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After 2.5 years of gallbladder removal every few months I get spasms on the right rib right where gallbladder used to spasm no pain. Should worry?

After 2.5 years of gallbladder removal every few months I get spasms on the right rib right where gallbladder used to spasm no pain. Should worry?

Probably not: Absent fever and or vomiting a spasm on occasion is not concerning. If it gets worse, okay to check in with your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Is rum ok after gallbladder removal? I've had it removed almost 2 years ago

Is rum ok after gallbladder removal? I've had it removed almost 2 years ago

Yes: 2yrs after presumably uncomplicated gallbladder removal, you can drink anything you want as long as there's no other reason such as alcoholism. In general, we don't recommend more than one drink/day for ladies & two per day for men. Cheers! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have constant diarrhea every time I eat. Does this have to do with my gallbladder removal 2 years ago?

What does it mean to have constant diarrhea every time I eat. Does this have to do with my gallbladder removal 2 years ago?

Possible: Patient who have their gallbladder removed could experienced post cholecystectomy diarrhea it is usually self limited and worst after heavy or greasy meal it is easy treated if persisted make sure you eT plenty of yogurt and banana and avoid dairy product and greasy food and avoid diarrhea medicine from over the counter see a doctor if persists ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have diarrhea issues 7 years after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to still have diarrhea issues 7 years after gallbladder removal?

Something else: It's likely something else... Recommend checking with your internist and getting a referral to a GI specialist.... Could be a inflammatory disorder... ...Read more

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What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

Symptomatic?: Are you symptomatic from the scar tissue? Are you referring to the external scars on your skin or internal scaring?

If internal scaring, referred to as adhesions, is causing you symptoms, your surgeon may recommend a lysis of adhesions to break up the scar tissue. ...Read more

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Still have scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal. What should I do?

Still have scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal. What should I do?

Hard to answer: Where is the scar tissue? All surgery causes scar. The scar may or may not cause problems. If there are no problems, usually scar slowly imporves, but can take several years. Thick scars that grow (keloids) often require pressure treatment, cortisone injection, radiation, or surgery. ...Read more

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2 years after gallbladder removal if I don't eat after long periods of time I get really bloated. I can't eat while at work so what can I do?

Try cholestyramine: These symptoms may be due to bile making it to the colon where it can be irritating causing bloating and diarrhea. Usually eating would bind up the bile. But if you can't eat there is a medicine called Cholestyramine you can take to bind up the bile. Ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I had a C-section & had my gallbladder removal 2 years ago I am 185 I wanna be atleast 130 before july I really want my stomach to be flat again help!

I had a C-section & had my gallbladder removal 2 years ago I am 185 I wanna be atleast 130 before july I really want my stomach to be flat again help!

Weight management: Congrats your goal of weight loss. Sign up for a free app (my fitness pal) to learn your current calorie intact and tract your exercise. Then cut your total calories by 20 to 40%. Go slow to avoid rebounds. Decrease your gluten, fast carbohydrates and fats. Increase your exercise slowly. Watch your results. Avoid getting frustrated, don't go to fast and good luck. ...Read more

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Gave birth 2 years ago, gallbladder removal. Now loss of appetite, bad nausea after every meal, can't keep meal in long after I eat for last 7 months?

Gave birth 2 years ago, gallbladder removal. Now loss of appetite, bad nausea after every meal, can't keep meal in long after I eat for last 7 months?

U Need 2 C a GI Dr.: The symptoms that you are describing are not typical of someone who has had their gallbladder removed & is likely unrelated. They are also of such severity and chronicity that you should make an appointment to see a gastroenterologist. They will likely recommend upper endoscopy to look for any abnormalities that may be causing your problems. I hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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I had a gallbladder removal 3 years ago, and since then I have been having regular bouts with diarrhea. How can I limit this? I use immodium & it help

I had a gallbladder removal 3 years ago, and since then I have been having regular bouts with diarrhea. How can I limit this? I use immodium & it help

Try cholestyramine: If he diarrhea came after the gallbladder removal, it is unusual but may be caused by bile reaching the colon faster and may be controlled or eliminated by cholestyramine. On the other hand, if the diarrhea is caused by dietary factors, the drug will not solve the problem. Dietary experimentation may be what you need. ...Read more

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How likely are you to have gallstones in the bile duct years after gallbladder removal?

How likely are you to have gallstones in the bile duct years after gallbladder removal?

Rare but can happen: It is not unheard of to have bile duct stones after removal of the gallbladder. Usually it occurs within two year of the operation, but can occur later. An ERCP can usually take care of it. ...Read more

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I get nasty keloids after surgeries. Can they show up in my abdomen years after gallbladder removal and cause vomiting and pain?

I get nasty keloids after surgeries. Can they show up in my abdomen years after gallbladder removal and cause vomiting and pain?

Keloids: Don't ever cause vomiting. Something else is causing that - best to get evaluated by your family physician. ...Read more

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Help? Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea for 6 days. Sharp pain under right ribs and lower left stomach pain after eating. Gallbladder removal 5 years ago.

Help? Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea for 6 days. Sharp pain under right ribs and lower left stomach pain after eating. Gallbladder removal 5 years ago.

Still be evaluated..: Don't wish to wait out, but go to be timely evaluated although GI viral infection may manifest your symptoms. How to get evaluated correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can surely work closely with doc to reach right diagnosis for right treatment/ care/ counseling. ...Read more

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I had a laproscopic gallbladder removal two yrs ago now I got keliods how can I get them. Removed n what do they do?

I had a laproscopic gallbladder removal two yrs ago now I got keliods how can I get them. Removed n what do they do?

Keloids: The keloids are sometimes treated with injection of steroids in it and you should see a dermatologist for it. Keloids are more common in black people but it can occur in any race. ...Read more

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Having worse acid reflux 4 weeks post op gallbladder removal? Taking two Nexium (esomeprazole) a day. Is this normal?

Having worse acid reflux 4 weeks post op gallbladder removal? Taking two Nexium (esomeprazole) a day. Is this normal?

Bile gastritis: The gallbladder stores bile and releases it during meals, after it is removed, the bile constantly drains into the intestine and if refluxes into the stomach, can cause bile gastritis. While acid suppression is helpful, you may still have symptoms. A trial of carafate (sucralfate) may be helpful as well as changing your diet to low acid foods and frequent meals. Surgery may be indicated if severe symptoms. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurts after two months of gallbladder removal. Still have diarrhea stomach pains?

Why does my stomach hurts after two months of gallbladder removal. Still have diarrhea stomach pains?

Could be: Retained stones, pancreatitis, alkaline gastritis, delayed gastric emptying, or any number of other causes. Consult with your surgeon or GI specialist for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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63 year old female with 1.44 cm single gallbladder polyp found on ultrasound. No symptom Should I have gallbladder removal? I have Rheumatoid Arth

63 year old female with 1.44 cm single gallbladder polyp found on ultrasound. No symptom Should I have gallbladder removal? I have Rheumatoid Arth

No: Gallbladder polyps are benign and not dangerous. They don't cause pain or blockage. There is no reason to remove the polyp or the entire gallbladder due to this. If you have right upper abdominal pain or discomfort, it is caused by something else and you should see your primary care doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have yellow stool for a year? Even after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to have yellow stool for a year? Even after gallbladder removal?

Stool sample: Change in the color of your stool should be evaluated. Bile gives stool a darker color. However, if you are doing fine and this has been ongoing for a year, you can get an elective appointment with your doc. A stool sample for analysis will help diagnose. ...Read more

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Before and after my gallbladder removal my bile duct has been dilated even still a year later, this causes a lot of pain, will this go away itself?

Before and after my gallbladder removal my bile duct has been dilated even still a year later, this causes a lot of pain, will this go away itself?

Depends: Ask your doctor how dilated the bile duct is. After gallbladder removal, it is normal to have a slightly enlarged bile duct. Additionally, as you age, your bile duct usually enlarges a bit, usually about 1 mm per 10 years. If you have stones in your bile duct, you certainly need to have this addressed. Finally, proving that your pain is from the dilated bile duct is quite difficult. ...Read more

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Is oily stool a year after gallbladder removal normal? I have had a CT scan and MRCP to evaluate pancreas, both were normal.

Fat malabsorption.: After we have our gallbladder removed, we begin to have trouble digesting dietary fats - the gallbladder normally stores bile, which helps us to prepare fats for digestion. So without a bonus release of bile, we will not digest fats properly, which means they end up in the stool, causing that oily stool to which you refer. This effect is permanent. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removal 2 months ago and I'm still having problems?

You should: Consult your surgeon or GI specialist, so that causes of abdominal pain other than gallstones can be investigated. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more


Dr. Julie Abbott
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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