Had gall bladder surgery. Vagus nerve was damaged. Have dumping syndrome. High acid, nausea, diarrhea, wake every day with nausea. Need diet advice.?
LOW CARBS. If you truly have dumping syndrome you should avoid large carbohydrate loads, so minimize your sugars and starches. Vagus n injury is not typically associated with gb surgery. A small percentage of gb surgery patients get urgency after meals. This is temporary, and can be shortened with anti diarrhea meds and avoidance of large meals. Ask your surgeon to clarify. Good luck.
My gall bladder surgery was two weeks ago. I have days of regular bowel movements and days of urgent diarrhea 1 hour after meal. How long will it last?
Avoid fat. Many people have diarrhea after gallbladder surgery. Bile is added to the intestinal contents after a meal when the gallbladder ontracts, . The bile helps break down (emulsify) fat in order for it to be absorbed. Now that you don't have a gallbladder fats are harder to absorb. I would avoid high fat foods and increase your fiber intake. This should help.
Diarrhea. This is very common after gallbladder surgery and is usually self limiting and usually disappears in 5 to 6 weeks.
Not sure. I am not sure if the urgent diarrhea is related to the gall bladder surgery 2 weeks. Ago. It is possible that you may have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)which is helped by high fiber diet &/or OTC medicine like metamucil. Check with your family doctor who mad recommend a GI specialist if high fiber diet does not help. I hope this has helped. Wish you the best.
It turns out... Your diarrhea may be related to your cholecystectomy. (We see it fairly commonly.) Typically this resolves within 2-4 weeks, and we hypothesize that it's due to the fact you don't have bile reserved to process fat (gallbladder stores and concentrates bile)--although no one is sure if that's exactly the reason. This resolves with time, and to help we usually recommend avoiding fatty, spicy foods.
Yes. Your gallbladder stores bile made in you liver and passed down the bile ducts toward your intestines. When you eat, your gallbladder contracts and pushes a bolus of bile into your intestines to help digest the fat in your meals. After surgery this process is disrupted. You may have a constant slow dribbling of bile into your intestines instead. This can temporarily result in loose stools.
Very common. "post cholecystectomy syndrome." diarrhea after eating, especially fatty foods is common. Vast majority of cases resolve on their own with time. Usually about a month. If its really bad and doesn't resolve, your doctor may try you on a medication called cholestyramine.