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Does gallbladder removal cause mucus in the stool?

Does gallbladder removal cause mucus in the stool?

No: Some patients develop some diarrhea after cholecystectomy, but should not have mucus in stool. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Is it possible for gallbladder removal to cause extra mucus in stool, including with solid stools too?

Is it possible for gallbladder removal to cause extra mucus in stool, including with solid stools too?

Cholecystectomy: Although it is certainly possible to develop a loose stools for a while after cholecystectomy, it is not usual to develop any mucus with the stool. Occasionally when someone receives antibiotics, however, they can develop an infection in the colon which can result in mucus in the stool. Otherwise, there is no reason to have excess mucus after gallbladder removal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed Wed & have had severe back pain since Sat. Doc said it was from laying down more than usual. Today there was white mucus in my stool. Read in another post it could be a colon infection. How do you get this & does it cause backpain?

Gallbladder removed Wed & have had severe back pain since Sat. Doc said it was from laying down more than usual. Today there was white mucus in my stool. Read in another post it could be a colon infection. How do you get this & does it cause backpain?

Postoperative Pain: Surgeons worry about a few things postoperatively. They worry about bleeding, they worry about pulmonary embolism, urinary tract infection from the catheter, and they worry about wound infections. If you have any shortness of breath or pain with breathing, pain in your calf, go to the ER for examination. Back pain can be caused by positioning during surgery, etc. Good idea to be seen, call surgeon ...Read more

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Does gallbladder removal cause yellow stools?

Does gallbladder removal cause yellow stools?

Sometimes: When the gallbladder is removed, the normal storage of bile and excretion in response to meals, is interrupted. Instead, the liver will constantly make bile and excrete this directly into the GI tract. Without food present, this can cause irritation of the intestine, causing diarrhea in about 20% of cholecystectomy patients. This may be yellow, since there may not be accompanying solid stool. ...Read more

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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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How to cure mucous after a gallbladder removal surgery?

Need site of mucous: The intestinal system normally secretes mucous. It can be thought of as a self lubricating process. It usually is not connected to gall bladder removal. ...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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I am 10 weeks post gallbladder removal, still having occasional (3-5 times a week) yellow (bile) tinted loose stool. How long does this normally last?

Yellow bile: This can last for months as you do not have a storage container for your bile. Your liver now produces bile and secretes it directly into the gut as it is required. ...Read more

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Is oily stool a year after gallbladder removal normal? I have had a CT scan and MRCP to evaluate pancreas, both were normal.

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

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Symptoms: bloating, gas, chest discomfort, headaches, rare white stool. GB ejection 12%. Little rt side pain. Dr recommends gallbladder removal. Should I?

Symptoms: bloating, gas, chest discomfort, headaches, rare white stool. GB ejection 12%. Little rt side pain. Dr recommends gallbladder removal. Should I?

GB surgery: Your GB isn't working properly and you are symptomatic. I agree that you should remove the GB to not only improve/ resolve your symptoms but to prevent it from becoming an emergency procedure from a ruptured GB. If it's not functioning due to inflammation or gallstones you are at higher risk or a rupture. Have you had a GB u/s? This would help determine the urgency of surgery. Good luck ...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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Does having gallbladder removed increase risk of colon cancer? Or does gallbladder removal cause colon cancer?

Does having gallbladder removed increase risk of colon cancer? Or does gallbladder removal cause colon cancer?

Gallbladder: No
not at all
if you need your gallbladder out then do it because the risk of gallbladder disease far far outweighs any slight theoretical risk of colon cancer. ...Read more

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What effect would gallbladder removal surgery have on trying to conceive. Will it change ovulation dates or cause the inability to ovulate.?

What effect would gallbladder removal surgery have on trying to conceive. Will it change ovulation dates or cause the inability to ovulate.?

None: The removal of the gallbladder should not cause any issues. If you are trying to conceive speak to your ob-gyn and surgeon when you can start trying post the operation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diaharea after gallbladder removal?

Bile salts: After gb removal, bile is still produced by the liver and still flows into the intestine but instead of having a gallbladder full of bile empty every time you eat there is instead a constant trickle of bile into the intestines which can play havoc on your digestion. Still, every person is different. See this excellent article: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/gallbladder-removal-diet/my01815. ...Read more

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My husband had laproscopic gallbladder removal in june. He has started to have sharp stabbing pains that prevent normal activity. Possible causes?

Many possibilities: Surgery was about 9 months ago? Adhesions from laparoscopic gallbladder surgery are quite rare. Pain that long after surgery may not be related to the past surgery. Would need to return to your family doctor for evaluation, blood tests, maybe ultrasound or ct scan. Depends on where the pain is, when does it happen, etc? Gastiris, stomach ulcers, rarely bile duct stones, hernia at surgical site.... ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

Hypertension: And gallbladder removal itself are not related. If you are having pain from the surgery, that could make your BP go higher. Consult with your surgeon if it persists despite pain meds. ...Read more

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Should my dad ask for anticoagulants following his gallbladder removal? I know surgery can cause clots but idk about gallbladder removal. Type O blood

Should my dad ask for anticoagulants following his gallbladder removal? I know surgery can cause clots but idk about gallbladder removal. Type O blood

The inactivity: Associated with surgery can lead to the development of blood clots but there is nothing specific about gall bladder surgery that increases the risk any more than other abdominal surgery. If he is ambulatory now and otherwise at low risk (nonsmoker, no previous clot, etc) than he should not need it. This is a question his doctor should address for you since he knows your father's medical history. ...Read more

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What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

Usual causes: Of acid reflux are over production of acid and incompetent lower esophageal sphincter. You symptoms could be alkaline reflux however after gallbladder removal. Talk to your GI specialist for recommendations. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause problems during gallbladder removal?

No: Unless there is a severe illness such as myxedema from neglected and untreated hypothyroid condition. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removal. Right after surgery BP was low, 1st day at home it was 154/92 and today it's 160/94. No history of hypertension, what causes it?

Gallbladder removal. Right after surgery BP was low, 1st day at home it was 154/92 and today it's 160/94. No history of hypertension, what causes it?

Surgery: Do not give hypertension, most likely you have it prior to surgery, was asymptomatic, not recognized. Call your surgeon go for a follow up visit, most likely you need medication have to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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After gallbladder removal, the liquid skin adhesive used in the surgery caused a contact allergy reaction, help!?

See your surgeon.: Allergic reactions to cyanoacrylate are very rare. I suggest you see your surgeon to be certain that what you perceive is an allergic reaction is not actually a reaction to the prep solution used or even a local wound infection. Cyanoacrylate can be easily removed with any petroleum-based ointment, but it is there for a reason: please check with your surgeon before self-treating. ...Read more

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What can cause an elevated billirubin count after gallbladder removal?

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

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What can cause recurring gallbladder attack symptoms after gallbladder removal?

What can cause recurring gallbladder attack symptoms after gallbladder removal?

Retained stone: A retained bile duct stone. Need a ERCP perhaps.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007479.htm ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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