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Eating Nuts Is Irritating My Gall Bladder
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Diahrea for 2 months. Sometimes yellowish. I have to go within a 1/2 hour of eating anything. My gall bladder removed year ago. URQ pain sometimes.?
Consult: With a GI specialist, because you might benefit from meds that bind bile acids. Read more
I had my gall bladder removed and then had diverticulitis. I have had diarrhea since the removal was told to change diet. What should I be eating?
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?
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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.?
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
Upper/ lowerr side pain after eating. Feel sick etc. Gall bladder ultrasound clear including scan or ovaries. Now need endoscope. Why? No bloods done
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liver pain after eating. Gall bladder removed last year. Fatigue, depression, loss of appetite. 165lb. Loosing weight. No fever. Fatty liver? No ETOH.
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