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I had my gallbladder taken out a yr ago and i constantly have diarrhea wat should i do and i have really bad cramps in my lower abdominal area

A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Starnes
Dr. Ken Starnesanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Small, low-fat meals: Your gallbladder stores, concentrates, and releases bile - which help your gut absorb fats from your diet. With it removed, your system cannot release... Read More
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Low fat diet?: When you have had your gallbladder removed, it is really important to stick to a low fat diet. Without your gallbladder, less fat is digested in your ... Read More
Dr. Rodney Biggs
General Surgery 21 years experience
Cholestyramine?: Cutting down on your fat intake may be helpful. However, you may benefit from medication, especially if this has been going on for over a year. I fi... Read More

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elvira Klause
General Surgery 28 years experience
Post op gallbladder: Diarrhea is an extremely rare side effect of gallbladder surgery. This is due to inadequate amount of bile to digest food. Medical supplementation o... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
General Surgery 20 years experience
Hmmmm: These symptoms don't appear to be related but could be caused from underlying stress or anxiety. Talk to your physician.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Maybe it is: alkaline gastritis. Ask your doctor for referral to a gastroenterologist. Sometimes a trial of sucralfate is helpful, depending on your gi specialis... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
InflammatoryBowel D?: You need to consult a gastroenterologist as you may have inflammatory bowel disease and needs to be treated appropriately.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
It is not: normal. Consult with your surgeon about your symptoms. You could have bacterial colitis or gastritis.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Possible but: not likely. Diarrhea is most likely caused by colon problem. Or it could be food intolerance affecting your colon, such as lactase intolerance. Con... Read More
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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Irritable Bowel: Sounds like irritable Bowel Syndrome. Need to see a gastroenterologist to help you better get to the bottom of these symptoms. Gall bladder is not hig... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Unlikely: If you have no gallstones and your common bile duct is the normal size, then it's probably not your gallbladder. A small liver cyst is likely to be i... Read More

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