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rootsmith
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   Posted 9/19/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my gall bladder removed yesterday by laparoscopy. the procedure went well and I was home by noon but having much more pain that other laps I have had down lower.  I guess it depends on the location of where they did the work. It even hurts to yawn and lortab isn't doing a whole lot for it.
 
I had gallstones but more interesting is the fact that he said that I had evidence of long term inflammation of the gall bladder.  I will find out more when I go for my post-op appt. the last time I had a surgeon tell me that the path report came back "normal".
 
 
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin,levothyroxine, sertraline, lyrica, methotrexate, down to 2.5mg prednisone and miserable.     


Keeper
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   Posted 9/19/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Gallstones are another result of Crohn's and they will cause inflammation of the gall bladder.
See: http://www.hbpdint.com/upload/PDF/2006814171545146151.pdf

An extract from that link:
We conclude that
dysfunction of the intestinal barrier may play a role in
the process of gallstone formation via the mechanism
of secondary bacterial translocation, endotoxemia,
and the activity of endogenous and exogenous
β-glucuronidase.

Jen77
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   Posted 9/19/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad it's out for you! Mine was very inflammed as well. This was pre-DX with Crohn's, so I didn't put two and two together until much later. But my surgeon said he had one heck of a time getting it out, because it was so swollen and inflammed.

I bounced back pretty quickly from that surgery. In 2 weeks I was trick or treating with my son all over the neighborhood, no pain. Using a pillow to cough, sneeze, laugh, move around, really helped! Hope you feel better soon!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure). Tapered off prednisone a month ago!


Jen77
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   Posted 9/19/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad it's out for you! Mine was very inflammed as well. This was pre-DX with Crohn's, so I didn't put two and two together until much later. But my surgeon said he had one heck of a time getting it out, because it was so swollen and inflammed.

I bounced back pretty quickly from that surgery. In 2 weeks I was trick or treating with my son all over the neighborhood, no pain. Using a pillow to cough, sneeze, laugh, move around, really helped! Hope you feel better soon!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure). Tapered off prednisone a month ago!

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