Losing weight after gallbladder surgery

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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 f tn 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!!
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.
1203196 tn?1327434613 After 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!
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 n tn 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 losing weight 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.
Avatar n tn Which is why the doc questioned whether or not it was gallbladder after 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.
1427811 tn?1282971554 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 n tn Does anyone who had recent gallbladder surgery go through this? Is this normal after this type of surgery? 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.
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’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 n tn hi, to answer one question, i have been losing weight since my gallbladder surgery 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.
Avatar n tn It's not uncommon to develope pancreatitis after gallbladder surgery. 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.
Avatar m tn I am 58 years old female and had my gallbladder removed April 14, 2011 after 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.
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 n tn 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 losing weight. Since my gallbladder 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.
Avatar n tn I now longer have much pain 8 days after surgery but don't like the way my digestion is working. Is it normanl too feel this was and if so for how long?
667078 tn?1316004535 I think the idea about losing your breakfast in their waiting room might be necessary after 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.
Avatar n tn He recently found out that he has gallstones, and that his gallbladder will rupture at some point, it's just a matter of time. Surgery 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?
Avatar f tn We were trying to wait until the end but i kept losing weight i had lost 50lbs and couldn't keep water down. Goodluck with your journey it can be a Rocky one.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I am very small (lost tons of weight before the surgery and after), 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).
Avatar m tn In addition to the acupuncture, losing weight, I was told by my doc, may help in restoring gallbladder 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.
Avatar n tn i had a hysterectomy in 2003 at the time I was 165 and could diet and lose weight after the surgery my weight kept going up I know weight 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.
Avatar n tn there are plenty of excellent surgeons in Cleveland. No surgery is entirely predictable but having a bag for drainage after gallbladder surgery 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.
16194137 tn?1446004459 I have been experiencing really bad sharp pains between my shoulder blades. Low back pain, severe pain on my right side and right side under my rib cage. I have gone through test after test cause my Dr thinks it's my gallbladder. My Dr should of gotten my test results days ago but have heard nothing. I have called over there multiple times and they won't get back with me. I am throwing up. My stools and urine stink.