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Is it normal to have loose and frequent stools after gallbladder surgery?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Yes

Common. Cholestyramine might help.

In brief: Yes

Common. Cholestyramine might help.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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In brief: Depends

When was your surgery? Yes, loose bowel movements, especially after eating greasy foods is not uncommon.
Significant diarrhea can occur in about 1 in 400 people after gb surgery. Sometimes need Cholestyramine medication to control diarrhea. May improve over some months after surgery.

In brief: Depends

When was your surgery? Yes, loose bowel movements, especially after eating greasy foods is not uncommon.
Significant diarrhea can occur in about 1 in 400 people after gb surgery. Sometimes need Cholestyramine medication to control diarrhea. May improve over some months after surgery.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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In brief: No

A change in bowel habits may occur but should resolve in about 3 weeks after gallbladder surgery - if symptoms persist, see your surgeon.

In brief: No

A change in bowel habits may occur but should resolve in about 3 weeks after gallbladder surgery - if symptoms persist, see your surgeon.
Dr. Matthew Lublin
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