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weight gain or loss after gallbladder removal

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Fairly rare: The vast majority of those undergoing cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) do not experience any of the things you mention. Occasionally peop ... Read More
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
After GB out...: I estimate 15-20% of people have problems of some sort after gb surgery. But - I am 'biased' because i typically see those that have problems, not tho ... Read More
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Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience Trauma Surgery
Minor but common: One of the more common side effects are loose stools from loss of the gallbladder. Not to worry, this usually resolves in a few weeks. Otoh, many pati ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Not physiologic: You shouldn't have weight loss. You may have weight gain if you are enjoying fatty foods that were bothering you prior to your surgery. Just enjoy a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: It is common to lose some weight but it is usually gained back after resuming your normal diet for a period of time.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
None are common: Bloggers and posts indicate the unusual experience of someone who is not satisfied. Stick with the larger, medically reviewed websites if you are goin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Watch what to eat: People after having their gallbladder remove could eat anything they want so they do gain weight having gallbladder surgery does not make people lose ... Read More
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Dr. Ray Compton
29 years experience General Surgery
Doubt connection: There are a number of things that could be going on. You should start with your surgeon to make sure there is no connection with your gb surgery. Then ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes patient will feel tired drained fatigue after any surgery very normal make sure you drink plenty of water exercise some and eat healthy pain med ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Kind of normal: Female could experience some hormonal changes that would affect their cycle after any surgery if persisted after more than two cycles see your physic ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends on level: Some minor elevation of bilirubin can occur from swelling of the bile duct but should be very short lived. Marked elevation or prolonged elevation (a ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Retained stone: A retained bile duct stone. Need a ERCP perhaps. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007479.htm

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