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Clay Colored Stool After Gallbladder Removal
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
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
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
I am experiencing clay colored stool. I got my gallbladder removed five days ago. The following also describes me: Bloating or abdominal fullness.?
See your surgeon:
You need to contact your surgeon immediately.
He can make sure everything is okay. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: When he is allowed to eat.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Shortness of breath 7 weeks after gallbladder removal. Er tests show everything is fine. This has been everyday all day long. No pain.?
I had gallbladder taken out 1 year ago, I am worried if have mri on knee the metal clips will come off they leave in after gallbladder removal?
Bili elevated after gallbladder removal 1.4 also have mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration. Can bili b elevated to fatty liver or would it b advance?
Yes, but...: ...About 20% of people will have diarrhea (early on) after eating fatty food. The gallbladder's function is to store bile and deliver it to the intestine to absorb fats. Most people w/stones have lost this storage function prior to its removal and don't miss this function. For those that do develop diarrhea, many eventually adjust or they may take bile salts by mouth to compensate. ...Read more
Depends on level: Some minor elevation of bilirubin can occur from swelling of the bile duct but should be very short lived. Marked elevation or prolonged elevation (assuming normal levels pre-operatively) should be evaluated promptly, with ultrasound and in some cases, x-rays of the bile duct (also called ERCP or mrcp). Any other associated symptom, like abdominal pain, fever, should necessitate emergent tests. ...Read more
See your doctor: Many of the symptoms of gallbladder disease and reflux are similar, but the two diseases are really unrelated. The surgery didn't cause your reflux, it was already there in addition. With the gallbladder out now you just notice it more. If over the counter mess don't work, you may need prescription medication. A GI evaluation also in order as long term reflux can cause esophageal problems. ...Read more
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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