Bowel issues since surgery

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Hi I got my gallbladder out 8th Jan this year, since then everytime I go to the toilet I have very loose bowel movements and can go up to 9 time a day. Is this normal I see my surgeon in June for a follow up to my surgery

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    Try to eat a lot of fibre. There is less bile to break the fats down so may pass through quicker . I had things a couple of weeks after not quite 9 times . Still now nearly 12 months later if I have a fatty day it's loose and regular !

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    Hi, Louise,

    Sorry you're dealing with this.  I suggest you read other threads on this site, that will give you ideas and suggestions about what you're experiencing.  xx

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    Hi Louise : I had my gallbladder out last year in February. I had the same problem when I had my gallbladder out. It does take time for your abdomen to get use to not having a gallbladder. My surgeon told me when I went in for my follow-up to watch the acidy foods and greasey foods for awhile and the spicy foods. It's normal to have loose stools and it's normal to go to washroom alot for awhile , while your body heals But becareful not to get constipated. Just for awhile if you are gonna have acidy foods or greasey foods be near a washroom Just give it sometime. Take care

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    THanks for all your advice.  Ive been watching what I have been eating since my op as trying to loose weight, so I have been staying away from greasy fatty foods and spicey foods Ive been trying to cook healthier meals as I know that I still get pain from spicey and fatty foods.
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      Hi Louise:. Try baking your chicken or pork chops and if you eat fish you can bake that too. I usually bake chicken or pork chops on 350 in oven until cooked. I usually just add a bit of seasoning salt and garlic salt. And if your making mashed potatoes, add a bit of milk and add shredded cheese instead of margarine or butter with a bit of salt and pepper. And if you eat eggs, make boiled or poached eggs. Just a few suggestions for you. Take care. Just give it time. Your body will take time to heal. I feel alot better now. I can eat mostly everything now. Except spicy foods. Still don't care for them. Take care

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    I would call the surgeon tomorrow and tell him or the nurse what is going on.  They have medication that can help with your issues.  I certainly would not suffer till June.  Good luck
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