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Constant vomiting and diarrhea for 7 years now no results had my gallbladder out 4 years ago and still have this problem. Why?

Constant vomiting and diarrhea for 7 years now no results had my gallbladder out 4 years ago and still have this problem.  Why?

See a specialist.: You may need to see a gastroenterologist to consider further testing to make sure you don't have an intestinal disorder. Your primary physician can assist you with a referral to be evaluated in the next several weeks. ...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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About 3 months ago I had my gallbladder removed and now for a week my feces has been green, and its been diarrhea. Is this a problem? Or is it normal?

About 3 months ago I had my gallbladder removed and now for a week my feces has been green, and its been diarrhea. Is this a problem? Or is it normal?

Fairly normal: When the gallbladder is removed, the bile has no place to go and leaks into the colon constantly. Bile is irritating to the bowel and thus you may have loose and dis colored stool. You can have your physician try a bile binding type medication. ...Read more

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I have severe diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Questrin and whelcol helps for a short time but still have major problems with diarrhea?

I have severe diarrhea after gallbladder removal. Questrin and whelcol helps for a short time but still have major problems with diarrhea?

Bile diarrhea: After gallbladder removal or ERCP sphincterotomy bile enters the upper intestine more freely. Bile can be irritating to the intestine and colon in some people and you may be one of those sensitive to bile. Questran (cholestyramine) is a bile binder and usually manages this type of diarrhea. You may increase your questran (cholestyramine). Okay to check with your surgeon and GI doc about this problem. ...Read more

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Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Long thin diarrhea, undigested food in stool, gallstones, sign of gallbladder cancer?

Unlikely: Gall bladder cancer is uncommon. Please consult this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallbladder-cancer/basics/definition/con-20023909 ...Read more

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Bloated pain upper left quadrant into back. Adrenal glad tumor/cancer? Had abdominal ultrasound a little over a month ago for gallbladder, said no problems with kidneys. Diarrhea, no appetite 25yo f.

Bloated pain upper left quadrant into back. Adrenal glad tumor/cancer? Had abdominal ultrasound a little over a month ago for gallbladder, said no problems with kidneys. Diarrhea, no appetite 25yo f.

Adrenal mass is: Can be difficult to find, but it is rare. Your symptoms seem more GI related than adrenal gland. Or it could be related to your thyroid problem. Talk with your doctor about all the possibilities and accurate diagnosis. It could be almost anything. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

No: Diarrhea is not a sign of gallbladder disease. Diarrhea can occur in some patients after having the gallbladder surgically removed, due to excessive bile release into the intestines. Sometimes this is temporary and resolves in time. If diarrhea is persistent, it can usually be treated by taking Cholestyramine once or twice daily. You should see your doctor to rule out other potential causes. ...Read more

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I had my gall bladder out 17 yrs ago and i still have IBS problems, is there something that i can take for loose stools?

I had my gall bladder out 17 yrs ago and i still have IBS problems, is there something that i can take for loose stools?

Probiotic VSL3: Our local expert recommends high dose probiotic therapy with vsl3--two to 4 packets per day with the prebiotic inulin. Taking other probiotic foods yogert, kefir, lassi with the above are helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder out 1 year ago,why do I still get diarrhea with some foods, what to take or do, 30 yrs old ?

Had gallbladder out 1 year ago,why do I still get diarrhea with some foods, what to take or do, 30 yrs old

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Gaalbladder: Missing can spell digestive issues for some folks. You can get a nutritional lab panel done which will tell you what micronutrients are low. Spectracell lab in Tx has an excellent one. You can consult a nutritionist. Hope this helps. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have had light green, foamy diarrhea for about a week now and I was not sure if this was normal since I have had my gallbladder out?

Diarrhea s/p chole: Diarrhea is not uncommon s/p cholecystectomy. Bile is green. Your body now has to adjust and there are dietary restrictions . Limit fat to 30-60 grams /day (low fat foods have < 3 grams /serving ) Questran (cholestyramine) may be used . f/u https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/07/5-ways-to-avoid-discomfort-after-your-gallbladder-removal/ ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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. Creighton Wright
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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