- I had my gallbladder removed 3 weeks ago. In the last two weeks, I've had frequent diarrhea and almost every morning I have abdominal discomfort and pain that feels like I'm going to have diarrhea. Usually it subsides after I eat, but I've spent a lot of time in the bathroom. Reading this blog, these seem to be common symptoms. I'm concerned now that this might be a long term problem and am looking for some relief.
Muscles stiffen when I eat
- GB surgery 10/11 and immediately noticed eating full meals was causing abdominal pain and extreme exhaustion. I started only eating healthy snacks through day, no meals. I haven't gained one pound in in the year and a half, but no longer fit in my clothes. Its not weight gain, but looks like it and I can't take it off. Its as if my metabolism stopped. 6 months ago I started having all over muscle stiffness if I ate too much. By too much I mean more than 700 cal a day. I now eat less than 500 cal a day otherwise my whole body stiffens and I can't barely move and breathing hurts. All my muscles are affected even my eyelids, its horrible. I'm scheduled for Endoscopy in a couple weeks which I fear will show nothing. Eating healthy foods helps with hunger issues for sure. I should be sickeningly skinny right now, but yet still don't fit in my clothes. I've always been good about taking care of my body, so this is really depressing. Thankfully I do not have bathroom issues as I know so many do.
- —Guest Ang
- I had my GB out in 2010 and things were great right up until last year. I started getting funny twinges in my chest, put it down to stress and soldiered on until Xmas 2012. Then I had a very rare piece of Christmas cake and I was in AGONY for the whole day. Dr put me on Nexium, which didn't help at all and just added nausea to the list of awfulness so I stopped taking it after a month. So now I live with an almost constant heaviness/ pain in my chest, I've had all the tests to rule out heart problems and GERD (all clear) and my Dr says its just a side affect of having no gallbladder. So now I watch what I eat like a hawk and carry clean underwear with me for the ( thankfully) infrequent attacks. If I had my time again I would definitely have thought twice about having my GB removed in the first place but after 3 trips to my local ER in less than a month I weakened. Thanks everybody for sharing your stories, it's good to know I'm not alone.
- —Guest Alphie
- I had mine out 2010, 2 months after i got horrific stomach cramps and diarrhea. I have now got worse over time an become quite ill and waking in the night for another loo break, i have bowel pain, bleeding, nausea, fever and many more problems. I am being referred to a specialist and my doctor said its the bile after the removal that has got into my intestines and disrupted everything, but there are drinks that I can have. you have 1 a day for a week then 2 a day the second week. I'm due to pick them up in the morning and see how I get on. it's ruined my life been 3 years this month I've suffered and only just been looked into but if the drinks work I will post the name for all to try and help there's a name as well which is bile acid absorption, google it its interesting. hope I've help in some way by knowing your not alone in all this :)
- —Guest Hayley
- I had my gb removed in 2011 and ever since then I've has digestive problems and excessive weight gain. I can't eat anything without having cramps and having to run to the bathroom IMMEDIATELY. Happens within an hour of eating. Had a horrible experience once where we went out to eat then 20 minutes later got the urgent poop feeling with no bathroom around and ended up having an accident in my pants! ugh there has to be a solution to make the problems go away!! Also I do experience pain in my upper right side of my abdominal still.
- —Guest MRo
- I had my gall bladder removed August of 2011...since then I get horrible pressure pains under my breast bone and bad back gas....I eat the same thing everyday and have for over a year....back pain between shoulder blades too...I never go out to eat....heartburn can be horrible too...have had endoscopy, 2 CT Scans and ultrasound...they can find no reason....I can't sit for long periods of time without getting horrible low gas pains...I'm bloated and gassy all the time....no one can help....Kaiser is useless...I'm not making this up its very real!
- —Guest Judie
have a Query
- I have got removed my gallbladder. At times i experience pain at my stomach as well as at upper abdomen. I don't have any child but wish a child. will there be any problem/complication in this situation (abdomen pain due to not having gallbladder) during pregnancy???
- —Guest Sulekha Singh
- IT'S BEEN 3 YEARS AND I'M TIRED OF GOING! I GO IN THE SUPERMARKET, THE RESTAURANT, THE KIDS SCHOOL AND I'M EMBARRASSED. IT TAKES ME ANYWHERE FROM 15 MIN TO AN HOUR AFTER EATING AND IT'S CONTROLLING MY LIFE. I'M SORRY I HAD THE SURGERY. ANY SUGGESTIONS WILL BE WELCOME.
So regular that it's irregular!
- I had my gallbladder removed in 2010. I thought I was having a heart attack. Ever since having it removed, I can't go out to eat. Within 10 minutes of eating ANYTHING, I have a very urgent need to poop. This has made my life miserable. I'm 49 years old. Several guys that I work with have the exact same problem. I eat healthful foods (not a lot of fats), mostly chicken breast for meat, otherwise whole grains, fruits and veggies. I don't have any pain other than a very sore onion ring from wiping.
- —Guest Sir Poopsalot
- I had my gb surgery 6/2012, when I had the surgery I had no pain. Almost a year later i am starting to get pains that come and go in my side and stomach. sometimes they last a while, but most of the time it just comes and go. I have to run to the bathroom at least 2x a day. I don't know why i am getting these pains but if they get worst I will go back to dr.
- —Guest Tanya
sTILL hAVE pAIN AFTER GB REMOVAL
- i HAD MINE REMOVED 2 YEARS AGO AND STILL SUFFERING PAIN BETWEEN THE SHOULDER BLADES. THAT GOES RIGHT THROUGH TO MY STOMACH FEELS LIKE i HAVE BEEN PUNCHED IN MY BACK AND i CANT BREATH, EASES SOMETIMES IF I MOVE POSITION. i,VE NOTICE ITS WORSE AFTER EATING RICH FOODS.
- —Guest dESIREE
- Hi all I had my gallbladder removed 16 months ago I am still in constant pain with episodes of severe pain, I am back to see the GP on Monday as I am fed up of living on pain relief and medication for nausea and diarrhea I work full time and wish I had never had my gallbladder removed. I hope you all get some relief and a return to a normal life, Kay.
- —Guest Kay
problems after gallbladder removed
- It's been one year & one month and I still get pain, my stomach hurts every day, still get sick, it's not good for me. I got to sit a certain way, lay a certain way, and still get pain between my shoulders,&,rib cage, get sick when I eat, get sick day after day, still get heartburn. life is just unbearable. had to have two operations so I'm in the same boat. just want some comfort and my stomach hurts worse then ever, so miserable.
- —Guest rebecca
Pain in gall bladder now after surgery
- I had gall bladder surgery 47 years ago when I was in my 40's. in the last few days I have experienced dull pain in that area after eating. I also had pancreatitus a couple of months ago. I don't know what is, why I am now having pain in the area.
- —Guest Josephine Carleton
- Oh my goodness, it never ends. I had my gallbladder taken out last May. May 4, 2012. It's now Feb. 5, 2013, and i throw up every time I eat an actual meal. This is how it was before I got it taken out. I hate throwing up, It's a never-ending problem. I can take my reglan and aciphex and I still get sick when i eat. When I eat fruit I'm fine or if I eat like a few bites of something I might be ok some days but i don't understand why I still get sick when i eat. I'd like to enjoy a good meal every once in a while and not feel bloated and sick. What do I do?? Anybody else have the same problem??
- —Guest kennedy