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Gallbladder removed 6 years ago, recently had light clay colored stool few times back to normal the next day, is this is a result of no gallbladder?

Gallbladder removed 6 years ago, recently had light clay colored stool few times back to normal the next day, is this is a result of no gallbladder?

No: This is not a result of no gallbladder, but could represent a problem with the pancreas. More likely, it is the result of something you ate. Having said that, you may want to see your primary care provider for Aptekar clnete evaluation. May need to run some blood tests as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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Why am I having green stool after gallbladder removal?

Why am I having green stool after gallbladder removal?

It's bile: Before gallbladder removal, it stored bile and emptied when u are food. So the bile was mixed in with food. Now the bile is running through ur GI tract even without food hence change in color. It may get better over a yr or so. It is not harmful to u, however. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have yellow stool for a year? Even after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to have yellow stool for a year? Even after gallbladder removal?

Stool sample: Change in the color of your stool should be evaluated. Bile gives stool a darker color. However, if you are doing fine and this has been ongoing for a year, you can get an elective appointment with your doc. A stool sample for analysis will help diagnose. ...Read more

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Pale stool normal after gallbladder removal?

Pale stool normal after gallbladder removal?

Concern: You should be concerned that you could have blockage of the biliary ducts. Changes in stool after ccy is not uncommon but further evaluation reasonable. ...Read more

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Is oily stool a year after gallbladder removal normal? I have had a CT scan and MRCP to evaluate pancreas, both were normal.

Is oily stool a year after gallbladder removal normal? I have had a CT scan and MRCP to evaluate pancreas, both were normal.

Fat malabsorption.: After we have our gallbladder removed, we begin to have trouble digesting dietary fats - the gallbladder normally stores bile, which helps us to prepare fats for digestion. So without a bonus release of bile, we will not digest fats properly, which means they end up in the stool, causing that oily stool to which you refer. This effect is permanent. ...Read more

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Would not having clay-colored stool rule out a gallbladder issue, or can you still have gallbladder disease with normal colored stool?

Clay colored: Stool suggest that bile duct is somehow blocked and do not let the bile go into the bowe. You can have gb disease with normal colored stool. ...Read more

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After gallbladder removal my still has been loose not diarrhea and fluffy also green and yellowish in color should I b ed worried I'm 6 days post-op?

After gallbladder removal my still has been loose not diarrhea and fluffy also green and yellowish in color should I b ed worried I'm 6 days post-op?

Will clear soon: Most likely due to prophylactic antibiotics, once normal flora reestablishes in the gut will clear, go back to your surgeon for follow up visit. ...Read more

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How to figure out why I can't lose weight after gallbladder removal?

How to figure out why I can't lose weight after gallbladder removal?

Watch what to eat: People after having their gallbladder remove could eat anything they want so they do gain weight
having gallbladder surgery does not make people lose weight
some might lose few pounds from any surgery
you want to lose weight watch what you eat. ...Read more

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Is rum ok after gallbladder removal? I've had it removed almost 2 years ago

Is rum ok after gallbladder removal? I've had it removed almost 2 years ago

Yes: 2yrs after presumably uncomplicated gallbladder removal, you can drink anything you want as long as there's no other reason such as alcoholism. In general, we don't recommend more than one drink/day for ladies & two per day for men. Cheers! ...Read more

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What are some reasons the kidney would hurt more than the incisions after gallbladder removal?

What are some reasons the kidney would hurt more than the incisions after gallbladder removal?

This is a great...: ...question to ask your surgeon, since he knows (and we don't) what transpired during your surgery --e.g. positioning, exploration, etc. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have weight loss/gain after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to have weight loss/gain after gallbladder removal?

Not physiologic: You shouldn't have weight loss. You may have weight gain if you are enjoying fatty foods that were bothering you prior to your surgery. Just enjoy a balanced diet and moderate activity and your weight should stay steady. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can liver cyst form after gallbladder removal?

Can liver cyst form after gallbladder removal?

No such connection: Liver cysts are common as they are often seen in routine check- ups of the liver done with Ultrasound or CT scan. These are benign structures and they do not require any treatment unless they become very large over a period of several years, which is uncommon. ...Read more

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How soon after gallbladder removal can I drink alcohol?

How soon after gallbladder removal can I drink alcohol?

After: You have healed for several days, after you are eating well without nausea or pain, after you have stopped taking pain medications, ; after approved by your surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

Hypertension: And gallbladder removal itself are not related. If you are having pain from the surgery, that could make your BP go higher. Consult with your surgeon if it persists despite pain meds. ...Read more

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After gallbladder removal I now have more frequent urination?

After gallbladder removal I now have more frequent urination?

No relation: There is no relation between the two unless you have a urinary tracy infection as a result of a catheter places in the urinary bladder during surgery. ...Read more

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How do you get high blood pressure after gallbladder removal? Are they related?

How do you get high blood pressure after gallbladder removal? Are they related?

Not related: Any cause of pain (including being in the postop period) will cause the BP to rise. This is normal and not to be confused with the disease of "hypertension." gb surgery doesn't cause hypertension, but the scrutiny of being in the medical system may lead to recognition of a pre-existing condition that previously had gone unrecognized. ...Read more

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I have severe diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Questrin and whelcol helps for a short time but still have major problems with diarrhea?

I have severe diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Questrin and whelcol helps for a short time but still have major problems with diarrhea?

Bile diarrhea: After gallbladder removal or ERCP sphincterotomy bile enters the upper intestine more freely. Bile can be irritating to the intestine and colon in some people and you may be one of those sensitive to bile. Questran (cholestyramine) is a bile binder and usually manages this type of diarrhea. You may increase your questran (cholestyramine). Okay to check with your surgeon and GI doc about this problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Clay Colored Stool (Definition)

Stool is clay colored (gray stools) is a symptom in which there is not enough yellow, brown, or green color in the stool, meaning that there is not enough bile (from the liver and gall bladder) in the stool. Gray stools can be due to a blockage in the flow of ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more