A 42-year-old female asked:
i have severe diarrhea after gallbladder removal. questrin and whelcol helps for a short time but still have major problems with diarrhea?
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Vascular Surgery 49 years experience
Be patient: Rather uncommon diarrhea after cholecystectomy is well described. Continue with current regimen and wait. Most of the times it resolves. Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) helps control partially.
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General Surgery 32 years experience
Bile diarrhea: After gallbladder removal or ERCP sphincterotomy bile enters the upper intestine more freely. Bile can be irritating to the intestine and colon in some people and you may be one of those sensitive to bile. Questran (cholestyramine) is a bile binder and usually manages this type of diarrhea. You may increase your questran (cholestyramine). Okay to check with your surgeon and GI doc about this problem.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Could supplements and vitamins be causing me to have green watery stools in my second trimester?
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Preventive Medicine 20 years experience
No: While anything is possible, it is unlikely. It could be a virus. I would suggest starting a probiotic (good bacteria). This should help balance the digestive system out, but also there is a study that showed that women who took a probiotic during the second half of pregnancy had children with less risk of allergy concerns.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Are nausea and vomiting common symptom of gallbladder disease?
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Gastroenterology 28 years experience
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A 21-year-old member asked:
My child has gastroenteritis, my breastfeeding increases his diarrhea. Should I stop breastfeeding?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
No: Breastfeeding is the best choice for your baby.
However, if it persists, you should speak to the pediatrician to see if any further work up may be necessary to rule out any metabolic disorders.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
What could cause constant loose bowel movements?
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Family Medicine 57 years experience
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A 23-year-old female asked:
My 16 year old sister suffers every few months with extreme cramps , vomiting and diarrhea during her period . Will this ever go away?
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Pediatrics 31 years experience
See her doctor: Use of medications like Ibuprofen (advil/motrin) or naproxyn (aleve) started at the onset of her period may help decrease her symptoms. Have your sister see her doctor about other options to improve her menstrual cycles, .
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