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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

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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


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

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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How common are side effects (weight gain/loss, trouble digesting, etc) after gallbladder removal?

How common are side effects (weight gain/loss, trouble digesting, etc) after gallbladder removal?

Fairly rare: The vast majority of those undergoing cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) do not experience any of the things you mention. Occasionally people have trouble digesting very fatty meals but that is not good for you anyway and can be managed by a moderately low fat diet. Changes in weight are not at all related. ...Read more

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What could cause pain after gallbladder removal?

Normal short term: It is normal to have some pain around the port sites after lap chole and around the incision for an open procedure. These usually decrease by 2 weeks. If you seem to be having deeper pain, or if you experience fevers, night sweats or don't feel like you are getting better, call your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

Low fat: Low fat, high fiber, avoid greasy fried foods and excessive butter and drink plenty of caffeine free, alcohol free fluids. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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


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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


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