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Are "good fats" like fish oil, avocado, nuts, etc., a problem after gall bladder surgery? Or is it just things like deep fried and greasy foods?

Are "good fats" like fish oil, avocado, nuts, etc., a problem after gall bladder surgery? Or is it just things like deep fried and greasy foods?

Most foods: After gallbladder surgery one should be able to gradually return to eating all normal foods, including all fatty foods. Some do have chronic fatty food intolerance with gas or diarrhea, and it would not matter where the fat came from, only the amount of fat eaten at a time. Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Will eating healthier help me have fewer gall bladder attacks?

Will eating healthier help me have fewer gall bladder attacks?

Possibly: Choosing foods with low fat content and low grease may help you go longer periods without a gallbladder attack but it is not a sure bet. If you have had several attacks of abdominal pain and the appropriate workout for a gallbladder, you may want to see a surgeon to have your gallbladder removed to avoid future attacks and possible complications. Read more

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I am having trouble eating, gaseous, after 8 days from my gall bladder removed, is this normal?

I am having trouble eating, gaseous, after 8 days from my gall bladder removed, is this normal?

Yes: It can be normal. Your body may be adjusting to the lack of the gallbladder. It should resolve as your body adjust. Limit your fat intake. If this continues discuss with your surgeon at your follow up visit. Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having trouble eating, gaseous, after 8 days from my gall bladder removed, is this common?

Surgical condition: All intra abdominal procedures develop stasis of the small intestine as an early neurogenic/sympathetic nerve problem. This is called ileus where gas is not easly passed down the bowel as a transient episode. Laparoscopy has minimal ileus. Open surgery when a GB is markedly infected has a longer period of ileus which causes problems similar to yours for 1 or more wks. Post surgery Read more

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Pain in right side after eating but no gall bladder?

Pain in right side after eating but no gall bladder?

Several possible: Causes. Abdominal pain in the right side after meals could be caused by indigestion, gastritis, ulcers, liver diseases, inflammation of the pancreas, intestinal or colonic pathology, some cancers and several other less common problems. If the pain is severe, very frequent or both you need medical attention to identify the cause and formulate a treatment plan. Read more

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Asked about rib pain after eating. I don't have my gall bladder anymore and I have had pancretits 4 yrs agothis has been going on 4 two weeks?

Asked about rib pain after eating. I don't have my gall bladder anymore and I have had pancretits 4 yrs agothis has been going on 4 two weeks?

See a doctor: Ms. Richm83 - i'd recommend visiting your doctor.

There are a few things that can be attributed to this. To be able to determine the true cause, a through discussion with you as well as an ultrasound or possible egd may have to be done.

I don't like saying on these forums the differential diagnosis, since patients tend to perseverate on what we say. I'd suggest you speak with your doc. Read more

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Had gall bladder operation last week. Since yesterday having loose stools although I'm still eating light, bland food. Please help.

Had gall bladder operation last week. Since yesterday having loose stools although I'm still eating light, bland food. Please help.

No restrictions.: After your gall bladder is removed, you really don't have any dietary restrictions. About 30% of women who have gall bladder removal will have post meal urgency, which is an aggressive urge to have a bowel movement soon after meals. This is not due to the absence of the gall bladder. It is self limited, but if it persists longer than one likes, try imodium (loperamide). Good luck Read more

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Ever since I had my gall bladder removed, immediately after eating, I get a horrible bout of diarrhea. Are there any remedies for this?

Yes: The gall bladder stores and concentrates bile. Without a gall bladder, the bile is continuously excreted into the intestine. This sometimes overloads the ability of the terminal ileum to reabsorb all of the bile that is presented to it. This irritates the right colon which can cause diarrhea. Taking a medicine that binds bile salts can stop this, but try metamucil first. Read more

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9 weeks after gall bladder surgery and still no appetite, eating little. Is this normal? Have resumed normal activities but am weak, losing weight. Marinol no help. Next steps?

9 weeks after gall bladder surgery and still no appetite, eating little. Is this normal? Have resumed normal activities but am weak, losing weight. Marinol no help. Next steps?

Not typical: If gall bladder removed uneventfully and no stones left behind in the bile ducts or leak of bile after surgery, you should be improving. Follow up with your surgeon. Other problems can coincide with or cause gallbladder disease. One uncommon problem that can cause gallbladder problems as well as difficulty eating is hardening of the arteries to the gut and could be considered given your age. Read more

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I have mid radiating back pain infrequently after eating. What tests do I need to see for gall bladder or ulcer?

I have mid radiating back pain infrequently after eating. What tests do I need to see for gall bladder or ulcer?

Gallbladder disease: Gallbladder disease or passing a gallstone can feel like stabbing pain into your back. Fatty foods make it worse. Some positions can make it better. Your doc, will order ultrasound of abdomen/ruq, and get you referred to surgeon. Occasionally a tech hida scan is needed to make the diagnosis. Gastric/duodenal ulcers are diagnosed by egd. Good luck. Read more

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I had my gall bladder removed in 2007 but have recently started bloating in upper abdoman after eating. I also am tender under my right ribcage.?

I had my gall bladder removed in 2007 but have recently started bloating in upper abdoman after eating. I also am tender under my right ribcage.?

Talk to physician: This sounds very unusual and should be evaluated by your physician and could be reflective of gastric, hepatic or pancreatic conditions. Read more

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What to do if I had my gall bladder out in feb and since had bad pain in my tummy after eating creamy foods. Is this ibs?

Eating: After gallbladder surgery. About 1 in 400 people after gallbladder surgery have diarrhea after surgery, sometimes treated with Questran (cholestyramine). Others will have long term fatty food intolerance after surgery. I am not aware of anything else to do but avoid much fatty, fried & greasy foods. Eat fruits & vegetables, lean meats. Over time food intolerances may improve. Read more

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Upper/ lowerr side pain after eating. Feel sick etc. Gall bladder ultrasound clear including scan or ovaries. Now need endoscope. Why? No bloods done

Upper/ lowerr side pain after eating. Feel sick etc. Gall bladder ultrasound clear including scan or ovaries. Now need endoscope. Why? No bloods done

Searching for answer: It sounds as if your doctor is doing a work up to find the answer. If you are getting endoscopy I'm sure he/she has a reason. Ask and find out. Blood work might not be important at this stage of the evaluation. Read more

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Gall bladder removed 3 months ago. Stools were a little loose but still only once a day. Past four days developed loose stools/diarreah upon waking, after eating, and even if I don't eat. Tried BRAT diet and not much difference. Related to surgery?

Gall bladder removed 3 months ago. Stools were a little loose but still only once a day. Past four days developed loose stools/diarreah upon waking, after eating, and even if I don't eat. Tried BRAT diet and not much difference. Related to surgery?

Can be.: You may have a constant slow dribbling of bile into your intestines now that the gallbladder is gone. This can result in loose stools. Here are some mess like questran that can bind bile salts and may help. See you MD Read more

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What could cause sharp pain in right shoulder/collar bone after eating besides gall bladder? It is worse about an hour after eating. No GB.

Esophagus?: Could be an esophageal spasm, or a large hiatal hernia, known as a paraesophageal hernia. These can be diagnosed with upper GI contrast xray, and esophageal manometry. Usually, a GI doctor, or general or thoracic surgeon with experience in treating reflux disease would order these tests. Hope this helps! Read more

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I had gall bladder surgery with complications. I am having trouble eating and drinking. My throat and stomach burn even my tongue. What do I eat?

I had gall bladder surgery with complications. I am having trouble eating and drinking. My throat and stomach burn even my tongue. What do I eat?

???: This sounds like severe reflux. But you mention this happened only after a cholecystectomy with complications. I'd follow up with the surgeon who preformed the surgery and/or managed your complications. Really need to be evaluated by a physician as specific information from your medical record and/or further workup is needed. Read more

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Gall bladder symptoms?

Pain: Right upper quadrant pain. Pain after eating fatty foods. Occasionally nausea and vomiting. 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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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