18 doctors weighed in:
Can gall bladder removal somehow lead to Crohn's disease or other intestinal problems?
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
15 doctors agree
In brief: Not IBD
It will not cause crohn's, but having GI symptoms after a gallbladder removal is not uncommon.

In brief: Not IBD
It will not cause crohn's, but having GI symptoms after a gallbladder removal is not uncommon.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 15%
About 15% of patients have GI issues after gb removal.
Crohn's development is unrelated to gb. And, of course GI issues persist if the removal did not address the real cause of the symptoms in the first place.

In brief: 15%
About 15% of patients have GI issues after gb removal.
Crohn's development is unrelated to gb. And, of course GI issues persist if the removal did not address the real cause of the symptoms in the first place.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. Mark Gordon
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
The only side effect of any significance after cholecystectomy is a temporary change in bowel habits due to the body adjusting to a change in bile salt metanolism. Any other side effects are very rare.
People with crohn's disease, however, may have changes in bile salt metabolism that leads to gallstones.

In brief: No
The only side effect of any significance after cholecystectomy is a temporary change in bowel habits due to the body adjusting to a change in bile salt metanolism. Any other side effects are very rare.
People with crohn's disease, however, may have changes in bile salt metabolism that leads to gallstones.
Dr. Mark Gordon
Dr. Mark Gordon
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