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Vitamins Minerals After Gallbladder Removal
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Early after surgery there may be some fatty food intolerance, with abdominal cramping or diarrhea. Usually that resolves in a few weeks, if it happens at all. There is about a 1 in 400 chance of having persistent diarrhea after eating, which may not be specifically related to fatty foods. ...Read more
My vitamin d is low despite prescription supplements. Gallbladder removed long ago so may not absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Should i try ox bile?
Low vitamin D3: There may be a group of patients who do not absorb vitamin d3 efficiently. They seem to require higher doses of d3 ( 6000 to 10000 units daily) to achieve adequate blood levels, (between 40 and 70). Don't give up, stay on your vitamin d3 and get annual blood level. Your gallbladder surgery is likely unrelated. ...Read more
Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?
Yes but will resolve: After gallbladder surgery, some people have ongoing abdominal symptoms, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea (postcholecystectomy syndrome). Following cholecystectomy, bile which was once stored in the gallbladder and released only after meals, now flows continuously into the intestines and cause irritation. Cholestyramine absorbs bile, but these symptoms will often resolve over time. ...Read more
For how long Should i avoid taking amino acids and herbal complex enzymes for digestion after laser hair removal ? Your answer is appreciated
Can protein powder or iron pills cause diarrhea after gallbladder removal? Does diarrhea mean I am not absorbing the nutrients?
Will taking essentiale forte after a fatty meal aid in digestion nd counteract the effects the fatty meal has on the liver and gallbladder?
Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Off and on for a few weeks after surgery, upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts can occur after larger meals or fatty foods. If the surgery was a long time ago then see your doctor for an evaluation, as there may be something else causing pain such as gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more
Burning pain in stomach/back day after drinking alcohol.Gallbladder removed,all tests of pancreas, liver, kidneys ok. Pain constant, less after eating?
Should be able: To eat fairly normally, eventually. Early after surgery eat small, light, non fat foods. As you heal & feel better over a few weeks or less you should be able to return to eating all normal foods. Fatty or greasy foods cause some people to feel bloating, gas or diarrhea after surgery. ...Read more
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
How long till I can start eating small particle foods (ie: Rice, Oatmeal, etc) after having bilateral wisdom teeth removal?
Good post extraction: i would follow your doctors written post op instructions which you should have received at the appt to remove your wisdom teeth. Generally we recommend waiting 3-5 days before eating anything that is not very soft. Also remember no smoking and avoid drinking through straws. ...Read more
Yes: What people have issues with is digestion of fats when they have the gallbladder removed. However, problems with any food types have been noted, this however usually gets better after a couple of months after surgery. ...Read more
Depends on: The amount of wine, but in moderation it should not be harmful. ...Read more
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