Losing weight after gallbladder surgery

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Had gallbladder out 3 weeks ago, I take reglan before eating the reccommended foods to get system used to working without gallbladder. I continue to get sudden nausea with instant vomiting. I don't know what to do! I'm a critical care nurse and have to get back to work. Please, I'm losing weight, and fighting dehydration!!
No, you have said it yourself, you are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losing</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> because of pain, the surgery is to make the pain go away, so you can eat without discomfort.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> a few days of abdominal pain hell I today feel better finally though my upper stomach feels as though it's gone 10 rounds with Ali in a prize fight! Tender as hell and uncomfortable. I'm terrified to eat anything at all. I saw the Doctor yesterday. She's convinced it's my gallbladder. Scheduled an ultrasound for next wednesday. Said to keep doing what I'm doing for the GERD in the meantime and we'll see what happens. Oy!
Perhaps your weight loss was partly due to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losing</span> the additional baby <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>, water <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> or an increase to your metabolism where you begin to metabolise food better and use up the stored sugars and fats that linger with lethargy. If any one of those factors contributed, I say go for it! And I applaud you on getting yourself back on track.
i had my gallbladder remover over a year ago and i was really bad afterwards and i found something that has helped me and i have been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losing</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> to i feel great now.. i have been taking digestive enzymes and bile salts along with centrum vitamins and omega vitamins 369 and i could tell a difference the day i started taking them. i did have the runs everytime i ate and my chest was hurting along with bloating and all kinds of symptoms they are gone now.
Which is why the doc questioned whether or not it was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gallbladder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the first scan. Well, it is and it is coming out!! So, what I am trying to say is keep on the doc about the pain. I DO NOT have gallstones. So, dont let them tell you because all these tests show NO stones that it is not your gallbladder. I am living proof it is.
2 years ago I was in great physical condition, not an ounce overweight, but I had gallstones and as a result elected to have my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gallbladder</span> removed. Dumb, dumb, dumb! I did not even think to look up the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span>-effects of this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. Today I would happily take my gallstones and gallbladder back if I could just lose the 20+ pounds I have gained since the surgery. And the constipation as well! It is a nightmare.
Does anyone who had recent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gallbladder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> go through this? Is this normal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> this type of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>? Does it really take years for your body to feel normal again (no more loose bowels,etc.)? Any advice or comments greatly appreciated. I will be glad to hear the response I get back from my surgeon.
I am 54 years old and having a difficult time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losing</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>. During the past 8-9 months, I have not been able to continue my typical exercise regimen due to knee pain and surgery. As a result, I have gained the nine pounds I lost and added 7 more.Approximately two weeks ago, I started to exercise again, managing to workout four days each week, although no change in weight. Any suggestions?
hi, to answer one question, i have been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losing</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> since my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gallbladder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> three weeks ago. but i had started losing before because i was just so afraid to eat, didn't want to trigger attacks. finally the big one came that put me in the hospital for 11 days. the surgery was the open kind i have had no bathroom problems. but i have an external t-tube still and i was wondering why exactly it is there. my surgeon doesn't explain things well. it is making me rather ill i think.
It's not uncommon to develope pancreatitis after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gallbladder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. For me the pain was more intense on the left side. It did spread across the rib cage and into the back. I found that sitting up and not moving was the best position to be in. Also holding my fist right into the left side where the pain was gave a little relief. I did double over to walk ,and also had to pull my knees up when I tried and failed to lay down. Pancreatitis isn't the same in all people.
I am 58 years old female and had my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gallbladder</span> removed April 14, 2011 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> 2 1/2 years of severe diarreah and vomiting. Finally, after losing 38 lbs., I told my doctor that something had to be done because I didn't think I could last much longer the way I was going and he sent me to a Gastrointestinal Specialist. She immediately ran an upper and lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in which she told me she found over 46 ulcers in my upper colon and 14 of them were bleeding.
When I read about symptoms of vitamin deficiencies, it seemed to explain a lot of how I was feeling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. So you need to be on vitamin and mineral supplements and probably get B12 shots to get your appetite and energy back. http://www.medfriendly.com/postcholecystectomysyndrome.
Even when I did have problems with it, I was still able to eat and the symptom didn't last long, and I certainly wasn't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losing</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>. Since my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gallbladder</span> was removed, I have been experiencing severe stomach problems that micmicks IBS and GERD. I have changed my diet completely, but I feel hungry all the time and my stomach feels full. I am now being treated for IBS and GERD, but feel no comfort. My bones are showing and I actually look sick.
I now longer have much pain 8 days <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> but don't like the way my digestion is working. Is it normanl too feel this was and if so for how long?
I think the idea about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losing</span> your breakfast in their waiting room might be necessary <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> all. Did you at least threaten that today? They are sure giving you more grief than you need over something so simple as a gall bladder.
He recently found out that he has gallstones, and that his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gallbladder</span> will rupture at some point, it's just a matter of time. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> is not an option, as his blood pressure is too low due to the liver disease. He was told he would die on the operating table if they tried to remove the gallbladder. The question is: What will happen when the gallbladder ruptures. Will he die immediately, or go into a coma, or suffer for a prolonged period?
I have been told that I have a gallbladder. I am scheduled for an ultrasound within the next month but in the meantime I am worried. I was told it can rupture. Is this is true? My cholesterol is 251. Can a gallbladder affect losing weight? I am 5'6 1/2" and I weigh 195 lbs.
I am very small (lost tons of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> before the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span>), so I don't have anything to lose really. However, if some fat in the diet will help me, it's worth a shot. Is the focus more on protein than fat? Or just the fact that meat, salmon etc., contain fat and it's okay to have them? Are you avoiding all breads, pasta, rice and potatoes? I live on whole wheat pasta and rice at the moment (and sweet potatoes).
In addition to the acupuncture, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losing</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span>, I was told by my doc, may help in restoring <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gallbladder</span> function, though he says it's a long shot. (Still, he's seen it happen.) But more importantly, certain kinds of exercise are designed to help return strength to the gallbladder. (A few yoga poses I've tried have quite literally left my gallbladder sore. I don't know how to explain that, so don't ask. I just felt for the rest of the day a dull ache at the gallbladder region, which went away.
i had a hysterectomy in 2003 at the time I was 165 and could diet and lose weight <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> kept going up I know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> 212 I am currently stable a couple months ago I took the diet pill phetermine cut out all sodas and only drank water I also stuck to a stict 1200 calorie diet after one week I lost 13 pounds.once I quit the diet my weightcame back on I dont like taking pills butI will try again with the 1200 calorie diet and only water and see if I can lose again.
there are plenty of excellent surgeons in Cleveland. No <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> is entirely predictable but having a bag for drainage <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gallbladder</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> is very uncommon. Most people who have symptoms like yours are delighted with having their gallbladder gone. There are rarely any side effects: you should be able to eat normally afterwards. The risk of delay is having more attacks. Most attacks, like yours, subside.
The fact is that there are a LOT of possible side effects <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the removal of your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gallbladder</span> (most stemming from either (a) problems with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, or (b) another underlying condition like SOD). However, by far the most common is diarrhea (usually after eating fatty meals). For the record, however, the gallbladder doesn't help digest anything. The BILE the gallbladder holds is pumped out into the small intestine whenever there's fat there so that it can be digested.
The HIDA scan revealed an EF of 24%, and GB removal was recommended, but by that time (~1 month) I'd started regaining my appetite little by little so I decided against <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> about 2 months, I was completely back to normal and felt bad for harassing my GI doctor :) Fast forward to March 15th 2012: Same thing--very SUDDENLY, no appetite...but this time the upper right back pain and pain under my right rib were much more pronounced.
Any suggestions. How long does it take for these symptons to go away <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>?? I am <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>losing</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>weight</span> which I cannot afford to do. Some one help ME!!!! During surgery I had a cardic arrest & stopped breathing also. They performed CPR & all can this be causing the rib pain?
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