagues millions of Americans
Don't get burned again. Banish nighttime heartburn with these quick tips
Get answers to your top questions about this pervasive digestive problem