Top
30
Doctor insights on: Dumping Syndrome After Gallbladder Removal

Share
1

1
Son had gallbladder removed 7 yrs ago. Still always dumping syndrome after meals. Questran (cholestyramine) doesn't help. Is this common for gb removal? Any advice?

Son had gallbladder removed 7 yrs ago. Still always dumping syndrome after meals. Questran (cholestyramine) doesn't help. Is this common for gb removal? Any advice?

Yes: The gall bkadder emuksifies fat loads and reduces dumping, so this to be expected. How to adjust? Less saturated and total fat in diet overall, more leaner meats such as poultry and fish instead of red meat, eat more grass fed beef if eating beef. See a nutritionist to fine tune! ...Read more

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
1 Doctor shared a insight

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


2

2
What is it like to have postcholecystectomy syndrome or pcs after gallbladder removal surgery?

What is it like to have postcholecystectomy syndrome or pcs after gallbladder removal surgery?

Pain,: PCS affects bout 15% of patients after gallbladder surgery. It is due to continuously increased bile flow into the upper GI tract. Most common symptoms are pain, diarrhea, nausea and bloating specially after eating dairy products or fatty meals. ...Read more

3

3
What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

Low fat: Low fat, high fiber, avoid greasy fried foods and excessive butter and drink plenty of caffeine free, alcohol free fluids. ...Read more

5

5
What can I eat after gallbladder removal and which food should be avoided?

What can I eat after gallbladder removal and which food should be avoided?

Trial and error: After gallbladder removal, the bile from the liver constantly drains into the intestine (rather than being stored in the gallbladder between meals and squirted into the intestine after meals). Bile can be irritating and about 25% of patients may experience gastric irritation or diarrhea. This is called post-cholecystectomy syndrome. Avoid acid food and fatty food. Minimize alcohol and tobacco. ...Read more

6

6
Could I still eat whatever I want after gallbladder removal can someone explai?

Could I still eat whatever I want after gallbladder removal can someone explai?

Yes: No special diet after gallbladder surgery some people will experience loose bowel after a rich or fatty meal
digestive system are not the same in all of us some tolerate food the others do not nothing to do with the surgery
listen to your body what it is trying to tell you
some food we like might not like us back. ...Read more

7

7
How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

A couple of weeks: Assuming you had an uneventful laparoscopic cholecystectomy, have resumed a normal diet, have no GI symptoms like anorexia or nausea, have no history of gastritis or liver disease, and are not taking any other new medications including narcotics, consult your surgeon during the post-op check, about a small amount of wine. If you tolerate this, like all good things, moderate the amount you drink. ...Read more

9

9
Pain after gallbladder removal surgery. What can I take for this?

How long ago: Was your surgery? Was it laparoscopic? You can expect to have incisional pain while healing up from surgery. When this is over, you should feel better. Some patients get colicky pain for a few weeks until your system gets accustomed to absence of storage organ. Ask your surgeon what to expect at what point in time after surgery. Persistent pain, fever, vomiting, or jaundice are danger signs. ...Read more

10

10
Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Rarely: Following gallbladder surgery, a small percent of people will come back with a recurrent "gallbladder-like" attack. This is usually due to a small stone that was hiding within the bile duct before surgery and can pass spontaneously or require non-surgical endoscopic removal. Even less frequently, people can develop new stones in their bile duct years after surgery, likewise treated as above. ...Read more

11

11
Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Irritation of the di: The call bladder is connected to the liver. Just above it is the diaphragm. The procedure to remove the gall bladder can irritate the diaphragm and the tissues around the liver. When irritated, pain happens. It is just temporary, but if continues call your doctor. ...Read more

12

12
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

13

13
Is it normal to have bloating a month after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to have bloating a month after gallbladder removal?

Not unheard of: It's not usual, but not unheard of, to have some persistent bloating. It is NOT due to a lack of bile, or persistent CO2 in the abdomen. Just maintain a good healthy diet, no restrictions, stay hydrated, and maintain normal activity. Perhaps add some yogurt to your diet. If it continues, I suggest you discuss with your surgeon, but it should resolve. Good luck. ...Read more

14

14
What should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

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

15

15
What should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

What should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

See your doctor: I do not know how long ago your surgery was. Early after gallbladder surgery there may be an adjustment period of abdominal gas or pressure feeling which resolves in a few weeks. Later, if heartburn is still an issue, then see your doctor for antacid medication, and may need a gastroenterology evaluation for other conditions such as hiatal hernia. ...Read more

16

16
Why does my right upper quadrant still hurt after gallbladder removal?

Depends: How recent was your surgery? It could be postop pain. Can also be retained stone or primary stone, or possibly another diagnosis such as a peptic ulcer. See your surgeon ...Read more

17

17
Please help docs! Is pain 3 weeks after gallbladder removal surgery normal?

Depends: Some incisional pain may be normal at 3 weeks, but for the most part, it should be improving. Severe pain could indicate a problem. Your surgeon should be notified if you are still in a lot of pain at the 3 week mark. Some simple tests can be done to make sure the pain doesn't represent a problem that needs more attention. ...Read more

18

18
Is it normal to still have diarrhea issues 7 years after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to still have diarrhea issues 7 years after gallbladder removal?

Something else: It's likely something else... Recommend checking with your internist and getting a referral to a GI specialist.... Could be a inflammatory disorder... ...Read more

19

19
Is it ok to wear a sugical girdle after gallbladder removal done laproscopic?

Yes!: It is fine as long as it is not hurting you or the incision areas and not pressing on your stomach too tight, making you nauseous or affecting your breathing. ...Read more

20

20
After gallbladder removal? Do we have side effects life long if we eat fatty foods?

No.: Hi, in the first few weeks after a gall bladder removal a few pts may get some diarrhea but this resolves soon. Over time most patients who have had their gall bladder removed for the appropriate reasons have no trouble whatsoever and lead a normal life. Hope this helps. ...Read more

21

21
What are some reasons the kidney would hurt more than the incisions after gallbladder removal?

What are some reasons the kidney would hurt more than the incisions after gallbladder removal?

This is a great...: ...question to ask your surgeon, since he knows (and we don't) what transpired during your surgery --e.g. positioning, exploration, etc. ...Read more

22

22
2 weeks after gallbladder removal still have pain under right ribs and in my back on the right side.?

2 weeks after gallbladder removal still have pain under right ribs and in my back on the right side.?

Wait few more days: Pain to disappear and go for a post OP follow up visit to your surgeon. If you have no fever may be you have small amount of fluid collection will resolve soon. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

23

23
Is it possible to have adhesion develop 1 week after gallbladder removal. If so what is the next approach?

Is it possible to have adhesion develop 1 week after gallbladder removal. If so what is the next approach?

Not possible: If it is Laparoscopic procedure I doubt.
Even with open procedure it is too early to have
adhesions and too early to have symptoms, usually may take few months to couple of years, ...Read more

25

25
Could you get gallstones after gallbladder removal please help?

Yes: Gallstones can form after the removal of the gallbladder. It is not very common, but may occur. See your doctor if you think this has happened or are having symptoms. It could be something else (like an ulcer) that may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

26

26
Who should I talk to if I am having problems after gallbladder removal?

Who should I talk to if I am having problems after gallbladder removal?

Your Surgeon or...: Any problems in the first weeks after your surgery need to be reported to your surgeon, their office, or covering physician. If you are 4-6 weeks out, consider your primary provider or a gastroenterologist, depending on your other medical history. ...Read more

27

27
Can I drink beer after gallbladder removal?

Can I drink beer after gallbladder removal?

May be: It would depend upon how ur body behaves to what ever it us that u r drinking. If the reason for gallballder surgery was pancreatitis, then u would not recommend drinking. Otherwise, try something and ur body will let u know if it likes it or not :). ...Read more

28

28
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

29

29
What can I expect 3 months after gallbladder removal?

What can I expect 3 months after gallbladder removal?

Overall better: Some have diarrhea, which typically resolves. Pain should resolve. May ;#40;likely;#41; get internal scars ;#40;adhesions;#41; which usually cause no problems, but might cause pain. Rarely recurrent stones. Most people feel much better. ...Read more

30

30
What are normal complications after gallbladder removal?

Long list: There is a long list of a potential complication from gallbladder surgery
do you mean what would you expect your body will do or complication that could happen during surgery and you might be feeling it now
after surgery patient will feel tired, drained, fatigue
some might not tolerate specific food
some will have diarrhea some will have constipation
some will have more pain than others
? ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
40 Doctors shared insights

Dumping Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that occurs occurs when food, especially sugar, moves too fast from the stomach to the duodenum—the first part of the small intestine—in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This condition is also called rapid gastric emptying (early dumping syndrome) and it occurs 10 to 30 ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
2 Doctors shared insights

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