Risk of colon cancer after gallbladder removal?

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is there an increased risk of colon cancer after gallbladder removal? And is there anything you can take to help stop it? As I know bile acid constantly drips without the gallbladder there. So is there anything you can take to neutralise the bile acid?

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    If there is something Sandra nobody has told me I have suffered for three years with chronic diaorrea because of bile dripping all the time I take a four Colesevlam a day and up to eight imodium and all i get told is nothing can be done xx
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      It's frustrating as doctor just fobs me off all the time saying its IBS I need to see a gastro specialist maybe they might be able to help. Have you experienced sphincter of Oddi dysfunction since having your gallbladder out ?
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      yes, stop seeing doctors they can not help. eat small means and drink a lot of water. no fats or fast foods.
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      eat better. stay away from juck food.  No candy, just drink a lot of water, 8-10 cups of water
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    It is not that much of a rist. I have had my gallblader out for almost 10 years now. I have upper and lower GI's and I am healthy.. Don't eat meat or fatty foods. It will put a strain on your liver.  No alcohol at all. I don't drink either. eat 6 small meals and lots of water. I mean 6 cups of water and you will be fine. Stree is worst than anyting you can do to your body.  Relax. I had stage 4 bile duct cancer and went to my liver 10 years ago. they gave me 3 months and look. It is 10 years and I am cancer free.  I still do chemo for preventitive measures and I love live, wife and kids. Life is to short to stress. You are alive and healty.  You could get hit by a car today and be gone, so relax. You will live  a long life. follow the diet I stated so you have less attacks.

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      Hey thanks for the advice, I had my gallbladder out 8 years ago. I do stress a lot which I know isn't good sad I'm just fed up with these symptoms which seem to be worse at the moment since I have been pregnant. And when I google it comes up cancer etc saying you are more at risk without a gallbladder. I also suffer from Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction since having gallbladder out, have you experienced that?
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      Does Sphincter of Oddi  dysfunction cause all the old symptoms of bile

      duct issues. Ive hadmy GB out 30 years ago and still  get a lot of pain from time to time and all the tests come back negative.

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    Yes , no problem. just chew your food and eat 6 small meals. No fat or fast food. eat vegge's and a lot of water. No red meats, just chicken twice a week. I have had this problem for over 13 years and when I go off my diet I get pain, that simple. You might not feel it right away but after a few days you will. If you get diarrhea then you know it comming the pain. if you are getting diarrhea start a liquid diet, water, chicken broth, gelo and that is it until it subsides.. you will be fine relax. I have 3 types of cancers and I feel fine and I am still around after 10 years. enjoy life.
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      Which 3 types of cancer if you don't mind me asking? I lost my grandad to cancer of the pancreas and my nan to bile duct cancer plus my step has had breast cancer and now my friends brother has been diagnosed with a cancerous lump. So I just worry so much about it having seen so many people suffer from it.
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      Healthy fats are essential for a healthy body and mind, good healthy fats should be consumed if tolerated. I plan to eat them as does eveeryone I know who has no gallbladdder and use bile salts and enzymes to help digest.
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    liver, bile duct and lung cancer.  I also got blood cancer from all the chemo I did for the past 12 years.  Now to date I am cancer free for over 6 years. I was give only 3 months in 1997 I am on borrowed time and love my family and life.
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      I forgot to tell you, I never have smoked , drinked alcohol or done drugs my whole entire live. I am in shape and have always eaten  good. It does not matter , it can come to anyone(cancer) it does not care of you are white, black, rich ,poor ,fat or skinny.
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      Hear that quite often that people with healthy lifestyles get it and people that smoke 50 fags a day live til they are 80 plus
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