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Bile Sludge 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..
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
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Biliary stent for bile leak after gallbladder removal. When is safe to exercise? Doctor said when you feel ready but what is 'normal' or expected?
This is very: Unusual complication, so there is no normal. I think it would be okay after two weeks.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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