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Had nausea, right shoulder ache, reflux, fatigue etc and had my gallbladder out 3 months ago. I have most of my symptoms again and put loads of weight on so i am disappointed that i probably didn't need it out if i am still having all these issues.

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    Hi Dianne I am the same after nearly 4 years but my GB was badly infected and was just caught in time before it burst! but I can honestly say I have never felt so ill and frustrated! Yes I have put on loads of weight even though I have chronic Diahorea I have to take Bile Binders and Imodium every single day. Have you been back to see the Consultant? if not as your GP for a referral you dont have to put up with all that love. xxxx

     

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      No i have had no follow up or anything. I feel disheartened that i still have all the same symptoms. I feel bloated and full all the time and if i bend over sick/acid comes back up.
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      Hi are you in the UK? if you are you should have been seen six weeks after your op to make sure all was well!
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      In that case love you go straight to your GP tomorrow tell them you need an urgent appointment! and tell your Doctor how your feeling and that you haven't had a follow up appt from the Consultant! Please do this Dianne and let me know how you get on love xxxx
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      But even so Dianne you should have been seen by your Consultant by now. I think if you try fatless and non dairy it might help it doesn't make any difference with me but it might hlep you xxxxxf
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      Well when it first started I was told by my GP it was something I would have to put up with but I am like a terrier with a bone I got in touch with the Consultant who did my op and asked him if this was normal and surprisingly he asked me to go and see him he then did an endoscopy and a colonoscopy but everything came back normal he sent me to see another Consultant who wanted me to take Codiene as that stops D but I didn't want to go down that road and get addicted anyway to cut a long story short I saw three Consultants and the last one said I have BAM Bile Acid Malapsorbtion which can apparently happen to 10% of people who have their GB removed. I hope that's not what you have love but you really do need a follow up appt at the hospital xxxx

       

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      I am in uk (Wales). That is part of uk isn't it?

      I had my gallbladder out at end of April. Was not given any follow up appointment, just left to get on with it.

      However I have been back to local GP who said things would settle down, it just takes time.

      Still have to be a bit careful what I eat, nothing too fatty. But other than that feeling a lot better.

      Sarah

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      Hi Sarah, I can't get over the fact you haven't had a follow up appt.! GB removal isn't a simple op it's regarded as major surgery! I thought everyone was called 6 weeks after the operation. I was called back and again after I had an endoscopy and a colonoscopy. Perhaps things have changed in the last 3 and a half years. xxx
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      I had no follow up either sandynan. I did end up in hospital After 9 weeks and did hear a consultant tell another patient that had their gallbladder removed that their was no need for a follow up unless there was problems which he said he didn't anticipate as he had done such a great job!! He wasn't my surgeon!!x
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      Hi Ace Well that's probably another cut by the NHS! it's disgusting considering the operation is major! The lack of care these days is abysmal!!  
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      Thank goodness it was caught in time... Happy to see you here sharing your experience. Stupid gallbladder of all the things that our bodies can get that was a horrible experience. 

      Happy to hear your on the mend and back OK.

      It takes a few yeas to recover after gallbladder surgery especially the D thing which I had for years as I was only 26 when I had stones stuck in my bile duct. I was happy to get rid of it after 10 years of suffering. So much pain was associated with the darn thing.

      I eat a lot of yogurt to keep the gut bacteria balanced as antibiotics kills all the good bateria & leaves behind only yeast which caused all my D. Since eating yogurt evey day I have a lot less bouts with he big D. Give It a try. As much as I dislike yogurt its worth it. 

      The gallblader makes enzymes to break down foods especially fatty foods. I eat out rarely and don't eat greasy foods or veggie rinds like string beans cabbage etc. I learned the foods that caused a flair especially eggs for me the yolks put me in the commode almost instantly. My stomach cannot break some foods down to well and I chew my foods very slowly ...

      And eat less cheese and dairy. This way I have gotten better over the years. It just takes time . Now I can eat most anything and watch the fried foods .

      Take care....

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