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what causes gallbladder/diahrrea problems?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not sure...: ..If i understand your question. Gallbladder disease itself is not associated with bowel changes or diarrhea. If you mean diarrhea after gallbladder surgery, then that is due to excess bile reaching the large intestine or colon causing the diarrhea. That usually resolves with time as the small bowel learns to absorb the bile better, or with medication like actigall (ursodiol) to absorb the excess bile.
Answered on Jan 13, 2013

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