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After gallbladder removal ? Do we have side effects life long if we eat fatty foods ?

After gallbladder removal ? Do we have side effects life long if we eat fatty foods ?

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 more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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


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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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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?

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

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2 weeks after gallbladder removal still have pain under right ribs and in my back on the right side. ?

2 weeks after gallbladder removal still have pain under right ribs and in my back on the right side. ?

Wait few more days: pain to disappear and go for a post OP follow up visit to your surgeon. If you have no fever may be you have small amount of fluid collection will resolve soon . Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

Retained duct stone: Go back 2r surgeon & have it re-evaluated. If the ssx r close 2 what u had b4 u may have a retained common duct stone. ...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 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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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?

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 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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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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How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

How soon after gallbladder removal can I have wine?

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 more

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Is diahrrea a natural thing after gallbladder removal?

Is diahrrea a natural thing after gallbladder removal?

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

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What should be the precautions after gallbladder removal?

Gall bladder removal: You want to limit fatty food intake as you will not handle it as well after the removal of your gall bladder. Diarrhea is much more likely to be an issue if you do not make sure to add fiber to your diet. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diaharea after gallbladder removal?

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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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