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    Question Gallbladder out after injury

    I have to have my gallbladder taken out. I have read that this can cause issues with the bowel. Specificly loose stools to diarrhea. I was wondering if anyone has had their gallbladder taken out since their injury and how it affected their bowel program. Currently I use one magic bullet every other morning and rarely ever have an accident. Any information would be helpful, thank you.

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    I have to have my gallbladder taken out. I have read that this can cause issues with the bowel. Specificly loose stools to diarrhea. I was wondering if anyone has had their gallbladder taken out since their injury and how it affected their bowel program. Currently I use one magic bullet every other morning and rarely ever have an accident. Any information would be helpful, thank you.
    I had mine taken out 2 days ago. The surgeon said I would not have any bowel issues and could eat whatever I wanted. I had diarrhea this evening but I think that is because I was constipated and drank 2 doses of Miralax, took Senna and Colace and had a magic bullet...I usually don't use anything.

    Hopefully it changes. I've talked to numerous other people who said it had no effect on their bowels.

    Are you having it done laparoscopically?

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    I had mine out and it did not cause any problems except with dairy. For the first month or after its removal I could not eat dairy without having bowel issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medic1 View Post
    I have to have my gallbladder taken out. I have read that this can cause issues with the bowel. Specificly loose stools to diarrhea. I was wondering if anyone has had their gallbladder taken out since their injury and how it affected their bowel program. Currently I use one magic bullet every other morning and rarely ever have an accident. Any information would be helpful, thank you.
    I was one of those lucky ones that got the really bad diarrhea after I had it removed. I drink a scoop of Questran in the morning. It is prescription. Since you are a low injury like me, it may effect you differently. I don't do a bowel program since I had it out. I can feel a pressure sensation when I need to go though. I had a really tough time right after I got my gallbladder out. Greasy foods still trigger it. I find I can eat foods that are normally greasy if I cook them at home.
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    I will be having it lapriscopic, will have my bladder botox done at the same time also. I am worried it is going to affect my bowel program, I guess I will not be going anywhere for some time afterwards til I know how things will affect me. I dont have the ability to hold it if I feel like something is going to happen. I just hope my body adjusts quickly and it goes back to being normal for me. I am thinking I may have to change my program to every day, at least at first.

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    You might talk to your doctor about a scoop of Cholestryamine (Questran) a day for a few weeks. It is often prescribed for those with IBS-diahhrea dominant. It attacks the fats you eat and that is normally the problem most my friends have had. Even without, a month seems to be the furthest out diet is a problem. Obviously your milage may vary.
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