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Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food, lettuce, used laxativ

Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food,  lettuce, used laxativ

Here are some...: How have you been after gallbladder surgery? Have you slowly got regular in BM and felt better in general well-being? These may suggest how you may and should be after gallbladder surgery. In fact, you may have more pertinent answer from your doctors since they know more your individual situation than anyone else online. More? To articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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How long after gallbladder surgery will the diarrhea start?

How long after gallbladder surgery will the diarrhea start?

It depends: Some people never have trouble with it, and some have near constant problems. See how you do in the first 6 week after, though it often gets better after that kind of time frame. ...Read more

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How long after gallbladder surgery does diarrhea usually last?

How long after gallbladder surgery does diarrhea usually last?

Variable time: Some people have no diarrhea afterwards. Of those that do, it usually resolves after a few weeks. Avoiding fatty and fried foods usually helps. If the diarrhea persists, there is a medicine that can help with it. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago. this morning I had black diarrhea is that normal?

I had gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago. this morning I had black diarrhea is that normal?

Black stool (Melena): If the stools were truly black (the color of old fixed phones) and you are not on iron or other materials that create black stools there is a possibility this represents blood that is old or from the upper GI tract. Would go and see the surgeon who removed your GB and take a stool specimen with you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can I expect diarrhea to last after my gallbladder surgery 3 days ago? I also have gastroparesis.

How long can I expect diarrhea to last after my gallbladder surgery 3 days ago?  I also have gastroparesis.

Diet-Related: App 1 in 5 people will develop diarrhea after undergoing gallbladder surgery. This is usually precipitated by fatty-food intake. Most of the time, the diarrhea will resolve within a few weeks (to-months) after surgery. In the rare case that it does not resolve, this can be managed with medication. ...Read more

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Ok to take imodium (loperamide) for post op diarrhea from gallbladder surgery?

Ok to take imodium (loperamide) for post op diarrhea from gallbladder surgery?

Depends: When was your surgery? Would not want to combine immodium & narcotic pain pills. Best is to address the issue first with avoiding fried, fatty, greasy foods. Drink plenty of water. Check with your doctor or surgeon before adding medication like this. Immidium will not correct the cause if the diarrhea either & likely to have better results with prescription cholestyramine. See your doctor. ...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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Soft fluffy non greasy stool after gallbladder surgery green and yellowish in color not greasy not diarrhea just loose consistency once a day?

Soft fluffy non greasy stool after gallbladder surgery green and yellowish in color not greasy not diarrhea just loose consistency once a day?

Avoid fatty foods: it is very common to have after GB surgery for few month. If troublesome watch what you eat. You may realize how much fat in some foods- regular milk can add to problem. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery three weeks ago and have awful nausea vomiting diarrhea chills headache how long should i go before i get checked?

I had gallbladder surgery three weeks ago and have awful nausea vomiting diarrhea chills headache how long should i go before i get checked?

Get checked out.: if it has been three weeks since your surgery and you have not had a post operative checkup, you should be checked immediately. You need an exam of your abdomen and perhaps some lab evaluation to be sure all is OK and to find out what to do about your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Post gallbladder surgery done 3 weeks ago and now have nausea, burning in upper right stomach and pain wraps around to the back, weak, diarrhea, nause?

Post gallbladder surgery done 3 weeks ago and now have nausea, burning in upper right stomach and pain wraps around to the back, weak, diarrhea, nause?

Needs to see surgeon: The patient needs to alert her surgeon who may decide to measure her over function tests and do an ultrasound of the abdomen to see if she has any fluid collections. ...Read more

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Doc unable to help: I have severe diarrhea, excessive urination, no thirst, nausea & exhaustion, all post gallbladder surgery 4 years ago. Any ideas?

Doc unable to help: I have severe diarrhea, excessive urination, no thirst, nausea & exhaustion, all post gallbladder surgery 4 years ago.  Any ideas?

Cholistid/Questran: Cholestid is a bile binding drug which should stop the diarrhea. Diarrhea is the key linking most of the other symptoms This article should clarify the problem: http://www.medicinenet.com/bile_acid_sequestrants/article.htm ...Read more

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Chronic Fatigue, Muscle Weakness, Diarrhea, and Brain Fog years after Gallbladder surgery. Any ideas?

Chronic Fatigue, Muscle Weakness, Diarrhea, and Brain Fog years after Gallbladder surgery. Any ideas?

Let's talk diarrhea: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, after cholecystectomy), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. ...Read more

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I have gastritis and diarrhea and had my gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago. Are there common symptoms from this type of surgery?

I have gastritis  and diarrhea and had my gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago. Are there common symptoms from this type of surgery?

Yes: yes some of these symptoms are common after gallbladder surgery specially diarrhea the body trying to adjust for the absence of the gallbladder the gastritis is not that common unless you are reacting to the medicine that have been giving to you after surgery like pain medicine or antibiotic check with your surgeon i am sure they will be happy to help good luck and thank you for using health tap ...Read more

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I had gallbladder removed 3 weeks ago. Now, I can't eat fatty meals without having diarrhea. Does this sound normal? This never occurred b4 surgery.

I had gallbladder removed 3 weeks ago.  Now, I can't eat fatty meals without having diarrhea.  Does this sound normal? This never occurred b4 surgery.

Very common: The gall bladder (GB) produces bile which breaks down fat and complex sugars. When the GB is gone, fatty food are not broken down well and this could lead to fast emptying that leads to diarrhea because it doesn't go through the normal digestive process. So avoid fatty foods as much as you can and also sweet things. This may also lead to some weight loss. Stay healthy. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 15 wks ago. Still having diarrhea. Any advantage in going back to surgeon vs. going back to the GP that sent me for the surgery?

Gallbladder removed 15 wks ago. Still having diarrhea. Any advantage in going back to surgeon vs. going back to the GP that sent me for the surgery?

Go back to GP: Ask him to prescribe Questran (cholestyramine) Pkts for you. Take 1 Pkt in water 1/2 hour before meals till diarrhea goes away. Then adjust dose to your own body needs. Quite safe long term and will help reduce your cholesterol levels a great side benefit. Let me how that works for you ...Read more

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Pain where my gallbladder used to be, yellow diarrhea 5 times a day with severe cramping and nausea for 2 weeks. Surgery was 9 months ago. Help?

Fat intake: This may be related to you fat intake in your diet. Without the bile from the gallbladder to emulsify your fats, a extremely fatty meal could result in pain and malabsorption of fat consider decreasing fat in your diet. ...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. .?

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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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