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What Should Be The Diet After Gallbladder Surgery
Depends: Immediately after surgery i find patients who eat greasy or fatty food have a lot of abdominal pain and cramping with diarrhea and urgent trips to the bathroom. It takes a while for the body to get used to not having a large input of bile with each meal to help digest the fat. While almost everyone goes back to eating a normal diet. I recommend my patients avoid high fat foods for the first 4 wk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low fat: Generally at least for the first few weeks after gallbladder surgery we recommend that you avoid foods that are high in fat or fried foods. ...Read more
I had gallbladder surgery 4 days ago. Doing very well. Tired of bland diet, what can I eat? I'm afraid to eat anything not bland!
No restrictions: After the gallbladder is removed there is no need to avoid fatty foods. Prior to surgery, a patient with gallbladder problems should avoid fatty foods to avoid symptoms. A small percentage of patients will get post op urgency, which is an urgent need to have a bm about 30-45 minutes after meals. This will be self limited, or easily quelled with Imodium ad. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be done to prolong gallbladder surgery? Like any sort of diet or something like antacids?
No: Low fat diet can sometimes prevent the onset of symptoms of gallbladder disease, however once you've had symptoms you are very likely to have future attacks. Those future attacks could occur at anytime after any meal and at a more inconvinent time of your life. Surgery also prevents infection and pancreatitis. ...Read more
Had gallbladder surgery recently now having bad burning chest pain. Is it caused by excess of acids or bile? Taking lansoprazole and low fat diet.
GERD: Acid reflux is a separate problem and unfortunately in many cases patients suffering from gallbladder disease suffer from GERD as well and symptoms may be more noticeable now because they might have been attributed to gallbladder problem previously. See your gastroenterologist or surgeon to discuss further . Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having constant heartburn. Have very low fat diet because had gallbladder surgery a month ago. Taking lansoprazole, domperidone. Not better. Help?
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