Severe Cramping pain around right side of liver, Poor digestive system, at times diarrea

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   Posted 5/13/2008 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Respected Members and Medical Team,
I have undergone cholecystectomy during 1993.  I was told by my surgeon, during treatment of Liver to remove hydated cyst, they found Gallbladder got infected and they decided to remove to avoid further damage. (In fact it was the Second surgery for removal hydated cyst - first surgery failed in its complete and after 9 months second surgery done). 
Since then, I am feeling terrible pain on the right side above abdomen not able to rest at back or even sleep compfortably.  Not able to eat or digest the normal food, irregular intervals of stools. 
After 5 years, I had heart attack, another problem added.  Now, I am exhausted, not able to walk nor speek with full energy.  I am now 57 years.  Feeling difficult to live.  Because, the same surgeon, said, except nuisance with symptoms which is beyond the control of treatment specific to the person. 
In this forum, I would like to know, Is there any way out so that I can live happily move as well as others. I am professor in Computer Science, in one of the reputed University in India.
with advanced thanks,

Post Edited By Moderator (Sarita) : 5/14/2008 3:34:00 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/14/2008 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   


I edited your post because I wanted to protect your privacy.

I would also like to ensure that you know that this is a support forum and the replies should not be interpreted as any sort of medical advice, and that you should seek medical advice from your physician.

All of that being said, welcome to the forum :)  I am sorry to hear of your many health problems.  Abdominal surgeries are always difficult to recover from and it sounds like you've had your share of complications.  Do you have the opportunity to see a different physician to get a second opinion about your situation?  Sometimes a new perspective on matters is what we need to get the most help.  I wish you the best of luck and keep us updated...

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   Posted 5/14/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your suggestion.  In fact, I consulted famous gastroenterologists in Hyderabad.  I will try once again. Thanks once again.

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   Posted 5/15/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
For many people, it is hard or impossible to fully recover after having a gall bladder out. Thankfully, most people do not continue to have pain--as you have had--but most seem to either have problems with diarrhea (most common), acid reflux (also very common), or constipation (not appearing as often, but definintely related).

You may be having pain from scar tissue related to the removal of your cyst or even the removal of the gall bladder. Some people do continue to have pain on their right sides for no apparent reason after the gall bladder is removed. Scar tissue and damage to the bile duct is about all anyone has come up with as possible explainations. Although, some pain on the right side might be related to gas. With the digestive tract missing an organ, gas patterns can change and you might have a lot of gas all of a sudden that causes pain.

One thing that can cause more gas is spicy food. Also beans and lentils--which I know is popular in Indian food. You might try eating a bland diet and see if you see any improvement. Make sure your vegetables are all well cooked--the more raw (hard) they are, the more likely they are to cause gas. You should try and eat a serving of yogurt everyday because that has good bacteria in it and that can help with gas problems and irregular stools. Three things I still have to avoid after having my gall bladder removed: caffeine (this includes de-caf coffee), anything deep-fried (fried in a vat of oil or a lot of butter), and fruit juices (cooked fruit is okay). Smoking is also hard on the stomach and should be given up if you do it.

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   Posted 5/15/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank You very much for your valuable suggestion.  I will certainly follow your advise.
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