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Im new to the site and would love some guidance, advice or just any sort of help!
I had my gallbladder removed at the end of march of this year (2019) after being taken in for emergency surgery as they found the 4cm gallstone had compacted into the bile duct. Worst pain I have ever endured. Surgery went ok and they was able to remove it through keyhole surgery rather than open. Healed nicely and no problems until now.
For the past few months my stomach has had trouble settling. Before my gallbladder removal I was on a diet of meals being no more than 4g of fat. Its all i could take without being in pain. I was on that from September 2018 to March 2019. Once i could start eating again, I tried slowly incorporating food back into my diet but my stomach has other ideas. I get cramps, wind, i feel sluggish and going to the toilet can be uncomfortable and not nice 😦 This past month it has really bothered me. I'm switching between constipation and loose bowel movements and sometimes go 4 times a day, everyday. Since surgery I get a gripping sensation where my gallbladder was but the pain isn't enough to stop me from what I am doing. As of recent i have noticed that my stools are a mix of dark brown (normal) colour and pale (very light brown, like clay) colour. Today it was mostly clay coloured and looked like someone had just attached a normal coloured stool to it.
I went to my GP last week and I am not happy with how it went. She just told me it was my IBS playing up and prescribed me antispasmodics... not answering any of the questions i asked (at this point I didn't have pale coloured stools that i knew of)
I am not sure what this all is. What i can do and how to help myself. I am stuck in this cycle of not being able to eat properly and using the loo so much that its getting embarassing.
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