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Is there a medication I can take to ease the frequency of my bile salts after gallbladder removal?

Is there a medication I can take to ease the frequency of my bile salts after gallbladder removal?

Not required: Even after removal of gall bladder bile salt metabolism will be same most bile salts are absorbed by gut and recirculated..

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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How likely are you to have gallstones in the bile duct years after gallbladder removal?

How likely are you to have gallstones in the bile duct years after gallbladder removal?

Rare but can happen: It is not unheard of to have bile duct stones after removal of the gallbladder. Usually it occurs within two year of the operation, but can occur later. An ERCP can usually take care of it.

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What is inflammation of the common bile duct & mucosal irregularity? Is it something to be concerned about? Can it heal itself after gallbladder removal

What is inflammation of the common bile duct & mucosal irregularity? Is it something to be concerned about? Can it heal itself after gallbladder removal

Yes you should: It depend on the circumstances around the inflammation and what symptoms you have. I will be concerned and I will check with my GI for proper evaluation.

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I was told I would not need digestive enzymes/bile salts after gallbladder removal...Why then do naturopaths promote taking them? What is best?

I was told I would not need digestive enzymes/bile salts after gallbladder removal...Why then do naturopaths promote taking them? What is best?

Training: You do not need them. Naturopaths are trained differently and so are thought the you do, though there is no scientific evidence to back that. The gallbadder is like a reservoir only. It only is a storage site. The salts, etc, are still produced and released whether there or not.

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Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal?

Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal?

Yes but will resolve: After gallbladder surgery, some people have ongoing abdominal symptoms, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea (postcholecystectomy syndrome). Following cholecystectomy, bile which was once stored in the gallbladder and released only after meals, now flows continuously into the intestines and cause irritation. Cholestyramine absorbs bile, but these symptoms will often resolve over time.

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Recommendation regarding using ox bile after gallbladder removal for omega 3 absorption as well as vitamin a d, k.?

Recommendation regarding using ox bile after gallbladder removal for omega 3 absorption as well as vitamin a d, k.?

Not needed: Your liver makes plenty of bile. The gallbladder just stores it. When your gallbladder is removed the bile your liver makes drips into the intestines continuosly and is still there to help digest fats (and fat soluble vitamins) adding bovine bile salts will not be helpful and may lead to diarrhea.

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Wondering if it's normal to feel like total sludge 10 days after gallbladder removal?

Wondering if it's normal to feel like total sludge 10 days after gallbladder removal?

Yes: Yes patient will feel tired drained fatigue after any surgery very normal make sure you drink plenty of water exercise some and eat healthy pain medication will make people feel that way as well.

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What can I expect 3 months after gallbladder removal?

What can I expect 3 months after gallbladder removal?

Overall better: Some have diarrhea, which typically resolves. Pain should resolve. May ;#40;likely;#41; get internal scars ;#40;adhesions;#41; which usually cause no problems, but might cause pain. Rarely recurrent stones. Most people feel much better.

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What are normal complications after gallbladder removal?

What are normal complications after gallbladder removal?

Long list: There is a long list of a potential complication from gallbladder surgery do you mean what would you expect your body will do or complication that could happen during surgery and you might be feeling it now after surgery patient will feel tired, drained, fatigue some might not tolerate specific food some will have diarrhea some will have constipation some will have more pain than others?

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What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

Ask your surgeon: "Problems" is a very broad and vague word. Covers constipation to blood clots to infection to urgency. Ask your surgeon about any concerns.

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What to do if I have pain 1 month after gallbladder removal?

What to do if I have pain 1 month after gallbladder removal?

You should: Consult with your surgeon or gi specialist, because it can be occult infection, alkaline reflux gastritis, pancreatitis, or other causes.

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Could you still eat whatever you want after gallbladder removal?

After a period: Of adjustment of several weeks, you should be able to tolerate a regular diet. Ask your surgeon for specific advice regarding your case.

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Is it normal to not have much of an appetite after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to not have much of an appetite after gallbladder removal?

Yes: The combination of general anesthesia, laparoscopy, and gallbladder removal usually leads to a decreased appetite +/-nausea for a few days after surgery. I advise my patients to " listen to their body"....Don't push food, wait for one's appetite to return. I hope you feel better.

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What to eat after gallbladder removal surgery?

What to eat after gallbladder removal surgery?

Healthy: Though many patients don't have much problem with their usual diet after gb surgery, many found themselves intolerant of certain foods (fried, rich food...), with varying symptoms (bloating, loose bm, flatulence...). Take the opportunity to adopt a more healthy dietary selection.

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Why is my urine dark after gallbladder removal?

Why is my urine dark after gallbladder removal?

Dark urine can mean: Elevated bilirubin in blood or blood in urine, among other things. The former can be complication of surgery, so contact your surgeon immediately.

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Is eggplant safe to eat after gallbladder removal?

Is eggplant safe to eat after gallbladder removal?

Post cholecystectomy: Generally speaking as long as it is prepared without fatty ingredients or addiditves. Patients after cholecystectomy should be on a low-fat low-cholesterol diet the first four to six weeks to ease and aid in processing of fatty foods.

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Need docs answers! What foods can I eat after gallbladder removal?

Low Fat Diet: There isn't a post gallbladder removal diet. You may have diarrhea after your gallbladder has been removed. Avoid high-fat foods, fried foods, and greasy foods. Increase the fiber in your diet. Eat smaller, more frequent meals.

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Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Rarely: Following gallbladder surgery, a small percent of people will come back with a recurrent "gallbladder-like" attack. This is usually due to a small stone that was hiding within the bile duct before surgery and can pass spontaneously or require non-surgical endoscopic removal. Even less frequently, people can develop new stones in their bile duct years after surgery, likewise treated as above.

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

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Dr. William Singer
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more