SOD after gallbladder removal

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Has anyone developed SOD after gallbladder removal?

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    sorry what is sod please

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      Bile is a digestive juice that your liver makes. Your gallbladder stores it. Then it flows into the upper part of your small intestine to help you digest food. At the same time, your pancreas makes juices that are important for digestion. Both bile and your pancreatic juices flow to your small intestine through a common duct that is opened and closed by a round valve. The valve is a muscle called the sphincter of Oddi.

      In rare cases, the sphincter of Oddi goes into spasm. It clamps shut and cannot relax. Other times it may be narrowed from previous inflammation. This is called sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD). The condition causes intense belly pain. Your digestive juices back up into your pancreas and into the bile ducts of your liver. Another type of SOD happens when the sphincter of Oddi becomes stiff and narrow. This prevents digestive juices from entering your small intestine.

      Healthcare providers aren't sure why SOD happens. But you're most at risk for this condition if you've had your gallbladder removed. If you have had gastric bypass weight-loss surgery, you may also develop it.

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      thank you now i understand im waiting to have my gallbladder removed went in hospital once but they didnt go through with op as my liver was enlarged so what problems to you get from this and is it dangerous ?

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      Sorry - I'm afraid I don't know. The friend I was researching from did not have an enlarged liver, just a blocked duct which gave her jaundice. She had to wait 2 months to get the all clear before they would operate.

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