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A 38-year-old male asked:

Is it possible for gallbladder removal to cause extra mucus in stool, including with solid stools too?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Cholecystectomy: Although it is certainly possible to develop a loose stools for a while after cholecystectomy, it is not usual to develop any mucus with the stool. Occasionally when someone receives antibiotics, however, they can develop an infection in the colon which can result in mucus in the stool. Otherwise, there is no reason to have excess mucus after gallbladder removal. Good luck.

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