stomach problems since gallbladder removed three months ago

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Was feeling better last few days but now stomach bad as ever has anyone else had constant gurgling on stomach and belching for hours sometimes feels like pins and needles just under breast bone

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    Hi linda  i had my gallbladder removed in feb  and ive not been right since   first started off with diarehha  which was told would settle in time  just keep on low fat foods,  i have stayed with low fat foods  and  the diarehha has improved, but i get constant gurgling noises  i do belch alot  but also have terrible  exssesive wind  so embarassing, i get a few niggly pains around were the gallbladder used to be,   ive been back and forth to doctors so many times   who tested me for gluten  hpylori stool test, urine test  all came back ok, im now awaiting for endoscopy  and colonoscopy,   They put me on omeprazole straight after coming home from gallbladder removed as  everything i ate would have me being sick or feeling sick.   One doctor said it could be ibs,  Just wished i could get answers as  all this has  started my nerves off   to which doctors put me on antidepressants(mirtazapine) which ive since been told are hard to get off,    Just want to feel normal again lol.   Have you been to your doctors hun about this ? xx
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      Hi Patricia yes I've been to my doctor just keeps saying to give it time I've also had diahorrea for weeks I'm going on holiday in two weeks and dreading it x

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    I get the gurgling too..gas is not bad anymore but I had my gallbladder removed in Feb 2016..Keep talking to your doctor. You have to advocate for yourself. Best wishes
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    I'm currently new to gallbladder just had the attack first on Tuesday but do you eat wheat as I'm celiac wheat and gluten intolerance gurgling in stomach gas bloated pressure in stomach tired all the time

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      I can eat anything but a gyro..so far...I have lost 60lbs from the nausea. . (Side effect ) but I have biliary strictures and a staph infection near where my gallbladder was. .most people I have talked to eat low fat and slowly add regular foods back..my cholecystectomy was February 18th 2016...

      Everybody is different. ..

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    I had my gallbladder removed around 2002.

    For years I suffered the same pain. Upper right quadrant of abdomen. I was nauseated after I ate anything at all.

    Took several years and drs but one sent me to a specialist who ordered an MRCP to look at my liver, biliary ducts etc. Within 1 hr of looking at the images I was diagnosed with Sphincter of oddi dysfunction. Its not uncommon in those who have lost their gall bladders. Some have spasms in the sphincter and some (like me) have closure, where the sphinter is closing up or is fully closed.

    An mrcp will tell them and all i needed was an outpatient surgery. Mine was able to simply be balloon inflated (some need cut or a stint) it can reoccur later so balloon inflation was a great turn out. Within 2 days my pain from the scope was gone and no side pain. Was done in 2014 and recently pain started to return a bit so my new physician ordered another mrcp to check on the SOD (sphincter of oddi dysfunction) and see if its retightening or if its just spasms. Id definitely ask for an mrcp and tell them you think it could be SOD

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      I have sod too.my gastrointerologist did a sphincterectomy (cut it) to help it not be so tight.mine feels like a rubber band or like a wave action right in the upper center of my abdomen. Mine bursts open and causes pain but mine is not triggered by fluids or food...I have only had 4 incidents since the sphincterectomy. .which was done august 12th 2016.yes over 70% of women get it after a cholestectomy.
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      Luckily mine only need balloon inflation. Since these surgeries dont cure it theres never any certainty I wont end up back in there. Im surprised so many drs seem ignorant to SOD even had a friends dr tell her "I dont believe its a dysfunction, just take extra prilosec"

      Like no really... this is real so stop telling patients to suck it up and deal.

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      I too was suprised..my general practitioner doesn't believe it either..well..we prices her wrong.my hepatobiliary surgeon days alot of people get it..especially after cholecystectomy...

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