Same Symptoms After Removal

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I had my gallbladder removed 4 months ago and I'm still

getting pain in the area where my gallbladder used to be

plus pain in my ribs on the right side , pain in my upper back .

I can't eat without getting awful cramps , stomach pains ,

constant bowel movements . I feel full and bloated after a spoonful

Of food . I'm losing so much weight. Anyone got the same ?

Does anyone know what could be causing this and is there anything can be done about it or is this my life from now on !! ?

I feel so depressed and scared of the future.


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    Hi, I had mine out 3 months ago and I am still getting pain in two places near 2 incision sites and was told this could take months to go.

    I did have a massive issue with diarrhoea caused by eating anything about 20 minutes after eating, sometimes I was still eating. Cut a long story short I have been prescribed Questran Light. It’s disgusting a little like wallpaper paste but it works. The dose took some working out but no more diarrhoea. Good luck

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      Hi, my main problem now is I can't eat anything

      without getting pains where I got them before I had my gallbladder removed.

      I'm really not eating as it hurts too much after, plus I've gone

      off the foods I used to be able to eat. I'm scared of what's going to happen now.

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    My friend had especially the same issue after her surgery, they told her before hand that surgery may not completely help her but she had no other option, it's been 1 year and a half now and there's still lots she cannot eat and she will still get a bad back and feel really sick because there's pain in her rib. I was told not to get my gall bladder out until I felt I needed to but I'm having days or even months where I'm fine and it's as if my symptoms have gone then all of a sudden my back is so bad I just got to lie down not move, I'm having so much time of work because of it all x it's a vicious circle, I've been like this since last may got another doctors appointment Wednesday and it's so bloody hard to get a doctors appointment anyway. No point going to a and e there will give you tramadol send you home then let your GP know what's been happening feels as if there's no end to the situation x your like symptoms may subside in time but I'd go to the GP personally x

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    I had my gallbladder removed 15 years ago and STILL have diarrhea and pain where the gallbladder used to be.  Last month, I thought I was having a heart attack; turns out the gastro doctor removed 50 cc of bile from my stomach and gave me a prescription of Omerprazole 40 mg, which is a time-released anti acid drug.   You can buy it over the counter, Pepcid 20 mg, just have to take more of them and they aren't time-released.   The doctor explained that when the gallbladder is gone, acid "drips" into your stomach and when you cannot get rid of it, it causes great pain.   I KNEW ABOUT THE PAIN!    Long story short, try the Pepcid before eating.   For diarrhea, get a prescription of Cholestryamine from your doctor.   It is a game changer...good luck.

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