post gallbladder removal problems?

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Hello. My husband had his gallbladder removed two weeks ago.

He didn't complain much after three days of the op, so I thought he was on his way to recovery. Today he said he got pain similar to a gallbladder attack. Nausea comes and goes (major symptom he had before surgery). He said the only thing that improved 100% post-surgery was his symptoms of heartburn.

He has been on a low fat diet since being diagnosed with gallstones. He had stones and a very diseased gallbladder, so I'm sure it was his gallbladder causing his problems in the first place.

Anyone have similar experiences or advice? We are moving in 6 days and will be hours away from his surgeon, but we are trying to squeeze in a follow-up appointment.

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    hi Emily:. i had my gallbladder removed last year in february. if he had the larascopic. He will have the pains until the incisions heal. The neausea will come and go too . He should be able to eat normal food again. He might have alot of gas pains which is normal and some acid reflux snd diareeha,. it is normal. but he cant do anything really heavily for 6 weeks. He may get cramps too. which is normsl .it is mainly because the organs are moving back in place in the body. The surgeon had to use a special gas to jnflate his abdomen, so he can see with the microcamera . Just tell your husband to becareful and don't enjoy the normal food to much !!!!

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      I had my gallbladder out when I was about 53, and in my experience it is better to eat your main meal mid day, and not eat anything too late at night as it is far more difficult for the body to digest without having a gallbladder. It is very soon after the operation and as the previous comment said you are blown up with gas to get access to the organs. With no gallbladder bile dribbles down from the liver but at not such a faster rate so digestion isn’t quite as good in my experience . As previously said it is imperative not to eat late at night and take it easy on fatty foods for a few months to give your body a chance to adapt. Nick

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      hi emily : i did forget to mention. tell your hubby to take it easy on rhe fatty foods like Nick had said in his comments. also tell him to watch the acidy foods too. they will cause issues to for awhile. But do mention to him when he eats just make sure he doesn't go to far for a little bit just in case he has to make a run to bathroom..

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    i had mine removed almost 4 weeks ago - very large 5CM stone but still removed laparascopically and left very sore afterwards.

    only starting to feel as though i am recovering now - have also had bile attacks and strange sensations and discomfort in my stomach and different patterns of bowel movements etc.

    i think it just is going to take time to recover and for your body to get to some kind of normality.

    i see my surgeon in 4 days time so will be interesting to see what he has to offer.

    good luck with the house move!!

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