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How soon after my gallbladder surgery will I be able to eat?

How soon after my gallbladder surgery will I be able to eat?

Same day.: When performed laparoscopically, most people are able to tolerate some foods the same day. It is not uncommon to have some nausea initially, but by 2-3 days after surgery, most people are back to their normal diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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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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?

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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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!

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 more

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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?

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?

Unrelated: If there was no difficulty in eating 4 months ago, one must distinguish whether there is a new swallowing problem arising in esophagus due to reflux or the problem is stomach emptying. This can all be resolved with an Upper GI series or gastroscopy. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder surgery result in stomach pains and diarrhea every time I eat afterwards?

Could gallbladder surgery result in stomach pains and diarrhea every time I eat afterwards?

Yes: It is not unusual to have some diarrhea after gallbladder surgery. Many people do not, however many people may experience loose stools particularly after eating. If it is severe, there is medication available to help with that problem. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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How much time will I need to take off of work after my gallbladder surgery?

Depends on cause and: With uncomplicated laparascopic gall bladder surgery you may return within a week...The level of physical activity involved in your work determines how long you need to be away from it. ...Read more

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Why do I feel and look really bloated almost 2 days after my gallbladder surgery?

Why do I feel and look really bloated almost 2 days after my gallbladder surgery?

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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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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