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Gall Bladder Disease

Posted by Vicki on November 03, 1998 at 13:45:21:

I have two friends telling me that they have constant diarrhea within 15 minutes after each meal since having their gall bladders removed. Their doctors are telling them this is because some people produce more bile than others and their systems are ridding temselves of this extra bile. They have both been told it's a constant thing forever now. Dr. Stoll, do you have any suggestions to help with this? One had large gall stones the other had hers damaged because it was strangled off with endimetriosis. They are both experimenting around with diet but without a lot of success although they are figuring out what they really have to avoid. Thanks for your help

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Re: Gall Bladder Disease

Posted by Sara on November 03, 1998 at 15:56:07:

In Reply to: Gall Bladder Disease posted by Vicki on November 03, 1998 at 13:45:21:


I would have to disagree with those doctors. I had my gallbladder removed back in 1989 because of numerous tiny stones. I experienced irritable bowel for years (even before the surgery), but the diarrhea got much worse afterwards, and was told that it was due to the surgery and that I should learn to live with it.

Well, I started skilled relaxation around the beginning of July, and my irritable bowel virtually disappeared around August-early September.

Before starting SR, I found that limiting the fat in my diet DID help somewhat, but I still had problems even at that.


Re: Gall Bladder Disease

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 04, 1998 at 12:03:36:

In Reply to: Gall Bladder Disease posted by Vicki on November 03, 1998 at 13:45:21:

Dear Vicki,

Listen to Sara.

There must be a missed communication between you & your docs. EVERYONE knows that it it the fat in your diet that helped precipitate your loose stools following surgery.

The purpose of the gall bladder is to collect, and concentrate, bile in that bladder so that we can eat a BIG fatty meal. The bladder can then contract & give a LOT of bile at the same time. When that organ has been removed, the best you can get is whatever bile your liver is making at the time.

You saw how little time it took to explain this. Why was it so hard for your surgeon?

Finally, we now know that both irritable bowel and gall bladder disease are related to LGS. Removing the gall bladder does nothing for the LGS and so other problems are likely following the surgery. Of course, the surgeon has had HIS "cut" (pun unintended) so s/he can send you on your way to suffer----AND to support another medical "specialist".

Learning about the solutions to IBS (in the archives of this 'site and in my book) will solve your present conditon as well as avoid the future stuff certainly coming down the pike for you.

More questions? Please share your experiences with the BB as you get well. Others have the same problems & have no idea what to do.


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