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Spokane, WA
A 46-year-old male asked:

i had my gallbladder removed, how long should i wait to get a colonoptomy ?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends: If you are doing well a month or so ( colonoscopy). Colon scope.
Dr. Gary Beach
Family Medicine 40 years experience
If indicated: Low risk (no symptoms, no significant family history of colon cancer): 50 y/o, every 10 years.

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Warren, MI
A 31-year-old female asked:

I still have fatty diarea I had my gallbladder removed over 2 weeks ago. When should it stop and when should I seek help?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Follow up w/surgeon: Diarrhea can last for weeks; generally decreases with time. Usually not fatty, foul smelling, yellowish, bulky, sticky. Tell your surgeon.
East Orange, NJ
A 19-year-old female asked:

I had my gallbladder removed on tuesday i was wondering when is it safe to masturbate?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No time like now.: Probably as safe now as it ever was.
Canada
A 41-year-old female asked:

I had my gallbladder removed aprox. 3 years ago, and every time i eat I have to go to the bathroom. I have no clue what is going on.?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Diarrhea?: After the gallbladder is removed the bile flows into the intestine on a continual basis. This causes irritation and frequent trips to bathroom. I recommend my patients to adhere to a low fat diet for 4-6 weeks after gallbladder surgery to give the body a chance to adapt to lack of gall bladder.
McMinnville, TN
A 31-year-old female asked:

I had my gallbladder removed 4 yrs ago and now im having horrible symptoms again.Why and what do I do?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
MULTIPLE CHOICE: I have to assume you are having upper abdominal symptoms. There's a slight chance there could be a retained stone in the bile duct. Other possibilities could be peptic ulcer disease, pancreatitis, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. See your doctor, and prepare to give a thorough history of your symptoms. You may need further lab work and/or endoscopy. Good luck.
Yadkinville, NC
A 39-year-old female asked:

I had my gallbladder removed two weeks ok i was told that anything i eat would go straight throughbut it has been just the opposite is this normal?

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Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Can be: Most people have diarrhea after eating fatty foods once their gall bladder is removed. Some people will be constipated. It is simply how your body reacts to urn digested fat.

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