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Is oily stool a year after gallbladder removal normal? I have had a CT scan and MRCP to evaluate pancreas, both were normal.

Is oily stool a year after gallbladder removal normal? I have had a CT scan and MRCP to evaluate pancreas, both were normal.

Fat malabsorption.: After we have our gallbladder removed, we begin to have trouble digesting dietary fats - the gallbladder normally stores bile, which helps us to prepare fats for digestion. So without a bonus release of bile, we will not digest fats properly, which means they end up in the stool, causing that oily stool to which you refer. This effect is permanent. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes,  can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

Time and discussion: You had a cholecystectomy. The SGPT level may vary according to how recent the surgery was performed. Talk to your surgeon to see if an intrahepatic cholangiogram was performed and if stones were noted. Your surgeon will want to follow with you as she recovers. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

What to do if I have problems after gallbladder removal?

Ask your surgeon: "Problems" is a very broad and vague word. Covers constipation to blood clots to infection to urgency. Ask your surgeon about any concerns. ...Read more

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Who should I talk to if I am having problems after gallbladder removal?

Who should I talk to if I am having problems after gallbladder removal?

Your Surgeon or...: Any problems in the first weeks after your surgery need to be reported to your surgeon, their office, or covering physician. If you are 4-6 weeks out, consider your primary provider or a gastroenterologist, depending on your other medical history. ...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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What can I expect 3 months after gallbladder removal?

What can I expect 3 months after gallbladder removal?

Overall better: Some have diarrhea, which typically resolves. Pain should resolve. May ;#40;likely;#41; get internal scars ;#40;adhesions;#41; which usually cause no problems, but might cause pain. Rarely recurrent stones. Most people feel much better. ...Read more

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What are normal complications after gallbladder removal?

What are normal complications after gallbladder removal?

Long list: There is a long list of a potential complication from gallbladder surgery do you mean what would you expect your body will do or complication that could happen during surgery and you might be feeling it now after surgery patient will feel tired, drained, fatigue some might not tolerate specific food some will have diarrhea some will have constipation some will have more pain than others ? ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain 1 month after gallbladder removal?

What to do if I have pain 1 month after gallbladder removal?

You should: consult with your surgeon or gi specialist, because it can be occult infection, alkaline reflux gastritis, pancreatitis, or other causes. ...Read more

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Could you still eat whatever you want after gallbladder removal?

After a period: of adjustment of several weeks, you should be able to tolerate a regular diet. Ask your surgeon for specific advice regarding your case. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not have much of an appetite after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to not have much of an appetite after gallbladder removal?

Yes: The combination of general anesthesia, laparoscopy, and gallbladder removal usually leads to a decreased appetite +/-nausea for a few days after surgery. I advise my patients to " listen to their body"....Don't push food, wait for one's appetite to return. I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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What to eat after gallbladder removal surgery?

What to eat after gallbladder removal surgery?

Healthy: Though many patients don't have much problem with their usual diet after gb surgery, many found themselves intolerant of certain foods (fried, rich food...), with varying symptoms (bloating, loose bm, flatulence...). Take the opportunity to adopt a more healthy dietary selection. ...Read more

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Why is my urine dark after gallbladder removal?

Why is my urine dark after gallbladder removal?

Dark urine can mean: Elevated bilirubin in blood or blood in urine, among other things. The former can be complication of surgery, so contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Is eggplant safe to eat after gallbladder removal?

Is eggplant safe to eat after gallbladder removal?

Post cholecystectomy: Generally speaking as long as it is prepared without fatty ingredients or addiditves. Patients after cholecystectomy should be on a low-fat low-cholesterol diet the first four to six weeks to ease and aid in processing of fatty foods. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what foods can I eat after gallbladder removal?

Low Fat Diet: There isn't a post gallbladder removal diet. You may have diarrhea after your gallbladder has been removed. Avoid high-fat foods, fried foods, and greasy foods. Increase the fiber in your diet.Eat smaller, more frequent meals. ...Read more

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Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Rarely: Following gallbladder surgery, a small percent of people will come back with a recurrent "gallbladder-like" attack. This is usually due to a small stone that was hiding within the bile duct before surgery and can pass spontaneously or require non-surgical endoscopic removal. Even less frequently, people can develop new stones in their bile duct years after surgery, likewise treated as above. ...Read more

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Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Irritation of the di: The call bladder is connected to the liver. Just above it is the diaphragm. The procedure to remove the gall bladder can irritate the diaphragm and the tissues around the liver. When irritated, pain happens. It is just temporary, but if continues call your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

What can cause acid reflux even after gallbladder removal?

Usual causes: Of acid reflux are over production of acid and incompetent lower esophageal sphincter. You symptoms could be alkaline reflux however after gallbladder removal. Talk to your GI specialist for recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bloating a month after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to have bloating a month after gallbladder removal?

Not unheard of: It's not usual, but not unheard of, to have some persistent bloating. It is NOT due to a lack of bile, or persistent CO2 in the abdomen. Just maintain a good healthy diet, no restrictions, stay hydrated, and maintain normal activity. Perhaps add some yogurt to your diet. If it continues, I suggest you discuss with your surgeon, but it should resolve. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

What should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

See your doctor: Many of the symptoms of gallbladder disease and reflux are similar, but the two diseases are really unrelated. The surgery didn't cause your reflux, it was already there in addition. With the gallbladder out now you just notice it more. If over the counter mess don't work, you may need prescription medication. A GI evaluation also in order as long term reflux can cause esophageal problems. ...Read more

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What should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

What should I do about reflux after gallbladder removal surgery?

See your doctor: I do not know how long ago your surgery was. Early after gallbladder surgery there may be an adjustment period of abdominal gas or pressure feeling which resolves in a few weeks. Later, if heartburn is still an issue, then see your doctor for antacid medication, and may need a gastroenterology evaluation for other conditions such as hiatal hernia. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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. Gerald Mandell
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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