Postcholecystectomy syndrome sometimes occurs when abdominal symptoms
develop after surgery to remove the
gallbladder (cholecystectomy). About 5% to 40% of
people who have the gallbladder removed may experience symptoms.1
Symptoms of postcholecystectomy syndrome may include:
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Your doctor may be able to give you medicine to help with some of these symptoms.
If pain continues, you may have a problem caused by something other
than the gallbladder or a
gallstone. Other possible causes of abdominal pain
irritable bowel syndrome, stomach (peptic) ulcers,
Glasgow RE, Mulvihill SJ (2010). Treatment of gallstone disease. In M Feldman et al., eds., Sleisenger and Fordtran?s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 9th ed., vol. 1, pp. 1121-1138. Philadelphia: Saunders.
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
July 15, 2011
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July 15, 2011
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