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Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

No: Diarrhea is not a sign of gallbladder disease. Diarrhea can occur in some patients after having the gallbladder surgically removed, due to excessive bile release into the intestines. Sometimes this is temporary and resolves in time. If diarrhea is persistent, it can usually be treated by taking Cholestyramine once or twice daily. You should see your doctor to rule out other potential causes. ...Read more

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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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Why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

No reservoir 4 bile: The gallbladder normally serves to store bile that is made continuously from the liver. After a meal, the gallbladder contracts, ejecting bile into the intestine, to aid in digestion. When the gallbladder is removed, the bile no longer is stored but excreted continuously into the intestine. If there is no food, the bile can be irritating and cause diarrhea. Over time, this should improve ...Read more

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Why could the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Why could the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Unsure: sine people get diarrhea for a few weeks after gallbladder removal. It is called post-cholecystectomy syndrome and resolves over time. Some studies indicate it is more common in women. Some believe it is due to a constant trickle of while experienced by the: instead of a normal bonus from the gallbladder. If it is chronic should not be due to the surgery and you may need a colonoscopy ...Read more

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Please explain why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Please explain why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Post Cholecystectomy: Post cholecystectomy syndrome. The lack of volume of bile supplied by the gallbladder at the time of a meal is lost after removal of the gallbladder. The intestine usually adjust to this problem, until then avoid fatty foods. Bile helps dissolve fat so that your body can absorb the fat. If the fat does not dissolve, it will get to the colon where water will osmotically be pulled into the colon. ...Read more

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What are reasons why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

What are reasons why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

It doesn't: Removing the gallbladder does not lead to diarrhea , as your bile production has not changed. Some people do develop urgency after gallbladder surgery. That is, about 30-40 minutes after eating the patient has an aggressive need to have bowel movement which may be loose. This is self limited, but can be eliminated with Imodium (loperamide) ad. I allow my patients full dietary intake after surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me it still doesn't seem clear to me why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Bile salt laxative: Gallbladder is a pouch that stores bile for release when fatty foods require digestion. After removal, bile travels through the bile duct from the liver to the small intestine and distally. Some of the bile salts is reabsorbed in the last part of the small intestine. Bile salts have a potent laxative action. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been searching for the answer online but it still doesn't seem clear to me why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Bile regulation: The gallbladder stores bile, and excretes it when needed. After the gallbladder is removed, bile flow is less easily regulated and can cause diarrhea. This usually occurs early after surgery, but resolves after a few months in most people. Look up "braty" diet. This can be helpful. ...Read more

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Yellow diarrhea since having gall bladder removed?

Yellow diarrhea since having gall bladder removed?

No worry: it is kind of normal to have this kind of BM after GB surgery now the bile running freely to the small intestine and will cause diarrhea with the bile mixed with it until the body componsate for the lack of GB and adjust if persistent ask your doctor there is a lot of solution for it good luck thank you for using health tap i hope that answer your question ...Read more

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Diarrhea after gall bladder removed, what to do?

Diarrhea after gall bladder removed, what to do?

Avoid fat: Normal to have diarrhea after gallbladder surgery rich, creamy, fatty food could make it worst avoid diarrhea medicine since your body trying to compensating for the lack of the gallbladder if persist see your surgeon there is a lot of solution for it 80-90% of people get better on their own. ...Read more

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What to do if I had surgery on my gall bladder, and now I have bad diarrhea at times. .?

What to do if I had surgery on my gall bladder, and now I have bad diarrhea at times. .?

Stool culture: Frequently after surgery patients have an overgrowth of bad colon organisms such as c. difficile. This can produce the diarrhea you mentioned. If it persists, stool culture should be done and if such organisms found , proper antiboitics will clear up problem. ...Read more

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Having diarrhea every morning for quite some time now. Been to a gi, found nothing. Don't have gall bladder, diarrhea is dark green & strong odor.?

Having diarrhea every morning for quite some time now. Been to a gi, found nothing. Don't have gall bladder, diarrhea is dark green & strong odor.?

Diarrhea: How long ago was your cholecystectomy? Within the first several months after cholecystectomy you can experience bile salt related loose stools. Otherwise in the absence of an intestinal infection it's not uncommon for ibs to cause am loose stools. ...Read more

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Gall bladder removal causing diarrhea, what to do?

Gall bladder removal causing diarrhea, what to do?

Post-cholecystectomy: In most cases, the diarrhea stops soon after the surgery. Rarely, it may last for years. The cause of diarrhea after gallbladder removal isn't clear. Some experts believe that it results from an increase in bile, especially bile acids, entering the large intestine which may act as a laxative. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cholecystectomy/expert-answers/gallbladder-removal/faq-20058481 ...Read more

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Back pain started mild a few days ago. Diarrhea but that is fairly typical for me (no gall bladder) but a few times this week it was black. Very tire?

Back pain started mild a few days ago.  Diarrhea but that is fairly typical for me (no gall bladder) but a few times this week it was black. Very tire?

Melena: That term means black stools. It suggests that you may be having bleeding within your intestinal tract. That, combined with the back pain, is more than sufficient reason to seek medical assistance asap. Your fatigue may well be related to anemia if you are bleeding from your gut. This is very serious. See a doctor now. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have diarrhea after gall bladder surgery?

Very common: "post cholecystectomy syndrome." diarrhea after eating, especially fatty foods is common. Vast majority of cases resolve on their own with time. Usually about a month. If its really bad and doesn't resolve, your doctor may try you on a medication called cholestyramine. ...Read more

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What to do if gall bladder removed suffering from diarrhea after every big meal?

Sometimes you can: Get bile gastritis. Medication that binds bile such as Cholestyramine can sometimes help. Consult a gastroenterologist for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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I have had chronic diarrhea since gall bladder removal almost two years ago..Is this normal? Will it ever stop?

Help available: Very rarely patients develop diarrhea after removal of gall bladder. One of the causes is thought to be alteration in reabsorption of bile salts from the gut. If so, there is a medication you may want to try. It is called cholesteramine. Your doctor needs to prescribe it for you. ...Read more

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I have diverticulosis and had lost my gall bladder to a surgical procedure. I have stomachache and diarrhea very often.?

I have diverticulosis and had lost my gall bladder to a surgical procedure. I have stomachache and diarrhea very often.?

MORE INFORMATION : Diverticulosis is almost universal among your age group, and gallbladder disease is also very common. There are several processes which could present with ache and loose stools, so a thorough history needs to be taken by a healthcare professional. Included in the possibilities are inflammatory bowel disease, mild chronic diverticulitis, and celiac sprue. Your doctor, with your help, can define. ...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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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...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