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how long does diarrhea last after gallbladder surgery

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
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
33 years experience Family Medicine
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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Diarrhea: If you have diarrhea after being in hospital for surgery you should be evaluated for clostridium difficile colitis. Do not wait on this, and if your ... Read More
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Diet-Related: App 1 in 5 people will develop diarrhea after undergoing gallbladder surgery. This is usually precipitated by fatty-food intake. Most of the time, the ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
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 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: How have you been after gallbladder surgery? Have you slowly got regular in BM and felt better in general well-being? These may suggest how you may an ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Black stool (Melena): If the stools were truly black (the color of old fixed phones) and you are not on iron or other materials that create black stools there is a possibil ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
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
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
17 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Detail Hx & Physical: After cholecystectomy, patients have reported post cholecystectomic syndromes which includes, abdominal symptoms, dyspepsia, and diarrhea. Some patien ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Mowschenson
48 years experience General Surgery
Needs to see surgeon: The patient needs to alert her surgeon who may decide to measure her over function tests and do an ultrasound of the abdomen to see if she has any flu ... Read More
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