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Constipation and Fatty stools after gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago?

Constipation and Fatty stools after gallbladder surgery  2 weeks ago?

Bowel irregularity: is common after gallbladder surgery. Constipation often occurs from narcotic pain medication. Stop pain medication, drink more water, use a laxative if necessary, avoid fried fatty greasy foods for a while. See your surgeon for follow up and call them if rhere are problems. ...Read more

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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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Constipated after gallbladder surgery?

Constipated after gallbladder surgery?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Decrease amount of pain medications, try prunes, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) , stool softeners and ask your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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I m seriously constipated after having gallbladder surgery a month. .Help?

I m seriously constipated after having gallbladder surgery a month. .Help?

Do a number of thing: 1) make sure you are drinking enough water 2) decrease the amount of narcotic pain medications, replace with tylenol (acetaminophen) if possible 3) walk as much as you can 4) take a laxative, such as milk of magnesia or miralax 5) take a stool softener, such as colace or metamucil 6) if that fails, you can try a dulcolax suppository 7) if necessary, you can try an gentle enema 8) if that fails, call your md. ...Read more

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I just had gallbladder surgery a week ago and have been really constipated! I had my fourth Bowel movement and this time the toilet was full of blood,?

I just had gallbladder surgery a week ago and have been really constipated! I had my fourth Bowel movement and this time the toilet was full of blood,?

Constipation s/p gb: Likely was hemorrhoids which worsened or developed due to constipation. But would call doctor and let them know and evaluate. Could be ileitis , colitis, AVM, polyps as well. Also discuss with doctor diet. usually there is more of a problem with diarrhea after gb. Drink fluids about 2-3 liters/ day water /gator have to avoid fats < 3 grams /serving. Add fiber. ...Read more

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Blood in stool, conspation, musuc after gallbladder surgery. Is it normal?

Blood in stool, conspation, musuc after gallbladder surgery. Is it normal?

Perhaps: Constipation is common post surgery, especially with the use of narcotic pain medications. This can lead to excessive mucous production and could cause bleeding hemorrhoids or a tear called an anal fissure. All GI bleeding should be investigated to some degree, however, as rectal bleeding is never normal. You should discuss this with your doctor or surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need gallbladder surgery?

How do I know if i need gallbladder surgery?

Symptoms: See your doctor for an examination. Do you have upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, pains after eating, abdominal bloating and gas? Do you have gallstones on ultrasound? If you have these, then surgery may be helpful for you. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

What is the recovery time for gallbladder surgery?

1-2 wks: Most patients can resume their work and usual activities in 1-2 wks following uncomplicated laparoscopic gall bladder removal. ...Read more

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What should be the diet after gallbladder surgery?

What should be the diet after gallbladder surgery?

Normal diet: Most people can resume a normal diet after having their gallbladder removed. A small subset of people will develop diarrhea after fried/fatty foods. ...Read more

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What can I expect when having gallbladder surgery?

What can I expect when having gallbladder surgery?

WELL TOLERATED: Gallbladder surgery is almost always done laparoscopically, and is usually as an outpatient. General anesthesia is required. There will be 3-4 small puncture wounds. Some sites may offer a single, slightly larger, site approach. Regardless, you should be back to full activity in 5-10 days. Some post-op soreness. Once you are fully awake there's no dietary restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more