A 44-year-old female asked:
had gall bladder out2mths ago along with gastritis n pancreatitis. i have had pure watery stool for 5 days n it's green. what's wrong?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Igor Grosman answered
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Gallbladder diarrhea: After removal of gallbladder it is common to develop diarrhea. The reason is bile is no longer released in control quantities as there is no reservoir( gallbladder). It is released in large quantities and overwhelms intestinal absorption. Some people lack receptors in colon which causes diarrhea. The treatment is bile resins(cholestyramine and colestipol) that bind bile. With time diarrea improves.
Answered on Sep 7, 2019
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