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Question by  jenn19 (54)

How common is having to have gallbladder surgery within the first six months of giving birth?

I recently had my gallbladder removed, my doctors said it was a complication of pregnancy and I just do not see how that is possible.


Answer by  renganathm (23)

Having phantom pain and experienced diarrhea after meals are common after the first six months of giving birth and as per doctors advice may under go gallbladder surgery to remove the gallbladder.


Answer by  Jalaine11 (2043)

It is not uncommon to experiences gallbladder problems during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. During your pregnancy your gallbladder may not have worked as effectively causing it to leave behind sludge which can form into gallstones. Around 30% of woman experience this sludge while pregnant and around 10 percent of these woman then need to have their gallbladders removed.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

Gallbladder complications are very common during pregnancy and after pregnancy. The estrogen and progesterone of pregnancy interferes with the proper functioning of the gallbladder. This causes the bile not to empty properly and stones can form from the not draining gallbladder. Gallstones cause the pain.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

Gallbladder surgery required within six months of giving birth is a little more common than in the non-pregnant or child bearing aged woman.

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