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I can't eat food with a lot of seasonings, or really greasy food, or drink soda without feeling really sick. If I drink water and eat bland foods I feel fine though. People keep telling me its my gallbladder causing problems, is that right?

I can't eat food with a lot of seasonings, or really greasy food, or drink soda without feeling really sick. If I drink water and eat bland foods I feel fine though. People keep telling me its my gallbladder causing problems, is that right?

Belly pain: You can have "gallbladder pain" from typically eating lots of greasy foods. Mainly food with high fat content. The soda or seasoning maybe signs of gerd/gastritis/ulcer although there maybe overlap. You may need lab testing and diagnostic testing. Try avoiding food triggers if able. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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Best foods to eat without a gallbladder?

Best foods to eat without a gallbladder?

Start: With low fat healthy foods. Avoid large meals at first. After you are healed you should be able to eat all foods normally. Healthy food habits are always the best (more fruits & vegetables, less meat & fats). ...Read more

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Can gallbladder problems cause food to taste salty?

Can gallbladder problems cause food to taste salty?

Not likely.: Gallstones typically cause post prandial pain. Changes in taste is probably related more to respiratory problems, such as sinusitis. ...Read more

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While I have gallbladder problems, what can I safely eat?

Non fatty: Traditional, non fatty, not spicy
but you know what has excited symptoms so avoid those and the similar. ...Read more

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Its no problem anything I want to eat even I don't have gallbladder?

Its no problem anything I want to eat even I don't have gallbladder?

If I understamd: Your question, I assume that you have had surgery to remove your gallbladder. Most people can eat all normal foods after gallbladder removal surgery. Some people may find discomfort, cramping, or diarrhea if they eat too much fatty foods. You can try all foods and see if anything bothers you. ...Read more

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Are there particular foods to avoid when suffering from gallbladder problems?

Are there particular foods to avoid when suffering from gallbladder problems?

Fatty foods: Fatty foods such as pizza, hamburgers, fried chicken, french fries. All these will set off a gallbladder attack. ...Read more

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How do people live without a gallbladder? What kind of food can they eat/ not eat?

How do people live without a gallbladder? What kind of food can they eat/ not eat?

No gallbladder: The gallbladder stores bike. Bike is secreted into stomach to breakdown fatty foods. So can live fine without a gallbladder but you must modify your diet and eat healthy cut out those fats and grease ...Read more

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Curious how your body works without the gallbladder and if you can still eat all the foods you like?

Curious how your body works without the gallbladder and if you can still eat all the foods you like?

Still Works: The body works without a gallbladder. The gallbladder stores bile which helps us digest fatty foods. Without the gallbladder reservoir, we cannot release as much bile after a meal, so sometimes fatty meals are harder to digest. This tends to improve with time and a low fat diet can help, especially right after surgery if fatty meals are a problem. ...Read more

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What should I eat to prevent gallbladder problems?

What should I eat to prevent gallbladder problems?

Gallbladder diet: You should avoid foods high in fat and cholesterol. You should pay attention to portion sizes, and eat healthy foods high in fiber such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Try to keep a healthy weight might help you prevent gallstones from forming. ...Read more

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What foods/meals can I eat if I have sludge buildup in my gallbladder?

What foods/meals can I eat if I have sludge buildup in my gallbladder?

Avoid Fat food.: You can eat almost anything you desire, but you must
1). Avoid fatty and greasy food.
2). Avoid diets high in cholesterol.
3). Keep yourself well hydrated.
Maintain normal weight.
When you begin to have symptoms, please talk to your pcp for surgical evaluation to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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I wonder what will be the long term effects of having no gallbladder? Is it ok if I eat fatty, oily foods 1 month after? I'm too young and scared

I wonder what will be the long term effects of having no gallbladder? Is it ok if I eat fatty, oily foods 1 month after? I'm too young and scared

Usually no problem: Bile is used by your gut to absorb fat; left unabsorbed, fat will cause diarrhea. The gallbladder's job is to store bile & deliver it to the gut after fatty meals; however, the liver produces the bile & bile will still get to the gut w/o a gallbladder. Therefore, most people have no problem digesting fats after surgery; for those that do, it often improves in time. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to eat if I have gallbladder/gallstone problems?

Please tell me what to eat if I have gallbladder/gallstone problems?

If known already: Stay away from fatty foods, i.e. Fried. When there's gallbladder disease with or without stones, my recommendation is to have it removed! ...Read more

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What foods to eat after gallbladder removal?

What foods to eat after gallbladder removal?

Healthy foods: Previously you may be getting gb attacks with fried food, now you no longer will get. With or without, gb should be eating lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, less red meats, more fish and required vitamins and minerals, plenty of exercise, and you feel good. ...Read more

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What kind of foods are safe to eat after gallbladder surgery?

What kind of foods are safe to eat after gallbladder surgery?

Depends: How long ago was your surgery? Gallbladder & gallstones are usually both removed at surgery. Usually can eat everything given enough time after surgery. Start with smaller and lighter soft foods & soups, avoid fatty & greasy foods at first. Then gradually return to a full normal and regular diet over a couple weeks as you recover from surgery. ...Read more

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What happens if I eat oily foods after having a gallbladder surgery?

Nothing serious: Early on, after surgery, fatty foods might cause discomfort similar to a gallbladder attack. After a few weeks, you should be able to tolerate fatty and oily foods without a problem. Your ability to digest fatty foods should be unaffected. ...Read more

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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

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I have pain in the middle of my chest after I eat certain foods. I have heard sometimes it can be your gallbladder- what would this feel like?

I have pain in the middle of my chest after I eat certain foods. I have heard sometimes it can be your gallbladder- what would this feel like?

Unlikely...: Gallbladder would be a remote consideration of chest pain. Assuming cardiac causes are ruled out, gerd or esophageal spasm would be more likely. Good luck! ...Read more

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Need docs answers! What foods can I eat after gallbladder removal?

Need docs answers! What foods can I eat after gallbladder removal?

Low Fat Diet: There isn't a post gallbladder removal diet. You may have diarrhea after your gallbladder has been removed. Avoid high-fat foods, fried foods, and greasy foods. Increase the fiber in your diet. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. ...Read more

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Why does my side hurt after I eat fatty foods even though I got my gallbladder removed almost 4 years ago?

Fatty foods: .Interestingly, as you have been missing the normal bonus release of bile that is ejected from a normally functioning gallbladder after a meal, your ability to digest fatty foods is now worse than when you had your gallbladder. So, eating fatty foods will result in bloating, discomfort and malabsorption. In this context, a low-fat diet is advised. ...Read more

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After I eat fried foods I have pain in my gallbladder? And I get really nauseous but it's only after fried food what is the issue?

After I eat fried foods I have pain in my gallbladder? And I get really nauseous but it's only after fried food what is the issue?

Need an exam, etc...: Having tummy symptoms after eating fried foods or oily foods can be a sign of gallbladder disease, such as gallstones or "sludge" in the gallbladder. Stones could also be in the bile duct, and would be called a biliary stone. Stones and sludge block the flow of bile, and the back-pressure from the blockage can cause pain and infection. One's primary care doctor can evaluate. ...Read more

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How long does it take your body to get back to normal after having your gallbladder out and do you have to eat low fat foods after the operation?

How long does it take your body to get back to normal after having your gallbladder out and do you have to eat low fat foods after the operation?

1 week: Typically 5-7 days to return to work full time. Could be as little as 2-3 days. Most could also go back to working out in a gym in 2-3 weeks depending on comfort level. Low fat diets are typically not necessary unless freq loose stools are an issue. ...Read more

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Had a ultrasound for my gallbladder, No stones, not inflamed. It hurts when I move a certain way, and if I eat greasy food. What could it be? What can I do

Had a ultrasound for my gallbladder, No stones, not inflamed. It hurts when I move a certain way, and if I eat greasy food. What could it be? What can I do

Pain: It would be a good idea to repeat your bloodwork including a CBC with diff, CMP, lipase, urinalysis with culture. Consider a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis as well. See a doctor. There is always a reason why there is pain, even when tests are normal. See another doctor in person if your current doctor can't give you answers. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder taken out 8yrs ago, no I'm having problems digesting my food and trapped gas?

I had my gallbladder taken out 8yrs ago, no I'm having problems digesting my food and trapped gas?

May not be related: Digestive symptoms 8 yrs after removal of gall bladder may not be related to surgery, see you physician for examination and work up, you may be developing some other problems. ...Read more

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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

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Fatty food intolerance problem...I had my gallbladder removed in june. I get nauseus after fats?

Fatty food intolerance problem...I had my gallbladder removed in june. I get nauseus after fats?

Common: The best thing to do is moderate fat intake, quantity and how fast it is ingested. ...Read more

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Dr says my gallbladder is workn only at 29% my question is if l eat healthy & less greasy foods can it get better without surgery?

Dr says my gallbladder is workn only at 29% my question is if l eat healthy & less greasy foods can it get better without surgery?

That along with...: The good news is your gallbladder can get better without surgery (it can never get better with surgery, only removed which is not better), but it needs more than eating healthy. It would be wise to work with an acupuncturist ; holistic md. Consider doing a liver flush. But any treatment should be with professional guidance:
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Had my gallbladder out a year ago now ever since then everytime I eat food I get bad cramping and nausea what could it be?

Cholestyramine: After a gall bladder opertion bile salts can be an issue. Taking this medication before meals is likely to give you relief. Discuss this with you doctor and give it a trial ...Read more

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After my gallbladder remove is their still a chance to happen again a gall stone. Can still eat fat food or spicy?

After my gallbladder remove is their still a chance to happen again a gall stone. Can still eat fat food or spicy?

Highly unlikely: If you had your gallbladder out for stones, there is a very small chance of having a retained stone but this is unlikely and is usually suspected prep by evaluating your us and labs. There is no real dietary restrictions after gallbladder surgery but patients sometimes find foods that bother them. This may be a temporary issue while the system gets used to life without the gallbladder. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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