Ask an expert

27 Jul 2010

abdominal discomfort
2 years ago had umbililiacal hernia repair and gall bladder op. A bile duct was nicked or gall bladder not cauterised correctly not sure???? Had emergency surgery landed up in ICU. Now am bloating till I look 7 months pregnant have loud tummy rumblings and I mean LOUD feel irritated in tummy have bouts of diarrhoea and am very TENSE cos of past history!!!
Answer 377 views

01 Jan 0001

Hallo Karen
Please see your doctor for an examination, possible abdominal x/ray and maybe a sample of the diarrhoea stool needs to be sent away. It may be infectious, or an obstruction due to the previous complications or irritable colon due to the previous operation (abdominal surgery often triggers spastic colon)
Dr Bets
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9320 votes
67% - 18606 votes