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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mahoney
General Surgery 47 years experience
Surgery: Gallbladders continue to get worse so you should seek a surgical removal. Contact a local surgeon.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mahoney
General Surgery 47 years experience
No: There is a medication that will dissolve gallstones but it sometimes causes liver damage. The stones will come back so it is safer in the long run to get your gallbladder out. The longer the stones stay in your body the possiblitiy of health problems in the future.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mahoney
General Surgery 47 years experience
Small feedings: Six small meals a day with vitamins would be helpful. It is hard to maintain weight Work with a dietitian on a high protein diet.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mahoney
General Surgery 47 years experience
Bland diet: Try a bland diet for 2-4 days and then advance to a diet you are comfortable with. Alcohol should be avoided for 7-10 days. Try not to get constiipated.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mahoney
General Surgery 47 years experience
Try some medication: You could try peptobismol and that may help Otherwise your doctor can put you on cholestryamine and that will slow down the diarrhea
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mahoney
General Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: You could have stomach problems with gastritis or irritable bowel issues. A GI doctor should help you.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mahoney
General Surgery 47 years experience
Maybe: Early after the gallbladder was removed you can have some back pain. It will clear after 4-6 weeks. You should see if a chiropractor can help the back pain
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mahoney
General Surgery 47 years experience
No: It would usually be the colon or bowel that wouild be a problem
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