Long term effects of gallbladder removal on stools?

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i had my gallbladder removed 12 years ago and i have notice recently that i am passing pale stools. theyre not white or clay coloured but more a light brown / tan / yellowish colour. has anybody else experienced anything like this? i honestly couldnt say how long its been going on for

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    Hi Andrew. i belong to an awesome support group on facebook for gallbladder support. if you'd like to join. theres a lot of people who share their experiences and advice. its called Gallbladder & Gallstone Support Group if you are interested 😃

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    yeah im having upper epigastric pain the kast few days but the tan / yellow stools have definitely been around a while

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      hi - usually the simplest explanation for the lighter color of stool is your diet. do you eat mostly lighter colored foods? Second, bile can cause the yellowish color and can irritate your gut if there's nothing in your intestines to absorb it. Questran (cholestyramine - I may have spelled that wrong) is an inexpensive drug that can help with that and is known to be pretty safe to take. Check with your doc.

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