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i had to have my gallbladder removed, what happens to my body without this particular organ?

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Dr. Ken Starnes
9 years experience General Practice
Fat digestion issues: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile, which is produced by the liver and used by your body to absorb fat in the gut. When you eat fat, a hormone called cck signals the gallbladder to release bile. If the gallbladder is removed, the bile cannot be released all at once, so some fat is not absorbed. It is then passed out as diarrhea. A diet low in fat, and smaller meals will reduce that.
Answered on Aug 10, 2019
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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
28 years experience Bariatrics
Lower fat digestion: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile, which is then released to aid in breakdown of fatty foods. Without the gallbladder, patients may have some loose stool or even diarrhea after eating fried or fatty foods. This generally gets better over the course of a few months.
Answered on Aug 17, 2019
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