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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?
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
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
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
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.?
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
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 more
Liver pain after eating. Gall bladder removed last year. Fatigue, depression, loss of appetite. 165lb. Loosing weight. No fever. Fatty liver? No ETOH.
Storage site of bile: Bile is made by the liver on a continuous basis. Bile is not needed in your intestine continuously, only when you eat certain foods. The gallbladder stores the bile whenever you don't eat foods needing it for digestion. When you do eat those foods, the gallbladder is stimulated to empty and push the bile into the intestine. (symptoms from the gallbladder may start when gallstones block this action). ...Read more
Stores bile: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile that is made in the liver. It also secretes some mucus from its internal lining. The gallbladder responds to fats entering the duodenum by squeezing bile out into the dodenum to emulsify the fats and aid in their digestion and absorption. ...Read more
Gallbladder purpose: The gallbladder is a "bag" that fills between meals with bile made in the liver. The bile is then concentrated and injected into the duodenum during a meal. When the gallbladder does not empty completely, sludge and debris may accumulate and initiate gallstone formation. ...Read more
Gallbladder attacks often follow fatty meals, and they may occur during the night. A typical attack can cause
■steady pain in the right upper abdomen that increases rapidly and lasts from 30 minutes to several hours
■pain in the back between the shoulder blades
■pain under the right shoulder. ...Read more
Generally, no, but..: Gallbladder sludge is not infrequent & incidental as shown on imaging studies like US or CT scan, and usually causes no symptom as long as having no obstruction to its draining duct. In reality, please ask your doctor so to correlate the finding with your clinical profile since s/he knows more about you than anyone online. More? Go to https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. All the best to heal ...Read more
Porcelain gallbladde: Rarely the wall of the gallbladder can develop scarring that then becomes calcified scar tissue. It rarely occurs and used to be a concern for risk of rare gallbladder cancer formation. Sometimes there can be extensive calcium buildup inside the gallbladder causing the false appearance of calcification of the gallbladder on ultrasound or ct scan. Often treated with laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. ...Read more
Possible: Pain from the gallbladder is usually localized to the right upper abdomen just deep to the rib cage, or in the upper midline. The pain often radiates around into the back, is steady/noncramping/nonburning and often begins after eating (esp rich foods).; nausea, bloating, and/or vomiting may be present. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor; they will order an ultrasound to look for stones. ...Read more
Emulsify fats: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile, originally produced in the liver, which helps to emulsify fats in partly digested food. When food containing fat (and amino acids) enters the digestive tract, it stimulates the contraction of the gallbladder and releases its contents into the first part of the small intestine, helping to digest food. ...Read more
Not sure: I'm not sure what you're referring to. Larger gallballders (GB) can be folded where they extend beyond the liver's edge. There are valves within the tube connecting the GB to the main tube coming out of the liver that can be described as folds. Best to ask the radiologist that issued the report, as this is not typical language or an anatomic entity encountered. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Pain, nausea, vomit:
Gall bladder attack usually starts after fatty foods, often evening, with dull, achy pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, maybe midline; often radiates into back, between shoulder blades, crescendo pain over hours, usually ends up with a spirited bout of vomiting.
May or not have jaundice, dark urine, light stool if stone blocks bile ducts. More severe sustained pain if pancreas inflamed. ...Read more
Stores bile: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile that is made in the liver. It also secretes some mucus from its internal lining. The gallbladder responds to fats entering the duodenum by squeezing bile out into the dodenum to emulsify the fats and aid in their digestion and absorption. It has no association with the urinary bladder. ...Read more
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