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Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?

Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?

Yes but will resolve: After gallbladder surgery, some people have ongoing abdominal symptoms, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea (postcholecystectomy syndrome). Following cholecystectomy, bile which was once stored in the gallbladder and released only after meals, now flows continuously into the intestines and cause irritation. Cholestyramine absorbs bile, but these symptoms will often resolve over time. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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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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Will i loose weight after gallbladder stone laparoscopy?

Will i loose weight after gallbladder stone laparoscopy?

not long term: You may lose some weight initially (couple pounds) during the post-op period when your apetite may be poor, but gallbladder removal will not cause long term weight loss. ...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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Acidic feces after a total colectomy?

Acidic feces after a total colectomy?

Yes: It depends on the reconstruction. If you have a j pouch and the contents are moving through rapidly and you have not adapted, a patient may have many stools per day and the area around the anus may be raw. Local treament with creams to the area are helpful. If it remains, your doctor can add things to thicken the stool or medicine to slow it done until you adapt. Good luck. ...Read more

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What foods to eat after gallbladder removal?

What foods to eat after gallbladder removal?

Healthy foods: Previously you may be getting gb attacks with fried food , now you no longer will get. With or without , gb should be eating lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, less red meats , more fish and required vitamins and minerals , plenty of exercise , and you feel good. ...Read more

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Symptoms after hernia and gallbladder removal?

Symptoms after hernia and gallbladder removal?

Soreness: After laparoscopic gallbladder removal, lap hernia, or open hernia, there will be , of course, some temporary post op pain. This will be easily managed with ice, antiinflammatory meds, and pain meds. No dietary restriction after gallbladder out. Lifting restriction from 1-3 weeks, per your surgeon. After that, you'll have no activity restrictions, but some residual soreness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Soft foods diet after colon open surgery?

Soft foods diet after colon open surgery?

Maybe: I usually have my patients in regular diet before they leave the hospital. By the time the food transits into colon it is digested anyway and mechanical soft diet won't matter. ...Read more

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Is weight loss after gallbladder removal normal?

Is weight loss after gallbladder removal normal?

Yes: It is common to lose some weight but it is usually gained back after resuming your normal diet for a period of time. ...Read more

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Is eggplant safe to eat after gallbladder removal?

Is eggplant safe to eat after gallbladder removal?

Post cholecystectomy: Generally speaking as long as it is prepared without fatty ingredients or addiditves. Patients after cholecystectomy should be on a low-fat low-cholesterol diet the first four to six weeks to ease and aid in processing of fatty foods. ...Read more

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Lap chole 3 weeks ago for gallstone pancreatitis. Now vomiting, fatigue, upset stomach after (all low-fat) meals. Bilirubin was 1.7 pre-op, now 2.1. ?

Lap chole 3 weeks ago for gallstone pancreatitis.  Now vomiting, fatigue, upset stomach after (all low-fat) meals.  Bilirubin was 1.7 pre-op, now 2.1.  ?

Possible stone in : 3 wks after surgery elevation of bilirubin to 2.1 means most likely the ducts are still inflamed due to pancreatitis . Or you may have small stone in common duct ( bile duct ) your doctor most likely will do additional studies on status of biliary ducts , you should feel fine in few days. Speak to your surgeon ...Read more

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How long before i can resume a normal diet after gall bladder removal?

How long before i can resume a normal diet after gall bladder removal?

Soon: Start slowly, especially with eating too much fatty or greasy foods. Otherwise can eat other foods as soon as you feel ready. ...Read more

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How to avoid having gallbladder removed after gastric sleeve?

How to avoid having gallbladder removed after gastric sleeve?

Acting all: Some research supports the use of a drug called acting all after bariatric surgery during the first six months. This drug helps reduce gallstone formation. The research is not conclusive however. ...Read more

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Can i eat salads 5 weeks after gastric bypass surgery?

Can i eat salads 5 weeks after gastric bypass surgery?

Probably: Do not see any reason why not, but please check with your surgeon, who knows you well. ...Read more

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How soon after sleeve bariatic surgery can you start eating regular food?

How soon after sleeve bariatic surgery can you start eating regular food?

Ask your surgeon: Please ask your surgeon about this -- s/he would be the best one to inform you. It's very important for your ongoing progress. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Gastric by-pass diet following surgery, weeks four and beyond?

Gastric by-pass diet following surgery, weeks four and beyond?

Talk to you surgeon: After gastric bypass every surgeon has their own protocol for advancing your diet. At 1 month postop i start to add meats like chicken and fish. But talk to your doctor about what you should eating. ...Read more

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Surgical Oncology: Whipple surgery done; diarrhea 7 days post-op. Soft food diet 2 days ago. Usually resolves itself with solids?

Surgical Oncology: Whipple surgery done; diarrhea 7 days post-op. Soft food diet 2 days ago. Usually resolves itself with solids?

Yes: Hi member 1279133 The Whipple procedure is one of the most invasive abdominal surgeries still being done, and recovery of the gut often takes some time. If your surgeon agrees, using probiotics and a diet with enough bulk and mostly vegetable based should help you recover. Increase in pain, or constipation would be signs you should follow up immediately. Congratulations on surviving!! ...Read more

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Salads after gastric bypass?

Salads after gastric bypass?

Yes. : Salads are fine once you are past the early post op time period designated by your surgeon's team. Just be careful of dressings, as many of them are rather high in dietary sugars. Higher amounts of dietary sugars can cause dumping syndrome. ...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