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How Soon After My Gallbladder Surgery Will I Be Able To Eat
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
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
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
I had gallbladder surgery 4 days ago. Doing very well. Tired of bland diet, what can I eat? I'm afraid to eat anything not bland!
No restrictions: After the gallbladder is removed there is no need to avoid fatty foods. Prior to surgery, a patient with gallbladder problems should avoid fatty foods to avoid symptoms. A small percentage of patients will get post op urgency, which is an urgent need to have a bm about 30-45 minutes after meals. This will be self limited, or easily quelled with Imodium (loperamide) ad. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I received gallbladder surgery 4 days ago and my doctor said i could resume a normal diet. Can i drink coffee, soda, tea, and eat chocolate & hamburgs?
What do you advise if i had gall bladder surgery about 4 months ago and for the last 2 weeks i haven't been able to eat anything?
My doctor advised me to have gallbladder surgery following several tests ct, ultra-sound & hide? I have had abdominal pain accompanied with bloating following eating small amounts of food. Rarely eat greasy foods occasionally eat chili/mexican foods or
Get it out: Generally, gallbladder disease is definitively treated with surgical removal of gallbladder. If you have had such an extensive evaluation/work-up and recommendation is surgery, you should really consider it. You should discuss with your family physician and a mis surgeon. Removal of gallbladder (cholecystectomy) is routinely removed minimally invasive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post op expectations: After surgery, open or laparoscopic, there will be some degree of adynamic ileum. This is a condition where the gut motility slows down, due to surgical irritation and pain medicine. Don't fret, your post op bloating will soon resolve, and you'll be back to your old self very soon. If not, you're surgical team will discuss this on your post op visit. Good luck. ...Read more
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