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After removal of gall bladder - what food you are not support to eat?

After removal of gall bladder - what food you are not support to eat?

Fatty foods : There is really no restriction per say. Fatty foods can cause diarrhea and cramps for majority of patients. Some pts have no issues at all. Others, get better w time and some never get better. Diarrhea is annoying but if dont mind, eats whatever. Imodium (loperamide) can help as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


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How much is the cost of removal of the gall bladder and pancreas in the usa?

How much is the cost of removal of the gall bladder and pancreas in the usa?

Varies: Exact cost can vary depending on your insurance situation and your particular health concerns. You will incur the surgeon's cost, the anethesia cost, and hospital facility fee. The hospital fee will be the highest charge. You are talking about 10s of thousands of dollars. ...Read more

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How risky is a gall bladder removal?

How risky is a gall bladder removal?

If performed by: Experienced surgeon, risk is minimal. Assuming that you are going to have laparoscopic surgery, major complication is about 2% overall. That means 98% have no problems or minor problems if at all. Those are pretty good odds and not ask your surgeon whether he thinks out potential benefits outweigh the potential risks, he can tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Best method for gall bladder removal?

Best method for gall bladder removal?

Laparoscopic: Gold standard is laparoscopic approach. Outpatient, quick recovery, minimal risk. ...Read more

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How dangerous is gall bladder removal?

How dangerous is gall bladder removal?

Very safe: With advanced skill and instruments, laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is an outpatient same day surgery with recovery from days to a week or two. ...Read more

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What to do after gall bladder removal? I'm 29

Usually nothing: Gallbladder is a vestigial storage organ for bile, so that enzymes can pour out in large amounts to help digest foods that animals would eat in large amounts infrequently. In humans, it does not serve a useful purpose because we eat smaller amounts more frequently than do wild animals. You can get transient painful episodes mimicking gallbladder colic after surgical removal, but it will resolve. ...Read more

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What to eat after gall bladder removal by scope?

What to eat after gall bladder removal by scope?

Should be able: To eat fairly normally, eventually. Early after surgery eat small, light, non fat foods. As you heal & feel better over a few weeks or less you should be able to return to eating all normal foods. Fatty or greasy foods cause some people to feel bloating, gas or diarrhea after surgery. ...Read more

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After gall bladder removal is a special diet necessary?

After gall bladder removal is a special diet necessary?

Usually no special : For most people, after gallbladder surgery, they can eat all normal foods. It is always best to eat healthy foods. ...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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Is it possible to have symptoms after gall bladder removal?

Yes : Some patients do not feel complete resolution of abdominal discomforts with gallbladder surgery. Other possible causes of pain can be gastritis, stomach ulcer, bile duct spasm, kidney issue, etc. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you give me some suggestions for after gall bladder removal?

Can you give me some suggestions for after gall bladder removal?

Many: If your surgery is done laparoscopic, then refrain from strenuous activity x 3 weeks. I advise my patients to eat "light" for the 1st 24 hours (soup, toast, etc), then increase diet as tolerated. Most patients have no food intolerances; a few have fatty food intolerance. A few patients have post- prandial diarrhea. In these, i prescribe Colestid (colestipol) or questran, which resolves the situation. ...Read more

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How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

How long until able to go back to work after gall bladder removal?

7-10 days: In my experience most people will return to work in 7-10 days, however I have seen people return as soon as 3-4 days or as long as 2-3 weeks, especially if the work requires strenuous activity. ...Read more

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Considering gall bladder removal- what is the recovery time for scope?

Very Short: Most patients are discharged home the same day after laparoscopic cholecystectomy and are ready to return to work in about a week. Consult with your surgeon regarding activity and return to work. Latter will depend upon how physically demanding the work. ...Read more

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How long before i can resume a normal diet after gall bladder removal?

Soon: Start slowly, especially with eating too much fatty or greasy foods. Otherwise can eat other foods as soon as you feel ready. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take a 40 year old to recover from gall bladder removal?

Not long. : Most patients recover fully in 1-3 weeks from laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from gall bladder removal?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from gall bladder removal?

1-3 weeks: Depends on how you tolerate pain, how bad the gallbladder was, how extensive the surgery was, whether the surgeon had to open and a number of other factors but most people are doing well by 1 to 3 weeks. ...Read more