I had my gallbladder out 9 years ago
- My diet has changed radically little by little because of it.I am able to eat rice, but most other grains cause me digestive problems like cramping , fruit is a problem too along with most nuts, the list goes on and on. Over the years I have been accustomed to this diet and it seems to only be a problem when eating out . restaurants that caters to non dairy and gluten free diet are becoming more popular. my stomach can still bloat up when I am careful. :-) l have lost weight on this diet..
After Effect Blues
- I had my gallbladder removed 7 months ago. At first I had the normal after surgery symptoms, some pain discomfort, and not being able to go back to my regular diet right away. But, now I still have them my family thinks I'm just complaining and getting the stomach bug. But, I will eat one wrong food and have to run to the bathroom with horrible stomach pain. I will get sweating and dizzy too. My back and ribs will hurt a lot. This makes me anxious, I'm still in school and work a lot, I don't have time to go to the bathroom every hour. I'll stay up all night with the pain and sickness too, which makes me worse the next day. Help!
- —Guest Ally
- I'm female and had my gallbladder removed about four months ago because I had gallstones. I had a lot of pain before the operation and afterwards, I had relief for three weeks. I was recovering fine from the stitches and then suddenly I took a stabbing back pain in the middle of my back. Later,it started on my upper sides under my arms. I thought I was finally free from that awful pain from gallbladder disease. Now,I went back to the doctor who operated on me and I had to get a ultra sound done. Nothing is showing from the results and I have to go back and talk to the doctor again. The doctor did mention that I had sludge down there and I'm wondering if there's a medication that can control the sludge or to get rid of this sludge build up? I hope that's all it is and nothing to serious because the pain I'm experiencing now is constant and I have to take Aleve every 8 to 12 hours for relief. I'm careful what I eat and drink and I exercise.I want to be pain free without pain medications.
- —Guest Peg
Incisions not healing well
- It's been just over two weeks that. I had gallbladder surgery. I had massive stones and sludge for 19 yrs that I know about. They were discovered during an u/s when I was pregnant. They wanted me to have it out while I was pregnant, and now that I've had the surgery, I can't imagine anything more barbaric to do while pregnant! I'm sure I would have lost the baby. Over the yrs I had terrible stomach & acid reflux issues, and of late, it got worse. I had a renal u/s April 4th, & am convinced the tech dislodged a stone (I've had the u/s's for 4 yrs & never had a problem). ten days later. I was in the ER after vomiting & having chills. I had acute pancreatitis & they kept me off food & drinks for 5 days before they could operate. Still showed no choleocystitis! After the surgery, I had terrible incision pain & the naval incision bled & oozed. It had a horrible smell too. I was back in the ER with an infection. Incisions still ache & lots of pain, gas, bloating & some blood in stools.
- —Guest Denise
Pain after Gallbladder Removed
- 18 years on from getting my GB removed - still have chronic abdominal pain and digestion problems. Now developed severe pain in my back between shoulder blades. I have been shocked by the amount of people I have met who continue to suffer many years after getting their GB removed. For a so-called straightforward low risk surgical procedure there are way to many people suffering post-surgery. Not good enough NHS!!!!
- —Guest Tiv
gallbladder pain 4 years after removal
- I had my gallbladder removed 4 years ago.I still have pain on my right side.Now I'm starting to have green bowel movements.I have been eating a high fat diet. Gonna change my diet hope it helps'
- —Guest sam
- I had my galdbladder removed 7 months ago and I still have diarrhea. It is so embarrassing I can't eat anything I stay in the bathroom. Sometimes if I am not at home I can't hold it in.My kid's see me always having a stomach problem. I am taking nexium and IMODIUM NOTHING is helping me.It seems worst now then before. I am going to see another doctor I hope he can help me I just want to go to the bathroom as a normal person.
- —Guest Cheryl
- I too had my gallbladder removed, a year and a half ago now, and I also experienced IBS. Take a Probiotic or just plain Acidophilus that you can get at any health food store ,Wal-Mart, etc. It is easy to find, cheap and it is amazing. It takes about 3-4 weeks to affect your system but it works!
- —Guest angel
I am TIRED OF THIS PAIN!!!!
- I had my gallbladder removed in July of 2013 & for the last few months this pain has become so awful it's scary!! I get the same pains, but every day! I wish I would have NEVER got it removed, I can handle the pains every 2-3months! But everyday around 3ish, I get that uncomfortable feeling and it makes me shaky and nauseated. I have no insurance anymore & I need HELP!!!! Please share any remedies!!!
- —Guest Gloria
Pain years after gallbladder surgery
- I had my gallbladder removed over 4 years ago. I still have problems with fatty foods. I never know when I will need to be in the vicinity of a bathroom. Since October 2013 I have had 3 episodes of severe pain under my right ribs with the pain radiating to the back along with nausea. Each episode has lasted from 1 to 2 wks. Unable to function and lying in bed helps the pain some. I have had ultra sounds, cat scans, x rays, and a mri, seen 3 different specialists. All tests were normal. Last appointment with GI doctor I was told there is a possibility that a stone may have remained after my surgery. I wonder why I didn't experience any pain over the last 3 years if a stone is the possible problem? Doctor wants another CT scan with contrast when the pain comes back. Like the others commenting, I also wish I never had my gallbladder removed. I didn't have any pain, just stones & the surgeon recommended surgery. Now who knows what other procedures I will have to endure.
- —Guest Eileen
time travel would be nice
- Coffee Colombian gets rid of constipation after .gb surgery
- —Guest Honda
- I agree... I had my gallbladder removed 2 yrs. ago and since then i have felt better overall. The only time i have a issue is when I consume spicy or high fat foods. For those having bloating, abdominal swelling, hernia, or consistent diarrhea. I am puzzled because I wished I would have done this procedure sooner instead of taking protonix 40mg for 3yrs which was recommended by my primary at the time . I asked questions and seek'd a second opinion, I was informed a bacteria called h-pylori which causes digestive infection,issues. This was eradicated with 3 weeks of 2 different antibiotics prior to my gallbladder removal. This may or may not be the difference in my outcome opposed to others but again I am "blessed" I am grateful for meeting my surgeon and firing my primary at that time. hope this helps someone,somewhere!!!
- —Guest bg
5 years Gallbladder Free
- I had my gallbladder removed when I was very young 5 years ago, young being only 12 years old. I'm 18 now and I still have stomach problems. I get nauseated, headaches, diarrhea, anxiety....most recently I had constipation for over a week almost 2! What does this mean!!?
- —Guest Morgan Alise
- I am sorry some people had bad experiences. I had my gall bladder removed about 5 weeks ago. In the hospital at 10 a.m. and out at 2:00 p.m. I had pain for the first 5 days and then I was running around with more energy than before, skin became clear and best of all, I can eat anything I want. Bowel movements are better than they were before. My only complaint is a little pain in my upper abdomen before eating which is probably a little gas. Only bit of advice I can give is to check out the surgeon that will be performing the operation and if possible choose a location with a good reputation. So happy I had the surgery.
- —Guest sladysuep
has to get better
- I had my gallbladder removed a week after my appendix. My docs found the problem only 2 months after pain began. I lost 25 pounds in those 2 months because I couldn't even tolerate water. 7 months later I have had attacks that send me to the ER and puts me in bed for days. I wake bloated and go to bed bloated. I have these pains that come all of a sudden and last about 3 minutes then Im fine. I become so dizzy and nauseatted till I must lay down(lay down till you feel better n take your med). I can't really suck in my tummy like I could previously and Im small. Some days I cant eat because of the bloat and pain and I can barely pick up my skinny two year old some days. If I take my medication from my doc. for the pain and nausea and lay down with no interruptions just lay down for 30 min. I feel a lot better. i now have to go to sleep when my body says so I want feel terrible the next day. My doc. said it may be a blockage and Im scheduled to see another specialist hope this helps.
- —Guest hhhh