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What are the side effects of gall bladder removal surgery?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe none: Gallbladder removal surgery, for the proper condition of gallstone disease, may have no side effects. Most patients are fully normal & can eat normally after surgery recovery. Some patients may have fatty food intolerance & diarrhea. Removing a normal gallbladder may cause many digestive problems though.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What physical side effects of gall bladder removal are there?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
If laparoscopic: Minimal scars, same day discharge or at most one day hospital stay, one week recuperation at home, if you are asking about physical effects. But if you let it go and open surgery becomes necessary, then none of this will apply.
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A 39-year-old male asked:

What to eat aftet gall bladder removal surgery?

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Less....: After removing gallbladder, body takes time to adapt and digest the foods you consume without bile juice from gallbladder. Generally, avoid or take less red meat, pork, butter, dairy products, eggs, fruit juice but grape and apple, caffeinated, alcoholic or carbonated beverages, even tea and decaffeinated coffee. Eat smaller meals with even intervals. In time, body adapts. Ask surgeon for detail.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Any side effects of gall bladder removal?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Often none: Depends on why the surgery is being done. Usually surgery for gallstone problems resolves the pain & nausea. Usually everyone goes back to eating normally and functioning normally without any problems or dietary issues. Removing a normally functioning gallbladder may create digestion problems though.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me about the after effects of gall bladder removal?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
You will no: Longer have pain whenever you eat and you don't need to worry that gallstones will cause jaundice, pancreatitis, empyema, cholangitis.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of gall bladder removal?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Surgical pain: Sometimes nausea and diarrhea, bar no complications.

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