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Please tell me what to do about weight loss after gallbladder surgery?

Please tell me what to do about weight loss after gallbladder surgery?

Gallbladder surgery: Having gallbladder surgery doesn't typically make you lose weight. Maybe a few pounds because you aren't eating a lot after surgery, and maybe a few more pounds because you are not supposed to eat fatty foods, but other than that, gallbladder surgery is not a weight loss operation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I have a low functioning gallbladder can it cause weight loss? Also what are the risks of gallbladder surgery? Hida scan showed low activity

I have a low functioning gallbladder can it cause weight loss? Also what are the risks of gallbladder surgery? Hida scan showed low activity

Possible: if GB function is low <20%, then it could be the cause of pain when you eat fatty foods, and some people change diet enough to loose some weight, but not too common. GB surgery done by a surgeon with a laparoscope is an outpatient procedure, most should take under an hour, go home same day. There are some serious and rare risks, please talk to your surgeon about it. ...Read more

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Can you lose or gain weight after gallbladder surgery?

Can you lose or gain weight after gallbladder surgery?

Not physiologic: You shouldn't have weight loss. You may have weight gain if you are enjoying fatty foods that were bothering you prior to your surgery. Just enjoy a balanced diet and moderate activity and your weight should stay steady. Good luck. ...Read more

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My gallbladder surgery caused almost immediate weight gain, and I know it's related because I didn't have a weight problem before. Why?

My gallbladder surgery caused almost immediate weight gain, and I know it's related because I didn't have a weight problem before. Why?

Water?: Could be due to generalize water retention after the operation. This will go away as you go through the recovery period. May last 1-3 weeks. This depends of course when you had your surgery. If you're concerned something is wrong, call your surgeon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Im trying to gain weight after gallbladder surgery how many ensure plus do I need to drink. A day to gain my weight back?

Hmmmm: If you are healthy, after routine gallbladder surgery you should not need to take supplemental nutrition, just eat normally like you would well be fine. ...Read more

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9 weeks after gall bladder surgery and still no appetite, eating little. is this normal? have resumed normal activities but am weak, losing weight. marinol no help. next steps?

9 weeks after gall bladder surgery and still no appetite, eating little.  is this normal?  have resumed normal activities but am weak, losing weight.  marinol no help.  next steps?

Not typical: if gall bladder removed uneventfully and no stones left behind in the bile ducts or leak of bile after surgery, you should be improving. Follow up with your surgeon. Other problems can coincide with or cause gallbladder disease. One uncommon problem that can cause gallbladder problems as well as difficulty eating is hardening of the arteries to the gut and could be considered given your age. ...Read more

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How long does gallbladder surgery take?

How long does gallbladder surgery take?

Not long: Uncomplicated gall bladder removal takes an hr or less. ...Read more

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Can I smoke weed after gallbladder surgery?

Can I smoke weed after gallbladder surgery?

Careful: you have to be careful. you just had anesthesia. you are on narcotic pain medication. I will not recommend it. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Sewa Legha
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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