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Chronic Diarrhea After Gallbladder Surgery
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
It depends: Some people never have trouble with it, and some have near constant problems. See how you do in the first 6 week after, though it often gets better after that kind of time frame. ...Read more
How long can I expect diarrhea to last after my gallbladder surgery 3 days ago? I also have gastroparesis.
Diet-Related: App 1 in 5 people will develop diarrhea after undergoing gallbladder surgery. This is usually precipitated by fatty-food intake. Most of the time, the diarrhea will resolve within a few weeks (to-months) after surgery. In the rare case that it does not resolve, this can be managed with medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soft fluffy non greasy stool after gallbladder surgery green and yellowish in color not greasy not diarrhea just loose consistency once a day?
Black stool (Melena): If the stools were truly black (the color of old fixed phones) and you are not on iron or other materials that create black stools there is a possibility this represents blood that is old or from the upper GI tract. Would go and see the surgeon who removed your GB and take a stool specimen with you. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: When was your surgery? Would not want to combine immodium & narcotic pain pills. Best is to address the issue first with avoiding fried, fatty, greasy foods. Drink plenty of water. Check with your doctor or surgeon before adding medication like this. Immidium will not correct the cause if the diarrhea either & likely to have better results with prescription cholestyramine. See your doctor. ...Read more
Post gallbladder surgery done 3 weeks ago and now have nausea, burning in upper right stomach and pain wraps around to the back, weak, diarrhea, nause?
I had gallbladder surgery three weeks ago and have awful nausea vomiting diarrhea chills headache how long should i go before i get checked?
Get checked out.: if it has been three weeks since your surgery and you have not had a post operative checkup, you should be checked immediately. You need an exam of your abdomen and perhaps some lab evaluation to be sure all is OK and to find out what to do about your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Doc unable to help: I have severe diarrhea, excessive urination, no thirst, nausea & exhaustion, all post gallbladder surgery 4 years ago. Any ideas?
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