gallbladder operation

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I had my gallbladder out 17 years ago after the surgeon told me it was infected ( I had no pain)

I was receiving 5 years of abdomen scanning after the removal of a large benign tumour, this is how it was supposedly detected. I was told that I didn't need by gallbladder and everything would be fine.

However over the years the bloating and wind has been almost intolerable. I read somewhere recently that you struggle with the digestion of vitamin d3

Which can cause brain fog and brittle bones amongst other things. I can identify with these symptoms. Reluctant to go back to GP have no faithesitation in the health service

I feel that I should have had help after the operation with advise digestive aids etc

Has anybody else had problems?

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    Hi Sue

    You could ask for a second opinion and see another team of Drs, that might give you a bit of faith back also.

    GB issues are very complicated & mask as many other things.

    But no dairy & free from food has seen my daughter actually able to eat something again, not a lot but she can manage it & Keflic the living kind has helped her digest as well.

    She still get the severe pain bouts & is going to see a specialist in London on Thursday as her surgeon thinks it might now also be Sphincter of Oddi Disfunction.

    Sadly you do need help from the right people as there are so many connections from GB removal to the liver, pancreas & bile ducts that further tests have to be done, even then it's difficult to spot.

    She gets bloated swelling of the tummy, severe pain that she ends up in A&E on morphine by IV until it goes & sickness which is the vile bile.

    Obvyeveryone is different & it can be so many things but please don't suffer get another dr if your not happy with the one you had & try and get someone who will help you .

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    Hi Sue, I had my gallbladder out 4 years ago, but since then I suffer with bile acid malabsorption and sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. 

    Do do you suffer with diarrhoea at all? I too suffer with bloating and wind and am now unable to absorb the vitamins from my food. I have cut out meat which seems to help, and also dairy. 

    Do do you have any other symptoms?

    i had to demand to see a specialist because my regular GP had to Google the symptoms! Not a lot is known about the gallbladder so I would suggest asking to see a specialist.

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    I would still visit your GP. Explain whats going on and tell him your concerns and fears because of whats already occured.

    You will need something to sort it out as you dont want to keep feeling rubbishy.

    Good Luck hope you get some answers xx


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    Hi sue, I am so sorry to hear that you have been left to deal with this on your own. I've just had mine removed 5 days ago and since posting on here have seen some daunting stories of post op problems. I can also understand you having no faith in the health system, I think we all feel slightly the same at the minute. But I do agree with carol, don't leave this! Please go and see someone for a second opinion. Don't suffer in silence. Don't put it off and once you have please let us know how you get on. Wishing you all the best xx

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