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Side Effects After Gallbladder Removal
No. : Hi, in the first few weeks after a gall bladder removal a few pts may get some diarrhea but this resolves soon. Over time most patients who have had their gall bladder removed for the appropriate reasons have no trouble whatsoever and lead a normal life. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I keep getting pain in my right side (after gallbladder removal) but doctors havent picked anything up and say its nothing. What do i do?
Pain s/p gallbladder: Can be retained stone-, scarring, biliary ( bile duct )dyskinesia, or adhesions ( adhesions- sticking of surfaces after surgery is hard to detect except visually at laproscopy) , check lipase for pancreas effects and for h pylori a stomach bacteria that may be complicating the picture. MRCP can help f/u w/doc http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3473449/ ...Read more
2 weeks after gallbladder removal still have pain under right ribs and in my back on the right side. ?
Is it normal to still get sharp pain on right side behind ribs after gallbladder removal 4 weeks ago but stent still in and possible stone?
Yes: It is possible to feel discomfort with a stent. Follow up with g.I doctor regarding stent removal. ...Read more
What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months 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
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
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
A couple of weeks: Assuming you had an uneventful laparoscopic cholecystectomy, have resumed a normal diet, have no GI symptoms like anorexia or nausea, have no history of gastritis or liver disease, and are not taking any other new medications including narcotics, consult your surgeon during the post-op check, about a small amount of wine. If you tolerate this, like all good things, moderate the amount you drink. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common: About 20% of people will have diarrhea (early on) especially 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
Bile salts: After gb removal, bile is still produced by the liver and still flows into the intestine but instead of having a gallbladder full of bile empty every time you eat there is instead a constant trickle of bile into the intestines which can play havoc on your digestion. Still, every person is different. See this excellent article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/gallbladder-removal-diet/my01815. ...Read more
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