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Is it normal to have blood in your stools and diarrhea after you've had your gallbladder removed?

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Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
No: Diarrhea is common following removal of your gallbladder. However, it is not normal to have blood in your stool following removal of your gallbladder. If this occurs, you need to contact your doctor immediately.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
No: Abnormal some blood from biliary surgery can pass but is usually relatively small amount and not noticed the change in bile flow without gb may cause some bowel change until adapts.

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Last updated Mar 1, 2019

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