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Doctor insights on: Low Fat Diet After Gallbladder Removal

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Is it true you need to follow a low fat diet after having their gallbladder removed?

Is it true you need to follow a low fat diet after having their gallbladder removed?

Yes: Your gallbladder stores bile, a chemical that allows you to digest fatty foods. When your gallbladder is removed, you no longer can digest fat as easily. Until your body adjusts, eating a low fat diet will cut down on diarrhea and abdominal pain. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

Low fat: Low fat, high fiber, avoid greasy fried foods and excessive butter and drink plenty of caffeine free, alcohol free fluids. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat fat after gallbladder removal?

Is it safe to eat fat after gallbladder removal?

Yes, but...: ...About 20% of people will have diarrhea (early on) after eating fatty food. The gallbladder's function is to store bile and deliver it to the intestine to absorb fats. Most people w/stones have lost this storage function prior to its removal and don't miss this function. For those that do develop diarrhea, many eventually adjust or they may take bile salts by mouth to compensate. ...Read more

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How common are side effects (weight gain/loss, trouble digesting, etc) after gallbladder removal?

How common are side effects (weight gain/loss, trouble digesting, etc) after gallbladder removal?

Fairly rare: The vast majority of those undergoing cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) do not experience any of the things you mention. Occasionally people have trouble digesting very fatty meals but that is not good for you anyway and can be managed by a moderately low fat diet. Changes in weight are not at all related. ...Read more

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Can i drink beer after gallbladder removal?

Can i drink beer after gallbladder removal?

May be : It would depend upon how ur body behaves to what ever it us that u r drinking. If the reason for gallballder surgery was pancreatitis, then u would not recommend drinking. Otherwise, try something and ur body will let u know if it likes it or not :). ...Read more

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Why am i having green stool after gallbladder removal?

It's bile: Before gallbladder removal, it stored bile and emptied when u are food. So the bile was mixed in with food. Now the bile is running through ur GI tract even without food hence change in color. It may get better over a yr or so. It is not harmful to u, however. ...Read more

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When can I have sex with my wife after gallbladder removal surgery?

When can I have sex with my wife after gallbladder removal surgery?

Immediately: There should be no harm in sexual activity even immediately after a laparoscopic operation. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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. Mark Pack
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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