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A 39-year-old female asked:

Constant indigestion, no gallbladder, but it feels like it did when i had gallstones,also bloating and gas, no reflux, just continuous indigestion ?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Re-eval needed: POSTCHOLECYSTECTOMY SYNDROME: the recurrence of symptoms similar to those before the procedure—occurs in 10% to 40% of patients. The time to the onset of symptoms can range from 2 days to up to 25 years. Women may be at higher risk, with symptoms recurring in 43% vs 28% in men. (Cleveland Clinic Study). Further evaluation by surgeon is likely required as there may be stones elsewhere.
Dr. Frank Amico Jr
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Reflux: You may still be experiencing gastric reflux. Many people think you need to feel a burning sensation to have acid reflux but many times you may just have a cough or a bloating sensation like yourself. However, it's best that you see your doctor for a full exam.
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Biliay colic, biliary dyskinesia, Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, papillary stenosis or other biliary disease can manifests as bloating or fatty stool with pain and dyspepsia or indigestion. Additional tests are indicated for further evaluation, including abdominal ultasound, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreaticogram, HIDA scan of biliary duct, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticogram.
Aug 2, 2014
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Spastic colon: If you have symptoms similar to the one you hade before your surgery you could either have a problem with your bile system including liver and pancreas and they could be rule out by labes and radio graphic images or it could be pure upper digestive problem like ulcer or reflux or could be irritable bowel syndrome your doctor can help you can minimize red meat Rae vegetables and spicy food
Dr. Suo Lee
Dr. Suo Leeanswered
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Other possibilities: I'd also suggest doing a trial elimination of dairy in your diet to see if dairy intolerance is a cause. Something you may want to have your doctor check on is Helicobacter pylori infection. This can easily be done in the office with a urea breath test.

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