Losing weight after gallbladder surgery

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Avatar n tn No, you have said it yourself, you are losing weight because of pain, the surgery is to make the pain go away, so you can eat without discomfort.
Avatar n tn I’m sure I will need to have it removed, but I’m concerned about my ability to loss weight after the surgery. People have told me that once your gallbladder is removed, good luck losing weight. Is this ture?
Avatar f tn Some people do gain weight after gallbladder surgery, but no one seems to know why. About the only way to lose the weight would be an increase in exercise and following a low fat diet. Many people find they can't process fats the way they did before surgery and it can lead to general problems with digestion.
Avatar n tn Hi, last February (2007), I had my gallbladder removed and for the 1st two months I was doing just fine until I started eating regular foods. I began experiencing bloating, gas, pain in my chest and center of my back, uncomfortable feeling around my left lower abdomen and side after eating, and extreme constipation. I have lost 40 pds. and still losing. I have had endoscopy done several times showing same results: chronic inflamation of the stomach.
1427811 tn?1282967954 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 gallbladder removed. Dumb, dumb, dumb! I did not even think to look up the after-effects of this surgery. 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.
Avatar f tn When I read about symptoms of vitamin deficiencies, it seemed to explain a lot of how I was feeling after surgery. 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.
Avatar f tn Perhaps your weight loss was partly due to losing the additional baby weight, water weight 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.
Avatar f tn after my friend eats antthing shes having to hit the restroom she had gallbladder surgery I would say about 5 month ago she does not look like shes losing any weight I told her to see her Dr. but cant get her to make the call should we be worried?
Avatar f tn I had a HIDA scan done about a month ago, after having severe symptoms the past 5 months. These symptoms include: Severe back pain, pain under right ribs that sometimes radiates outward, feeling of fullness when eating, burping often when eating, nausea, chills, fatigue. (These symptoms were accompanied by GERD, which my DR put me on Nexium for.) The HIDA scan showed an Ejection Fraction rate of 1.4% which my doctor said was EXTREMELY low.
Avatar f tn what can i do after gallbladder removal to replace gallbladder surgery . I gained weight after this surgery.
Avatar m tn had operation 4/22/2010 and been sick since. since then ive had my gallbladder removed, 2 ulcers-one had over a year, 2 kidney stone operations, iron infusions-one went bad, hair loss, hair thinning, 95% diarrhea, nauseated 90% of the time, have hot and cold spells, depression and bipolar have gotten worse, been in and out of the er to many times i cant count. i just found out i have acute pancreatitis. by bypass surgeon and his team havent helped me out so i quit calling them.
Avatar n tn The fact is that there are a LOT of possible side effects after the removal of your gallbladder (most stemming from either (a) problems with the surgery, 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.
Avatar n tn I am 54 years old and having a difficult time losing weight. 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?
Avatar n tn I have been losing weight and down to 103 lbs so wondering how long I should wait? Thanks for your help.
Avatar f tn t mentioned any reason why the HIDA was done in the first place, it may be appropriate to check your thyroid function before deciding on the gallbladder issue. The only patients that I have seen that gained weight after cholecystectomy were those who had lost weight pre-op due to fear of eating secondary to pain that food brought on.
Avatar n tn I went to see a Esphagus swallowing specialist yesterday but he acted like I was making it up because I am not losing any weight if anything I am gaining. I eat very little and drink lots of water. Can someone help me?
Avatar n tn surgery for gallbladder 5 years ago,since then loosing weight due to malabsorption. take welchol since a year ago,losing fat soluble vitamins .bones hurt, knees,wrist and shoulders.arthritis ruled out. please help.
Avatar f tn I had a HIDA scan done about a month ago, after having severe symptoms the past 5 months. These symptoms include: Severe back pain, pain under right ribs that sometimes radiates outward, feeling of fullness when eating, burping often when eating, nausea, chills, fatigue. (These symptoms were accompanied by GERD, which my DR put me on Nexium for.) The HIDA scan showed an Ejection Fraction rate of 1.4% which my doctor said was EXTREMELY low.
Avatar n tn Many have problems processing fats after the surgery and it can lead to problems with bowel habits. Any pain where the gallbladder used to be?
Avatar f tn I started experiencing diarrhea about 2-3 weeks after surgery and have had chronic watery (often yellow) diarrhea as well as weight loss (14 lbs to date) ever since. I'm tall and fairly thin (now weigh 124 and was 138 a few months ago) so the weight loss is quite apparent to those who know me. My appetite is pretty much poor although i'm constantly drinking fluids to keep hydated due to the diarrhea.
1139082 tn?1278162422 Okay over the last month I end up losing a lot of weight during my 2nd trimester and in the end had my gallbladder taken out. As it turns out my gallbladder was shutting down and put both me and my baby boy in danger. Well everything went well and he is very stubborn. The problem is that now I am underweight and don't know if I should be worry. Help!