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What Do You Eat After Gallbladder Surgery
A handful...: The portioning and allowed foods after a bariatric procedure vary somewhat depending upon the type of procedure you undergo; however there are some fixed items. For example you should not consume any meal that is bigger than the palm of your hand, avoid carbonated beverages and avoid fatty/'junk' foods. I would encourage you to ask a bariatric surgeon for further details...Happy eating! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
See your doctor: I do not know how long ago your surgery was. Early after gallbladder surgery there may be an adjustment period of abdominal gas or pressure feeling which resolves in a few weeks. Later, if heartburn is still an issue, then see your doctor for antacid medication, and may need a gastroenterology evaluation for other conditions such as hiatal hernia. ...Read more
See your doctor: Many of the symptoms of gallbladder disease and reflux are similar, but the two diseases are really unrelated. The surgery didn't cause your reflux, it was already there in addition. With the gallbladder out now you just notice it more. If over the counter mess don't work, you may need prescription medication. A GI evaluation also in order as long term reflux can cause esophageal problems. ...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
In moderation: The answer is everything in moderation. The american heart association and butter busters are reasonable places to start. Watch the salt (adjust to the natural taste of things), minimize the fats, if not off limits a bit of red wine is good, all combined with graduated exercise. For more detail, ask your doctor about a nutritionist or for additional materials he/she may have prepared. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastroparesis: Not including the most common causes of nausea and vomiting which accompany any type of surgery (anesthesia, pain, etc.) one of the most common complications of the whipple procedure is delayed emptying of stomach contents into the intestines. This can lead to dilation of the stomach and vomiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: No special diet after gallbladder surgery some people will experience loose bowel after a rich or fatty meal digestive system are not the same in all of us some tolerate food the others do not nothing to do with the surgery listen to your body what it is trying to tell you some food we like might not like us back. ...Read more
No room in stomach: The surgery reduces the size of your stomach. However, if you stuff food in (and some bariatric patients have done this), a very serious rupture or tear can occur. A life threatening situation. Before bariatric surgery, the classes and education help the patients understand how the surgeries work, when diet and behavior modification has failed. ...Read more
Some pain: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal, should result in abdominal pain perhaps for 3-5 days after surgery. Pain pills help here. Some people have changes in bowel habits for the first month or so after the procedure, either loose stools or constipation. Long term changes are rare. Diet changes are not required, but a well-balanced aha diet is always recommended. ...Read more
Different animals: Having had a colon resection minimally increases your chances of gall stone disease in the long run. If you already had gall stones and did not eat or drink for days to a week after surgery your chances of an acute gall bladder "attack" are slightly higher. Gall stones form when the components of bile are not in balance and/or the gall bladder is not able to empty effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PAIN AND PROBLEMS: If you are having gb symptoms and forego the surgery, the bloating, nausea, and pain will continue. This can be moderated by eating a lower fat diet. Gallstones may eventually pass into the bile system, and cause jaundice or pancreatitis. Long standing chronic gb inflammation can lead to gb cancer, but that is rare. Laparoscopic gb surgery is usually a safe procedure. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stolen kidney: First of all, that would be HIGHLY illegal in the US! If you are seriously concerned that your kidney was removed, have your surgeon or primary physician order an abdominal ultrasound and you will instantly be relieved. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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