Is it possible to become lactose intolerant after gall bladder surgery?

Bile salts. Your gallbladder stores bile made in you liver and passed down the bile ducts toward your intestines. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes 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 causing symptoms of lactose intolerance. High fat meals may do the same.

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Please explain which foods are good to eat after gall bladder surgery?

All good. Generally there is no special diet for patient after gallbladder surgery some patient might not tolerate a rich or creamy or fatty meal it makes them go to the bathroom too often but in general all food are fine again before or after surgery bodies are nor created equally some digestive system might tolerate food that other do not simply watch what your body is trying to tell you. Read more...

Is it rare to get fibromyalgia after gall bladder surgery?

Yes. It is rare but possible after any surgical procedure. The root cause of the fm syndrome is not known. However it is often seen after an event that causes physical or mental stress. That would include injuries, surgery, any other major illness and psychological trauma. Read more...

What causes persistant pain on left admoninal side after gall bladder surgery (8 months ago)?

Most likely. Unrelated to the removal of your gallbladder but sometimes patients develop adhesion's after surgery that can cause pain. To determine if its new or related return to your surgeon and discuss your symptoms. They will help you navigate this issue and hopefully get you more comfortable. Read more...

Weight gain after gall bladder surgery?

Very possible. Gallbladder symptoms include pain, nausea and loose bowels after fatty foods. Many folks naturally eat less and stick to low fat foods to avoid the pain. Since most symptoms resolve after surgery, while discomfort and activity restrictions are still in effect, some weight gain early on is possible. If worried, go back to the low fat diet you used before surgery to see if that helps. Read more...

How can I cure dizziness after gall bladder surgery?

Call your surgeon. Probably related anesthesia meds or pain meds. Call the guy who did your operation to discuss your specific troubles. Read more...
Find out problem. Gall bladder surgery should not give dizziness unless it is immediate post op due to blood loss. Check with your doctor for other problems like blood pressure, diabetes , vascular diseases etc. Read more...

Whats the best wine to drink after gall bladder surgery?

Alcohol. Is alcohol, no matter what form you drink it in. Wine, beer, hard alcohol all have the same effects. There would be no "best" alcohol after gallbladder surgery. When fully healed & pain free, eating normally, and off pain medications, then alcohol in moderation is alright. Avoid drinking alcohol if you have a liver disease. Read more...

Can you miss your period completely after gall bladder surgery?

See my commrnt. Surgery ; anesthesia do alter body physiology and hence consequently affect the menstrual cycle same goes with any mental anguish , fear, personal tragedy. Read more...

Is urinating frequently after gall bladder surgery normal?

depends. Some increased urination after surgery may simply reflect excess fluid elimination, or irritation from the foley catheter. However if the increased urination is persistent or associated with burning, you should have your physician make sure that there is not a urinary tract infection. Read more...