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How long does diarrhea last after gallbladder surgery

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 24 years experience
Variable time: Some people have no diarrhea afterwards. Of those that do, it usually resolves after a few weeks. Avoiding fatty and fried foods usually helps. If ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Gallbladder: Diarrhea can be long lasting. There is a medication Questran (cholestyramine) that can help significantly by binding bike acids. Discuss with your sur... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It depends: Some people never have trouble with it, and some have near constant problems. See how you do in the first 6 week after, though it often gets better a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: When was your surgery? Would not want to combine immodium & narcotic pain pills. Best is to address the issue first with avoiding fried, fatty, greasy... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: It is not unusual to have some diarrhea after gallbladder surgery. Many people do not, however many people may experience loose stools particularly af... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
General Surgery 18 years experience
Avoid fatty foods: it is very common to have after GB surgery for few month. If troublesome watch what you eat. You may realize how much fat in some foods- regular milk... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Postop: Shortness of breath following recent surgery is always of concern and should be investigated by the attending surgeon. Possible serious issues would b... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Cholistid/Questran: Cholestid is a bile binding drug which should stop the diarrhea. Diarrhea is the key linking most of the other symptoms This article should clarify th... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Let's talk diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Can occur: The standard risk after surgery is about 1 person in 400 gets chronic recurrent diarrhea after gallbladder surgery. It may be more common in those who... Read More