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A 64-year-old male asked:

With gall bladder removal, is a synthetic bile a consideration?

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Dr. Raj Borade
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Not usually: With gall bladder removal, there is usually no need for bile salt replacement as the liver has the capacity to increase the production of the bile salts as necessary. Hope this helps.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Following a gall bladder removal is it possible for bile to leak into the stomach?

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Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
General Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: It is one of the most serious complications that should be discussed in detail with the patient prior to surgery.

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Last updated Mar 18, 2014

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