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McKinney, TX
A 48-year-old female asked:

Having pain and bloating between my rib cage...had my gallbladder removed last year..not been wanting to eat fell sick and having some dir..after eat?

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Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
PCS: Sounds like post cholecystectomy syndrome. It is not a well understood condition, but likely relates to the constant circulation of bile in the gut. Your gallbladder stored bile, so your gut only saw it when it needed it. I would first see your surgeon and make sure you don't have a residual stone in a bile duct. If not, try a bland low fat diet, and if that fails bile binding resins may help.
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Last updated Jun 23, 2013

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