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Constant vomiting and diarrhea for 7 years now no results had my gallbladder out 4 years ago and still have this problem. Why?

Constant vomiting and diarrhea for 7 years now no results had my gallbladder out 4 years ago and still have this problem. Why?

See a specialist.: You may need to see a gastroenterologist to consider further testing to make sure you don't have an intestinal disorder. Your primary physician can assist you with a referral to be evaluated in the next several weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Could a chronic obstruction of gallbladder cause severe diarrhea, prolonged pain in the right shoulder, sudden drop of continuously elevated trigs?

Could a chronic obstruction of gallbladder cause severe diarrhea, prolonged pain in the right shoulder, sudden drop of continuously elevated trigs?

Gallbladder: Do you have gallstones? Gallbladder obstruction from gallstones would usually cause significant right upper abdominal pain with nausea ; vomiting. Shoulder pain would only expected to be a minor issue. Severe diarrhea also not likely due to gallbladder but could be a result of antibiotics you have taken. Reduced triglycerides also more dietary related ; not expected to be due to the gallbladder. ...Read more

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About 3 months ago I had my gallbladder removed and now for a week my feces has been green, and its been diarrhea. Is this a problem? Or is it normal?

About 3 months ago I had my gallbladder removed and now for a week my feces has been green, and its been diarrhea. Is this a problem? Or is it normal?

Fairly normal: When the gallbladder is removed, the bile has no place to go and leaks into the colon constantly. Bile is irritating to the bowel and thus you may have loose and dis colored stool. You can have your physician try a bile binding type medication. ...Read more

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Could orange juice cause diarrhea when you do not have a gallbladder?

Could orange juice cause diarrhea when you do not have a gallbladder?

NO: Diarrhea caused by the constant flow of bile in to the GI tract not regulated by the gallbladder.
A trial of Cholestid (bile binding resin) may help resolve the issue ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed two months ago. Some fatty foods will cause bright yellow diarrhea right after. Why? Is this normal?

Gallbladder removed two months ago. Some fatty foods will cause bright yellow diarrhea right after. Why? Is this normal?

Gallbladder/Diarrhea: Some patient after having gallbladder surgery will have postprandial diarrhea. This is likely related to bile overflow since your gallbladder is removed and now bile is being stored in the duodenum (could lead to overproduction). Aka post-cholecystic syndrome. Majority of patients will have symptoms resolved within 3 months. If not, can use Cholestyramine to control the diarrhea. ...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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I just got my gallbladder removed, but stomach still hurts not like the gallbladder. And every time it hurts I have diarrhea why is the cause?

I just got my gallbladder removed, but stomach still hurts not like the gallbladder. And every time it hurts I have diarrhea why is the cause?

Various reasons: If you just had your gallbladder removed, you probably still have some surgical pain. This can be made worse when engaging in a variety of movements, including sitting for a bowel movement. And if you haven't had much solid food, your bowel movements can be loose. If the symptoms persist or worsen, give your surgeon a call. Rarely patients can develop a certain kind of diarrhea called "C diff". ...Read more

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What illnesses cause: constant nausea, diarrhea, no appetite, sleep disturbances. Have seen GI and done all testing, nothing appears. No gallbladder.

What illnesses cause: constant nausea, diarrhea, no appetite, sleep disturbances. Have seen GI and done all testing, nothing appears. No gallbladder.

Possible anxiety: I am certainly not a psychiatrist but the combination you describe including the sleep problems make me think of a possible anxiety disorder. Best option is to discuss with your doctor and if they agree to see a psychiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had diarrhea for a few days. Stopped as of today, but noticed stool today was a yellowish shade of light brown that I've never had before. Would liver/gallbladder/pancreas issues cause such sudden change in stool color, or expect it to be gradual?

Had diarrhea for a few days. Stopped as of today, but noticed stool today was a yellowish shade of light brown that I've never had before. Would liver/gallbladder/pancreas issues cause such sudden change in stool color, or expect it to be gradual?

Light brown stool: Light brown is variation on normal stool color. Normal stool can be green from greens. Beets can give it a reddish hue. But jelly like red stool, frank blood, black stool (which can be blood or iron or bismuth from pepto bismol) should be evaluated. Chalky grey stool may be due to gallbladder obstruction and should be assessed as well. Foul bulky yellow stool may malabsortion. F/u w/ doc. ...Read more

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Abdominal MRI found a "fluid filled gallbladder with no gallstones" & a 1 CM cyst in liver-can it b cause of nausea, diarrhea, rt side pain for 3+ mos?

Abdominal MRI found a "fluid filled gallbladder with no gallstones" & a 1 CM cyst in liver-can it b cause of nausea, diarrhea, rt side pain for 3+ mos?

Unlikely: If you have no gallstones and your common bile duct is the normal size, then it's probably not your gallbladder. A small liver cyst is likely to be incidental, and probably wouldn't cause your symptoms either.
Go to see your local gastroenterologist for a further evaluation. ...Read more

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Bloated pain upper left quadrant into back. Adrenal glad tumor/cancer? Had abdominal ultrasound a little over a month ago for gallbladder, said no problems with kidneys. Diarrhea, no appetite 25yo f.

Bloated pain upper left quadrant into back. Adrenal glad tumor/cancer? Had abdominal ultrasound a little over a month ago for gallbladder, said no problems with kidneys. Diarrhea, no appetite 25yo f.

Adrenal mass is: Can be difficult to find, but it is rare. Your symptoms seem more GI related than adrenal gland. Or it could be related to your thyroid problem. Talk with your doctor about all the possibilities and accurate diagnosis. It could be almost anything. ...Read more

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What can cause 10+ mos chronic abdominal pain? Blood tests, barium swallow, gastroscopy, gallbladder all normal. No h. pylori. No diarrhea or vomiting

What can cause 10+ mos chronic abdominal pain? Blood tests, barium swallow, gastroscopy, gallbladder all normal. No h. pylori. No diarrhea or vomiting

Several ideas: When a patient has persistent abdominal pain despite negative tests it suggests that either the patient has a less common condition that hasn't been considered or tested for OR that the symptoms aren't due to a physical illness.

It is not unusual for patients to experience actual pain in various parts of their bodies from psychological causes.
When the mind is treated the pain goes away. ...Read more

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Why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

No reservoir 4 bile: The gallbladder normally serves to store bile that is made continuously from the liver. After a meal, the gallbladder contracts, ejecting bile into the intestine, to aid in digestion. When the gallbladder is removed, the bile no longer is stored but excreted continuously into the intestine. If there is no food, the bile can be irritating and cause diarrhea. Over time, this should improve ...Read more

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Why could the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Why could the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Unsure: Sine people get diarrhea for a few weeks after gallbladder removal. It is called post-cholecystectomy syndrome and resolves over time. Some studies indicate it is more common in women. Some believe it is due to a constant trickle of while experienced by the: instead of a normal bonus from the gallbladder. If it is chronic should not be due to the surgery and you may need a colonoscopy ...Read more

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Please explain why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Please explain why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Post Cholecystectomy: Post cholecystectomy syndrome. The lack of volume of bile supplied by the gallbladder at the time of a meal is lost after removal of the gallbladder. The intestine usually adjust to this problem, until then avoid fatty foods. Bile helps dissolve fat so that your body can absorb the fat. If the fat does not dissolve, it will get to the colon where water will osmotically be pulled into the colon. ...Read more

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What are reasons why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

It doesn't: Removing the gallbladder does not lead to diarrhea, as your bile production has not changed. Some people do develop urgency after gallbladder surgery. That is, about 30-40 minutes after eating the patient has an aggressive need to have bowel movement which may be loose. This is self limited, but can be eliminated with Imodium (loperamide) ad. I allow my patients full dietary intake after surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me it still doesn't seem clear to me why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Bile salt laxative: Gallbladder is a pouch that stores bile for release when fatty foods require digestion. After removal, bile travels through the bile duct from the liver to the small intestine and distally. Some of the bile salts is reabsorbed in the last part of the small intestine. Bile salts have a potent laxative action. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been searching for the answer online but it still doesn't seem clear to me why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Bile regulation: The gallbladder stores bile, and excretes it when needed. After the gallbladder is removed, bile flow is less easily regulated and can cause diarrhea. This usually occurs early after surgery, but resolves after a few months in most people. Look up "braty" diet. This can be helpful. ...Read more

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What could cause it to burn excessively during and for a while after pooping? I have diverticulitis and gall bladder removed. Diarrhea all the time.

What could cause it to burn excessively during and for a while after pooping? I have diverticulitis and gall bladder removed. Diarrhea all the time.

Fissure?: It could be an anal fissure, which tends to be very painful with bowel movements. May also be a skin problem due to chronic diarrhea. Sounds like you need a proper evaluation and good quality exam to figure it out. See your primary care, and ask whether or not it's appropriate to get a referral to a GI specialist. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had my gall bladder out 17 yrs ago and I still have IBS problems, is there something that I can take for loose stools?

I had my gall bladder out 17 yrs ago and I still have IBS problems, is there something that I can take for loose stools?

Probiotic VSL3: Our local expert recommends high dose probiotic therapy with vsl3--two to 4 packets per day with the prebiotic inulin. Taking other probiotic foods yogert, kefir, lassi with the above are helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder out 1 year ago, why do I still get diarrhea with some foods, what to take or do, 30 yrs old?

Had gallbladder out 1 year ago, why do I still get diarrhea with some foods, what to take or do, 30 yrs old?

Gaalbladder: Missing can spell digestive issues for some folks. You can get a nutritional lab panel done which will tell you what micronutrients are low. Spectracell lab in Tx has an excellent one. You can consult a nutritionist. Hope this helps. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have had light green, foamy diarrhea for about a week now and I was not sure if this was normal since I have had my gallbladder out?

Diarrhea s/p chole: Diarrhea is not uncommon s/p cholecystectomy. Bile is green. Your body now has to adjust and there are dietary restrictions. Limit fat to 30-60 grams /day (low fat foods have < 3 grams /serving)
Questran (cholestyramine) may be used. F/u
https://health. Clevelandclinic. Org/2015/07/5-ways-to-avoid-discomfort-after-your-gallbladder-removal/ ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder out almost 2 years ago. Every so often I get the same type attacks. This week is bad. Plus my diarrhea just smelled like a perm.

I had my gallbladder out almost 2 years ago. Every so often I get the same type attacks. This week is bad. Plus my diarrhea just smelled like a perm.

Consider GI: You may want to consider a consultation with a gastroenterologist. The urgency of the appointment would depend on the severity and duration of the symptoms. You may need to go through your primary care for a referral. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


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