Why haven't i had a normal stool in 16 years?

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I had my gallbladder removed 16 years ago and ever since i haven't had a normal stool. What I mean by not normal is diarrhea and i will go to the bathroom 5 times or more a day. What could it be?

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    I had mine out over 13 yrs ago i have changed my eating habits and I also take peppermint pills from the health food store that seems to help
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    Hi

    It’s because there’s an increase in bile, entering the large intestine, and this acts as a laxative when you no longer have your gall bladder. It’s actually as common as 1 in 3 that have this issue after gall bladder removal. 

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    Wow, mine has only been a year and I was hoping it would eventually get better!  I never have a "normal" stool, either I don't go for like 5 days or else I have 5 days of watery poop, just water mostly.  I know it's because I am eating bad.  I need to go back to eating how I did when I was worried about attacks, which was very very low fat and no junk no fried stuff, nothing but low fat, low calorie.  Ugh.  I did lose weight which was great, it's just such a boring way to eat!  But I guess it's either that or poop myself to death!

     

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    I truly cannot believe people are not being informed about post GB op living.  I know this is obvious but if the GB was not functioning before removal and we suffer with these issues, then you going to suffer stool issues after removal?  Where and what do Dr's say for crying out loud.???

    from my understanding of posts in here the bile the GB used to store just goes through to the organs the GB serviced, thus instead of being used when needed it steadily is fed whether needed or not thus causing loose stool.   I would imagine as many have said that an anti acid med is needed if it cannot be controlled by diet.  So I would imagine Bread, Rice & Porridge are ways to go and little and often as well so that the bile is being soaked up.  Obviously the medical would do not advise people which is a bit concerning when I want mine out.  Im beginning to have doubts now. 

     

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    I don't know about everyone else but before I had mine out everyone, including my doctor, said that after it was out I could eat whatever I wanted and be like normal.  No one warned me it would be like this.  It's weird, but for me at least I am surrounded by people who have had theirs out and are fine.  Unless people are just lying!

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      Hi Beth I think most people compare prior to after and not being in pain, rather then the eating and stool issues which in the grand scheme of things, I know I wish I could be rid of this pain and worry of the next attack.
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