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Woodville, AL
A 32-year-old male asked:

Soft fluffy non greasy stool after gallbladder surgery green and yellowish in color not greasy not diarrhea just loose consistency once a day?

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Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
General Surgery 18 years experience
Avoid fatty foods: it is very common to have after GB surgery for few month. If troublesome watch what you eat. You may realize how much fat in some foods- regular milk can add to problem.
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Bile is vital for the proper digestion of fats. The gall bladder stores bile and releases it in response to the fats you eat. Since you now lack a gall bladder, you won't get that extra dose of bile at mealtime. As a result, you may have intolerance to fatty foods, inefficient digestion of fats and change in the color or consistency of stool.
Apr 16, 2015
Last updated Feb 1, 2019


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