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Vitamins Minerals After Gallbladder Removal
Recommendation regarding using ox bile after gallbladder removal for omega 3 absorption as well as vitamin a d, k.?
Not needed: Your liver makes plenty of bile. The gallbladder just stores it. When your gallbladder is removed the bile your liver makes drips into the intestines continuosly and is still there to help digest fats (and fat soluble vitamins) adding bovine bile salts will not be helpful and may lead to diarrhea. ...Read more
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
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
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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: Gallstones can form after the removal of the gallbladder. It is not very common, but may occur. See your doctor if you think this has happened or are having symptoms. It could be something else (like an ulcer) that may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more
Hard to answer: Where is the scar tissue? All surgery causes scar. The scar may or may not cause problems. If there are no problems, usually scar slowly imporves, but can take several years. Thick scars that grow (keloids) often require pressure treatment, cortisone injection, radiation, or surgery. ...Read more
See your doctor: What kind of pain- at the incisions, or deeper inside, similar to previous pain? You could have a retained gallstone which is mimicking your previous GB pain. You could have developed a hernia at the surgery sites, you could have an infection on the inside. Or it could be normal. See your surgeon to find out what is going on, and if anything further should be done. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Is there a medication I can take to ease the frequency of my bile salts after gallbladder removal?
2 years after gallbladder removal if I don't eat after long periods of time I get really bloated. I can't eat while at work so what can I do?
Try cholestyramine: These symptoms may be due to bile making it to the colon where it can be irritating causing bloating and diarrhea. Usually eating would bind up the bile. But if you can't eat there is a medicine called Cholestyramine you can take to bind up the bile. Ask your doctor about it. ...Read more