Low function gallbladder - digestive help

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Hello,

As the title reads - I was diagnosed via HIDA scan with a very low functioning gallbladder (5%). I have no pain but have daily loose pale stools - usually a very light brown, smelly and hard to wipe away fully. Also about 2-3 movements per day usually in the morning. Its frustrating combined with gas I generally get in the late night / early morning.

A stool sample confirmed I have slightly elevated fat in my stool I'm assuming due to lack of bile. No stones and as I'm only 25 I'm wary of taking it out. Any suggestions to improve my symptoms? Probiotic and digestive enzyme have done little to nothing. I just want solid stool again rolleyes

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    Hello dear I'm having the same problem as you except I keep getting leakage which is very embarrassing. I'm thinking of taking some Imodium as I have an appointment early tomorrow to have a procedure done. I'm so embarrassed I don't know what to do, what have you tried apart from probiotic which I have taken too.
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    I WOULD TAKE IMMODIUM FOR DEFINATE. AND CERTAINLY ANY FOOD THAT YOU KNOW OF THE BINDS YOU. YOU COULD ALWAYS GOOGLE WHAT FOODS MAKE YOU CONSTIPATED.
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      SORRY I WAS SO QUICK TO REPLY YESTERDAY. I HAD A VISITOR ARRIVE. JUST TO SAY I HOPE THAT YOUR  APPOINTMENT GOES WELL TODAY AND THAT THE IMMODIUM WORKED FOR YOU. I DID GOOGLE MYSELF WHAT MAKES YOU CONSTIPATED AND IT CAME UP WITH LOTS OF DAIRY PRODUCTS WHICH I WOULD NOT TAKE AS THEY ARE FULL OF FAT. I DO MYSELF EAT A LOT OF SCRAMBLED EGGS BUT I DONT PUT ANY BUTTER IN THEM SO THEY SHOULD BE OKAY FOR YOU. GOOD LUCK AND KEEP IN TOUCH LETTING US KNOW HOW YOU GET ON. AND ALSO IT MAY HELP MELOCOTONES AS WELL AS SHE HAS THE SAME PROBLEM. SO HOPE ALL GOES WELL WITH THE IMMODIUM. IT DOES WORK.❤️🙏💐XXX
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      Everything well this morning with the procedure, just a sore throat which I can mana age, leaking has stopped a bit but not entirely. The hospital has just given. Me. ordinary food so I'm wondering about this low fat diet.?  Thanks for your thoughts and concern. Xxx
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      so pleased to hear that all went well for you with the procedure.and i hope that your throat get better soon. i mean you'd think that hospital would give you the proper food that you need so that you dont have any pain or problems digesting it. i do hope that your okay with the food that they have given you. im glad you came back and told us how you got on as  we are all helping each other with informatian as well and we know how much suffering this causes so it brings us very close to caring about each other. thats how i feel.keep well dear and like the rest of us we are all in this together and here for each other.im so grateful for this forum and the help and caring and support that i'v had. god bless you dear. 🙏❤️🌺
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      Thank you so much, been unddr the weather for a couple of days so haven't been on here. I'm having trouble eating still don't fancy anything, just want to feel better soon. Hope you are ok xx
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      thinking of you and hoping that you will be better soon. im sure you will be.dont feel you have to reply just you take it easy. 🙏❤️
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    In terms of food to help bind I think it's eating things like white bread, rices, pasta.  So staying away from anything whole wheat.  I remember doing that before my gallbladder removal.  Good luck to you all.
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    how are you getting on melocotones? how is the bowel movement at the moment. have you found anything that can stop the loose stooles.did you try immodium? i do hope things are better for you in that department. its great that you have no pain. but still those loose stools sound really horrible for you and it must be frightening to go out the house incase you get an attack.im the opposite. i get constipation. i do hope you feel better and have found immodium to be of value for you. if not then i would go to the docctor and get something stronger as its no life this, having the runs all the time and not being able to go out. keep in touch and let us know if you find anything that help you.all the very best dear. ❤️🌺
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